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Badgers @ The Old Village Bakery

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North Street, Alfriston BN26 5UG, England (Formerly Badgers Tea House)
+44 1323 871336
10:00 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
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Alfriston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Breakfast, absolutely lovely fresh produce all cooked to order, bit more expensive than your roadside cafe but definitely worth the money. Attentive service, nothing too much trouble. Will definitely be back.

Thank wgarnett
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff lovely made you feel welcome. Service very good food excellent. Cake is to die for. Lovely outside garden so relaxing. A must to visit

Thank Marion S
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SO so so.. where to start with this delightful little tea room! Hidden away in a small village of Alfriston (which i cant believe i have never been to before living only 15 minutes away!) is this hidden gem! i will bullet point my review for clarity: negatives: > Very small tea room, which does not accept reservations so i... More 

Thank brans123
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really good value for money, beautiful garden to relax for lunch in. We only went as I had a massage next door booked in and we are not from the area. Friendly staff and beautiful scones and tea, highly recommended thank you. :)

Thank sking19
Chelmsford, Essex
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this tea room walking through the village. Both my husband and myself enjoyed a tuna and red onion sandwich which was very full, chocolate cake and scone which were both delicious. So in all we really enjoyed ourselves. This was about half past two. Our daughter arrived starving after having had an awful journey from Berkshire and so... More 

Thank gorgemuffin
Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to see the snowdrops at the church at Alfriston on Tuesday and having had a stroll around the village, felt in need of something warming to eat and drink for lunch. On our way back to the car park, we spotted the Badgers and looking through the windows, liked what we saw and went in.... More 

Thank oldbird71
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

What a quaint tea room with great decor and props to authneticate recent past jogging memories of fantastic games and books I had as a child. Great tea and scrummy cakes.

Thank darylgreen2016
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Quaint neat and clean tea shop. Very pleased that there was a fire on as it was a very damp and cold day. We were indecisive as to what to choose, we ordered coffee whilst reading the menu. The Americano coffee taken with cream was hot and fresh, it was the best quality cup of coffee I have drunk for... More 

Thank Foodout
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Alfriston is the prettiest of villages in the Cuckmere valley and this tea house serves it well. The gooseberry and Elderflower sponge is delicious and everything was well presented and served quickly. Contrary to some negative reviews I found the staff very friendly- however it seems that the menu is not at all negotiable which is a shame as you... More 

Thank Mark C
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164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in the village, this quaint traditional tea house is a lovely place to escape to when able. They serve great cream teas and scones in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Nik B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Street, Alfriston BN26 5UG, England (Formerly Badgers Tea House)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 871336
Welcome to our historic tea house! Alfriston was granted its market charter in 1406, and the house at Badgers dates from 1510 – over 500 years old! We know it was the village bakery for 200 years until 1933, and proprietor Michael Luttig and manager Lynn Attfield continue the tradition of exceptional baking on the premises. “Dissenters” from St Andrews Church met here in the late 18th Century until they built their own independent church (now the United Reformed Church) in 1801. We even have a Standing Stone in the pavement outside the front door…

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