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Badgers @ The Old Village Bakery

North Street, Alfriston BN26 5UG, England
+44 1323 871336
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (92 reviews)
“sponge cake” (9 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Street, Alfriston BN26 5UG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a rainy day took shelter for lunch during a bike ride. Plenty of choice on the menu, food freshly prepared but brought out quickly. Service quick and friendly. Shared a piece of cake, next time will order one each! Bikes can be stored in...More

Thank SarahJT325
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed this Tea Room after parking nearby so after we had finished exploring Alfriston we avoided the more busy establishments and made our way to Badgers. We were seated quickly by a nice polite young lady who took our order without any delays. The whole...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just a treat. There is nothing more joyous than sitting out in their garden on a sunny day, drinking tea from silver pots and China cups while eating, what can only be described as, the best Victoria Sponge on the planet. Nothing...More

Thank Niamh K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on two sunny mornings in the lovely gardens at the back of this cafe in Alfriston. The breakfast deal includes tea or coffee and juice. I had probably the best scrambled eggs I've eaten for a long time with delicious smoked...More

Thank PilatesLady58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestling in the Sussex downs, close to the National Trust Clergy House and classic village green with church, Badgers Tea Rooms is positioned on the high street & close to the car park. The tearoom is very traditional and can boost a lovely courtyard cottage...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this delightful tea room and it looked so nice we had lunch in the garden the staff offered hats as it was very hot the staff were very friendly and helpful. I had the salmon and cream cheese sandwich my friend had...More

Thank bernib33
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Sadly our welsh rarebit was full of salty ham and the limp accompanying salad not dressed. Very disappointing as last year we had such a delicious sandwich and cream scone. Delightful building and sch a pretty garden where some people were eating.

Thank 28hannah2017
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Lovely experience. I see some terrible reviews and they seem to date from a while ago. Our experience was quite the opposite. We sat in the garden and loved the generous helpings of food and the porcelain. There were even hats on offer to customers...More

1  Thank Cmd2011
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I love love love this place. The staff are all super friendly meaning dining on your own is not at all akward. I happened to be driving through Alfriston at lunchtime today and I remembered this gem so I parked up and popped into the...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Nice old fashioned tea rooms in the village centre. Parking 20 yards away. Small garden area and close packed tables inside. We had the signature Victoria sponge with gooseberry and elderflower cream filling. Superb!

2  Thank Sally S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
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, Romantic, Kids, 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
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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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