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Avocet Tea Room


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We are an art gallery and tea room specialising in local artists and local food. We are on the edge of the Rye Harbour nature reserve, which is a fantastic spot for walking and birding, with a long shingle beach and masses of pools and hides.We have an excellent range of original prints, photographs, textiles,ceramics and 3D pieces often on wildlife/landscape themes, along with a great range of local foods.We make all our own cakes and scones and are proud to serve award-winning Sussex cheeses, locally-sourced smoked mackerel and wonderful fruit juice from orchards nearby. In summer we also have fresh dressed crab and hand-raised pork pies, which we make ourselves on the premises, using pork
US$4 - US$13
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Cafe, British
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s closed until March 2019, but it doesn’t say that on the website…wasted journey…but the nature reserve was good!

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank MeddersRidesAgain
Reviewed January 1, 2019

This delightful tea room and art gallery is situated in Rye harbour. It is run by a lovely couple Morgan and Peter. The food on sale is home made and delicious and the setting of an art gallery, makes it a very special place to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a quick stop off for coffee and cake, and had a delicious blueberry cake and a lemon drizzle cake, both were tasty, fresh lovely sponge cakes if only if I were local I would be popping back for more!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JasonTa123
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Lovely cakes and coffee but no hot food which is a shame but understand that they don't want to endanger the art

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Caff_12
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Sorry guys to provide your 1st average review but the very simple fish plate I had today was not up to scratch. When your serving a very limited number of ingredients on the plate they have to be at their best. Sadly today the mackerel...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Brookers1
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

It's been a while since our first visit and once again, it was excellent. From the warm welcome from the owners to the excellent locally sourced food, it is faultless My husband thoroughly enjoyed his generous slice of cake and was spoilt for choice. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We had visited the nature reserve and were in dire need of refreshment when we spotted the gallery and tea room. We were greeted by the owners and despite it being 15 mins before they closed, were made so welcome. We had tea and cakes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank spimpernel2015
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting the nature reserve and red hut when we stumbled in to the gallery and tea room. We were greeted by the owners and were made so welcome. We had cream tea and some of the homemade cake that was made that morning....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Johnny K
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a delicious cream tea and browse around the gallery - so many nice things! Owners very friendly and accommodating. A lovely end to our weekend in Rye Harbour

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 214amyj
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Try the crabs, they taste like fresh from the boat in Rye Harbour and browse through the lovely pieces of art standing or hanging around. Take your time and have a chat with the team and the guests.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank michaelbluemel
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