With a busy day of exploring ahead, taking a welcome break for some refreshments and a much needed rest is all part of the fun. Whether you’re looking to kick-start your day with a coffee or you’re stopping for a slice of homemade cake after a long walk, there are plenty of places in West Sussex to relax and recharge. From traditional tearooms in quaint villages to vibrant beachside hangouts, West Sussex boasts an outstanding array of cafes and tearooms for you to choose from.
If you’re looking for a traditional afternoon tea, historic Amberley Castle and secluded Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa provide a perfect place to sit back and enjoy. Or, if you want to feel the sand beneath your toes while you enjoy a scone or two, visit the award-winning East Beach Café in Littlehampton. Many of our cafes specialise in home grown local produce to give you an authentic taste of West Sussex.
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West Sussex is known for its beautiful scenery, rural excursions and historical heritage, but it is also home to some of the most unique spots to relax and enjoy a cream tea after a day of exploring.
Whether you like traditional afternoon tea with a vintage twist or a picturesque view whilst tucking into a slice of cake, we’ve got you covered.
Here are six of our top hotspots for afternoon tea and all things sweet in West Sussex.