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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Lewes: Lewes Tearooms

Heading along the historic high Street to have a peek at the Castle in Lewes, we spotted this little shop across the road - Lewes Tearooms and Florist. Painted in a deep purple the front is full of bright flowers of all kinds so we decided to pop in for a pit stop. 
 

Upon entering, the floor space is split between the two businesses with the tearooms occupying the right hand side and buckets of gorgeous smelling flowers on the left. Settling ourselves at one the the tables at the front, we were bought a menu and left to make up our minds. Lots of the cold drinks are local juices and they also sold the Posh Pop that we first discovered at The Orangery Tearooms in Battle. 


I loved this sparkly chandelier! The whole place has a very relaxing ambiance away from the bustle of the busy high street. The hot drinks menu was good with over 12 types of loose leaf tea on offer as well as Fairtrade Organic Sumatran coffee along with Sussex ales, wines and champagnes. Homemade cakes are displayed in pretty glass domes with the lunch menu consisting of paninis, sandwiches, salads, soups and ploughmans to name a few choices.


Being such a hot and humid day and having already had something to eat and nibble on at The Needlemakers, we both went for a Passionfruit Fizz Cocktail (non-alcoholic!) at £2.75 each. The lady who took our order meticulously constructed our amazing looking drinks behind the counter before letting us loose on them. They were so fruity and perfectly ice cold refreshing.


The tearoom area at the front is laid out well with very comfy matching chairs and tables draped in pretty tablecloths with further seating out the back.


The Verdict?
We really enjoyed our cocktails which tasted really good and were just what we needed. The tearooms are a very happy and relaxing place to come for a stop off. We would love to come back and try out the scrummy looking afternoon tea served on a 3 tier cake stand. The staff are very friendly and if you're in Lewes and fancy a relaxing quiet spot for a hot cuppa, then keep walking up the high street to this little place. 

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