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The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel

Seaford Road, Alfriston, BN26 5TW +44 1323810152

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Main course: £18
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30.

Absolutely gorgeous setting, perfect for Mother's Day afternoon tea. Very attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it ??

Tracie Banham 26 March 2017
from Peacehaven

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Enjoying an idyllic village location, The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston holds 2 AA Rosettes for its fine British dining. In 4 acres of tranquil grounds on the South Downs, the delightful terrace offers al fresco dining overlooking Victorian gardens, while a real log fire warms the cosy bar in winter.

The Dining Room's monthly-changing menu features a wealth of meat, game and fish, from pan-fried guinea fowl and mushroom perogi to slow roast pork belly. Wood pigeon and rabbit are among the decadent starters, with crème brulee and iced apple parfait for dessert.

14th-century Deans Place offers a wide range of wines and cocktails, and full vegetarian and children’s menus. Kentish Hog sausages and braised Sussex beef are available from the bar, along with a range of fresh sandwiches and melts. The midweek lunch is served in the beautiful Bar & Terrace, with views across the croquet lawn.

Using the finest local produce, The Dining Room's traditional Sunday lunches are a weekend treat. The Dining Room in Alfriston is around 12 minutes’ drive from Polegate, or 10 minutes from Seaford.

The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel

Seaford Road, Alfriston, BN26 5TW

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Customer reviews for The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel

4.6 (((() (based on 16 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (11)
  • romantic (7)
  • views (7)
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  • luxury (4)
  • value (4)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
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  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Tracie Banham from Peacehaven

    Absolutely gorgeous setting, perfect for Mother's Day afternoon tea. Very attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it ??

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Michael Bassett from Horsham

    Very good afternoon tea with very good service in a friendly and comfortable hotel

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Cindy Beeney from Seaford


  • ((((( 9 September 2016 by Andrew Baldwin from Sussex

    Excellent afternoon tea. Full tea was a fraction under £20 and as many extra sandwiches and scones as you like could be ordered at no extra cost.

  • (((** 11 August 2016 by Tony Browne from Eastbourne

    I had the chicken breast the so-called Eton mess. The breast was tender fragrant very nice however, it was a minimum amount of gravy to go with the vegetables. Roast potatoes looked so they were overdone and were not crisp. The Eton mess was a concoction that was nothing like the Eton mess I have had many times elsewhere. As far as I could see it was a small piece of meringue like a biscuit and I'm not sure if there was even a raspberry there. The glass of Malbec was very pleasant.

  • ((((( 21 June 2016 by Melanie from Eastbourne

    We had the full afternoon cream tea with a choice of English teas finger sandwiches and a choice of very nice cakes the service was excellent and as the weather was good we were able to have it out side on the patio with lovely views of the gardens ??

  • (((** 16 June 2016 by Roy Nightingale from West Sussex

    A lovely hotel in a peaceful location. We booked afternoon tea which arrived promptly, however we had to ask for a cup of tea and coffee as they had forgetten to serve it! Scones appeared to be freshly baked and were warmed up prior to serving.

  • ((((( 19 May 2016 by Keith Baker from Eastbourne

    Pleasant ambience, friendly staff. We had afternoon tea which was excellent

  • ((((( 18 April 2016 by Vicki Aldridge from Newhaven

    Afternoon tea was really nice and great value great venue

  • ((((( 1 February 2016 by Rob Creasey from Lewes

    We actually had Afternoon Tea at The Deans Place Hotel in Alfriston, which is served in the lounge area where there was a roaring fire and great views over the garden, although it was a grey, damp day. The sandwiches and cakes, including scones with proper clotted cream and jam, were all delicious, and there was a choice of tea which was refreshed as required. It was a lovely way to spend a winter's afternoon.

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