The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel

(20 Reviews)
Seaford Road, Alfriston, South East England, BN26 5TW
International, Afternoon Tea


Main course: £18
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30, 15:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 20:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel
(based on 20 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (12)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (7)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (8)
  • luxury (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (8)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (5)
  • views (10)
  • By Angela B from Seaford
    1 September 2019

    The overall ambience and service was faultless however the main course which was a roast was dire the produce was good quality cooked poorly vegetables were nearly raw roast potatoes were more boiled not a crisp bit to it the Yorkshire’s looked good but were cold and soft the gravy was tasteless good cuts of meat (pork loin and beef sirloin) cooked badly. Potentially a good meal ruined by bad cooking.

  • By Christopher W from seaford east sussex
    26 May 2019

    Sunday lunch was perfect, the beef chewable.

  • By Robert B from Brighton
    9 September 2018

    Excellent meal, throughly enjoyed this Sunday meal and that it was good value. I would have liked to have had some of the selection from the evening menu even if it would have cost more. Regards Robert Barnett

  • By Michelle W from Newhaven
    2 September 2017

    Lovely venue with beautiful gardens. Had a wonderful cream tea. So good im going back in October to taje my father for afternoon tea. Service was excellent. Thank you

  • By Tracie B from Peacehaven
    25 March 2017

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

  • By Michael B from Horsham
    13 November 2016

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

  • By Cindy B from Seaford
    7 November 2016


  • By Andrew B from Sussex
    7 September 2016

    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.

  • By Tony B from Eastbourne
    7 August 2016

    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.

  • By Melanie M from Eastbourne
    19 June 2016

    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 ??

Restaurant Location Map
The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel
Seaford Road, Alfriston, South East England, BN26 5TW

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