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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (18 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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11 - 20 of 140 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Over the past 4/5 years I have driven past this Fish farm on numerous occasions when on my way on business in either Hastings or Bexhill and have never stopped. On our way down to a 70th Birthday 'do' in Bexhill my wife and I...More

Thank Peterperfik
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for stopping in this time! So pleased you enjoyed your visit and our café and setting. We hope our swan will be hatching her cyngets over the next couple of weeks, so next time you come you may get to see them, we...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Have eaten numerous times here but not been for a while. Things have really changed! Staff were unfriendly and not interested in the customers, which is a shame as always found staff very friendly, but I never recognised any of them so obviously a large...More

Thank Linda S
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

I was very disappointed to read your review of the café and would be very interested to know what date you visited so I can investigate further - if you have the time please could you drop me an email on info@hawkhurstfishfarm.co.uk? We are open...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this lovely cafe on route to Hastings .helpful stafff and lovely food I had cream tea £9.50 included pot of tea sausage and homemade chutney sandwich cofffee cake and lovely homemade scone . Lovely table overlooking a lake great start to the weekend

Thank waynejoanne
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and our food and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Having passed this venue many times on the way to the coast I decided to make a special journey to have a afternoon tea. The surroundings are very picturesque and the cafe has lovely views over the main lake. On a warm sunny day this...More

Thank Richard B
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your detailed review of our farm and cafe. I am delighted that you decided to stop on on this occasion and look forward to welcoming you again soon! I am sorry your tea order was incorrect but pleased my staff offered to...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I took my mum for afternoon tea last Tuesday. It was a lovely day so we sat outside. When I ordered the high tea we were offered a trio of cakes which they had left from mothers day or a slice of cake. As they...More

Thank Mellange
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of your visit to our cafe. I will pass on your comments to Nina who will be thrilled to be mentioned. I am so glad your Mum enjoyed her Mothers Day treat! We look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

This was our second visit and it definitely won't be the last. The welcome was warm, the food was lovely and the setting is superb with it being right next to the lakes.Highly recommend.

Thank John V
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit so much and look forward to your return!

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Had tea at the cafe. Relaxing and pleasant experience. Good for meeting up with friends. Enjoyed people watching.

1  Thank maduracottage
Jasmin L, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thankyou for your lovely comment- we are glad you enjoy visiting our cafe! From the first of April we will be staying open until 5 (serving food until 4) so you will have even longer to relax with views of the lake.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have never been so disgusted as I was when I went to this establishment. Terrible service and food to match

Thank susanmorley78
Jasmin L, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Susan, I would be interested in hearing about what actually made your visit unpleasant. Please email us on info@hawkhurstfishfarm.co.uk so we can discuss this further.

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I visited today with my daughter but was brush unhappy with the service I got. I wanted a bowl of chicken nuggets for my 1 year old and got told I could but I'd have to pay the price of a full meal! Thats £6...More

1  Thank Ruysch
Jasmin L, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

I am sorry you were disappointed with your visit. We have stopped serving the breakfast menu at 12 for almost a year now, and as this includes a bacon sandwich you would be correct in saying it isn't served after 12. However, from 12 we...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a wonderful, relaxing place to chillax. We enjoyed a pot of tea and a slice of cake. Sat outside on the decking overlooking the lake. Watching the ducks and birds and fish jumping out of the water. Staff are very helpful and happy....More

Thank TheNashers
Jasmin L, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. All our cakes as well as all the other items on the menu are home made and we use local ingredients where possible. We have a vast selection of wildfowl on site, and our swans have just started nesting...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hawkhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 754000
  • E-mail
Description
Waterside Cafe is situated at Hawkhurst Fish Farm, a complex set in the perfectly quiet location between the Kent and Sussex border. It is a landscaped venue which includes planted gardens, scenic waterfalls and hosts a wide variety of wildfowl from assorted parts of the world making it an oasis of tranquility and an abundance of picturesque features. Our balconied cafe which overlooks the complex, offers a selection of Freshly cooked homemade food and deserts including all days breakfasts, cream teas, lunches & more! With beautiful surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere, free ample parking & open 7 days a week! Waterside Cafe is a favorite among locals and holiday makers alike. Waterside Cafe is currently open from 9am until 4pm daily (Serving food until 3:30pm) There are also three junior coarse ponds for Fun Fishing for children and adults! With rods & nets available for hire - No license required! Our water bailiff will be happy to give you some hints & tips to get you catching! (CLOSED until 13th February 2016) Kent Tackle - Kent's best stocked Tackle & Bait shop! All Things Aquatic - a friendly, family run aquatic shop, specialising in Marine, Tropical and Pond Fish! & Slap n Dash - Paint your own ceramics, Make a bear, clay imprints & more are also situated on our complex!
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