Hiker’s Rest

Tea Room

A friendly, family-run café
with many faithful customers

Tucked alongside East Dean’s beautiful village green, Hiker’s Rest is a popular start and finish point for walkers and a stopping-off point for local day-trippers. Expect fresh food from our farmhouse kitchen, a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, and plenty of homemade cake.

Light lunches and sandwiches are freshly made in our kitchen to be enjoyed inside, on our terrace or on the village green. Or we can prepare a picnic or sandwiches for you to take away. You’ll also find local beer and wine on the menu and a good selection of food for kids.

Our gift shop features a variety of locally produced crafts, produce, paintings and pictures as well as a varied selection of unusual gifts for all ages.

Hiker’s Rest Gift Shop opening times:

Summer Opening Times – April to October

Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4:30pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 5.00pm

Winter Opening Times – November to March

Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 4.30pm


We are open on Bank Holiday Mondays, but we are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Car parking is available off Village Green Lane and we have disabled access to the tea room, gift shop and toilets.