Welcome to East Sussex, a beautiful county in South East England known for its quaint towns and vast countryside. It borders Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west and the English Channel to the south.

The location of its settlements, including those boasting Afternoon Tea East Sussex establishments, have often been defined by its geography.

Historically speaking, much of the development of the county was due to fishing, agricultural and iron mining opportunities. Places like Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Hastings and Rye are noteworthy examples of this.

Industry today, however, tends to be better catered to tourism. This, of course, includes several excellent places to have an Afternoon Tea in East Sussex.

The area rose to prominence as part of the Kingdom of the South Saxons during the 5th century AD. From then until 1974, East Sussex, along with West Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove, was, simply, “Sussex”.

Although Sussex remains a ceremonial county, both East Sussex and West Sussex are entities in their own right. With East Sussex, in particular, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better region to enjoy a cuppa with a scone or two!