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The Mock Turtle Tea Shop

The Mock Turtle Tea Shop

The Mock Turtle Tea Shop

There is a deep-seated tradition of drinking tea in British society. Everything’s better with tea.

As well as being Brighton’s oldest tearoom, the Mock Turtle is also Brighton’s tiniest tearoom. There is a quaint little tearoom just a short walk from the old coach stop near Pool Valley in Brighton.

Using traditional recipes creates an assortment of fresh cakes and sandwiches. Decorated with Victorian elements, you will feel like you have stepped back in time. Tables made of wood, blue willow china, and the best cream teas in town. A Sussex institution, it’s a tea house you should try.

The Ambiance

It hasn’t changed very much over time, even according to the old customers. It sits peacefully among the glam, shabby chic, and bohemian vibe of this seaside city. Amazing that all these cakes are made in such a small building.



You can enjoy a warm and comfortable afternoon tea experience at their establishment. Their famous mega doughnuts, along with their home-baked cakes and sweets, like strawberry meringues, are also popular. Also, don’t forget to get your fill of tasty lemon pies, fluffy cakes, and fruity scones.

The coffee at this place is delicious and they also sell fruit teas or Americanos. Their tea selection is also amazing, and they have their tea blend as well.

They serve all their meals on blue willow china.

Also available are cream teas with whipped cream, or you can order homemade tea cakes. They got sandwiches and tomato soup for savoury options. You will also find many old favourites, including anchovies on toast and marmite on toast.

Our Tea Experience

My friend treated me to a lovely day out last week. We decided to stroll along the seafront and the Pier, and went to ‘the Mock Turtle’.

The cream tea we had was wonderful! Their own homemade loose-leaf tea blend was served to accompany the scones on blue willow china.

Despite its old status, the tea tastes good, and the cakes are comforting.

Having a relaxing atmosphere like this is perfect after a long, hard day’s work. There is a lot of character and style to this restaurant. I look forward to returning to try more of their tasty treats soon!





Tea Room Info

The Mock Turtle is Brighton’s chintziest tea room by far.

Cost: ££

Service options: Dine-in · No delivery

Address: 4 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

GPS: 50.82065369447962, -0.1388757

Phone: 01273 327380

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Opening Times

Every Day From 09:00 AM – 6:00 PM