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New cafe and tea room opened at Anne of Cleves House in Lewes

Opening of new cafe area, Anne of Cleeves House, Lewes, Cllr Colin Belsey, Ruth O'Keeffe and Clem Watson (Sussex Archeology chair of trustees).

Opening of new cafe area, Anne of Cleeves House, Lewes, Cllr Colin Belsey, Ruth O'Keeffe and Clem Watson (Sussex Archeology chair of trustees).

Anne of Cleves House and Museum in Lewes has become an even more attractive prospect for visitors.

A cafe and tea garden were officially opened last week at the historic venue, which dates from the 15th century.

The ceremony was conducted by the Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Cllr Colin Belsey, and the Mayor of Lewes, Cllr Ruth O’Keeffe.

Generous support for the Sussex Archaeological Society project was received from The Monument Trust, Biffa Award, the JP Getty Trust, Friends of Anne of Cleves, Lewes Town Council and other private donors.

Cllr O’Keeffe said: “The new tea room is a brilliant addition to the attraction, especially as passers by can see the beautiful new garden at the side of the house and come in for a cup of tea and a cake, then add a visit to the house once they have seen how interesting it is.

“I think it will draw in more visitors this summer and prove to be a venue that local people will also want to come to.

“The opening of this new tea room is a great finishing touch to the improvements that have been made throughout the house in the last couple of years and is something which all the people at Anne of Cleves can be proud of having worked so hard to make it happen.

“I understand that more improvements are planned and look forward to seeing these as well.”

 

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