Everything new at historic building’s popular cafe

James Cocklin and staff member in the newly refurbished caf� at Michelham
James Cocklin and staff member in the newly refurbished caf� at Michelham

MICHELHAM Priory’s Café has recently re-opened with a new manager, new décor and a new philosophy on supporting local businesses throughout Sussex.

Catering Manager James Cocklin, previously of Ridgeway’s in Eastbourne, has re-vamped the café menu with a focus on high quality local produce.

Mr Cocklin said: “Our milk and ice cream comes from Downsview Farm near Uckfield, the bread from Albion House bakery in Cross-in-Hand, Quiches and Scones from Chef’s Pantry in East Hoathly and the pies and cakes from other local producers.

“It is so important at a heritage site like ours to maintain the traditional values of sourcing food, and the feedback so far is that the quality is outstanding.”