The Sussex Tea Pot is the best! It is not pretentious, and it provides the most authentic British tea experience in the southland. Pam's scones are superb, and they are served with real clotted cream--not the pretend stuff! The sandwiches are great, and there is quite a variety. Chris and the wait staff are terrific, and after you've been there a few times you are treated like family.
My husband and I had the Formal Afternoon Tea here this afternoon. It is a delightful place with cozy ambiance. The service was attentive but not hovering. The tea service and choice was excellent. I liked the individual metal tea pots with a very usable tea strainer. The sandwiches were very good, and there was plenty of food. We prefer a traditional scone rather than theirs. Also, they serve whipped cream instead of clotted cream. Other than that, it was perfect!