5 spots for a cup of tea in and around Chichester

Enjoy the perfect cuppa the next time you’re out and about with a senior; drop by some of our favourite places in and around Chichester to grab a pot of tea or coffee.

The Buttery | Chichester

Dating from the late 12th century, this incredibly historic building, in a unique setting close to Chichester Cathedral, is situated only a few shops down from the famous ‘Clock Tower’ in the very centre of Chichester. It is well known for serving delicious breakfasts, lunches, homemade cakes, cream teas and a host of other tasty dishes as well as a wide range of coffees, hot chocolates and speciality teas.

There are a small number of tables available outside or plenty of tables inside the ‘crypt’. Elderly visitors should take care with the step down into the crypt – use the arm of a loved one or Care Professional! Find the Buttery on South Street, a stone’s throw from Chichester Catherdral.

Wellies Tearooms | Chichester

Wellies Tea Rooms is a beautiful barn conversion, located at Oldwick Farm, situated just a few minutes drive outside of Chichester on West Stoke Road. Open from 0900-1600 Tuesdays through to Sundays, the tearoom makes all sauces, cakes, sweet and savoury treats on the premises.

They also grow their own herbs and source locally produced ingredients from independent suppliers. The Wellies menu has a large range of teas, coffees and specialty teas to choose from as well as breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea dining options. With outdoor or indoor seating available and good accessibility, this is a great location to escape into the country for some quiet relaxation whilst you enjoy your cuppa.

Café at the Weald and Downland Living Museum

Heading a few miles north of Chichester, the Weald and Downland Living Museum has a large, modern café which is open to visitors not entering the museum. Situated on the edge of the mill pond, the café offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The café is dog friendly and has plenty of free parking. There is a slight slope from the car parking area to the café so elderly visitors may need some support. Note, the café does not open early, normal opening hours are 1000-1700 but check their site for details.

The café uses flour milled at their very own 17th century watermill to create biscuits and other sweet treats. Breakfast and lunch dishes are available along with the normal range of teas and coffees.

The Fat Fig

At the southern end of Chichester town centre you’ll find The Fat Fig. This café has a Mediterranean theme which is reflected in the menu. There is limited outdoor seating but plenty of suitable indoor seating with good accessibility.

Enjoy a wide range of teas, coffees and iced beverages including Turkish coffee.  The café has good opening hours, everyday 0800-1800 except Sundays when they are open from 0900-1700. Home Instead clients who like something a little different and perhaps a more modern ambience will enjoy a visit to The Fat Fig with their Care Professional. For further information and to see menus, take a look at their facebook page.

Apuldram Centre Café

To the west of Chichester, Care Professionals will discover the Apuldram Centre which is a lovely quiet location, off the beaten track, to take clients. Care Professionals can incorporate a visit to Dell Quay with their client as its only a mile away from this café location.

The Apuldram Centre is an independent registered charity, working to support adults with learning disabilities, and has delivered services in Chichester and the surrounding area for 30 years.

The café offers a range of menu options including plenty of tea and coffee selections as well as afternoon tea options. On a colder day there is plenty of indoor seating all easily accessible but this café really shines in a fair weather day where visitors can take advantage of the vast deck area.

Have a look at their website for further details, opening hours are 0900-1615 Monday to Saturday (hot food available between  0930-1500).