Horsham district’s Cafe of the Year winner ‘proud and humbled’ to be recognised

The Cobblestone Tea House in Steyning is celebrating winning the West Sussex County Times’ Café of The Year 2020.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 9:52 am

Located in Cobblestone Walk, 74 High Street, it has been owned and run by Janine Dee for the past four years.

Janine is well known in the area having previously owned, alongside her parents, the very successful Janine’s in Bramber several years ago, and she has been in the catering trade all of her working life.

The Cobblestone Tea House is a wonderfully cosy olde worlde tea room which can comfortably seat 30 people inside. It also has an outdoor garden ahd heated marquee and there is the dog café nextdoor: Paws For Tea, which has a whole menu for dogs with facilities for birthday parties as well.

Winners of the County Times' Cafe of the Year - The Cobblestone Tea House in Steyning SUS-200912-092619001

Janine runs the tea room with her loyal hardworking team of 15, who always give a warm welcome and the best service.

She said of her team: “My girls are all amazing and we all work well together to create a happy atmosphere for our customers, which has now been proved by winning this competition.”

The menu has all the tea room popular favourites, including all-day breakfasts made with local butcher’s sausages and free-range eggs, freshly baked jacket potatoes, a good choice of sandwiches and toasties and the homemade soup of the day.

All hot food is served daily until 4pm when lighter bites, cakes and cream or savoury teas are served. The scones are made fresh every day and there is a large choice of delicious cakes to choose from including vegan and gluten-free. Allergy and dietary requirements are all catered for.

The tea room is open every day from 9am-5pm. To book a table or enquire about the menu or dog café, call the team on 01903 366171 or message through the Facebook page The Cobblestone Tea House.

You can also look up the website www.cobblestoneteahouse.com

On winning this title, Janine was ecstatic. She said: “This is just amazing, I am so proud of my girls who have all worked so hard to help the tea room win this award, thank you to each and every one of you for your hard work.

“To all the wonderful customers who took the time out to vote for us, thank you so much, we are so proud and humbled to be recognised in this community for the quality of our food, our service and the quintessentially English decor of our lovely tea room. We look forward to welcoming you all back for the festive period.”

We extend our congratulations to Janine and her team, and also congratulate our runners-up, and wish them all the best for their businesses.