The Hiker's Rest is situated at Saddlescombe Farm, and has quickly become a popular place to stop over for refreshment and rest. Whether visitors to the farm, or passing walkers and cyclists, the Hiker's Rest serves up to all a variety of traditional, organic food and refreshment. 
Local produce is used by the Hiker's Rest, a lot of it coming from the farm; and a proportion of all proceeds from the tea shop goes to our host, the National Trust. 

Saddlescombe farm is of considerable historic interest and open days are organised every little while, when visitors are taken on a guided tour of the farm. The next open day is on Sunday 13th September from 10am to 4.00pm.

Please contact the tea shop for more details if you are interested.(kerry.harley@googlemail.com).

A new farmer has started at Saddlescombe farm
The new farmer has brought to the farm 300 sheep this year. As a consequence additional events at the farm will include Lambing Weekends and Shepherd Days. The first lambing weekend will be on Sunday 5th & Monday 6th of April And Saturday 11th & 12th. There will be a farmers day on  Sunday 7th June. For more information about these future events and the new farmer visit the new farmer's web site.

The veg stall
Vegetable Cart

A new addition to the Hikers Rest is this wonderful little vegetable cart. We are selling local produce, and home made Jams and chutney. 

You can have a lovely cup of tea, a slice of cake, and take some of the countryside home with you.

General Opening Times
    • We are back in March 2015 with new open days.
    • The Hikers Rest will be open Wednesday till Sunday. CLOSED Monday s & Tuesday s.
    • New open times for the Summer:- Week days 11am till 4pm. Weekends 11am till 5pm.
    • We WILL be open EVERY Bank Holiday Monday 11am till 4pm

Look forward as always to serving you at the tea shop.

The Hikers Rest will be open in the spring 2015. A big thank you to all our customers for a great season and a Happy New Year to you all.