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Felixstowe: Seafront cafe up for grabs for someone with energy, ideas and cash

14:00 13 February 2013

Cliff Top Tea Rooms at Felixstowe.

Cliff Top Tea Rooms at Felixstowe.


NEW tenants are being sought to give a publicly-owned seafront cafe a fresh and exciting look.

Suffolk Coastal council is offering a seven-year lease of the Cliff Top Tearooms at Cliff House, off Bath Hill, Felixstowe, and people have until the end of February to make a bid.

“This is an excellent chance for either an established caterer, or someone who has their own new recipe for a successful career, to take on a prime location facility that overlooks the splendour of Felixstowe,” said Robert Whiting, cabinet member for resources.

“This is an established and popular café that just needs someone ready to invest their energy, ideas and money to potentially create another quality attraction for local residents and all those who visit the resort.

“We are looking for new tenants for the Cliff Top for the next seven years and who are ready to take on the lease and make the commitment to give this landmark facility a fresh and exciting look.”

The immediate surroundings of the Cliff Top are set for a major improvement with the £2.76m Spa Gardens project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund set to restore the area to its former glory, and also improve access to the café site.

Cliff House – a substantial late Victorian or early Edwardian property divided into flats, garages, the café and chalets – has a 558sq ft seating area, 247sq ft kitchen, plus large basement, store, and toilet.

Rental offers are being sought by February 28 by Suffolk Coastal’s estates team.

■ Full details available via or from Gary Lowe on 01394 444717 or email


  • This is not Cliff House. Cliff House is a few doors down at Hamilton Gardens.

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    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • Presumably most of the beach hut occupants have their own "catering" facilities, there is no car parking facility and it is quite a climb from the promenade so whoever takes this on will face a big challenge.

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    Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • No, Cliff House is on the other-side of Felix house (nee Harvest House) about a 14 mile away. Getting facts wrong makes the paper look daft, and not local.

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    Sunday, February 17, 2013

  • Whoever takes it on will need to sell one hell of a lot of tea to cover the extortionate business rates appird by the lovely folks over at SCDC.

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    Dave Martin

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • Zaax it is talking about the immediate surroundings?

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    Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • bulldoze it like the spa pavillion and have a tesco express of car hand wash on the site. The best thing for felixistowe

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    the opinion man

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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