Tea-room, The Needles Old Battery

The tea-room at the Needles Old Battery on the Isle of Wight has to be one of our most unusual places to sit back with a cuppa.

Situated in the former Port War Signal Station, which was built in the Second World War to monitor ships in the Solent, the wide windows give spectacular views out to sea. There are even binoculars you can borrow while enjoying a tasty dish made from Island produce.
 
If you're exploring the headland during winter, you'll be pleased to know that the tea-room is open most weekends for a warming hot drink even though the rest of the site is closed to visitors. 
 
For another great tea-room by the sea visit Mrs Knott's tea-room, the former lighthouse keeper’s cottage at South Foreland Lighthouse in Kent.