The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Voted "Rural Pub of the Year" by CAMRA 2019, this traditional pub is situated in the centre of the village and offers award winning local ales and a wide selection of bottled beers, lagers, wines and spirits. Food is locally sourced and the pub has a terrace and garden.
A long four mile shingle beach with no sand in sight, so whilst you won't be building sandcastles you can enjoy clear waters and great views towards Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters. You'll find a good number of cafes close by and a cycle path which runs along the back of the beach. Parking is usually available on nearby side roads. Volunteer lifeguards patrol the area during summer months and there is a seasonal dog ban on the central section of the beach only.
Park in The Dene car park on West Street on the outskirts of the village and follow the signs to the river Cuckmere where you'll find the bridge and start of the walk along the river bank. It's a one and a quarter hour stroll following waymarks to Litlington bridge and you then return on the other bank. A lovely meader through the pretty countryside of the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Surrounded by the Wealden South Downs, this picturesque village has a famous church, the National Trust owned clergy house and a great selection of galleries, cafes and shops. Walkers will delight in the surrounding open countryside and both visitors and locals a like will enjoy many local events including the Alfriston Festival in August and in December, Alfriston Christmas Weekend.
Once the village smithy, this centrally located tea house overlooks the village square and offers fabulous food and drinks. There's seating inside and a few small tables outside, ideal in the warmer weather.
A traditional shop in the centre of the village. There's a delicatessen offering cheese and meats alongside baked goods and local produce including wine.
Recently purchased by the Polizzi family, look foward to exquisite dining at its best. Looking to open winter 2021, we can't wait for this place to open.
Centrally located on the high street, this traditional pub offers hearty food, warming log fires and real ales. Everyone is welcome here, including your four legged friends.
Found next to the grand church in Alftriston, The Clergy House was the National Trusts first ever property. Built in the early 15th century this Wealden hall-house sits amidst rolling countryside and overlooks the Cuckmere river. The cottage garden and orchard are a delight. The property is currently closed (October 2020) and will re-open when it is safe to do so.
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