The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Located on the main street through Herstmonceux, The Brewer's Arms is a traditional village pub with cosy interiors and large grassy beer garden for summer months. Food is served daily and booking recommended.
William the Conqueror landed here in 1066 before the historic Battle of Hastings. At the time the harbour was a bustling port but over time the coast has receded and now the local village is over a mile away from the beach. These days the shingle beach is pretty quiet with good views over the channel. Pay and display parking is available nearby and dogs are allowed although restrictions may apply in high season.
Wide open pebbled beach
A lot my pebbled beach not many other facility
The family seat of the Ashburnham family for 400 years, Ashburnham Place is now a christian retreat with grounds which are open to the public free of charge. The gardens were designed by Capability Brown and are a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peace. The Orangery offers refreshments.
Known for its fabulous castle and observatory, Herstmonceux is a pretty village surrounded by the verdant countryside of East Sussex. The village has a cricket club and a selection of shops and eateries.
In the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this 17th century free house offers a warm welcome and traditional good pub grub. You'll find oak beams and an open fire to keep you warm in winter, your dog is welcome and there's plenty of parking.
Excellent Food and Service
We have spent one week in the region and enjoyed two excellent dinners at the Ash Tree Inn. The Burgers and the Fish
Fab Sunday roast
Great pub for a pint and Sunday lunch. We booked ahead (recommended). Very clean and thoroughly enjoyable roast and generous pudding. Loved it.
Great food and in a quiet area. Friendly and efficient staff.
Originally built as the home of the world famous astronomical observatory, today you can enjoy interactive science for all the family. Both children and adults will enjoy a visit here and there's a cafe on site too.
Dating back to the 15th century, Herstmonceux Castle is a grand brick building with a 300 acre estate of woodland, formal and themed gardens. There's a cafe with indoor and outside seating and a childs play area, plus plenty of parking nearby.
Established in 2007, Henners Vineyard offers guided tours of the vineyard and a visit to the newly refurbished winery. You can also taste the Henners range, further details are available on their website.
Open daily from 7.30am until sunset, Brick Farm Lakes is set in 50 acres of stunning countryside with four lakes all very well stocked with rainbow, broen and spartic trout. Take a look a their website for further details and how to book coaching.
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