Alfriston Parish Council - Housing Needs Survey, coming in November

For more details see our news page

Village Diary

All events are suspended for the time being

Where more details are available, click on the event title

Alfriston Village is open

Most of our cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants have re-opened, subject to the usual government Covid-19 guidelines

One of "England's 27 most beautiful villages"

We are very happy to agree with

Telegraph Travel's Teresa Machan

"If you're in the South Downs National Park or exploring the Cuckmere Valley, be sure to call in at Alfriston ..." 

Telegraph Travel

See the village diary

for the calendar of events

going on in the village

See also our What's On page

Alfriston and the Cuckmere Valley

Alfriston is a village community surrounded by the Wealden South Downs. We sit near the eastern end of the South Downs Way where this national path splits three ways, going east, west and south, from the very centre of our historic village.


Around the village, visitors can enjoy our famous church St Andrew's  church (the "Cathedral of the South Downs"), the clergy house (the National Trust's first property) and our wide range of galleries, cafés, pubs and shops.


Alfriston hosts many events throughout the year including music festivals, traditional fetes, boot fares ... the list seems endless. Keep an eye on our What's On page and the Village Diary on this page for information.

Take a trip to Alfriston for a relaxing break exploring the historic heritage of the village and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. Stroll north or south along the Cuckmere river or hike east or west up onto the Downs to soak up the natural peace and tranquility of the area.

Alfest 2017, Food, drink, music. The best of the South Downs, Sussex. In the heart of the Cuckmere Valley
Alfest 2017, Food, drink, music. The best of the South Downs, Sussex. In the heart of the Cuckmere Valley


Community Support Network with Cuckmere Churches

  • Prescription delivery

  • Support for vulnerable

  • Volunteering

Please see this online version of the leaflet that has been distributed through the village and wider community

Cuckmere Churches also working with the Community Support Network

The churches are also working with the Community Support Network

Services and businesses

Several of the businesses in the community are offering delivery services locally during this crisis