EAT - ALFRISTON
The George Inn
The George is exactly what you would expect and want from an 'Old English Inn.' First licensed in 1397, it sits in the heart of our beautiful Downland village. The emphasis at The George is on relaxation with great food, well kept beers, a super wine list and a friendly welcome.
The Cricketers Arms
Popular country pub nestling under the South Downs with a traditional cottage garden. Freshly prepared food and quality cask ales served direct from the barrel. Open all day everyday from April to October.
Originally built as a family home in the mid 19th century, this recently refurbished colonial-style house is now a relaxed and stylish destination in the beautiful and historic village of Alfriston, East Sussex. Run by a small team, offering a personal and friendly service, with airy verandas, candlelit bar and brasserie and pretty rooms, it's a real antidote to the rush and bustle, yet just over an hour from London.
The Star Inn
Our much-loved and historic inn has played host to pilgrims, travellers and even royalty across the centuries, and with three roaring fires, oak beams and an original medieval interior, come and be transported back in time… the perfect place to unwind for locals and visitors alike.
With a newly designed ‘secret garden,’ stylish en-suite bedrooms and beautiful function rooms for your wedding or party, we are the perfect answer to all of your needs!
Grade Two Star Listed Inn of National Historical Significance
The Smugglers Inn
Once home to the infamous smuggler, Stanton Collins, now home to good beer, great food and a warm and cosy vibe. Built in 1358, The Smugglers is a charming slice of old England. Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Alfristion, the Smugglers upon first inspection gives no clue to the untrained eye of the mischief and plotting that once creaked it floorboards. We invite you to smuggle yourself down, for just a beer, or if you like stay for a few nights.
The Singing Kettle
Overlooking the Village Square, The Singing Kettle idyllically looks out on village life.
Inside you’ll find a calming contemporary Farrow + Ball décor with arty wall hangings and on summer days you can choose to sit out front or hide away in the delightfully secluded walled garden.
A long-established tea house with renowned reputation for fabulous innovative cakes, sweet + savoury scones and excellent customer service.
For lunch, you could have one of the various takes on Welsh rarebit or open sandwich on hand cut bread. Try one of the delicious soups, with gluten and dairy free options available.
The Badgers Tea House
We welcome you to these historic tea rooms, which date from 1510. The house was the village bakery for over 200 years until 1933, and the tradition of exceptional baking on the premises continues. Enjoy tea, proper coffee, cakes, scones and light lunches in the cosy tea room or the flower-filled walled garden.
t: 01323 870723
Shot Coffee in the Gun Room
Situated on the Tye in the centre of the historic and picturesque village of Alfriston, The Gun Room is said to have been a gun store for the Duke of Wellington.
This historic building now hosts Shot Coffee
10:00am - 4:00pm Monday to Sunday
t: 01323 870022