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Local Area and Amenities

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South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is a 161 km (100 mile) trail for walkers, horse riders and cyclists.  It stretches from Eastbourne in Sussex to Winchester in Hampshire, with endless marked routes and bridleways along the way.  The South Downs is now a designated National Park and an area of outstanding beauty.  For more information visit

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Friston Forest and the Cuckmere Valley

Friston Forest consists of 3,000 acres of woodland with a multitude of tracks and marked routes.  This includes a family cycle trail, mountain bike trail and three forest and downland walks.  The village of West Dean and the Seven Sisters Country Park are within easy reach; and Lullington Heath and the Long Man of Wilmington can also be accessed from Friston Forest.

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Other Places to Visit

Eastbourne – The UK’s sunniest Place! This famous seaside town with its popular promenades, has plenty of attractions and things to do for all ages. You can explore the area's history, discover 1066 castles, museums and art galleries or relax and enjoy the views of Beachy Head or the beautiful parks and gardens. The town also boasts a large shopping centre, theatres, pier, bandstand and plenty of restaurants and eateries.

 

Brighton – Known to be a vibrant city, Brighton always has plenty going on. Brighton is located some 18 miles away, but has plenty to offer including the famous Brighton Pavilion, Marine Palace and Pier, shopping in ‘The Lanes’, museums and theatres, to name but a few.

 

Lewes – A traditional market town, steeped in history.  Lewes is the location of several significant historic buildings, the main one being Lewes castle.  There is also a wealth of artisan shops to browse, such as the shop for the famous Harvey’s Brewery!

 

Alfriston – A popular East Sussex village, famous for its Church and Clergy House.   A 3½ mile walk west along the South Downs Way (from Jevington) will take you directly into Alfriston, and is the perfect place to stop for a well-earned cream tea!

Places to Eat

The Eight Bells, Jevington

Located a few hundred yards from us, The Eight Bells is only a couple of minutes’ walk away and thus convenient for both lunch and dinner.  The pub offers local beers, a Grab & Go bar menu, an à la carte dining menu and a new outside bar and grill. We suggest you check the website for opening and service times.  The pub does get very busy, especially at weekends, so it is worth booking in advance where possible.                                            

Visit www.theeightbellsjevington.com or telephone 01323 484442

 

The Tiger Inn, East Dean

The Tiger Inn boasts a restaurant, tea rooms and delicatessen, catering for everyone’s needs.                       Visit www.beachyhead.org.uk/the-tiger-inn

 

The Plough & Harrow Free House, Litlington

The Plough & Harrow is worth visiting for lunch or dinner. 

Visit www.ploughandharrowlitlington.co.uk

 

And for those wanting to go a little further afield, the following are also worth a visit:

 

The Cricketers Arms, Berwick. 

Visit www.cricketersberwick.co.uk

Dean’s Place Hotel, Alfriston. 

Visit www.deansplacehotel.co.uk

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