Devil's Dyke National Trust

Devil's Dyke National Trust

Devil's Dyke National Trust
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs Devil’s Dyke, just five miles north of Brighton, offers stunning panoramas, a record breaking valley, a curious history and England’s most colourful habitat. At nearly a mile long, the Dyke valley is the longest, deepest and widest 'dry valley' in the UK. Legend has it that the Devil dug this chasm to drown the parishioners of the Weald. On the other hand, scientists believe it was formed naturally just over 10,000 years ago in the last ice age. With a little exploring the Dyke's story starts to reveal itself: The ramparts or walls of the Iron Age hill fort can be seen when you walk around the hill and the remains of the curious Victorian funfair can be found just a few minutes from the car park. Venture into the valley and you will discover a living carpet of flowers and a myriad of colourful insects. Please note - The Pub is not owned by the National Trust.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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jack
England, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Did a 20 mile hike to get here, the mountain itself is only about a mile but it is still a decent trek especially with the steepness. Once up there you get a grande view of all of Brighton and Worthing. The view is beautiful and the peaks of devils dyke look beautiful. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic or date, there’s also a pub both at the bottom of the hill and at the top so you have plenty of places to eat, we didn’t on our trek but it’s there for those who want it.
Written 3 February 2024
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Dear Fearless30169996678, Thank you for leaving us a five star review. It certainly is a beautiful landscape with plenty of walks. Please note - the pubs in the area have no connection to the National Trust. We hope you come and enjoy the views again soon.
Written 27 February 2024
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Laura M
Dartford, UK1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
On the plus side our waitress was lovely and very attentive and the food came to the table in a timely fashion.BUT this place has gone seriously downhill. Firstly the place is really dirty, outside the paint is peeling, inside the carpets need a very good wash and vacuum, all the woodwork and doors were covered in the grime of multiple finger marks and the stench in the toilets was almost stomach wrenching. The food was underwhelming and cold. Our steaks had clearly been sitting around on the side. The salad was limp and my half strawberry pweced on top of my unedifying and nean slice of old blackcurrant Iceland style torte at £8.95 was ready for the bin. The bill for 8 of us was just under £400.
Written 27 January 2024
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Dear M6267TGlauram, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the views, the pub has no connection to the National Trust. We hope you visit again soon.
Written 27 February 2024
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Jaffathecat1
oxford530 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Visited today for a new year jaunt and despite the rain & gales it was truly breathtaking. The views down the valley are amazing although it seems some visitors don't realise the best views are behind the pub, not along the path in front of it. I imagine it must get mobbed in the summer and although it was busy today it was still possible to get some great pics without hoards of people in the way!
Written 1 January 2024
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Dear Jaffathecat1, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the views of the Dyke behind Devil's Copse are certainly worth seeing. We hope you get to visit again soon.
Written 2 January 2024
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Sallyanne
Newhaven, UK50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Six of us visited the pub today to celebrate our friends 60th birthday. 4 ordered from the festive menu and 2 from the main menu.

2 roast dinners from the main menu was around £17.95 pp,
Festive menu 2 courses £28.95

The roast dinners from the main menu had more vegetables, roast potatoes and parsnips than the festive menu roast.
The 4 festive menu dinners were all different. One person had 1 parsnip and 2 roast potatoes. Another had a few sprouts whilst another had around 10. It was ridiculous. And quantity of food less than the roast from the main menu.
Rosemary stems left in the meat were so long and sharp, I’m surprised an elderly person hasn’t choked by now.
Pigs in blankets that we had to pay extra for is a disgrace anyway, considering how much we paid for the dinner. They should be included in the price. We ordered 3 portions which we had to chase up because they weren’t served with our dinners. When we got them they looked anaemic. 3 of us didn’t eat them. They were dreadful, not appetising in the slightest.
We didn’t complain, purely because we were celebrating a birthday and didn’t want to put a dampener on the afternoon.
Dessert - The profiteroles consisted of 3 on a plate with salted caramel sauce around and over them. They weren’t even of a good size.
Such a disappointment. Not worth anything near to what was charged.
Written 17 December 2023
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Dear sallyanne1111, Thank you for your review. The pub at Devil's Dyke is an independent business and not affiliated with the National Trust.
Written 2 January 2024
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Sue R
Portland3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Lovely Xmas menu good valueand a great choice. Really nice friendly staff especially Sally and Jack.
Written 11 December 2023
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Dear GlobeTrotting19815, Thank you for your review. The pub at Devil's Dyke is an independent business and not affiliated with the National Trust although i am sure they will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 2 January 2024
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Mark B
Hove, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I regularly either ride my bike up here or walk my dog up here.

I love this place and it always clears my head when I’m up here walking my dog.

Perfect place to relax and forget about the world,this place has so much history and also incredible views.

My go to place if I have a spare few hours or a day off from the grind.

I can’t wait to return for another walk with my dog.
Written 28 October 2023
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Dear markbV5887XT, Thank you for your 5 star review. It is certainly a relaxing location and I am glad to hear you visit regularly.
Written 15 November 2023
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Joakim H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Food was excellent and so was sally
A lotta of fun,
Order a table for six....
It is wrong with mixed with english/swedish.
Written 4 October 2023
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Dear 945joakimh, Thank you for leaving a review. Unfortunately the pub is a separate business and not affiliated with the national Trust.
Written 15 November 2023
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crystal c
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
On a clear day, you can see for kilometers from this spot, which is also incredibly picturesque and serene. The on-site pub provides tasty fare, and the bus service to Brighton Seafront is excellent.
Written 9 September 2023
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Dear crystal558, Thank you for leaving us a review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Please note the pub is an independent business not associated with the national Trust.
Written 15 November 2023
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Chascha Gölding
Lowestoft, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Absolutely stunning views and I totally recommend going at sunset for the most amazing pictures. We are hoping to have our wedding reception nearby so the views will be captured. A mesmerising place!
Written 24 August 2023
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Dear Caitlinmcintyre17, Thank you for leaving us a review and we hope you visit again soon.
Written 15 November 2023
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Alan3453
Gateshead, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Had a nice walk up here from Poynings. Fantastic views all round.
Plenty of footpaths for variation, can see South Downs Way weaving along the adjacent rolling hillsides.
Written 18 August 2023
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Dear Alan3453, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. The South Downs Way is a popular walk that takes in the breath taking views of Devil's Dyke. We hop you visit again soon.
Written 15 November 2023
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