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The Star at Alfriston

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, Good staff, Lovely location and very pet friendly. The location is useful for waking along south downs way. Its mid wt between brigton and Eastbourne. Also not far from Lewes. The walks pass the lovely meandering river and are close to Friston Woods. Staff in bar were efficient polite and friendly , Food very good and the log...

Thank Pete2665
Uckfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub in the heart of Alfriston with very friendly staff! Will be returning again. They were child friendly which sometimes can be hard to find! Here and the plough and harrow the pub across the river are the top two in the area! Hopefully next time the wife will treat me to a night stay in there lovely rooms...

Thank twirkstravels
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for three for Christmas lunch. We didn't expect a five star experience as it's not that sort of place but we did have some expectations in terms of service and food that was at least edible. We were met by friendly staff upon arrival but once we sat down the problems began. As it was Christmas...

Thank tessa635
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from Firle to Alfriston as our half way point. A lovely pub with a roaring open fire. Dogs are allowed and petted, maybe given water and a treat if the right member of staff is on duty. Atmosphere in the pub is genuinely lovely, very friendly and relaxed. All the food that came out of the kitchen was...

Thank NicolaLevett
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star at Alfriston, responded to this review

Dear NicolaLevett, Thank you for taking the time to review our inn, and we are delighted that you found the atmosphere, service and food to be of such a high standard. Our team are very close and we have a genuine friendly rapport with each other that makes The Star a great place to work in. We have worked hard...

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight for dinner, bed and breakfast. Lovely spacious suite for a family of 4 with fabulous bedding!! The food was to a very high standard. My daughter and I have food allergies which was no problem for the helpful staff. Nothing was too much problem for any of the staff we met. Love love the cosy bar which...

Thank Eleanor's S
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star at Alfriston, responded to this review

Dear Eleanor's S, Thank you very much for your glowing review of our much-loved inn! It is always lovely to receive such praise, and we do try to work hard to give our guests a great time with us whether it's for a quick drink, dinner, stay or event! We are delighted that you considered the food, comfort, ambience and...

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and baby son are in our element come the cold winter months. we seek out cozy places, with fires, good hearty food, lanterns etc. Luckily, Sussex is one of the best places you can be for this, and it doesn't get much better than Alfriston. the star inn delivers on everything cozy related, it's as Hygge as it...

Thank James B
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star at Alfriston, responded to this review

Dear James B, How lovely that we delivered a Harry Potter feel for you and your family! Our historic and much-loved inn, lit by candlelight, certainly creates a wonderful atmosphere for our visitors, village locals and team who all love it. We are close-knit team and our purpose is to deliver a friendly relaxed service, with a very high standard...

Reviewed 15 November 2016

We attended a wedding in October and stayed over as the bridal party had full occupancy of the hotel. Lovely venue, great wedding. The room was very modern and well equipped. My only complaint was the rattily single glazed windows throughout the night.

Thank weloveholidays09
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star at Alfriston, responded to this review

Dear weloveholidays09, We are very pleased that you enjoyed the wedding stay with us so much, and this is great news. Although we appreciate your frustration with the single glazed windows, we are bound by strict building controls as we are a Grade Two Star Listed building - which means extremely stringent controls on external looks and various other factors....

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We booked a trip for 7 of us the walk the cuckmere river and celebrate a big birthday ! The hotel staff experienced a maintenance problem that night , however went above and beyond to ensure that our stay and our party went ahead ! Best I've ever been treated in a very difficult situation- thankyou to all the lovely...

Thank Emma G
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star at Alfriston, responded to this review

Dear Emma G, We are delighted and gratified that your stay with us ended up being so positive! It was hugely frustrating for the team as we always want the very best for our guests, and when it is beyond our control it is upsetting and embarrassing! Thank you for your lovely comments and I will pass these on to...

Harrow, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was on a special weekend where the organisers had negotiated a special rate at this four star accommodation. When I first arrived and was shown the room, I was so impressed that I thought I would bring my wife for a romantic weekend. However as the weekend progressed, I became more and more dissatisfied. The way the hotel was...

3Thank Warg60
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star at Alfriston, responded to this review

Dear Warg60, All of your comments regarding your menu, the layout of the inn (including how our bar and seating areas are arranged and our furniture) was assessed by your Group Leader, Peter Jordan. All points need to be taken to him in person, as the discounted rate that you received was exceptional, and set menus were discussed and organised...

Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Inn is very old with a new wing added housing modern(ish) bedrooms and adequate bathrooms. There is no lounge and all the dining facilities are up or down steps. We were on a special weekend of 40 people where the organisers had negotiated a special rate and it showed in the appalling catering. Menus were uninteresting, portions very small and...

4Thank jivorich2
StarAfriston, General Manager at The Star at Alfriston, responded to this review

Dear jivorich2, We will be reporting this wildly inaccurate review to Tripadvisor. You were part of a group outing organised by a leader with all aspects discussed. The disgusting behaviour of your group and appalling rudeness had already received a management response that means that none of your party will be permitted back to The Star Inn. This matter has...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Star Quality Dominating the impossibly picturesque High Street in Alfriston, The Star Inn sits at the heart of this timeless village. The recent refurbishment has returned this ancient inn back to its roots in its bar and public areas, whilst introducing a classy contemporary feel to the 37 stylish bedrooms. This former hostelry for pilgrims oozes character with open fireplaces and soft golden lights and medieval artefacts adorn walls and corners. For locals and visitors alike, the welcome is traditional in the best sense of the word, with excellent locally sourced food and wines on offer, and local Sussex ales on tap. For business meetings it's an excellent venue with a large car park and a range of meeting areas with state-of-the-art facilities. As a romantic place to tie the knot The Star Inn is hard to beat. With a choice of delightful rooms and spaces, and a personalised service, you can be sure of a memorable day. So, for a true taste of Sussex, steeped in a long and colourful history, visit The Star Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Star at Alfriston

Address: High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Alfriston
Price Range: £79 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Star at Alfriston 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Away from High St is quieter (re. traffic noise)”
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