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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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...

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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 3 weeks ago 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...

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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...

Sussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 4 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Victor Harbor, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Starting with the good! Alfriston is a delightful little village in Sussex and the original part of the Inn has all the characteristics to thrill you if you are looking for the authentic Olde England: low black beams, creaky wooden floors and mullioned casement windows. Wood fires crackle their welcome in the lounge and bar. The Inn is found in...

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

Dear Ruth, Thank you for your positive comments about our much-loved inn, these are appreciated. With regard to your point about a lift - I am sorry but you have booked a country inn, not a hotel. This point is illogical as we do not claim to have a lift in our literature, this is misplaced thinking I am sorry...

Buntingford
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spent one night B&B with table reserved for dinner on a Friday night. Very friendly staff and efficient service. Bar and restaurant very popular with locals and visitors alike - there was a wedding party staying for a celebration the next day. Lots of history particularly within the oldest part of the building with log fires adding to the cosy...

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

Dear Caff_H, Thank you for your lovely review of our inn! Our creaky boards and log fires are all part of the ancient heritage of the building, and we are very pleased that you found the service to be so good! We do not have a mini-bar in our rooms as we are not a hotel, but a 4* Star...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were looking for somewhere to stay when visiting Glyndebourne. The Lewes hotels are either booked or too expensive so we decided on Alriston as it is not too far after the performance. The George was a lot more money so we picked the Star, the oldest inn in the country, how many of them have I stayed in. We...

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

Dear infoking68, Thank you for your comments. Our inn is a Four Star AA Rated inn, re-visited last week. To achieve this a high standard needs to be met in several categories which we have. When the inn is busy it can get noisy - this is beyond our control I'm afraid - and as for the creaking - this...

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have visited Alfriston on a number of occasions and always eaten at The George. However, as The Star had a nice fire going we thought that we'd see what their food was like. What a disappointment! As a starter I ordered chilli, crab and coriander risotto but the flavours of each component were completely killed by the taste of...

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

Dear Karen H, If this really was the case then we apologise, but also find it rather strange as our new menu and the quality of our chefs is second to none. Perhaps you would like to come in again and we would be delighted to serve you, but as you mention The George twice this is obviously your favourite...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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: £78 - £150 (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)”
 of 5 bubbles Caff_H, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go in the new extension”
 of 5 bubbles infoking68, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a first floor (I.e. 2nd floor) room not facing the lot.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardF452, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Quietest rooms may not have best outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles poosey235, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are quieter as the main road through the village is busy!”
 of 5 bubbles PennyS401, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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