Walked the downs from Lewes to Eastbourne and booked this for a half way overnight stop. Welcome reception at bar then shown to 'harveys room' a twin. It was cold in there, so asked for a portable heater which was forthcoming. Shortly afterwards, the permanant heating came on. Comfy beds, with brand new fabrics on. Not really any mobile service on 3, nor Orange, but free wifi made communications still possible. Had a bathroom (which I think is shared with landlords quarters) but was quite sufficient. Food in the bar was a little pricey, but of a good standard.
My only gripe, was that the room floor lacked any kind of soundproofing, so the bar noise carried until after 11. That said, it didn't spoil the stay.
Breakfast was plentiful and of a good standard (this was an additional £5 per head, worth it though). This was the cheapest place to stay in Alfriston, and whilst the village is not cheap, was a pleasing experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The building on the site dates back to 1358 and is Grade II listed, and is located in the centre of the Mediavial village of Alfriston which itself is in the South Downs National Park. It originally went by the name Stone Cross Beer House, as the beer was brewed in the Barn at the back of the pub. The name was then changed to the Market Cross and then to its present name Ye Olde Smugglers Inne. Traditioanl pub food is served along with a selection of real ales and fine wines.There are currently three letting rooms which share two bathrooms between them as due to the age of the building the opportunity to provide en-suite facilities is not available, but still provide comfotrable and clean accommodation in what is the second oldest building in the village. Whilst there is no parking facilities at the pub there are two public carparks within easy walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ye Olde Smugglers Inne Alfriston, East Sussex