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Review of Devil's Dyke

Devil's Dyke
Ranked #5 of 170 things to do in Brighton
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Always a warm place to go after a walk, staff are always very friendly and nice. Food and drink is excellent

Thank Steve N
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The pub is the worst place in Brighton: dirty glasses and rude staff. Take a picnic and enjoy the countryside.

3  Thank RameldaB
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Devil's Dyke is a natural semi-circular mount in the middle of the South Downs.

Legend has it that the Devil wanted to flood the Sussex Weald (the flat area to the north where you can see for miles), so started to dig a channel through the Downs to the sea. His digging woke up a local woman who came out of her house with a lamp to see what was happening. Thinking that it was sunrise, the Devil fled, and the Weald was saved.

The Dyke that was left by the Devil looks man made, and the fact it is natural makes it even more strange looking! Follow the path through the Dyke to the bottom to a village called Poynings where The Royal Oak (a reasonable gastro-pub) can be found, or continue along to the next village, called Fulking, where the Shepherd and Dog pub can be found. One village further along, Edburton, you will find Springs (a smoked salmon producer, who also has a shop on site selling all types of fish, and other smoked meats - closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday). If you walk down, be prepared, for a long uphill walk back!

Bus 77 takes you to the top of Devil's Dyke, and is often run with open top buses. It runs every 35 minutes in the summer (daily) and every 70 minutes in the winter (Saturday and Sunday only). Bus 17 can be caught to/from Poynings, and runs hourly (Monday to Saturday) or two-hourly (Sunday).

Thank BussPotter
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

A few miles north of Hove, lovely spot for a walk, paths down into the devil's dyke itself, or along the hillfort earthworks at the top. There is even a large pub and car park to one side (part hidden by trees). Great views along the downs and across northwards towards Surrey Hills and London in the distance.

Thank Grahame L
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We often frequent this this pub, the food and service is generally quite good - they could do with more floor staff. I would recommend definitely recommend it for the Summer time as the views are outstanding!

Thank Dan B
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