We needed to visit our Daughter who had just moved to Peacehaven and, we thought, we'd have to stay in Brighton, however, after a quick Internet search we stumbled onto the Cliff, situated in Peacehaven High St. We soon realised that this Inn was formerly the White Schooner and, after we read reviews on here, we almost didn't book, but, I am so glad we decided to give it a chance.
Fred and his lovely Wife have only been there a few Months but they have really made a great start on turning this place around. It is a very laid back place, with a lovely friendly atmosphere. The renovations are not yet complete but, we were not put off by this.
Our room was basic but, light, airy and very clean. The bed was comfy and the shower nice and hot. We stayed for 2 nights and each day we had fresh towels laid out and the room cleaned.
Location wise, it was only a 5 Minute drive to our Daughters' so she took the opportunity to have Breakfast with us on both days, opposite is a Sainsburys Local which opens till 11 PM, very handy, Brighton is only 10-15 Minutes away by car and the views are lovely as the Inn is right on top of the cliffs.
There is a decking area to the rear, as well as car parking. The bar is lovely and modern, they have live music on Thursdays (this finishes at 10 pm so as not to wake the guests) and, I believe they are soon to be having Quiz Nights on a weekly basis. This place is very dog friendly and our 2 dogs were welcomed in every part of the hotel. The owners have 4 dogs and, if you are stuck, they will offer to dog sit for you. They are also very child friendly, they is a play area for kids in the bar and, one of the Quizzes they intend to do is to be a children's themed quiz.
Food - Breakfast was lovely. We had full English with coffee, tea and OJ on the first day then, my Daughter and I had eggs benedict the next day. Fred is a Chef and let me tell you, that guy can poach an egg.
We ate Dinner there on our second evening - I recommend the pulled pork sandwich and Cajun fries - yum.
Value for money - I definitely think so. £120 for both nights including breakfast, no extra charge for the dogs. Single rooms are £35, I believe. Dinner was under a tenner each, not sure about alcoholic drinks as we only drink soft drinks.
All in all, a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Just a couple of grumbles - no Toilettries in the rooms so we had to pop out for soap, also, I would've liked to have had an info pack in the room regarding check out times, breakfast times and menu etc..., having said that, they are still in the middle of adding the finishing touches so,I'm sure, this will be addressed.
Rest assured, the Cliff bears no resemblance to its former incarnation, at all.
- Also Known As:
- The White Schooner Lewes, East Sussex