A network of smugglers’ tunnels leads from the cellars of this splendid Grade II listed inn, which was first licensed to sell beer as far back as 1397. Set in a picturesque village with the South Downs Way passing its front door, the oak beams and inglenook fireplace add plenty of character to the bar, whilst the kitchen serves delights like chilli butter crevettes; paprika-spiced pork chops or king prawn and chorizo linguine.
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- Coach parties accepted
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East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.
There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion.
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