The village of Alfriston is often described, with justification, as the most beautiful in Sussex. It dates back to before medieval times and many of the buildings in the main street are from the 14th and 15th Century. Behind the restaurant is the village green known as the Tye, and with the South Downs as a glorious backdrop, it is here that you can find the 'Cathedral of the South Downs' the church of St Andrews.

The village has many tea shops and Inns and some lovely local shops including a fine antiques shop, kitchen shop and one of the best bookshops in Britain.

It is a natural starting point for exploring the many footpaths that pick their way through the local countryside and, of course the South Downs Way. Charleston Farmhouse is nearby and even closer the decorated village church of St Michaels at Berwick. Other attractions for younger visitors include the brilliant Drusillas Park and Middle Farm.

Glyndebourne is some seven miles distant and the major towns of Eastbourne (8 miles), Lewes (8 miles) and Brighton (15 miles) are all wthin easy reach. The dramatic coastline of the Seven Sisters can be most easily accessed via Seaford which is just two miles down the road.

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High Street, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TD    01323871199