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The Cricketers Arms

BERWICK, Nr Polegate, BN26 6SP

Previously two farmworkers' cottages dating from the 16th century, this flintstone building was an alehouse for 200 years, until around 50 years ago Harvey's of Lewes, Sussex's oldest brewery, bought it and turned it into a 'proper' pub. The Grade II listed building, in beautiful cottage gardens, is close to many popular walks - the South Downs Way runs along the crest of the chalk scarp between here and the sea. Three beamed, music-free rooms with stone floors and open fires are simply furnished with old pine furniture. A short menu of home-made food includes pork and pistachio terrine; and home-cured gravad lax as starters. Their home-made burger is an ever-popular main course, as are winter favourites such as a shortcrust pie with a variety of fillings (look to the blackboard for daily choices); and pork and herb sausages (served with a free-range egg and chunky chips) from the local butcher in Seaford. Nearby is Charleston Farmhouse, the country rendezvous of the Bloomsbury Group of writers, painters and intellectuals, and venue for an annual literary festival.

Further information

Tel: 01323 870469
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Sussex Best Bitter, Armada Ale & IPA


All week
Mon-Fri 11-3 6-11 Sat 11-11 Sun 12-9 (Etr-Sep Mon-Sat 11-11 Sun 12-10.30)


25 Dec


Children welcome.
Family room.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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At x-roads on A27 (between Polegate & Lewes) follow Berwick sign, pub on right

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