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Deans Place

Seaford Road, ALFRISTON, Polegate, BN26 5TW

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On the southern fringe of the South Downs National Park, and once part of an extensive farming estate, Deans Place has been a hotel of one sort or another for the past century. Scarcely can it have been quite such an alluring prospect as it is today, its elegant modern decor making a refreshing backdrop to the Victorian gardens and charming riverside location. The principal dining area, recently refurbished, is The Dining Room, with the full-dress experience of fine table linen and glassware, while weekday lunches are served in the Terrace and Bar, with its gentle views over the croquet lawn. A distinctive style of updated country cooking is on offer in many formats: grills, seafood, vegetarian, and the principal dinner menu. That last might open with smoked haddock chowder and quail eggs, or scallops with a tempura-battered oyster, and then move to local lamb with olive gnocchi, goats' cheese and romesco sauce, or sea bass with parsnip-vanilla purée, lemon potatoes and bok choy in vermouth cream. Finish with chocolate and bayleaf tart on pistachio anglaise.

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Tel: 01323 870248
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Stuart Dunley
Number of seats: 74
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

Deans Place, Alfriston
  • Deans Place, Alfriston
  • Deans Place, Alfriston


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Off A27, signed Alfriston & Drusillas Zoo Park. Continue south through village
Nearest station: Berwick

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