Set beside the large sloping green in one of the prettiest old villages on the South Downs, it's just a short stroll along downland paths from the inn to the magnificent coastal walk at the renowned Seven Sisters cliffs. The pub was once the base for smugglers landing contraband and the interior recalls such heady days, with log fires, beams, stone floors and ancient settles. With a rotating selection of beers from local microbreweries, there is always something interesting on tap. The menu, too, is laden with local ingredients and fresh fish features in several choices; or look for game pie or beef stroganoff. Steamed puddings lead the sweet choice.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–7
Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–7
Food and drink
Real ales available: Long Man Best Bitter and Long Blonde, St Austell Tribute, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press, The Orchard Pig
Credit cards accepted
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A259 between Eastbourne and Seaford. Pub 0.5 mile.