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The Star Alfriston
High Street, Alfriston, BN26 5TA Alfriston Show map
Reputed to be one of the country's oldest inns, The Star Alfriston offers a unique blend of oak beams, open fires, an intimate atmosphere and traditional hospitality alongside the modern comforts of its well appointed guest accommodation.
Originally built in the 13th century and known as 'The Star of Bethlehem' until at least 1520, the hotel was then run by the monks of Battle Abbey who offered shelter to friars and pilgrims on their way to the shrine of St Richard at Chichester.
Today's traveller can be assured of an equally warm welcome right at the heart of the picturesque village of Alfriston. It is ideally located for walking the South Down's Way, visiting Glyndebourne, Eastbourne, vibrant Brighton or for taking the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry. You can also enjoy golf, clay-pigeon shooting and horse riding in the area.
Facilities include the AA-Rosette Capella Restaurant for modern cuisine and a bar serving light meals and snacks. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
When would you like to stay?
- 24-hour front desk
- Non-smoking rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Luggage storage
- Allergy-free room
- Non-smoking throughout
- Room service
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- Breakfast in the room
- Packed lunches
- ATM/cash machine on site
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
These are general hotel policies for . As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.
From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Children and extra beds
Free! All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 3 years are charged GBP 5 per person per night for children's cots/cribs.
All children from 3 to 12 years are charged GBP 18 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Food & beverage
The AA-Rosette Capella Restaurant offers a blend of English and European cuisine prepared daily by a team of highly skilled chefs, using fresh and locally sourced produce. Open daily from 19:00-21:00, and for traditional Sunday lunches.
Bar meals and cream teas are also available.
Accommodation at the Star Inn consists of 37 rooms, some of which are located in a more modern wing to the rear of the property. All rooms have a hairdryer, hospitality tray and LCD TV with DVD player.
With The South Downs Way passing right by the front door, and a wealth of other short and long walks all around, The Star is an ideal base for a walking holiday.
If walking is a little too energetic for your liking, then why not visit one of the local seaside resorts. Brighton and Eastbourne are both just a short drive away. If you prefer to just trip around in the car, then the drive from Seaford Head via the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head to Eastbourne offers magnificent views of the South Downs and out towards the English Channel.
For the sports enthusiast, there are a number of excellent golf courses nearby at Seaford Head and Blatchington, as well as regular race meetings at both Brighton and Plumpton. There is also the historic LTA International Ladies Tennis Tournament each year in Eastbourne.
The world famous Glyndebourne opera season is an annual festival from May to August. It is just a 15-minute drive from the hotel and, should you wish, the inn will be happy to prepare a picnic hamper for you to enjoy.
From London: take the M23 South until it changes to the A23. Follow the A23 for approximately 20 miles, then take the A27 (eastbound) signed for Lewes and then Polegate. Follow the A27 for approximately 15 miles until you reach Drusillas Roundabout. Turn right following the B2108 into Alfriston. The Star is located in the High Street on your right. Turn right on Star Lane and our residents car park is situated on the right at the rear of the hotel.
From the West: take the M27 and then A27 until you reach Drusillas Roundabout. Turn right following the B2108 into Alfriston. The Star is located in the High Street on your right. Turn right on Star Lane and our residents car park is situated on the right at the rear of the hotel.
From the East: take the A259 then A27 until you reach Drusillas Roundabout. Turn left following the B2108 into Alfriston. The Star is located in the High Street on your right. Turn right on Star Lane and our residents car park is situated on the right at the rear of the hotel.
Please note that the restaurant dinner is currently unavailable. A 3-course Lounge/Bar Menu will be served instead.
Please note that the hotel is unable to accept payment via American Express cards. Please refer to the Accepted Credit Cards section for a full list of the cards that the hotel does accept.
A blanket, towel, water dish and dog biscuit is included in the nightly pet charge, which is GBP 7.50 per dog per night.