The Star Inn, Alfriston
High Street, Alfriston, Alfriston, BN26 5TA, United Kingdom –
Excellent location — rated 9.2/10! (score from 346 reviews)
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The Star Inn is reputed to be one of the country’s oldest inns. Originally built during the 13th Century its first recorded refurbishment took place in 1450. Since that time it has seen many changes and today offers its guests a unique blend of traditional hospitality, oak beams, open fires and an intimate atmosphere. Today, The Star Inn offers well-appointed accommodation with modern comforts, alongside comfortable lounges and excellent cuisine. Known as ‘The Star of Bethlehem’ until at least 1520, the hotel was then run by the monks of Battle Abbey and offered shelter to friars and pilgrims on their way to the Shrine of St Richard at Chichester. As a Holy House a wooden ‘Sanctuary Post’ gave fugitives and very probably smugglers instant church protection. The Post can still be seen in the bar today, its powers of sanctuary however, are long past. At the front of the building stands a lion figurehead, thought to be from a Dutch Warship, which sank in the English Channel. It is believed that the lion was washed ashore in Cuckmere Haven and then brought into Alfriston by a gang of well-known local smugglers. The figurehead was restored in 2003.
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Property surroundings –
- Drusillas Park 1 miles
- Eastbourne District General Hospital 5 miles
- Beachy Head 5.4 miles
- Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park 5.9 miles
- Eastbourne Borough Council 6 miles
- Congress Theatre 6.3 miles
- Glyndebourne Opera House 6.3 miles
- Eastbourne Pier 6.6 miles
- Sovereign Harbour 7.7 miles
- Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum 7.9 miles
Most popular landmarks
- East Sussex County Council 8.1 miles
- Herstmonceux Castle 9 miles
- AMEX Stadium 11.1 miles
- Brighton Marina 11.3 miles
- Brighton General Hospital 11.9 miles
- Kemptown 11.9 miles
- Cooden Beach 12 miles
- Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital 12 miles
- Royal Sussex County Hospital 12 miles
- Brighton Racecourse 12.1 miles
Restaurants and markets
- Alfriston Village Stores Supermarket 0 miles
- Wingrove Restaurant Restaurant 0.1 miles
- The Old Village Bakery Cafe/bar 0.1 miles
- Cuckmere River 4.3 miles
- London Gatwick Airport 27.9 miles
- London City Airport 48.4 miles
- London Heathrow Airport 53 miles
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- Breakfast in the room
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- ATM/cash machine on site
- Luggage storage
- Fax/photocopying (Additional charge)
- Packed lunches
- Express check-in/check-out
- Bridal suite
- 24-hour front desk
- Meeting/banquet facilities (Additional charge)
- Room service
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Allergy-free room
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
- Newspapers (Additional charge)
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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 16 years are charged GBP 18 per night when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 5 per night for children's cots/cribs.
All children under 16 years are charged GBP 18 per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds 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.
Cards accepted at this property
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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.
Please notify The Star Inn, Alfriston in advance if bringing a pet. Pets are only allowed in the ground floor rooms, subject to availability and by prior arrangement.
A blanket, towel, water dish and dog biscuit is included in the nightly pet charge, which is GBP 10 per dog per night.