A traditional East Sussex inn in the South Downs, Ye Olde Smugglers Inne dates back to the 14th century and retains plenty of its original character. A cosy fireside bar and restaurant complement the bespoke rooms, which all benefit from free Wi-Fi. Each room has ensuite facilities and has a radio, alarm clock and wardrobe. A self-service continental style breakfast consisting of toast and cereals, pastries, yogurt and fruit, tea and coffee is available each morning from 07:30 – 09:00. The pub serves home-cooked food all day, along with an impressive international wine list and fine Sussex ales. The pretty village of Alfriston lies around 17 miles east of the coastal city of Brighton, with the vibrant centre just over 30 minutes’ drive away. Around 9 miles from both Eastbourne and Lewes, this inn is just 3 minutes’ drive from Drusilla’s Wildlife Park, and 30 minutes from Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion theatre and arts centre.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

FREE parking!


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Gill
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location was brilliant, the welcome from Barry was great.
  • S
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We loved our bedroom with the sloping floor, and we loved the whole building with all the doors everywhere. Lovely views from our room, and such a feel of genuine history! Had a lovely dinner too.
  • Ellie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Welcoming and comfortable. The room was spacious and well-equipped and the pub is perfectly situated in the centre of beautiful Alfriston.

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Ye Olde Smugglers Inne
    • Cuisine
      American • British • Asian
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Ye Olde Smugglers Inne
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Ye Olde Smugglers Inne takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 17:30 to 21:30


From 08:30 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 4 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash Ye Olde Smugglers Inne accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Bar is closed from Wed 07 Apr 2021 until Mon 17 May 2021

FAQs about Ye Olde Smugglers Inne

  • The prices at Ye Olde Smugglers Inne may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Ye Olde Smugglers Inne include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Twin/Double

  • Yes, Ye Olde Smugglers Inne is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Ye Olde Smugglers Inne has 1 restaurant:

    • Ye Olde Smugglers Inne

  • Ye Olde Smugglers Inne is 50 yards from the centre of Alfriston. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Ye Olde Smugglers Inne is from 17:30, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Ye Olde Smugglers Inne offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):