Alfriston Journals

A VERY ENGLISH VILLAGE (ALFRISTON)

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A travel journal to Alfriston by lak11

The Star Historic Hotel Photo, Alfriston, East Sussex More Photos
Quote: Places to stay and to see in this quaint and historic village

The Star Historic Hotel

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Hotel | "A SUPER STAR!"

The Star Historic Hotel Photo, Alfriston, East Sussex
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We decided to have a weekend away and chose to go to Sussex. My son's fiancée is from there and we thought (as she lives with us) that she, and our son, could come along and see something of her parents. Alfriston village was mentioned. There were several places to stay in Alfriston but The Star appealed most. On its website, I saw there was an offer in March for £59 for a room or £79 with B&B included (for two). HISTORYThe Star was built in the thirteenth century; this can be seen from its half-timber framed building. It has a rich history as it’s accommodated pilgrims, smugglers and royalty. Around the hotel can be seen nooks and cran...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 12, 2012

The Star Historic Hotel
High Street
Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TA
+44 (0)1323 870 495

The Capella Restaurant

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Restaurant | "SUITABLE FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION"

The Capella Restaurant Photo, East Sussex, England
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CAPELLA RESTAURANT-The STAR, ALFRISTONWhilst we were staying at The Star hotel in Alfriston, East Sussex, in March, we decided to have our evening meal here. There were six in our group and two of us are non-meat eaters. As we had had a late lunch we weren’t ready to dine until about 8.20 in the evening. Also we hadn’t been sure where to eat and so hadn’t booked. We enquired at the hotel’s reception as to what time the restaurant stopped serving food and were told 8.45 p.m. and so realised that we had better enter the restaurant immediately. As we hadn’t booked and were quite late dining here it was appreciated that we were made so welcome. A table for s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 13, 2012

The Capella Restaurant
High Street
Alfriston, East Sussex
01323 870495

Ye Olde Smugglers Inne

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Restaurant | "WE ONLY SMUGGLED OUR OLDE SELVES INNE HERE"

Ye Olde Smugglers Inne Photo, Alfriston, East Sussex
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~~YE OLDE SMUGGLERS INNE, ALFRISTON~~ I recently spent a weekend in the charming village of Alfriston, East Sussex, with my husband, son and his fiancée and we’d arranged to meet my son's fiancée's parents there later in the afternoon. As they hail from Sussex they didn't have far to travel. We all stayed at The Star in Alfriston but during our stay wanted to have a good look around this lovely old village. Some of our party have visited this village before but still wanted to take another look around. After seeing some of the sites the four of us were hungry but it was a bit late for lunc. We knew if we ate too much then we wouldn't enjoy our dinner. We reall...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 19, 2012

Ye Olde Smugglers Inne
Waterloo Square
Alfriston, East Sussex
01323 870241

St. Andrew's Church

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Attraction | ""The Cathedral of the Downs" "

St. Andrew's Church Photo, East Sussex, England
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On a recent visit to the village of Alfriston, I was keen to have a look at the church. Before visiting I had looked on-line at photographs of the church and wondered if it would look as impressive in 'real life' as it appeared in these images. After visiting I can say that it did. I know very little about architecture in any form, church or otherwise, and I won't pretend to be knowledgeable in this area so, please bear with me as I merely try to describe my thoughts of both the interior and exterior of this church and hopefully explain things properly. Fortunately the weather behaved for us on the Saturday afternoon; the sun shone to welcome us as we walked the few minut...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 3, 2012

St. Andrew's Church
The Tye Overlooking River Cuckmere
Alfriston, East Sussex

Alfriston Village

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Attraction | "WEEKENDER'S VISIT THE VILLAGE"

Alfriston Photo, Alfriston, East Sussex
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WEEKENDER'S VISIT THE VILLAGEIn March I decided along with my husband, my youngest son and his fiancée to have a weekend away. We wanted to go somewhere in the East Sussex area so that my son's fiancée's parents could easily come along (as they live in East Sussex) and we could continue getting to know them. We decided to spend a weekend in the village of Alfriston in East Sussex. For myself and my husband this was a first visit but the other four had previously visited Alfriston.We had wanted somewhere to go for the weekend that didn't take too long to drive to from our area north east of London (London/Essex borders) and had some interesting places to see that we could ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 17, 2012