Top things to experince in the quintessentially English village of Alfriston.

Things to do

  • Known as the ‘Cathedral of the South Downs’ St Andrew’s church is an impressively large 14th century parish church and well worth a visit.
  • The Clergy House, the very first property purchased by The National Trust in 1896 (for £10!) is situated on Alfriston Tye (village green) and directly next door to St Andrew’s church.
  • Strech you legs and take a scenic walk along the river cuckmere.
  • Gents! Pop into The Reformery for a luxurious barber experience including hot towel shaves and beard treatments – treat yourself.


  • Take a stroll up and down the old high street and soak in the picturesque village while you explore the shops.
  • Bookworms should head to Much a Do Books, an independant and enchanting little bookshop, it’s a gem!
  • If it’s antiques you are interested in, visit Emmet & White Antiques and Interiors or Diana Kelly Interiors who offer beautifully unique tresures.
  • The Dressing Room is an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of stunning vintage wear and accessories for both men and women.
  • For beautiful gifts for the home or trinkets for yourself visit Fern home store.
  • For the art lovers, pop into Objet Trouve for an electric mix of contemporary art, decorative antiques and vintage interior pieces or Alfriston Arts for local prints and paintings.

Food and Drink

You will be spoilt for choice when it come to fine food and drink…

  • Pop into The Singing Kettle or Badgers Tea Room for delicious homemade treats and a much needed cup of tea or coffee.
  • Enjoy delicious cocktails at The Star Inn, run by Alex and Olga Polizzi
  • First licensed in 1397 The George is an old English Inn serving well kept beers, a good selection of wines and good food.
  • For a touch of Little Italy visit Poco on the high street serving sharing boards, small pasta dishes and great wine (which you can buy to take away too).
  • Wingrove House serves delicious, locally sourced food in a beautiful restaurant.