Wile away a long afternoon by the River Cuckmere. Wander through the medieval village of Alfriston. Follow the South Downs Way. Step back. Slow down. Enjoy.
Deans Place Hotel is set on the banks of the River Cuckmere, at the foot of the South Downs National Park and within easy reach of the dramatic white cliffs of the South Coast. This 14th Century country house was once part of an extensive farming estate; today it offers luxurious hotel accommodation and award-winning fine dining in the heart of East Sussex.
Many bedrooms enjoy magnificent views over the pretty four-acre Victorian gardens, with a gazebo and a riverside bridge, and the sweeping South Downs. There is an outdoor pool and guests can play croquet and boules in the hotel grounds.
The Dining Room is one of the best restaurants in the area. Here guests can relish modern British cuisine whilst taking in views of the Cuckmere Valley. In the winter, savour a traditional afternoon tea by the bar’s crackling log fire, and dine on the large terrace in the summer.
Nestling in the medieval village of Alfriston, the world-famous Glyndebourne Opera House is at its doorstep. The vibrant seaside resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne and the bustling market town of Lewes are just a short drive away.
Our basic small double en-suite bedrooms with 4'6" double bed and internal views, offers all the Deans Place charm on a budget. These compact 6-10m2 rooms offer; free Wi-Fi, 19" digital TV, dressing table/writing desk, direct dial telephone, refreshment tray, toiletries, fluffy white towels, hairdryer and key card access.
Country style en suite bedroom, 46 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, DVD player, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Single bed.
Country style en suite bedroom, 97 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, DVD player, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Double bed.
Country style en suite bedroom, 129 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, DVD player, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access.
Country style en suite bedroom, 301 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio (enhanced), DVD player, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, Nespresso coffee machine, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Country views. King-size bed.
The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel is one of the best restaurants in the area. Deep purple seating, silver leafed walls and crisp white cotton linen guarantee a beautifully refined setting for fine dining. With its traditional English charm and stunning views of the Cuckmere Valley, guests are treated to mouth-watering, seasonal dishes prepared from fresh Sussex produce and accompanied by a selection of carefully handpicked fine wines. Menus change monthly with plenty of vegetarian options available. The head chef provides a daily recommendation and there is a locally landed catch of the day. The Dining Room also plays host to celebrities from the literary world in association with the highly acclaimed Much Ado Bookstore in Alfriston. Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.
The more casual offering that serves lunch daily including classic pub favourites ranging from bangers and mash to steak and chips. There are also a number of small plates, salads and morning coffees to suit any guests needs.
In the summer, dining at Deans Place Hotel reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. The terrace and bar offers open-air dining during the summer months. Guests can enjoy a delicious light bite whilst taking in the beautiful period gardens. Intriguingly, Deans Place Hotel has over 30 varieties of gin on offer, including Sussex’s own Blackdown Dry Gin. What's more, the gins are paired with only the best tonics from Fever Tree, 1724 and Schweppes.
Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting - savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed by the roaring log fire in the hotel bar or outside on the terrace in the summer.
The unique surroundings of Deans Place Hotel present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character.
Deans Place Hotel’s delightful outdoor swimming pool is available for guests to use from May to September.
Seaford Road, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TW, Great Britain