Now part of The Polizzi Collection, this striking grade II Listed 16th century building in the medieval village of Alfriston, reopened in June 2021 after an extensive renovation, with Olga and Alex Polizzi at the helm. Alfriston is in the South Downs National Park, close to the historic town of Lewes and to both Glyndebourne Opera House and Charleston. Walking and cycling around the Cuckmere Valley is a great way to take in the incredible surrounding landscape of the Seven Sisters and the South Downs. The hotel can recommend cycle hire, walking routes, and can even provide a rucksack picnic for guests to take on a day out.
The front of the hotel, known as The Inn, opens onto the High Street, and offers relaxed all day dining with local beers, open fires and oak beams. The library is a sanctuary for guests to enjoy a cup of tea or something stronger, play one of the board games or take a moment to read a book from the bookshelves. The library has a secret door that opens onto the restaurant at the heart of the hotel. The restaurant has its own inner courtyard, created as a lovely spot for warm weather dining; this highlight of the hotel has a Mediterranean feel, with interesting climbing plants, lots of terracotta pots and unique trellises made by the local blacksmith. Head Chef, Tim Kensett, serves simple, unfussy dishes with a focus on clarity of flavour, and the ever-changing seasonal menus utilise the abundance of exceptional Sussex produce.
Please visit in-line with current restrictions, and visit their website before visiting to ensure they are open.
Free car parking
Food & drink available
Location & details
The Star, High Street, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TA