Eight Bells

For hundreds of years, the Eight Bells has been at the heart of Jevington, a small village in the South Downs, just outside Eastbourne. This small, independently owned free house has a rich history, welcoming bar and gardens with dramatic views of the downs.

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We are now open from 9am to 6pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12 to 6pm on Sundays and taking bookings for breakfast (except Sundays) and lunch. A number of tables are covered by large umbrellas, in case of rain.

You can also book inside tables and for dinner, from Wednesday 19th May onwards, when we will open from 9am to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12 to 6pm on Sundays. We will also be open on Tuesdays from 12 to 6pm, for drinks and our bar menu.

The Barn, our new outside bar and grill, will be open every Friday to Sunday, from 21st May and throughout the summer. The menu includes hot dogs, burgers, rotisserie chickens, market steaks, skewers and some very summery puddings!


Our Grab & Go is available until 6pm every day that we are open. We are serving hot and cold drinks, pastries, hot rolls, Scotch eggs and sausage rolls — ideal if you’re walking or cycling across the downs. We also have our Friday Night Takeaways from 5 to 8pm. Scroll down for this week’s menu and order form, which has further information on availability and delivery options.