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, a welcoming bar, and newly landscaped gardens with dramatic views of the Downs. Whether you’re walking, cycling, passing by or coming to dine with us, we offer something for everyone — from the best local beers and bar snacks, to our à la carte dining and Friday Night Takeaway.


We are open from 10am to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. Please note that we will be closed on Wednesday 20th October for refurbishment works.

We serve coffee and pastries every morning. From Wednesday to Saturday, we offer both our full lunch menu and our bar menu from noon to 3pm, and dinner from 6pm. On Sundays, we serve our roasts from noon to 6pm, with last orders at 5pm. We take table reservations for inside the pub and our marquee, which is enclosed and sits on a new deck, with heaters and blankets for extra comfort.

Our Friday Night Takeaways is available for collection or delivery at 6pm. Scroll down for this week’s menu and order form, which has further information on availability and delivery options.


From 15th December to 3rd January, we will be open every day except Christmas Day itself. We close after lunch on Christmas Eve and re-open for lunch on Boxing Day. We will have a late dinner sitting on New Year’s Eve, until gone midnight, and will be open from 10am to 8pm for the first three days of January. Please feel to call us if you would like to discuss a group or party booking — we can seat groups of up to 28 inside the pub and 33 in the marquee.


We are keeping our tables well spaced and will continue to offer table service both inside and outside the pub. You are welcome to order at the bar, but we would ask you to head back to your table with your drinks. We encourage our customers to wear masks while moving around inside (where our bar tenders and waiters also continue to wear them, for the time being) but we no longer wear them in the garden or marquee. We provide hand sanitiser on every table and would ask you to use it regularly. If you are feeling unwell or have been told to isolate, please stay away.