For hundreds of years, the Eight Bells has been at the heart of Jevington, a picturesque village in the South Downs, just outside Eastbourne. This small, independently owned free house has a rich history, welcoming bar, and landscaped gardens with the best views around! 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 outside chargrill, à la carte dining and Friday Night Takeaway.
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OPENING TIMES

We are open from 10am to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm on Sundays and 10am to 6pm on bank holiday Mondays.

We serve toast and toppings every morning. From Wednesday to Saturday, we also offer hot breakfast rolls until 11.30am, our lunch and bar menus from noon to 3pm, and dinner from 6pm. We serve our Sunday menu from noon to 8pm, with last orders at 6.30pm.

‘The Barn’, our outside bar and grill is now open at weekends and on bank holidays, serving food from noon to 5pm. From June, we will also be open on Fridays and later into the evenings.

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

COVID PRACTICES

We continue to offer full table service, as well as serving at the bar. Our tables remain well spaced and are sanitised between every use. We also have sanitiser on every table, provide single-use menus and keep the pub and marquee well ventilated. If you are feeling unwell, please contact us to reschedule.

Keeping it local

We source as much quality, local and sustainable produce as we can. We are surrounded by many innovative and passionate farmers and producers, many of whom we consider to be our friends, and the area boasts some of the country’s best wines, beers and cheeses. You won’t find things like olives or avocados on our menus, because, delicious as they are, there’s plenty of choice and flavour right here on our doorstep.

We keep a close eye on food miles, packaging and our use of landfill, we use harvested rainwater for our garden and we compost whatever we can.

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Celebrating our Community

Jevington is surrounded by farmland, woodland and downland.  The sea is just at the bottom of the valley, and the coastline includes Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Haven — so you can explore for miles!

There are plenty of exceptional places to visit, from Eastbourne’s award-winning Towner Gallery, to Charleston Farmhouse (home to some of the Bloomsbury set), Glyndebourne, the Rathfinny Wine Estate and Long Man Brewery.

We are always happy to suggest places to stay, to introduce you to the village’s many talented artists and to recommend some of our great local tradespeople.

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