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 is under new management, and has a rich history, cosy interiors and gardens with dramatic views of the downs.


On Tuesdays, we open from noon for our Lunchtime Bar Menu and ‘Pie and a Pint’ until 3pm, and drinks to 6pm. There is no need to make a reservation.

From Wednesday to Saturday we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner (9am to 10pm) and on Sundays we serve Roasts (noon to 6pm). You can book for any of these online.

We also have our highly acclaimed Friday Night Takeaway (5.30 to 8pm), which is available for collection or delivery, and our Saturday Brunch (9am to 11.30am).


We will be open every day from 2nd to 24th December, except Monday 7th and 14th. You can view our festive menus below, including our Christmas set menus. We will be serving or lunch on Tuesdays, breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and our Roasts on Sundays.

We will close after lunch on Christmas Eve and open again for lunch on Boxing Day. We will announce our opening hours from 26 December to 03 January, soon.


We’re complying to the letter with COVID-related guidelines, with a number of simple measures and house rules, so everyone can enjoy their experience without any concern. Bookings are now only permitted for up to six people and face coverings must be worn except when seated.