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 Friday Night Takeaway, Saturday brunch and à la carte dining.


We are now open from 10am to 8pm on Tuesdays, 10am to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 10am to 8pm on Sundays. On Tuesdays we serve our lunchtime bar menu from noon to 3pm. From Wednesday to Saturday we serve our full lunch menu from noon to 3pm and dinner from 6 to 9pm. Our Saturday brunch runs from 10am to noon, with last orders at 11am. On Sundays, we serve our roasts from noon to 6pm, with last orders at 5pm. We take bookings for dining, and we have plenty of tables for drinkers, who are welcome without a reservation.

The Barn, our new outside bar, is now open every Friday to Sunday from noon, subject to weather.


Our Friday Night Takeaways is available from 5.30 to 7.30pm. Scroll down for this week’s menu and order form, which has further information on availability and delivery options.


We are taking a measured approach to the easing of COVID restrictions, as we know that not everyone is comfortable with the prospect of crowded bars and many are yet to be vaccinated.

We’re keeping our tables well spaced and will continue to offer table service both inside and outside the pub. You won’t have to sign in any more and you are welcome to order at our bars, although we would ask you to head back to your table with your drinks. We will be encouraging our customers to wear masks while moving around inside (where our bar tenders and waiters will also continue to wear them, for the time being) but we will no longer wear them in the garden. We will continue to 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.

We hope these simple measures strike the right balance between normality and caution, and we look forward to serving you again, at the bar or your table, very soon!