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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, a welcoming bar, and the cosiest, best-dressed marquee 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 à la carte dining, Sunday roasts and Friday Night Takeaway.
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OPENING TIMES

During November we are open from 10am to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 10am to 8pm on Sundays. 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 are serving our roasts from noon to 8pm, with last orders at 7pm. We take table reservations for inside the pub and our marquee, which is enclosed for winter, 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.

CHRISTMAS & THE FESTIVE SEASON

For the festive season, we will open every day from 15th December to 3rd January, 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. From 26th to 28th December and 1st to 3rd January, we will be open from 10am and serving lunch from noon to 6pm. Please feel to call us if you would like to arrange a group or party booking — we can seat groups of up to 30 inside the pub and 32 in the marquee.

COVID PRACTICES

We are keeping our tables well spaced and will continue to offer table service both inside and outside the pub. Our bar tenders and waiters continue to wear masks inside and we provide hand sanitiser on every table. You are welcome to order at the bar, but we would ask you to head back to your table with your drinks. If you are feeling unwell or have been told to isolate, please stay away.

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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