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, welcoming bar and gardens with dramatic views of the downs.

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We are taking bookings for breakfast and lunch in the garden, from Wednesday 14th April onwards. We will be open from 9am to 6pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12 to 6pm on Sundays. A number of tables will be covered by large umbrellas and our open-sided marquee, in case of rain.

You can also book inside tables and for dinner, from Wednesday 19th May onwards, when we will open from 9am to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12 to 6pm on Sundays.

The Barn, our new outside bar and grill, will be open every Friday to Sunday, from 21st May and throughout the summer. The menu includes hot dogs, burgers, rotisserie chickens, market steaks, skewers and some very summery puddings!


Until 14th April, we are open from 10am to 3pm Friday to Sunday, and on Easter Monday, for our Grab & Go. We are serving hot and cold drinks, pastries, hot rolls, Scotch eggs and sausage rolls — ideal if you’re walking or cycling across the downs. We also have our Friday Night Takeaways from 5 to 8pm. Scroll down for our menus and order forms, which have further information on availability and delivery options. Please note that alcohol can only be sold for delivery to your home and nothing can be consumed on the premises until 12th April.