Our Local Area
Sussex is dominated by the rolling hills of the South Downs and the white chalk cliffs that meet the sea. The George is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of everything this beautiful county has to offer. From sports. to culture, heritage and historical sites, or the blissful nature of the country air - take a look at some of the attractions on our doorstep that make this part of the country so special.
Glyndebourne Opera House
The George Inn is situated only fifteen minutes away from the internationally renowned Glyndebourne Opera House. Their summer season of performances bring world-class leading opera to the Sussex countryside. Our rooms are the perfect place to get ready in your finery, head out with your picnic, and enjoy a day of sensational music.
East Sussex boasts some of England's most idyllic landscapes, making it the perfect place for avid walkers. Both the Vanguard Way and the South Downs Way pass through Alfriston - with the latter even making its way through our very front door. The George offers the perfect pitstop after a long days hike in the beautiful Sussex countryside.
With a large number of the infamous Bloomsbury Group calling Sussex their home, just five minutes from the village is Charleston Farmhouse. Home to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant - whose beautiful murals can be found in nearby Berwick church - Charleston is alive with avant garde history. Their Literary Festival takes place annually within the beautifully cultivated gardens.
Herstmonceux Castle sits within a 300 acre estate of stunning grounds, that makes a beautiful day out of exploration. The estate is also home to the Observatory Science Centre which provides hands-on science among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
Cadence Cycle Club
Within the village of Litlington - a 20 minute stroll along the river from The George - you'll find this cycling hub. Offering mountain and ebike rentals, tours, and repairs, it's the perfect place for cyclists of any ability to explore everything that the Cuckmere Valley has to offer.
Situated on the River Ouse, the historic town of Lewes provides culture packed cobbled streets, perfect for an afternoon exploration. With plenty of cafes, art galleries and antiques shops, alongside attractions such as Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleves House there is plenty to do. The town's infamous Bonfire celebrations bring spectators from across the globe.
Monks House, Rodmell
This unassuming National Trust property, in the small village of Rodmell, was home to Leonard and Virginia Woolf, who moved there in 1919. Within its walls Woolf wrote some of her most famed novels. It is now a registered museum, with a collection spanning the populace of the Bloomsbury Group, and can be visited all the year round.
Hope Gap & Seaford Beach
Just a few miles from Alfriston is the small town of Seaford with is pebbled beach. Set within the Seaford Head Nature Reserve is the eponymous Hope Gap, home to the coastguard cottages and one of the most iconic picture postcard views in all of Sussex. When the tide is out, this is the perfect place to jump between rock pools, hoping to spot some sea-life.
How to Find Us
Alfriston is located 5 minutes off of the A27, from the Drusilla's roundabout. There are two car parks in the village, visible on the map below, The Willows & The Denes. Although we do not have a car park of our own, there is plenty of free parking just a few minutes walk away, on roads such as Kings Ride, Deans Road and The Furlongs.