Smugglers Inn



Nestled within the South Downs National Park lies the historic and picturesque village of Alfriston. Lisa and her team welcome you to ‘Ye Olde Smugglers Inne’ steeped in history and situated in Waterloo Square.

The Smugglers has long been a popular watering hole for visitors and regulars alike. Serving award winning local ales from micro-brewery “Burning Sky”(Firle) “Longman” (Littlington) to the traditional “Harveys” of Lewes.  Guest ales from the above make seasonal appearances alongside “Holler Boys” from nearby Uckfield.

A varied collection of bottle beers and larger is also served with a selection of wines and spirits and soft drinks, which are great by themselves or compliment to a great meal.

Darren Sandalls is the Head Chef at The Smuggles and has worked his way up the ranks over the past 30 years.  Darren actively sources local produce, meat, fish and vegetables that sit at the core of our traditional menu, reflected in our Spring/Summer – Autumn/Winter options and daily specials.

The Smugglers boasts a vibrant monthly programme of events and live music. 


Apart from the spacious bar and dining area we have additional conservatory, terrace and garden.  We also have a Barn to Hire, The barn is an ideal location for small occasions, capacity 10 to 40.

Accommodation is comfortable and reflects the quirky and eclectic nature of a historic building.  Bed and breakfast is available to book through


01323 870241  Smugglers Website