The Eight Bells

Jevington Road, Jevington, Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom, BN26 5QB
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After Lockdown 2.0, we'll be opening on Friday & Saturdays for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and on Sundays for Breakfast and our Sunday Roasts!

Friday: 9:00 - 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00 - 10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00 - 6:00pm

As the tiers are being reviewed again on 16th December, we have kept the festive fortnight fully open, in the hope that we move down to Tier 1, so please do continue to book — we will get in touch with you if we need to cancel or adjust any bookings during that period.

Facilities
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Wine Shop
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Car Parking
  • Bar
  • Baby Chairs
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About The Eight Bells

For 350 years, the Eight Bells has been at the heart of Jevington, set in the first valley of the South Downs, to the west of Eastbourne. This small, independently owned free house has a rich history, cosy interiors and gardens with dramatic views of the rolling downland.

Cuisine: Pub Food, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

This was our first visit to The Eight Bells and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The team was so friendly and happy to help us with any requests. Food was fabulous. We will be returning post lockdown. Thanks, W.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

The main meal and service was excellent. Slightly disappointed with dessert which was banoffie pie. Thats because we like lots of caramel and cream with our banoffi.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Everything perfect

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Stunning meal, and service as always

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Immaculate, super-friendly service and delicious, well-presented food. Amazed that everything on the menu was available despite it being the last day before lockdown. Will be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Thank you for squeezing us in for lunch. Following a walk over the Downs we were treated to a fantastic lunch by very friendly staff. Such a shame that we will not be able to enjoy such top quality pub grub again at the eight bells until December. Thank goodness for the Friday evening takeaway. Just the ticket for lockdown.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Just exceptional in every regard.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

A terrific roast beef Sunday lunch, side of cauliflower cheese and a couple of pints of Harveys. Great service and superbly Covid managed. And thanks for providing a back office space to make a private phone call and accommodating this within our booking time.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Second week in a row and didn’t disappoint! The roast was amazing again and the atmosphere and service were on point. We’ll most likely be ordering a roast during lockdown!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

It is a complete treat having you almost on our doorstop. We all raves about our delicious lunch. Thank you!!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Amazing food. Great atmosphere supported by warm and friendly staff. Outside terrace inviting cosy with a festive feel. We will return for more great food.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

The best roast I’ve ever had and always such wonderful service! Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Finally! A place in Eastbourne that makes me want to come back 👌🏼

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

We had such a nice meal. Beautifully cooked food and very efficient, attentive staff. Such a lovely setting.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

The food was wonderful as were the staff. Outside is ok,warm and pretty but noisy at the early sitting with lots of children running around. Will try for an indoor table next time as my friend who Is hard of hearing found it difficult. The step in to the marquee needs highlighting as both of my party tripped over it. Will visit again after lockdown hopefully thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Brilliant food and service - lovely atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Our first visit to the 8 Bells. Only negative was the hard seats without cushions

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Excellent food, service and ambience

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our delicious lunch. The food was amazing. The staff were friendly and respectful of the restrictions.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

We would without a doubt, recommend The Eight Bells for excellent food, and most welcoming service. During our weeks holiday in Jevington, we had three meals in the Eight Bells, and each time the food and service was outstanding.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Fantastic food and really friendly, attentive service. Although there was a time limit on the table there was no feeling of being rushed. Definitely will return.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

We had a really lovely meal on friday , it is just such a shame that because of Corona Virus, pubs can no longer be the social hub that they used to be. But a lovely evening, well done to Philip & Steve & staff. Ian & Ginny

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

If you book via another link you may end up in the marquee. Food was amazing, though medium house wine are £7.40 (ish) I thought was quite high. Very attentive staff.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Lovely food, good service. Many thanks!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Although having to adhere to the covid restrictions, the Eight Bells still delivered top service within a fab relaxed atmosphere! The fish & chips were amazing, the burger was huge, the roasted pumpkin sarnie a massive hit but the chocolate & pear ganache ... no words!! Will def be coming back!! Thank you

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