Where to eat at Beachy Head

The following eateries are all within a relatively short driving distance of the lighthouse.

The nearest pub is The Beachy Head, part of the Vintage Inns chain, and is just 5 minutes up the road about 5mins away in the car. They serve good ‘pub’ food all day. In the other direction is The Tiger pub in the village of East Dean offering a slightly ‘finer’ selection of meals - there is also a Thai Restaurant in the village. In addition, Eastbourne is the nearest town - about 10mins away in the car.

Beachy Head Pub

Beachy Head - five minute drive or 40 minute walk

The Beachy Head Pub is the closest, being only five minutes up the road by car.

The Beachy Head in Eastbourne is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. The picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on the menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing the bar.


Tiger Inn

East Dean - five minute drive - 40 minute walk

In the other direction, also five minutes away, is the Tiger Inn pub, in the village of East Dean.

The Tiger Inn at East Dean is probably the finest pub in Sussex. The Observer newspaper described it as “idyllic” with its low beams, log fires, cosy settles, fresh home made food and a warm welcome. The Tiger has also been praised by the Sunday Times as a very pretty long, low, quintessentially English Pub on the edge of the village green. The Tourism board has recently awarded the Tiger Inn, with it's five luxury bedrooms, four stars for their quality.


Thai Terre

East Dean - five minute drive - 40 minute walk

Also in East dean is the Thai Terre, with carefully selected the recipes from Thailand.

All fish and seafood is fresh and sourced locally from sustainable stocks. Meats and other produce is of the best quality available and purchased on a daily basis.


(Closed on Mondays)

The Cuckmere Inn

Cuckmere - 8 minute drive

Situated on the other side of the Seven Sisters on the river Cuckmere is the Cuckmere Inn (formerly the Golden Galleon).

Their menu is full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, including our steak & mushroom pie and beer-battered fish and chips, as well as seasonal surprises.


The Eight Bells

Jevington - 11 minutes drive

The Eight Bells of Jevington is a Public House with over 300 years of history, nestled on the South Downs Way, between Eastbourne and Lewes.

It has a very large and well presented garden with superb views of the South downs. It is the ideal place to spend a beautiful, hot summers day or a balmy evening watching the sun go down.


The Belgian Café

Eastbourne - 8 minute drive

Situated on Eastbourne Seafront’s Grand Parade with views of the pier and out towards Beachy Head, the Belgian Cafe is the perfect place to dine al fresco during the day or experience the relaxed atmosphere inside.

Famed for its freshly prepared seafood specialities, including 50 different ways to enjoy mussels, and their amazing selection of over 50 Belgian beers.


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