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The Star Inn, Alfriston - pub details

Star Inn

Address: High St, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27801) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Berwick (2.5 miles), Seaford (3.7 miles), Bishopstone (4 miles)

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I read reviews before coming to Alfriston and decided to see if Star as bad as people make out. Not a bit of it, there was a wedding going on and all seemed to be enjoying themselves. They had two ales on, one from Long Man and the other from Beachy Head (both local) - I had the latter and it was in good condition.
kernott1 - 8 Dec 2013 20:19
This is not a pub Ė itís a hotel! I seldom leave bad reviews (please feel free to check), but this place was simply awful. We paid £7.90 for a pint of beer and Vodka and soda. My girlfriend wanted to smoke a cigarette in a garden rather than on the street frontage and when we enquired about the garden, we were told it was further through the building down five (!) corridors. Since the front bar was very nice, I thought the rest might prove so... the deeper we got, the more the place turned into a corporate hospitality unit. When we finally found the narrow, lifeless, walled garden, it turned out to be non-smoking! Thanks guys. Go to The Smugglers which is a really nice PUB.

BiffoBeer - 31 Jul 2012 14:10
It looks like this place has had some bad reviews.I cannot comment on the food (but then this website is 'Beer' in the Evening) but I can say that I called in here after a windy walk on the Downs, and was very cheerfully served, and was even profffered a sample of the Long Man Brewery bitter before I bought it, which is always a good sign. The bar itself is small but very comfortable, with plenty of exposed beams and an old fireplace; the dining room looked more formal. I had my walking gear and (clean) boots on, but did not feel out of place or unwelcome despite the upmarket surroundings. What with The George opposite and the Smugglers down the road, one is spoilt for choice in Alfriston...but if you want food, yes be prepared to pay...
happy_wanderer - 25 Jun 2012 12:01
If you want overpriced, pretentious food then this is for you.
I like my food, but donít regard consuming a main course in 2 minutes as a dining experience.
I want to eat the food, not frame it or play hunt the morsel when it arrives on oversize plates.
The staff didnít know what they were doing e.g. couldnít describe what was on the menu (one didnít even know what shortbread was), one order of drinks arrived twiceÖ. 15 minutes apart, two different waiters gave us a bill.
The normal tariff for this meal is £26 plus 10% service charge, so at £28:60 - you decide if it is good value. I know what I think!!!

We have eaten here before, at lunch times and had good meal, but things appear to have changed drastically.

scnns - 28 Jan 2012 09:45
Recently visited the Star after a gap of many years and was pleasantly surprised as my previous visit was dire. The beer (Beachy Head) was in good condition although I prefer the Harveys that they used to serve. The bar was quiet. The service was O.K. but we had to wait in the queue for a longtime before being able to order the first drinks (at this point I felt like walking out but my companions were keen to try the food).

The food was reasonably priced and was cooked well. The problem with service appears to be the use of foreign bar staff who are expected to multi task. There was only one chap serving and he had to deliver the food, clear the tables and also take orders and deliver them to the kitchen. A tough job for someone familiar with the language and customs.
Sussexcrawler - 26 Sep 2011 16:11

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