Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Jevington


St Andrew's Church

The picturesque village of Jevington in East Sussex is situated in the South Downs now far from the seaside town of Eastbourne. The village sits in a quiet valley surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs and is accessible by road from Polegate or Friston. Alternatively Jevington can be reached by walkers either using the South Downs Way or from Butts Brow in Eastbourne. 

St Andrew's Church dates from about 900AD, The tower was used by villagers as a refuge during viking raids. In 1344 a Monastery dedicated to St Lewinna was built in the village but was dissolved in 1538. 

At the centre of the village sits the Eight Bells, a traditional country pub over 300 years old. This welcoming pub serves excellent food, either beside the roaring log fire or in the pretty beer garden overlooking the beautiful countryside. 



Approaching Jevington from the South Downs
The Eight Bells
View from the Beer Garden




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