The Star Alfriston

The Star Alfriston
High Street, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TA
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The Star Inn based in the heart of the picturesque village of Alfriston has undergone an extensive refurbishment which has transformed this Grade II listed Building. Built in the 13th century, The Star at Alfriston is one of the country s oldest inns. It has acted as a hostelry to pilgrims, smugglers and even royalty. Until 1520 The Star at Alfriston was known as The Star of Bethlehem . Then run by the monks of Battle Abbey, the inn offered shelter to friars and pilgrims as they travelled to Chichester to visit the Shrine of St Richard. Considered as a Holy House in its time, the Inn housed a Sanctuary Post which provided instant church protection to fugitives and smugglers. This post still remains in the bar today, and folklore suggests its powers of sanctuary is still very much alive! The Inn is still providing rest, relaxation and a place to dine for today s modern traveller. Whether you are looking for an adventurous weekend or a relaxing stay to get away from it all, The Star offers the perfect escape.

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