The Eight Bells at Jevington will reopen on April 14.

The owners announced last night: “We’re back! From Wednesday 14th April we’ll be serving breakfast, lunch and drinks in our garden — and from 19th May we’ll be opening inside and taking bookings for dinner too.

“Visit for our menus, opening times and to book, or call us on 01323 48 44 42.

“We look forward to seeing you again soon!”

The Eight Bells in Jevington is one of the most loved country pubs in the Eastbourne area and has been getting quite the reputation since it was taken over last May by Phil Cameron, an award-winning hospitality entrepreneur, and head chef Joshua Levy.

The team has begun restoring the pub, which dates back to the 1500s, to make it the go-to place for great food and drink outside the town – and during the lockdown, they’re bringing the pub right to your door!

Every week, they open for their Friday Night Takeaway – a host of classics (from their highly praised fish & chips, to cheeseburgers, pies and kebabs of the week) for collection or delivery to Polegate, Willingdon, East Dean and everywhere in between.

At the weekends their ‘Pub at Home ’(which features their popular eight-part Sunday roast kits, pies, pudding and pints of freshly pulled local beer) can be collected or delivered throughout the Eastbourne area.

And if you fancy a walk or cycle across the Downs, you can stop off between 10am and 2pm Friday to Sunday for their Grab & Go teas, coffees, pastries and delicious hot rolls!