Rose Cottage Inn Alciston

The Rose Cottage

The Rose Cottage is a traditional Sussex country pub, set in the picturesque cul-de-sac village of Alciston, in the heart of the Southdowns Nation Park, accessed by a country lane of off the A27, between the villages of Selmeston and Berwick, the Old Coach road that surrounds the village are ideal for walking, the beautiful villages of Alfriston and Firle are equidistant and offer the opportunity for great walks through these villages and the unspoilt countryside that surround them.

Self catering flats

We continue to offer our lovely holiday lets in our self-catering flats.

Throughout the year there are events at Charleston Manor, (home to the Bloomsbury Group) is some 5 miles distant, Firle Place, is approximately 3 miles away and is open to visitors during the summer months, hosting various events, Glyndebourne Opera House is situated some 5/6 miles away.

Please email your enquiries to,


Bar and Restaurant are now closed for the foreseeable future due to poor trading figures.

Keith and Lesley

Our History

The original inn (The Half Moon) was at Bo-Peep to the south of Alciston until around 1860 when it closed and the Southdown & East Grinstead brewery bought Rose Cottage a 17th century flint cottage with oak beams, crooked walls and ceilings, and turned it into the village inn.

Comprised of four public rooms three with tables and chairs as dining areas and one as a bar area, the whole has a very relaxed, cottage’y feel with small well-furnished front garden with views toward the Downs.

There is one old Sussex tradition carried on here, every Good Friday we hold ‘Long Rope’ skipping in the road outside the Inn. In the winter months we have real log fires and the occasional Darts night.

The Loft

Sleeps two
Double bedroom
Full kitchen/diner
W.C, shower-room
£70 per night for the first two nights
£65 each subsequent night.

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The Loft ▲
Aside of Beacon View
▲ Beacon View

Beacon View

Sleeps two
Double bedroom
Full kitchen/diner
W.C, shower-room
£75 per night for the first two nights
£70 for each subsequent night.


With its superb Downland views, Rose Cottage Inn is an ideal place to get away from it all, or to use as a base to explore the Downs and local area.

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