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The transformation of The Star, Alfriston, is the first official joint venture for mother and daughter duo, Olga (sister of Rocco Forte) and Alex Polizzi (presenter of The Hotel Inspector series).

The striking Grade II listed 15th-century building in the medieval village of Alfriston is near the Seven Sisters and in the South Downs National Park, close to the historic town of Lewes and both Glyndebourne Opera House and Charleston.

The extensive renovation see's Olga Polizzi add her own inimitable style, whilst preserving the magnificent historical features. The 30 bedroom hotel offers a large restaurant with its own inner courtyard, created as a lovely spot for warm weather dining. Expect relaxed all day dining with local beers, open fires and oak beams.

At the heart of the hotel is a large and striking 60-cover restaurant where the kitchen serves up simple, unfussy dishes with a focus on clarity of flavour.

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Opening hours

Lunch: 12.30pm - 2.30pm and Dinner 6.30pm - 9pm daily.

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

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  • Outdoor dining
  • Gastro pub dining



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