The Yew Tree Inn Chalvington East Sussex

For bookings call 01323 811326

Chalvington Road, Chalvington

East Sussex, BN27 3TB

Free house

A traditional pub with a great cricketing history...

Jim, Mark, John, Wiggy and Issy would like to extend a warm welcome to you at the Yew Tree Inn Chalvington. Please come and join us to experience the eccentricity, which makes this pub so unique!

Wolfshead Bowmen

Come along to the Yew Tree Inn Bank Holiday weekend 5th-7th May for an action packed event with Wolfshead Bowmen. You will be transported back to medieval times to see how people lived, worked and fought and you can even learn how to shoot a bow and arrow!! Click on the poster above for more details.

Set in 7 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, the Yew Tree Inn Chalvington is a traditional pub situated 6 miles from Hailsham, close to the county town of Lewes and the seaside town of Eastbourne. We are a free house offering fine ales and home cooked food served both inside and out.

The Yew Tree Inn Chalvington is a child and dog friendly pub with a large patio, children's play area, extensive grounds and a wonderful large conservatory - perfect for parties. Unusually, we also have a cricket field and campsite!

Parts of the pub go back to 1642 when it was part of the Pelham Estate and the Pelham Buckle is still on the fireback in the inglenook. The pub is thought to have been a farm worker's cottage back in 1642, but by the time it got to 1860 it is believed to have been a coaching inn and as far as it is known, it has always been called the Yew Tree Inn.

The pub has only ever had 3 owners! Jim took over in 1977 and has since been joined by Mark, John, Wiggy and Buster the dog. Then in 2006 Issy was appointed manager to run this eccentric venture and the rest they say is history!

The Yew Tree Inn Chalvington is a free house offering a range of beers, including guest real ales from Youngs, Charles Wells & local breweries like East Sussex's Long Man Brewery. While the food we serve is traditional pub food like beef stew & liver & bacon.

The Yew Tree Inn is steeped in cricketing history, having been the home of Chalvington and Ripe Cricket Club since 1762. Cricket still continues at the Yew Tree Inn Chalvington, with several full length matches being played each week throughout the Summer. We are always looking for new players so please contact us if you would like to join in. With such beautiful grounds it is also a great place to just come along and watch, sit back and enjoy!


We can easily cater for parties of upto 50 inside and with 7 acres outside we have managed 1000!

The Yew Tree Inn Chalvington has hosted many diverse outside functions from weddings to the annual Sussex Volkswagen Owners' Club (SVWOC) Summer Festival.

Working with the Village Marquee Co. Ltd, we can also provide top of the range, free standing marquees for your event.


Chalvington is set in beautiful countryside, a wonderful area for walking and cycling, with both the South Downs Way and the Vanguard Way passing close by. There are also plenty of places of interest such as Lewes Castle, Pevensey Castle and Alfriston within easy travelling distance of the Yew Tree Inn.

...and if you want to explore for a little longer you can always camp at the Yew Tree Inn Chalvington for just £10 a tent, with great pub food and beer right on site!

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Opening hours

Mon - Sat10am - 11pm
Sun10am - 6pm

Food served

Monday12 - 3pm6 - 9pm
Tuesday12 - 3pm6 - 9pm
Wednesday12 - 3pm6 - 9pm
Thursday12 - 3pm6 - 9pm
Friday12 - 3pm6 - 9pm
Saturday12 - 3pm6 - 9pm
Sunday12 - 3pm-

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