The New Inn, Hurstpierpoint

The New Inn History

A little history for you…

Hurstpierpoint is named after the Saxon for wood, which is Hurst and Simon de pierpoint whom was given these lands after the Battle of Hastings.

Just off the A23, some 7 miles north of Brighton, Hurstpierpoint is a large vibrant village just to the north of the South Downs National Park.

The New Inn was so named after replacing the former Inn which was closed in 1450. So the New Inn is some 560 years young.

Originally built from old ships timbers the building has formed an important central feature of Hurstpierpoint for over half a millennia. The building has been extended over the years and now has a Georgian façade, but… look down the right hand side of the property and you can immediately see the old timbers and brick work.

The haunted cellar also has a strange tunnel (now bricked up) that is rumoured to lead to the church and Danny House some two miles away.

The village corn exchange was based here and the unique building has been recently restored to house the main restaurant.

The 1/3 acre beer garden is a real hidden gem; surrounded by beautiful flowers and old walls it is a safe and peaceful place to enjoy the fabulous food and drink of the New Inn.

Whilst keeping the feel of the old pub we hope we have updated it for the 21st Century; you can be assured of a warm welcome, great beer, wine and food.