The Abergavenny Arms Hotel

Frant Road
East Sussex

01892 750 233

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Opening Hours

Bar: all day every day

Weekdays: 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00 and all day in summer

Home-cooked food/ Sunday roast

Senior citizens lunch Monday & Thursday
(2 courses: £5.50)

Specialising in fresh fish

The pub has a long history dating to the 14th century. The pub was originally called the Apsis, later the Bull and then the Abergavenny Arms when owned, until 1933, by Lord Abergavenny whose estate is opposite the hotel. At one stage the area that is now the lounge bar was used as the local court and the jail was situated in the cellar below. There is reputed to be the ghost of a coachman who died while staying at the inn in 1770. The law required an inquest to be held and the house be closed until this happened. The landlord took matters into his own hands, threw the body out of the window into the street reporting a case of suicide and kept the beer flowing!

The Abergavenny has two bars, a non-smoking restaurant and an attractive beer garden. The accommodation has been recently refurbished to a high standard and comprises a family suite of two rooms and private bathroom and a twin room en-suite. Meals are served lunch and evening every day of the week.

Warm friendly atmosphere

Traditional real ales

Proprietors: Paul Vallis & Paula Schofield