The New Inn

John Booth – The Drinking Man’s Guide to Sussex & Kent 1974 “Let us have no polite hesitations about this statement, no careful conditional reservations, let the claim be made loud and boldly – The New Inn at Hadlow Down in Sussex is the best pub in the county and probably in England”.

The Village Pub  Activities include some occasional drinking of ale!! And occasional traditional events such asThe Ashdown Morris, folk music, indy, rock blues and not forgetting the Quiz held every second Tuesday, teams of up to four persons. 7.30 for 8.00pm start. Winning teams get to donate the winnings to a village organisation. Sandwiches provided. £5.00 per person entry.

In the mid-1880’s a fire destroyed the old New Inn in ‘suspicious circumstances’.  It was started just as the bailiffs were taking away anything saleable. The rebuilding design was undertaken in 1885 by Denman of Brighton.  Throughout the latter half of the 20th century the pub earned itself a reputation which could be described either as ‘enviable’ or ‘non-enviable’ depending on what the customer’s idea of a village pub should be! The interior has a long public bar at the front and a small public room behind. ‘This is a rare example of a rural public house and hotel which retains its original fittings virtually intact’.

Address The New Inn, Main Road, Hadlow Down, East Sussex. TN22 4HJ
Contact Staff behind the bar
Mobile 07909 904870

Quiz Night

We hope you can join us for the next Village Pub Quiz at the New Inn on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30pm. Teams of 4 are required, entry is £5 per head. Refreshments are served halfway through the questions and the winning team chooses which local cause to support by donating their winnings!


Hadlow Down’s ‘Other Pubs’

The New Inn is not the only ‘watering hole’ the village has known, the oldest one probably existed for around 300 years before it served its last pint in 1900.  It was known as ‘The Spotted Cow’ and was situated in the lane that still bears its name.  ‘Loudwell’, in Tinker’s Lane was once an ale house famed for its home brewed beer, its old sign post was dug up in 1969.  The ‘Stonemason’s Arms’ was once what is now ‘The Haven’, it lost its license when the new ‘New Inn’ opened.