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
Shame that the Ashdown Morris Men can’t make it this year but the beer and the company will be as good a ever!
The Timetable Of Events for the Bonfire Celebrations on 4th. November are as follows:
|Gates open to the public for Bar and BBQ
|Procession starts to form up outside the New Inn
|Torchlit procession departs the New Inn
and proceeds down Hut Lane and then right
along the footpath to Waghorns Lane.
Turning left into Waghorns Lane, the procession
will turn right into School Lane and proceed
to the entrance of the Playing Field.
|The Traditional Cry will be recited and
torches cast into the bonfire
|Firework finale commences
(duration not exceeding 10 min)
|Bar closes and the site is secured for the night
All times are approximate and subject to change.Very Important Safety Information:
No children under the age of 16 are permitted to carry torches.
Do not carry small children on your shoulders if you are a torch bearer.
Wear appropriate flame retardant clothing.
Sturdy waterproof footwear is advisable.
No animals are permitted at the Playing Field or as part of the procession.
Observe the Marshal’s instructions at all times.
Bring a torch (one of those modern battery-powered things – not fire!) for your journey home.
There is NO PARKING at the Playing Field, Where possible leave your car at home. Do not park on the pavement in School Lane, This restricts pedestrian access.
The New Inn requires bar staff, weekends and occasional weekdays. If you are interested in applying please ring Anny on 07725927178
Posted on the village Facebook Group pages by Michael Lunn – Parich Council Chair:
I have been notified that East Sussex Highways will closing the main A272 through #HadlowDown on the evening of 27th Febuary from 8pm to 6am (weather permitting). This will be doing more extensive repairs. Little England Farm area is yet to be confirmed but the Parish Council have raised that this should be done at the same time. Further details as and when we get them. Advisory Signs have been erected.
A date for your diaries:
THE NEW INN GARDEN
Friday 3rd. June
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Bands and Barbecue from 3 pm onward.