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
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/thenewinn.hadlowdown/?fref=ts

Bonfire Celebrations 2023

The Timetable Of Events for the Bonfire Celebrations on 4th. November are as follows:

Time Details
18:00 Gates open to the public for Bar and BBQ
19:15 Procession starts to form up outside the New Inn
19:30 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.
19:45 The Traditional Cry will be recited and
torches cast into the bonfire
20:45 Firework finale commences
(duration not exceeding 10 min)
23:00 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.

Filming at the New Inn

Here is the official poster for the independent, small budget British made film which includes scenes  shot in the New Inn Haflow Down with upcoming and seasoned actresses & actors, amazing local crew, artistic & incredibly hardworking MUA’s, Kent & Sussex locations, the best vintage car owners, many volunteers and supporting a much needed local charity – Family Matters. We are so proud to have reached this point. Follow us for trailers & information on the Premiere.

Click on the link to watch trailer  https://fb.watch/lnPnDSj6hi/

Main Road Closure

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.

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