Quite frankly it may be a small place but it's rather charming. We didn't stay long...just enough to have a brief poke about and do that most English of things....visit a cafe for tea and a bun! I think this particular instinct must be hardwired into my genes!
St Andrews- the so called cathedral of the South Downs.
The local village shop still has the original frontage.
The Smugglers Inn so called because it once was the home of the infamous Stanton Collins who was the leader of a notorious early 19th century smuggling gang.
A mine washed up on the banks of the River Cuckmere in October 1943. Thankfully it didn't explode and is now being utilised as a donation collecting box for charity.
Alfriston has three inns in total. This one is The Star which has all the lovely painted green men on the exterior. Below are a few more shots of some of the other decorative figures.
To finish this is the other side of the village sign. I don't think I've seen one before [and I have inspected a fair few in my time!] that has got different images like this.