Pekes is a wonderful, beautiful and private place for your Wedding Reception, large or small, and you can accommodate up to 60 of your guests in our houses. Please click Weddings for full information, including many recommended suppliers.
If you would like cleaning during your stay, we can provide an excellent cleaner at a cost of £7.50 per hour on weekdays, £8.50 per hour at weekends.
Julia our cook
Julia is our recommended Cordon Bleu cook. During your stay, if you wish, Julia can come, cook and serve you dinner. Menus start at £20 per person for a 3-course meal and range up to a Gourmet feast at £27 per person (you provide the drinks). See Julia our Cordon Bleu cook.
01825 872440. firstname.lastname@example.org
Catering and home delivery
Avril at Kudos Foods of Ripe provides a wide range of cooking and catering options; this is for parties rather than individuals. You need to order from her by 3pm for same-day delivery.
07736 975 635. www.kudosfoods.co.uk | email@example.com
Baby-sitting, childcare, nursery and nanny requirements
We recommend Tinies Brighton and Sussex.
01273 557 671. firstname.lastname@example.org. | www.tinies.com/childcare-agencies/nanny-agency-brighton-sussex/team
Cocktails and bars come to you
Zoe at Mixology will bring you an entire cocktail party, with all the ingredients, as well as a team of mixologists, bartenders, barbacks and waiting staff to suit your requirements.
01273 277 076. email@example.com. | www.mixologygroup.co.uk
Sarah Hurst Skin & Beauty provides a comprehensive mobile beauty therapy service.
01273 270 709. firstname.lastname@example.org. | www.sarahhurst.co.uk
Sarah Hurst also provides on-site pamper parties: http://sussexpamperparties.co.uk
Denise Gell is an Eastbourne-based holistic therapist offering massage treatments, healing and facials. Dr Hauschka.
01323 730266 / 07904858081. www.sb2005.co.uk/gell.htm.
Star Limousines of Horam have a fabulous range of chauffeur-driven limos for up to 10 people, great for all kinds of occasions including a night out in Brighton.
0800 1691831 / 01435 813494. www.starlimousines.co.uk.
Hail-a-Cab, Hailsham: 01323 849 888
Cavalier Cars, Hailsham: 01323 844 464
Jayline Taxis, Hailsham: 01323 442 233
The Hailsham Pavilion in George Street is a beautifully restored plush period single screen cinema with usually a choice of films during the day/night.
01323 841414. www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk.
Chiddingly Village Shop stocks lots of local and delicious things, as well as being a café with Wi-Fi. It’s just up the road in Muddles Green on the way to Chiddingly village. Look out for the tasty Golden Cross and Flower Marie goats cheeses produced at Holmes Hill just up the A22. – 01825 872 949. www.chiddinglyshop.org.
Open Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 12:30pm
The BP station at Golden Cross (just up the A22 at Golden Cross) stocks food essentials and newspapers.
Deanland Stores at Deanland Wood Park is a convenience store that is open every day (A22 north, turn left at Golden Cross and follow the sign for Ripe; Deanland is on the left after about 1 mile).
Hailsham (4.5 miles down the A22) has most other types of shop that you would need, including Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Costcutter.
The Gun at Gun Hill is an old atmospheric Real Ale pub with dining room and garden. About 1 mile from Pekes, turn right at the end of the drive. 01825 872 361. www.elitepubs.com/the_gun.
The Roebuck at Laughton. A well-known pub serving mostly Sussex beers and good local food. ‘Quirky’ with a welcoming atmosphere. 3.5 miles from Pekes – up the A22, turn left after the BP station towards Lewes, and about 3 miles along there is the yellow pub on the right hand side. 01323 811 464