Pekes Resources


Pekes is a wonderful, beautiful and private place for your memorable Wedding or other great milestone Celebration, large or small, and you can accommodate 60 of your guests in our houses, and entertain up to 200. Please ask any member of the Pekes team or email Kildare.




If you would like cleaning during your stay, we can provide an excellent cleaner at a cost of £15 per hour on weekdays, £23 per hour at weekends.




Because Pekes is a popular place to hold Celebrations of many sorts, we know and can suggest a range of local caterers, who almost all will do anything from quite small dinner parties up to major entertainments.

Please ask for our Suggested Suppliers list.



Good Food

Flint Owl Bakery in Lewes bakes the best Organic Craft Bread in the region, and they will deliver it to you at Pekes if you give them a nice order. Visit their website at. Visit their website at Flint Owl Bakery.

Very Good Bread. Dominic Gilling bakes delicious old-fashioned slow bread in his family-run bakery in Ringmer.
62 Springett Avenue, Ringmer, BN8 5SX. Open 8-4 weekdays, 7:30-1:00 Saturdays. 8 miles from Pekes, near Lewes.


The Best Cakes
We think that Sticky Fingers of Brighton make the most delicious home-made cakes you can find around here.
Check out their website at Sticky Fingers Cakes




Of course all of our seaside towns sell fresh fish straight from the sea. Two further-off fishmongers which are well worth a visit are:

RX Fisheries on the famous Rock-a-Nore Road near the beach fleet at Hastings.
Brighton & Newhaven Fish Sales on Shoreham harbour, who have their own boats.



Good Wine
Hailsham Cellars is a proper wine merchant with everything from fine champagnes and clarets onwards, and they know their wines.
9 High Street, Hailsham. Visit the website at Hailsham Cellars.




ChildBaby-sitting, childcare, nursery and nanny requirements
Pekes has its own in-house qualified baby sitter/child minder – please ask us.
You can also contact Tinies Childcare Agency Brighton and Sussex.
Telephone: 01273 557 671
Website: Tinies Childcare


drink_fruitCocktails 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.
Telephone: 01273 277 076
Website: Mixology Group


beautyBeauty Treatments

Sarah Hurst Skin & Beauty of Brighton provides a comprehensive beauty therapy service.
Telephone: 01273 270 709
Website: Sarah Hurst

Sarah also provides on-site pamper parties: Sussex Pamper Parties


Holistic Therapy
Denise Gell is an Eastbourne-based holistic therapist offering massage treatments, healing and facials. Dr Hauschka.
Telephone: 01323 730266 / 07904858081
Website: Denise Gell




Limousine Hire

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.
Telephone: 0800 1691831 / 01435 813494
Website: Star Limousines



Hail-a-Cab, Hailsham: 01323 849 888
Cavalier Cars, Hailsham: 01323 844 464
Jayline Taxis, Hailsham: 01323 442 233
Polegate Station, Taxis: 01323 720 720
For longer journeys, minibuses or a bit more luxury perhaps with a proper chauffeur, try
Direct Travel of Polegate: 01323 484446. Website at Direct Travel.



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..
Telephone: 01323 841414
Website: The Pavilion Hailsham



EntranceLocal Shopping

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 on the left 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. Open Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 12:30pm..
Telephone: 01825 872 949
Website: Chiddingly Shop


The BP station at Golden Cross (just up the A22 at Golden Cross) has a Spar which stocks food essentials, drinks 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).

Ripe Village Stores at Ripe – go on past Deanland to centre of the village. Another great and entrepreneurial Community shop with café, delicious Home cooked meals, deli, drinks, fresh fish and meat and a Post Office (open until 1 pm). Full English on Saturdays from 9 am to 1.

The nearest ATM is at BP on the A22.

Lloyds, Barclays & Nationwide have branches with ATMs in Hailsham (all end of the High Street), so also do Tesco & Waitrose.




Local Pubs

SixBells_600The Six Bells Inn in Chiddingly village is a well-known independent, attractive and lively pub which also serves food for all budgets. They regularly have jazz and blues bands. Just over 1 mile from Pekes, through Muddles Green and straight on..
Telephone: 01825 872 227
Facebook: The Six Bells, Chiddingly




The Gun at Gun Hill is an old atmospheric Real Ale pub with an excellent dining room and garden with play area overlooking farm fields. About 1 mile from Pekes, turn right at the end of the drive. Advise reserving a table and driving there (narrow lane).
Telephone: 01825 872 361
Website at The Gun, Heathfield .




The Plough at Upper Dicker. A charming gastro pub, for anything from a pub lunch to bistro bar to restaurant. Very nice large drinking or eating out garden at the back with a play area. Open 7 days, good for Sunday Roast lunch. Advise reserving a table. 4 miles from Pekes – same village as Michelham Priory.
Telephone: 01323 844859
Website: The Plough at Upper Dicker



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.
Telephone: 01323 811 464
Facebook: The Roebuck



The Kings Head at Lower Horsebridge (Hailsham), BN27 4DL. A Harvey’s pub with big dining area for all budgets and children’s play area. SKY Sports TV. 3 miles from Pekes. Go left on the A22, 2nd exit from the Boship roundabout onto the A271, and about 1 mile along on the right.
Telephone: 01323 843712
Website: The Kings Head


Local Restaurants & Eating Pubs

  • Radjutt Tandoori, 48 High Street, Hailsham. Long established, also offer takeaways. Top of the High Street on the left.
  • Royal Indian, South Road, Hailsham. Royal Indian Hailsham. Perhaps Hailsham’s best Indian food, Tandoori a speciality. Also Takeaways.
  • Weatherspoon’s at The George Hotel, George Street, Hailsham.The George Hotel. All day pub and family eatery, good and very reasonable breakfasts, etc. Outside area. Bottom of the High Street, turn right on George Street, and it’s on the left. For parking go down George Street, turn right into North Street, and it’s on the right.
  • Callendars, 80 High Street, Hailsham.Callenders Restaurant. A standard fairly reasonable bistro type restaurant offering English/British food. Opposite The Grenadier Pub. Parking a bit difficult, but go on, take the 1st left, bear right and it’s on the right.
  • Ye Olde Smugglers Inne, Waterloo Square (the centre). Very historical traditional pub with good food. Beer garden, dog friendly. CAMRA best-kept beer listing. Smugglers Alfriston.
  • The George Inn, High Street. Medieval timbered pub, very snug. Good food, beer garden and dog friendly. The George Alfriston.
  • The Star Inn, High Street. Another old and charming place, small bar, excellent food. Also dog friendly. The Star Alfriston.
  • The Cricketers Arms, Berwick. About 1 mile from Alfriston, just off the A27 west. A charming country pub in a very small village, with a lovely peaceful garden under the Downs. Excellent food. The Cricketers Berwick.
  • The Sussex Ox, Milton Street. Also about 1 mile from Alfriston, off the A27 east. A well-known gastro pub, excellent fresh food, charming bar and huge walled garden with lovely views. Footpath from there to view the mysterious Wilmington Old Man. The Sussex Ox.
  • The Plough and Harrow, Litlington. About 1.5 miles from Alfriston, towards the sea. A charming higgledy piggledy old place, with real ales and Long Man beer brewed in the village. Good for lunched and a walk – Friston Forest, Lullington Heath or downriver to the sea. The Plough & Harrow.
  • Aqua – The Old Courthouse (near Waitrose). Trendy new restaurant, excellent fresh food, early supper deal. Aqua Restaurant.
  • Depot. Trendy and friendly café-bar and restaurant within the lovely Depot cinema complex. The right place if you are going to a film, but good at any time.The Depot.
  • The Lewes Arms, quite near the High Street. A historic pub with a huge array of beers and drinks, and good food. With a small garden. The Lewes Arms.

Local Takeaways

  • Pizza Bella. South Road, Hailsham. Pizza Bella Hailsham. 01323 442 667. Next to/part of the Royal Indian restaurant. Delicious fresh home-made Pizza. Parking outside
  • Jasmine Garden, 7 High Street, Hailsham. Jasmine Garden Hailsham. A long established good Chinese takeaway with a large menu. On the right near the bottom of Hailsham High Street, and right next door to Hailsham Cellars – a first class wine and spirits outlet.
  • Wok Inn, Shortgate near Laughton. The Wok Inn. A nice long-established authentic Chinese restaurant that does take-aways. Go up the A22 north, turn right at Halland towards Ringmer, and it’s about a mile on the left at a small place called Shortgate.
  • Domino’s Pizza, Hailsham. 32 High Street, Hailsham. 01323 848000. Near the top of the High Street.
  • John’s Fish & Chips. 66 High Street, Hailsham. John’s Fish & Chips. There are several Fish & Chips outlets in Hailsham, but we think this is the best. Award winning. Usually open until 10 pm. Top of the High Street, on the left.
  • Green Chilli Indian Takeaway, 48 High Street, Hailsham. Green Chilli Hailsham. At the very top of the High Street on the left.


Local things to do and see

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