About Old Town
In the heart of Eastbourne, Old Town offers scenic walks in parkland, historic sights, independent shopping facilities and some great restaurants and pubs.
Looking for some history?
As the oldest village in the town, it is steeped in history; Motcombe Park and Lake is the source of the Bourne Stream from which Eastbourne derives its name, with a circular dovecote overlooking the gardens.
The 12th century St Mary’s church, The Old Parsonage, and the 16th century Lamb Inn are definitely worth a visit.
Eating out in Old Town
Enjoy a meal in the relaxing environment of the ‘Tally Ho’, with a lounge bar, The Two Bulls Steak House or the Green Street Pizzeria for a more casual atmosphere.
For more exotic tastes, the Spice Garden on the High Street is a favourite for Indian cuisine, and the Eastern Wok on Crown Street serves up tasty Oriental treats for both takeaways and an eat-in experience.
The Lamb Inn also offers traditional pub grub and a warm, welcoming atmosphere – think comfy sofas and open fires in the winter.
For lunchtime sandwiches, cakes and treats, Cafe Corro, situated on Green Street, is always bustling and popular.
Local amenities and services
Locally sourced produce makes the award-winning Heath’s Butchers on Green Street a favourite of Old Town residents, and you can pick up bread and baked goods at the nearby Earl’s Bakery.
For more general groceries, there is a newly refurbished Co-op supermarket on Green Street, or the larger Waitrose on the High Street.
Old Town has its own local community swimming pool – Motcombe Swimming Pool offers fun for all ages, with swimming lessons, aqua aerobics, exclusive senior classes and family fun sessions.
The great outdoors
Gildredge Park in Old Town is one of Eastbourne’s finest, with spacious playing fields, children’s playground, skate park, and recently refurbished tennis courts (open to the public, with lessons available).
The Manor Gardens adjoin the park and form a quieter area with a rose garden, herbaceous borders and shady lawns.
The ‘Rec’ of Old Town has been a public recreational space since the 1930s when housing was being developed in the area. The park has beautiful panoramic views of the town, a children’s playground, and an open field perfect for games and picnics.
From Eastbourne Old Town it is a short walk up to the South Downs and the glorious views at Beachy Head and along the Seven Sisters cliff-tops. The popular South Downs Way takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in England, with picturesque villages to visit.
Venturing further afield
Old Town is only around 10-15 minutes walk to Eastbourne’s train station, with direct links to Hastings, London Victoria, Brighton and more.
There are buses running every ten minutes to Eastbourne and around the town (Loop service), and further buses venture further afield to surrounding villages such as Jevington, Friston and Sovereign Harbour. Buses also run to Brighton, passing through East Dean, Seaford and Newhaven.
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