Westfield

Westfield in East Sussex Village Guide

About Westfield in East Sussex

Known as Westewelle in the Doomsday survey, Westfield is one of the largest villages in the area with a population of around 2,750. It lies 6 miles inland and 2 miles to the north of the “Ridge” which overlooks Hastings. Westfield has not suffered a population drift that has affected many villages as there is local employment such as the Wheel Farm Business Park where small companies have created 120 jobs. Carr-Taylor Vineyards is another success story, competing with the French to produce champagne-style wine- A popular tourist attraction, with vineyard walks, tours and wine tasting. There is still a village shop, newsagents, butchers and hairdressers,although the post office recently closed. There are two pubs – The New Inn and The Plough. Lunches are available from both establishments and also evening meals at The Plough. The Wild Mushroom restaurant on the southern edge of the village will take dinner reservations.

A prominent sight as you enter the village from the south is that of the church – St. John the Baptist, which has served the parishioners for over 800 years. Its many features include extensive buttressing, a 12th Century porch and a 14th Century font with an elaborate 17th Century cover. Above the door to the tower there is carved a Royal Coat of Arms with the list of vicars since 1250 set below. As you look towards the nave you see a Norman arch with squint windows to the side, cut through the 32 inches of stone. . Another feature at the road entrance is the lych-gate,with its four carved angels; this was added in 1887 as a memorial to a deceased child.

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Attractions and Activities

RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station Visitor Centre & Shop

Hastings Lifeboat Station visitor centre and shop is open daily from 10.30. – 4.30. Our knowledgeable guides provide a free (donations welcome!) tour of the station where you can learn about its’ history and the lifesaving work we do today. … more

Combe Valley Countryside Park

The Combe Valley Countryside Park spans an area of around 2.3 square miles (equivalent to approximately 1480 acres) between the towns of Hastings and Bexhill. It offers ample opportunity for public enjoyment and recreation, with a network of paths and … more

Accommodation

Claverton Hotel

Set in an Edwardian country house within secluded landscaped gardens, Claverton Hotel is located on a country lane.

The White Rock Hotel

On Hastings Seafront, this stylish hotel is situated next to the White Rock Theatre.

Tower House 1066

Privately owned, this beautiful red brick Victorian guesthouse offers 4-star guest accommodation in beautiful boutique rooms, decorated with a contemporary…

Restaurants

De La Warr Pavilion

The first public Modernist building to be opened in the UK in 1935, this Grade 1 listed, internationally renowned icon re-opened after a £9m lottery funded restoration and redevelopment. It is now the South East region’s most significant centre for … more

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