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The Ram Inn Information


We have 6 quirky, individual rooms above the pub. The rooms are spread across the pub and therefore across the centuries. They are all different shapes and styles, with each carefully furnished with a mixture of contemporary furniture and local antiques. You’ll find Egyptian cotton sheets and duck down duvets on the large comfortable beds. Each room has a flat-screen TV, a range of cruelty-free & vegan-friendly Bramley bathroom products and tea & coffee making facilities. Our quintessentially beautiful English village is a quiet backwater at the foot of the 712ft Firle Beacon within the South Downs National Park. Part of the Firle Estate, home of the Gage family for over 500 years, the Ram sits at the centre of the village and is an easy stroll from Firle Place, the cricket ground, village Post Office and St Peters church. Surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, one of the most important chalk landscapes in the country, walk to Firle Beacon to enjoy panoramic views of the sea, downland, and the castle at Lewes. With access to over 100 miles of walking and cycling along the South Downs Way, we are a perfect stop-off point. For the less adventurous, there are circular walks to suit everyone from the pub. The beauty of the village and surrounding countryside has attracted artists & writers for generations, most famously the writer Virginia Woolf and her sister, the painter and designer Vanessa Bell who lived at Charleston Farmhouse, a favourite haunt of the Bloomsbury group. The renowned opera house at Glyndebourne is nearby. Shop for antiques in the quirky local town of Lewes or spend the day by the sea in nearby Brighton.

Firle is a diverse and culturally rich community with many artists & craftsmen as well as our farmers and walkers. It has always been slightly eccentric as exemplified by Charleston Farmhouse, where Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant hosted — and indulged the passions of — the Bloomsbury Group. You might find yourself in the bar with a group of farmers, or an elegantly attired couple in full evening dress on their way to the nearby Glyndebourne opera house.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Staggered check-in
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Stables
  • Wakeup call
  • Laundry
  • High speed internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Newspaper service
  • Shop/boutique
  • Garden
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • 24 hour security
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Pet basket
  • Pet bowls
  • Hypoallergenic rooms/units
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Sun terrace
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Concerts, music
  • Desert
  • Exhibition
  • Family fun
  • Fitness
  • Games, chess, cards
  • History/science museums
  • Hunting
  • Re-enactment
  • Special interest
  • Team building
  • Wild life
  • Paragliding
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    15:00 23:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Lewes (4.7 miles)
    Leave Lewes on the  A26 heading south. At the Southeram roundabout, take the 1st exit heading east on the A27 towards Eastbourne. At the Beddingham roundabout, take the 1st exit continuing east on the A27. After 1.3 miles, turn right at the Firle sign. Continue straight ahead for half mile, then follow the sharp left turn at the school towards the village. You will find the village car park on your left. The Ram car park is at the end of the village car park, through the brick pillars. 
  • Train from Lewes (4.7 miles)

    Trains run regularly from London, Brighton & Eastbourne to Lewes mainline station. There is a taxi rank outside the station. Taxis from Lewes take around 10 minutes. 

    The nearest train station is Glynde. There are no taxis at Glynde and it is around a 20 minute walk to The Ram. The country lane is picturesque but narrow with no pavements. Not suitable for suitcases!

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