Simon and Lisa are proud to welcome you to their stylish, friendly, award-winning pub and B&B. Nestled at the foot of the beautiful South Downs National Park, The Pilot Inn with its car park provides a superb base from which to soak up some of the most stunning and iconic scenery in the county.
The Pilot Inn will still be trading as normal until the Government advises the hospitality industry to halt.
We’ll be operating in a reduced capacity, and with a limited restaurant menu. Our priority in this time is to keep everyone safe, the public, our staff and our family. We’ve taken several measures to keep everyone as safe as possible in the meantime, in line with Government recommendations.
We’d like to ask you to be aware of your own health, and that of those you’ve had contact with. PLEASE SELF ISOLATE IF YOU FEEL UNWELL, OR IF YOU’VE HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE FEELING UNWELL. If you’re unsure, please consult the Government’s guidance here.
Mon - Fri: 12 pm - 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm,
Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Mon - Sun, Open 11am, (check by phone for closing)
Lisa and Simon
Meads is a pretty village on the western edge of Eastbourne, nestled at the foot of the South Downs above the beautiful Holywell beach, offering a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants in a relaxed and friendly setting. Eastbourne town centre, with its wealth of theatres, art galleries, shops, international tennis, airshow and famous pier, is a mere five-minute drive away, meaning you will never be short of things to see and do.
Here at The Pilot Inn we pride ourselves on locally sourced fresh ingredients. Our meat is supplied by J.Heath & Son family butchers and includes locally reared beef from Bullock Down Farm, Beachy Head. Our seafood is supplied fresh from Beachy Head Fishing Company; both are within a few minutes of our location.
“Reasonably priced food and drinks, very helpful and friendly staff. Nice comfortable surroundings and great atmosphere. Well worth a visit"
“Probably the best quality food I’ve had in a pub for a long time. Plus it’s not the usual pub menu either. I had beautifully grilled and presented salmon, and my wife had Dover sole. We will certainly be back when we’re in the area again.”
“Visited as a family of 3 and had fantastic dover sole, scampi and chips. Customer service was amzing as well - didn't have to wait, all was perfectly timed. Great experience. Thanks”
“Stayed for 1 night. Accommodation very comfortable. Had roast dinner in the restaurant- excellent and a great breakfast Found all the staff very friendly and helpful Will definitely stay here again”
More reviews available on TripAdvisor.
We take bookings directly and through external sites. Any dates requested have to be confirmed by us with you, this way we avoid double bookings. Equally, we will be able to confirm when rooms will be available from, time wise. We want your stay to go without a hitch and we are happy to discuss any issues you may have, just use the number below.
The bar, the garden, the restaurant areas, the menus and food, our staff and a great friendly welcome. Not to mention our rooms, and the rather good breakfast, and of course, our location.