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.
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.
“Staying with our friends in Eastbourne for the weekend I asked to get booked in for Sunday Lunch. Well having not been before what a find this was. Really friendly smiley staff alround with a good selection of ale and the lunch, wow, that beef was just superb as was the rest of the meal and excellent value for money. Rest assured we will be there again but sadly not till August for airborne. Thanks to all and that includes the folks in the kitchen."
“We’ve been in twice for lunch after walking our dog on the downs. Both times we’ve got chatting to other dog lovers. It’s very friendly.” DH (38) “We had our work do in the restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. Definitely coming here again.”
“We come here after choir rehearsals. It’s easy to push a few tables together to accommodate a big group. The staff are very obliging.”
“The last time I came here there was a band singing 70s and 80s covers. The whole pub was singing along and dancing. It was brilliant.”
“We’ve been in twice for lunch after walking our dog on the downs. Both times we’ve got chatting to other dog lovers. It’s very friendly.”
“They have a well-kept cellar. Always a good pint. Mine’s a Harvey’s!”
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.