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Eastbourne is a major Tourist Destination with a wide choice of Hotels ( 5 * to welcoming small B+B accommodation)

We are working with the Tourist Information + Hotels Association to provide a TOP 20 List covering all types of Hotel / B+B / Self Catering options, which will be available on the website from 1 March 2019.

Here though are some options amongst the larger Hotel Chains and also a few very local establishments we feel able to recommend. 

If you would like further information in the meantime please e-mail us at commercial@eastbourne-speedway.com

PREMIER INN

There are 3 in and around Eastbourne, the nearest is at Polegate – approx 2 miles

When Booking you can chose Saver (Fixed Fee) or FLEX Option. You have a further option to “Pay Now” or “Pay On Arrival”.

If you chose FLEX OPTION” you can cancel WITHOUT PENALTY or without making a payment (if you chose FLEX Option).”

This is IDEAL for SPEEDWAY as if meeting is Rained Off / Postponed before 1pm on the day of the Meeting, you can easily cancel Booking (online) without paying anything at all.

POLEGATE

(General Comments – very accessible to Stadium down A22, very good quality, decent Evening Food and excellent Breakfast Meals. Rooms are typical layout for the franchise and has FREE Car Parking adjacent to Petrol Station (medium sized Co-Op and McDonalds. A more traditional “Truckers type Cafe” at the end of the cul-de sac, is highly used and recommended by locals for a superb Breakfast / Snacks.

TOWN CENTRE 

(General Comments, excellent and modern accommodation and Breakfasts and the most modern of the 3 Premier Inns. Approx 6 miles from Stadium, but the best if you want to explore Town and Beaches before or after Speedway. Only drawback is lack of a dedicated Car Park – vouchers for £3 for 24 hours from Reception for large modern secure Multi Storey

LANGLEY – Willingdon Drove

(General Comments – decent enough but local Manager inform a Refurbishment (needed) is due to may 2019. Meals are OK as is breakfast and about 4 miles from Track. Good but would be 3 preferred of the 3 Premier Inn options.

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TRAVELODGE

Willingdon Drove

About 4 miles from Track, Free Car Parking but no on-site Food although plenty of options in near vicinity. Good Quality Rooms for franchise and far and away the better of the 2 options.

Hellingly

Very close to Track about 1 mile on Island where A22 and A21 meet, that’s about the only plus point. Tired, dated, dirty, the Car Park resembled a Land-Fill when the writer stayed there, no Food Outlets and wi-fi unusable – avoid at all costs!

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LOCAL ESTABLISHMENTS

Beach Front Guest House:

“Lovely location, wonderful breakfast, excellent rooms and sea front parking for £1 per day” – perfect for evening trips in to Town for Shows / Food / Promenade / Pubs etc” – comes highly recommended by our Business and Commercial Director Ian Jordan

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Hailsham is the closest Town, just other side of A22 – and has a couple of excellent local options:

Olde Forge Hotel:

Could be considered quaint and old-fashioned by younger people but spotlessly clean, excellent reputation and nice comfy rooms. Free WiFi; excellent Breakfasts and Food in general, with Bar and Garden.

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West Lodge B+B – Doves Lane; Lower Dicker

A small family owned B+B, with an excellent reputation, about 5 minutes from the track. Rooms En-Suite with Free Parking, Free wi-fi and Flat Screen TV and Desk in Rooms. Excellent Breakfasts and Vegetarian and Vegan options for those who want them. Early booking essential as West Lodge is a small, but friendly establishment. 

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CAMPING / CAMPSITES

Little Downash

Little Downash is a friendly, family run campsite were all are welcomed to visit. Our campsite is located in the beautiful countryside just south of Hailsham and only a few miles away from Eastbourne ‘Fineprint’ Eagles Arlington Stadium.

This makes it a fantastic choice for supporters looking for a quiet retreat in preparation to watching their teams race.  Also at Little Downash there is a glamping option for fans who like more of a homely feel when staying outdoors.

With fantastic scenery all around, private woodland walks, woodland camping, traditional field camping, glamping and a picturesque  lake Little Downash is truly a must visit site! 

Camping prices start from £15 per night
Glamping prices start from £50 per night

Go to: www.littledownash.co.uk for more information and prices.

We look forward to hearing from you!