Sold Prior

A detached period barn with the capacity for up to 150 people for a ceremony and 80 for a sit-down meal with a bar at the southern end.

There are doors that lead through to a marquee which has Planning Permission to be erected from 1st May to 30th September. Within the site there are landscaped gardens and adjoining building with ladies and gents W.Cs.

The barn has potential for conversion into residential accommodation, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

The English Wine Centre and associated barns occupies a delightful rural setting in the Cuckmere Valley overlooking the South Downs within the South Down National Park. It is located on the Alfriston Road between Lewes and Eastbourne lying just off the main A27. There are comprehensive local shopping facilities and amenities located in nearby Alfriston with Berwick railway station just over a mile away with links to Lewes, Eastbourne, Brighton, Gatwick and London mainline railway stations. There are also excellent road links to surrounding areas via the A27 and A22.

The English Wine Centre is a multi-faceted leisure, hospitality and retail premises established since 1972 and successfully run by the present owners from January 2008 until their retirement last year. It provides a fantastic opportunity to continue as an existing business or potential to provide additional residential accommodation, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

The buildings, which are being offered as one Lot in the first instance, are set in landscaped grounds and comprise a wine retail shop with a 25 cover restaurant, an oak barn licenced for wedding ceremonies, a detached function venue with luxury en-suite letting facilities and a thatched cottage. There are extensive parking and storage facilities within the 0.89 hectare (2.24 acre) site.

The Seller may consider including fixtures and fittings for sale by negotiation. Interested applicants are advised to contact the Auctioneer’s Office.


Open plan function room with adjoining bar, doors lead through to the marquee which has a seating capacity of 150.


Landscaped gardens, outbuilding housing ladies and gents W.Cs and large parking area.

Local Planning Authority

Wealden District Council. Tel: 01323 443322. Website: wealden.gov.uk

Site Measurements

The site extends to 0.27 hectares (0.68 acres).


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Freehold with Vacant Possession

Commercial EPC: E