This definitely has the location on its side. A stone’s throw from Glyndebourne you could also cycle to your hearts content across the rolling South Downs on your doorstep. But it’s the Ram’s heritage that sets it apart having had Virginia Woolf grow up in the village as well as a regular haunt of the Bloomsbury group. Luckily they’ve done it proud. The rooms are all muted greys, cosy throws and working roaring fires and the breakfasts are exceptional.
Slapbang in the middle of historic Firle, this converted 15th century coaching inn is everything you’d want for a rural weekend away. With cosy, firelit rooms this is one place to snuggle down with a good book and an excellent pint having walked the length of the South Downs if you so wish (there are some excellent walks around these parts). The wonky, ramshackle inn will have your heart by the end of it and they’re some of our favourite rooms in the area. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.