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  • Welcome To The White Lion

    Welcome To The White Lion

    A family run pub and hotel in the heart of Sussex

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    South facing, single, double and family rooms.

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Hello and welcome to The White Lion Hotel. We are a friendly, family-run pub and hotel, situated in the heart of sunny Seaford, a stone’s throw from the sea. Nestled between the busy port of Newhaven and the beautiful Seven Sisters, Seaford boasts one of the most beautiful beaches along the East Sussex coast, with stunning walks in the surrounding area and plenty of places to explore within the town itself.

With views that soothe and amenities that comfort, The White Lion Hotel is a place you will feel right at home, from the moment you arrive. Truly a hidden gem, Seaford is one of the best kept secrets on the South Coast and The White Lion Hotel offers everything you need to enjoy the area in comfort. So come and stay in one our cosy rooms, dine in our restaurant, or join us for a drink in one our bars – and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes for yourself.

About the Hotel

A family-run business for over 11 years, The White Lion Hotel has the personal touch at prices you can trust.


Starting at just £40 (including a generous breakfast) our seven cosy rooms range from Single to Family Size, all boasting en-suite facilities and some offering south-facing views. For more information about our rooms, see the Tariffs and Gallery Pages.


With a full daytime and evening menu, our restaurant serves scrumptious meals at the right price for your pallet and at convenient times: lunch is served from 12:00pm – 2:30pm, and dinner from 6pm – 9pm.

    We also offer:

  • Weekday Lunch Time Specials
  • Steak nights on Wednesdays
  • Food all locally-sourced as far as possible
  • A mixture of guests and locals for a warm community atmosphere

Select ‘Menu’ from the Browser to see the full range of food served.


With one traditional bar and one sports bar, The White Lion Hotel is a great place to have a quiet glass of wine with your partner or a few pints with some friends in front of the football. Our bars feature:

  • 5 real ales including beers and ales from local breweries: Harveys and LONG MAN
  • Guest ales from around the UK
  • Three premium lagers (Heineken, Peroni and Kronenbourg)

Other amenities

At the White Lion Hotel you can also take advantage of our:

  • Function room
  • Conservatory restaurant
  • Patio/beer garden

With Seven Sisters close by (one of the most stunning coastal walks on the south coast of England) we thought we’d give you seven reasons to stay at The White Lion and seven more reasons to visit Seaford:

Seven great reasons to stay at The White Lion Hotel

  1. Friendly, family-run business
  2. Competitive prices
  3. Clean, tidy rooms, all with en-suite facilities
  4. Dog friendly
  5. Great food and drink
  6. Unbeatable locality
  7. Proximity to other great places

Seven reasons to visit Seaford:

  1. Quaint old town full of narrow alleyways, tea rooms and great antique shops
  2. Long, quiet and beautiful beach; unmarred by commerce, calm and uncongested
  3. Art galleries, museums (including the Martello tower) and the tranquil, walled Crouch Gardens
  4. 2 local golf courses and 2 local breweries (tours can be arranged)
  5. Proximity to other towns: Lewes (15 mins), Brighton (20 mins), London (1 hour 20 by train)
  6. You can take the ferry to France from Newhaven, just 5 mins away
  7. Surrounded by the South Downs – an area of outstanding natural beauty, great for walking and exploring – see below for more details

Surrounding area

A few minutes out of town are the South Downs National Park and some of the most beautiful and best-loved countryside in Sussex. Here you will find: Cuckmere Haven, the Seven Sisters, Birling Gap, Beachy Head and the High & Over, as well as quaint villages like East Dean and Alfriston and, a little further afield, are bustling Brighton and gentile Eastbourne.

What our guests have to say...

  • Only stayed one night, but enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly and professional. Evening meal enjoyable. Good all round experience. 
  • Welcoming, efficient, friendly professionalism. Quality room and facilities. Excellent breakfast.
  • I was amazed at the Size of the Family Room. Staff were very welcoming and chatty. Had lunch in the conservatory which was delicious and great value for money.
  • Clean room, good facilities and friendly staff. Good location, only 5 mins walk to the sea-front and 5 mins walk to train station
  • Stay here and you won’t want to leave
  • We had a lovely stay at the White Lion, room was clean, staffs were friendly, breakfast was served right on time.
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