Events · Walks

A Mammoth Challenge for Walkers

13 Mar 2016

The Tiger Inn is the starting place for a new timed circular walk over 26 miles of the South Downs. The route takes in the three Sussex peaks of Beachy Head, Long Man and Firle Beacon before returning to The Tiger via High and Over, Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters. If you want to have…

Events · Marathon

Sussex 10K Half-Marathon and more

12 Feb 2016

Endurance Life comes to the Beachy Head area this year on 19 March 2016. The race starts and finishes at Birling Gap. Places are filling up fast across all of the 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and Ultra distance challenges. The dramatic coastline around Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters offers runners undulating and at times gruelling…

Tiger Inn · Walks

Best Walks for Winter

5 Feb 2016

Lunch or supper at The Tiger Inn and a walk along the Seven Sisters was recommended by Richard Madden in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday 15th January. Richard wrote A classic winter’s walk from a pub right out of central casting 5. Seven Sisters & Birling Gap, Sussex (5½ Miles) A classic winter’s walk from…

Television · Walks

Best Walks with a View

5 Feb 2016

Beachy Head is often in the newspapers for its romantic walks and stunning scenery, so it was good to welcome Julia Bradbury and her Television production team to the Tiger Inn, the Holiday cottages and our walled garden for her forthcoming television series on ITV. You can see the trailer here,, which includes a…

Gardening · Mark the Gardener

Mark the Gardener: East Dean Blog 13-12-15

14 Dec 2015

For the Christmas Blog this year, I was going to do a blog based around Oasis song lyrics, but I had another idea, when that happens, you gotta roll with it. The change of direction happened because I received a Christmas card from two people, who along with my fantastic Mum and the gorgeous Dancing…

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Mark the Gardener: East Dean Celebrity Blog 26-9-15

6 Oct 2015

Well, that was fun. Completely unexpected and downright crackers, but fun nonetheless. Over the course of the last few years, I have brushed against fame and I find that “they” are really very ordinary. “They” are doing a job and “they” have good days and “they” have bad days. Just like us, but because “We”…

Mark the Gardener: East Dean Blog 21-9-15

23 Sep 2015

By the time you read this, I will be languishing on the cutting room floor. If I’m not cut from all the scenes and if I haven’t been issued with a restraining order for following the Executive Producer around the garden, not like a teddy bear, but like someone who thinks they have a really…

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Mark the Gardener: East Dean Blog 24-04-15

5 May 2015

Dear Mr BH, I am throwing myself at your mercies. Please reconsider the decision to dispense with my services, I cannot bring myself to say sacked. I have racked my brains and I can’t think of many reasons for this decision to be taken: I like singing, I like dancing and I even like singing…

Christmas story

22 Dec 2014

I have always wanted to write a story that can be read over and over again and will be enjoyed by all that read it. I don’t know if this is it. But, snuggle up, belt in, pour another brandy, we are off. What some unlucky people don’t realise is that the arch to the…