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TWO OLD INNS AT ALFRISTON WHOSE BRANDY SOMETIMES PAID NO DUTY

TWO OLD INNS AT ALFRISTON WHOSE BRANDY SOMETIMES PAID NO DUTY

Smugglers found Alfriston a most convenient place. It is situated in the gap in the Downs where the Cuckmere breaks through to the sea. Goods landed at Cuckmere Haven could be taken up stream to the village, where the Star (bottom) still keeps the tradition of the old bold mates who ran their cargoes in defiance of the law. The Star, probably the oldest inn in Sussex, dates from the fifteenth or early sixteenth century. Above is an inn whose name, "Ye Olde Smugglers," frankly acknowledges its old customers

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