The Hickstead Hotel in Bolney, West Sussex
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In the South Downs

Set in peaceful Sussex countryside nestling beneath the Downs, yet only 20 minutes from Gatwick Airport and the centre of Brighton, The Hickstead Hotel is the perfect location for a country break, a private conference or meeting, or a Sussex country wedding.

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Tucked into the South Downs, with relaxed dining and easily accessible for Brighton and the Channel coastline.

The Hickstead


West Sussex

01444 248023

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With stunning views of the West Sussex countryside, and beautifully maintained grounds as a picturesque backdrop, consider The Hickstead during your search through wedding venues in West Sussex. We offer weddings, civil ceremonies and partnerships all within a short distance of Brighton.


Choose from 36 spacious doubles, as well as 6 Executive Rooms and 10 spacious twin rooms, and all our rooms are laid out over the ground and first floor. Relax with Freeview TV and free WiFi, and we will bring room service to you when all you want to do is relax and put your feet up.

Make it special and upgrade to an Executive Room, with some added touches including mineral water, a bowl of fruit robes and slippers.


We have the eating experience to suit your mood. Our Oak Tree Bistro has an exciting bistro-style menu which changes seasonally, and including daily specials. Open for dinner, it’s perfect for an intimate evening or a family celebration. We are also delighted to offer private dining for small groups and private parties.


Whether you are looking to arrange a small, intimate family get together, a birthday party, baby shower, christening, celebrate a special wedding anniversary or just a very special occasion, we would be delighted to help organise your event.

Our experienced team will be on hand to help with all the finer details so you can relax. From the best room to hold your celebration in, what of food to serve, to the running of your celebration. We are here to ensure you create memories for all to treasure.


At The Hickstead, we have modern boardrooms, equipped with the latest amenities including in-room fridges, leather chairs, portable digital phones and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property, so we can ensure that your event is an unparalleled success. Despite being located in the peaceful seclusion of Hickstead, West Sussex, our hotel is within easy reach of London, making it the ideal venue for exclusive meetings and conferences.

Christmas and New Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas………..

There’s no better place to share Christmas and New Year celebrations than with friends, family or work colleagues at Hickstead.

Our Edwardian house hosts festive events throughout December and retains an elegant charm with traditional decorations adorning the hotel, wreaths swathed on the fireplace and exquisitely decorated trees dotted throughout the hotel.