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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Icklesham, East Sussex - the Church and the Pub!

The view of the Church as you approach Icklesham Village.

The gorgeous pub Smile

Icklesham is a small village just past Rye on the Hastings Road. As you approach the village the Church can easily be seen on a small rise of land. I had often said that I would like to visit this church, so in September we decided to meet my sister in law in the village, visit the church and have lunch in the local pub.

The Altar with Harvest Festival goodies in place.

Dahlias waiting to be arranged.

A lovely setting for the font.

An interesting read from 1710.

The Parish Church of All Saints and St. Nicholas is a beautiful Norman Church, the day we visited there were parishioners and the vicar preparing the building for Harvest Festival, so there was a lot of activity, but we were made to feel most welcome by the Vicar.

Norman doorway at the back of the Church.

Looking to the back of the Church from the Altar.

Beautiful flower arrangement.

I wonder how old this Yew tree is..

After our visit to the church we crossed the main Road and walked to the Pub, we didn’t know at the time that this pub is a very popular venue in the area, well known for its superb food, we had an absolutely lovely lunch Open-mouthed smile

The Queens Head Inn is up a small lane off the main road going through the village, it was built in 1632 as two estate cottages, and continued in that way until in 1832, when one of the cottages started selling ale. It was not until about 1924 that the cottages were joined together and the present day Queens Head came into being.

The amazing sight that greets you on entering the bar – there were so many articles hanging from the ceiling, from bicycles to stuffed animals!

We sat at the table in the centre of this photo, the food was wonderful, and so was the atmosphere. A lovely experience Smile

Just to finish, my daughter and I found this beautiful little Angel statue on top of a babies grave stone in the Churchyard.

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2 comments:

  1. hi val. nice to see you again! :)

    lovely church and gardens area. the pub is a convenient stop, too. :)

    you should link your church posts to www.inspiredsundaymeme.blogspot.com/
    they'd love for you to share them there. :)

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  2. Oh that Lovely tree I wonder how old also Val. What a lovely warm welcome and amazing bar that is to.

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