Access Statement

Access Statement:

Proprietor: Mr John & Mrs Sonia Dunkley.

The English Rose has been trading for over 7 years and we're open all year including Christmas Day. We regularly welcome guests from the UK and all around the world. Reception telephone is attended from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm, every day.

The building is centrally heated throughout with thermostatically controlled radiators. It is also predominantly double glazed and carpeted throughout. The building was erected during the Edwardian period and is situated near the train station, the shopping centre and all areas of the town are quick and easy to reach. The town centre and all surrounding areas are fully paved on both sides of the road which is flat and level with no gradients or inclines. The entrance to the building has a short mosaic tiled path and a low threshold at the wide front door/entrance which leads into a spacious, tiled hallway. The hallway provides access to all downstairs rooms. (A door bell button is located on the R.H side of the front door aperture). Cellular telephone reception is usually good.

Sorry no pets.

We are 300 yards from the sea front.

Visitors by car:

As the English Rose is situated just outside the town centre we have no restrictions for parking. Parking can be either on Magdalen Road or opposite in Rotherfield Avenue.

Visitors by rail:

Bexhill on Sea railway station is approximately 2 minutes walk on flat, paved ground. Alternatively, taxis are usually parked "on rank" outside the station. We are approximately 300 yards from Bexhill rail station.

Bus services:

Buses to Hastings, Eastbourne and all other surrounding areas are within easy reach. Bus stops are situated very close to us and can be found in Sackville Road, Devonshire Road and along the sea front.


Cyclists are welcome and bikes may be safely stored at the rear of the premises.


Numerous taxi services are available in the town and various telephone numbers are displayed in reception. Additionally, Parkhurst Taxi Company are located nearby in Parkhurst Road.

Arrival time:

Check in: 4pm until 10.00 pm (22.00 hrs). Once registered, room keys and front door keys are provided for guests convenience.

Check out time:

Keys to be returned to reception by 10.30 am - on the day of your departure.

Property overview:

The property is arranged over 3 floors and access to all upper levels are gained by use of a wide Victorian staircase. (Due to the construction, layout of the building and UK planning legislation it is unfortunately not possible to fit a lift or provide ramped access). Also, there is no downstairs w.c for general use. Fire/smoke detectors are located throughout the building and connected to an audible fire alarm. Fire extinguishers and fire alarm buttons are located on all floors in a convenient position. All fire equipment is periodically tested and checked and routine maintenance carried out in accordance with the regulatory body. In accordance with UK law, all fire procedures are prominently displayed in all rooms and throughout the premises. A welcome card and information sheet is also displayed in the rooms for the help and guidance of the guests. Additional leaflets, guides, timetables and general local information can be found on the table in the hallway near the kitchen entrance. All public thoroughfare areas are lit 24 hrs. There is a NO SMOKING policy throughout the building, a bench seat is available for guests to sit and relax at the front of the building but cigarette butts need to be disposed of carefully.

Ground floor:

(Public areas) Dining Room

1st Floor:

Exclusive bathroom, w.c & shower for room 2 and 4.and rooms 1 and 3 with en-suite

2nd Floor:

(Top) Family Room Shared bath/w.c for room Private linen cupboard.

Dining Room:

Situated off the hallway, adjacent to front entrance door. It is well appointed, clean and comfortable. Breakfast cereals, cold foods, fruit juices, continental breakfast and general foodstuffs etc. are individually wrapped and hygienically displayed. Menus are provided in all rooms and on all tables. The dining room is open from 07.30 am to 09.00 am Monday to Friday and 08.00 am to 09.30 am each Sunday.


Available for inspection upon request.


All bedrooms are fitted with wash hand basins, shaving lights, mirrors, thermostatically controlled radiators, Wireless Internet. Room fridges. Digital T.V. electric kettles and hospitality trays. (Hair dryers are provided in all rooms). The use of an Iron and board are available upon request. Additional pillows, blankets and bedding are available if required. Clean bedding and towels are provided in all rooms.

Information regarding all rooms are listed on the web site and additional photographs will be added in the future.


Although every effort has been made to make this statement as comprehensive as possible, please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.