The Long Man Inn is a welcoming, independent Edwardian pub with four overnight guest rooms, in the heart of Wilmington, a handsome and historic single-street village nestled within the South Downs National Park. Just off the 100 mile-long South Downs Way National Trail we are perfectly situated for walkers (we are dog-friendly), cyclists, locals and visitors to rest up and enjoy first-class traditional food, local ales and attentive service in our cosy pub.
A stone’s throw away is our iconic namesake, the Long Man of Wilmington. This mystifying giant is Europe's largest portrayal of the human figure and heralds the final and most spectacular leg of the South Downs Way from Wilmington across the magnificent Seven Sisters chalk cliffs to Beachy Head.
Ancient fertility god, Druid guardian or cosmic shaman, our beguiling colossus on the slopes of Windover Hill has mystified and inspired artists, pilgrims and spiritual seekers since he was first sketched in 1710 by John Rowley. While we may never discover his true lineage, we at the Long Man Inn raise a glass to the Big Fella and his tantilising secrets. Cheers!
Read more about the history of the Long Man of Wilmington and the village.