http://www.glyndebourne.com/ticketsBest availability for each production:
Hipermestra – best availability at weekends in May and June
La traviata – best availability in August
Hamlet – best availability on 13 June and 27 June
Ariadne auf Naxos – best availability in July
Don Pasquale – best availability in late July and late August
La clemenza di Tito – best availability on 11 and 13 August
Large parties and group bookings:
Tuesday 27 June Hamlet
Friday 7 July Ariadne auf Naxos
Friday 14 July Ariadne auf Naxos
Sunday 23 July Ariadne auf Naxos
Thursday 17 August Don Pasquale
Friday 18 August La traviata
Friday 25 August La traviata
Saturday 27 May Hipermestra
Sunday 18 June Hipermestra
Saturday 24 June Hamlet
Sunday 2 July Hipermestra
Sunday 9 July Ariadne auf Naxos
Sunday 16 July Ariadne auf Naxos
Sunday 23 July Ariadne auf Naxos
Sunday 13 August La clemenza di Tito
Sunday 20 August Don Pasquale
Consecutive nights with good availability
29–30 June Hipermestra and Hamlet
7–8 July Ariadne auf Naxos and Hipermestra
27–28 July Ariadne auf Naxos and Don Pasquale
14–15 August Don Pasquale and La traviata
17–18 August Don Pasquale and La traviata
25–26 August La traviata and La clemenza di TitoGlyndebourne 2017
Luxury Boutique B and B……
Beechwood is a typical Sussex style B and B set in one acre garden. We are 10 minutes from Glyndebourne and the South Downs National Park. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Lewes, Eastbourne and Brighton are all near by. East Sussex and Kent have a large number of wonderful historical sites to visit.
Here at Beechwood we love “the good life”. You would experience this if you stay and enjoy a full English breakfast which use our own hand picked sausages (using the meat from rare breed pigs), and our butchers bacon. Truly delicious! We also try to make our own bread, use eggs from our friends hens, and we source our own honey. In essence, if we can grow it and make it, we do!
Breakfast is in our beautiful conservatory surrounded by a large garden .Bedrooms are tastefully decorated with Individual feature walls. We provide slippers ,dressing gowns and all the luxuries you would expect from a five star hotel.
Photos of the garden and house can be seen on our web site www.beechwoodbandb.co.uk
A mystery guest booked in this year who happened to be an undercover Inspector. Visit England come to Inspect us at Beechwood every year to establish if we have continued our very high standards that we have maintained for 11 years of trading as a B and B.
Well today I received my report and we are still 5* Gold, plus still Receiving an accolade for our breakfasts.
Ceri and I work very hard maintaining standard at Beechwood and I hope it shows through the passion we have for the business.
Please see recent review on TripAdvisor.
“The perfect b&b”
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile
My husband and I recently stayed at Beechwood whilst visiting East Sussex for the first time. I have to say that we picked the most amazingly luxurious accommodation. It was by far the best place we’ve ever stayed in. We stayed in the Sapphire Room (all rooms are named after gemstones and it’s easy to see why,) which has the most inviting private shower room just across the landing. The room itself is furnished with the greatest attention to detail with everything anyone could wish for in a top class b&b. Carol and Ceri even dressing gowns and slippers to add to the overall comfort and the room is incredibly tastefully decorated. The shower was the most luxurious power shower and Des, my husband, didn’t want to get out. I especially liked the classy toiletries provided. The bed was sumptuous and obviously of the highest quality and we both, unusually for us when travelling had the perfect nights sleep. We were very warmly welcomed with a lovely pot of tea and biscuits upon arrival and Carol and Ceri are especially good at making you feel so welcome. They engage fully with all of the guests, showing great interest in what we do and where we live. They were also very knowledgable about East Sussex and the places we would be interested in visiting. The advise they gave was spot on, to the point of helping us avoid roadworks. Breakfast was delicious and cooked to perfection. There is a comprehensive menu to choose from the night before and when you state your preferred breakfast time, you can guarantee that it will be freshly cooked for you. I chose eggs benedict and Des had smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. The poached eggs were perfect and Carol and Ceri even passed on their cooking tips, there is everything set out at breakfast and the range of cereals, jams, fruits etc is astonishing. Breakfast is served in the conservatory, overlooking their beautiful garden, which they said they tend to. You can watch the birds pecking at the seed and nutholders and their lovely friendly dogs wander around and don’t make a sound.in all we do can will definitely be returning for more of the 5 star treatment. Beechwood deserves all of the many awards that they’ve received and Carol and Ceri work incredibly hard to make sure that everyone gets a 5 star stay.
Stayed April 2017, travelled as a couple
Its May and that means one thing in East Sussex the Glyndebourne season is almost upon us.
20 May-27 August 2017
Join us this summer for Festival 2017 and experience the world premiere of a Glyndebourne commission, two brand new productions and the welcome return of three Glyndebourne classics.
Upcoming events in this season
20 May–8 July
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21 May–27 August
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11 June–6 July
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Ariadne auf Naxos
25 June–27 July
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13 July–23 August
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La clemenza di Tito
26 July–26 August
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2017: other highlights
Brett Dean’s new Hamlet transfers from Festival 2017
Annabel Arden’s 2016 production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia
Nicholas Hytner’s popular 2006 production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte
In autumn 2017, after three weeks of performances at Glyndebourne, the Tour will visit Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Woking and Plymouth.
We continue to celebrate over 30 years of education work in 2017, with a programme to support and nurture talented young singers and anyone interested in learning more about opera.
Glyndebourne Academy, a talent development project for young singers
A major singing project with SoundCity involving secondary schools from across Brighton and Hove
Tour 2017 Performances for Schools offering schools subsidised tickets to see a full-length, fully staged opera
Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence, Lewis Murphy, will premiere his first main-stage youth opera performed by members of Glyndebourne Youth Opera aged 9-19
We decided to visit Heaven Farm on the weekend to see the Bluebells. The farm was built in a grand design in the 1830’s at the height of the great depression lasting over 30 years and now has almost an unique picture of farming. They have a museum nature trail, and shops to visit, you can even get married here now if you wish.
We went on the nature trail through the wonderful woods and fields past lakes into further woodland. This is great for families to let the children run freely and explore.
The Bluebells and the anemones were amazing blue and white under the tress glistening with the sun shining through the trees. Streams meandering through the woods just stunning.
You can have lunch here splendid menu to choose from and sit outside on the raised patio overlooking the shops that sell local produce, ice-cream drinks etc.
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The stable tea rooms serve wonderful cakes and coffees.
Yes folks! You’ve heard right! The Flying Scotsman, the world renowned steam train is in East Sussex for the Easter period! It’s stationed at the amazing Bluebell Railway from April 13th-April 19th.
What could be more perfect than staying with us at Beechwood B&B, where you’ll find 5 Star Gold attention to detail in every room coupled with a sumptuous and extensive breakfast menu. From Beechwood, the Bluebell Railway is just a 20 minutes drive maximum. It’s an independent steam train extravaganza, run entirely by volunteers and catering for families of all description and size as well as sole visitors with a keen interest in steam trains. They have a comprehensive collection of Victorian steam trains, offering dining facilities and numerous events throughout the year. They run services from Sheffield Park station to East Grinstead via Horsted Keynes and Kingscote stations. Hosted Keynes has been used in numerous period dramas such as Downton Abbey and The Railway Children because of the authenticity. You can feel free to wander around the stations and observe the pristine condition of the trains, even watching the local volunteers working on them! Why not get off at East Grinstead and stroll around the historic town, enjoying the selection of places to eat, drink and shop before stepping back on to the train for the return journey. It’s a wonderful way to spend an easter weekend day, especially with the very fortunate good weather of late!
The icing on the cake has to be the opportunity to see the iconic Flying Scotsman. Please find below the official itinerary of the Flying Scotsman at The Bluebell Railway:
Come and see everything we have to offer, watch Flying Scotsman at close quarters, and enjoy unlimited travel all day on our own trains for £25. Beat the queues and book ahead. Children aged 3-15 years half price.
How to get here
Driving: park your car at Horsted Keynes (RH17 7BB)
Come by train to East Grinstead (open to those intending to travel only)
Bus service from Haywards Heath: catch the specially arranged Compass Service 22
Limited parking may also be available at Sheffield Park, where car parking is mainly intended for those holding tickets to ride behind Flying Scotsman
If you just want to look at the passing trains, admission to our stations at Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes and Kingscote will be available on the day at £10 per station. Stay as long as you like.
Additional attractions include visit of the miniature ‘Typhoon’ from the RH&DR to recreate the iconic 1927 photo of the two locomotives together.
Food, drink and picnic areas are available. Visit our Museum and Loco Sheds at Sheffield Park.
It’s too good an opportunity to miss and you could enhance your visit by staying with us at Beechwood B&B, taking any stress out of your journey.
It’s always a welcome sight, after the long dark Winter, to see fields full of daffodils and the trees beginning to shows signs of new growth. Yes, Spring is with us and with it brings a multitude of events here in East Sussex. Naturally, Beechwood Bed and Breakfast is the ideal location from which to explore this amazing season in East Sussex. In fact, we actively encourage our guests to get out (weather permitting of course!) and witness the local joys on offer during Spring.
The lush rolling green hills of the South Downs are perfect for long meandering walks with many landmarks to see on route. You could visit the Long Man of Wilmington, a gigantic chalk figure cut into the hills between Historic Lewes and Eastbourne and believed to date from 1710. Enjoy a country lunch and a thirst quenching pint at the aptly named Long Man or the Giant’s Rest.
Whilst on the A27, heading from Lewes to Polegate, why not stop at Middle Farm where you will find a hive of activity at this time of year. Yes, it’s lambing time! As any farmer knows, this is time of sleepless nights but overwhelming satisfaction as nature brings wooly little bundles into the world. Lambing at Middle Farm is overseen by Pam and Terry Wigmore, who both bring many years of experience from their past and long-running successful venture at Seven Sisters Sheep Farm. You can feed the new lambs, a task that brings a smile to anyone’s face, whether young or old.
Whilst on the farm theme, from April 8th until 14th May, why not enjoy the great East Sussex outdoors with a walk through the bluebells? Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail, near Eastbourne, offers seven walks across 3 neighbouring farms and of varying length and difficulty through an abundance of bluebell and white anemone covered woodlands. The sea of blue is one of our favourite natural sights and is a photographic heaven. The walks are so peaceful and give you the chance to lose yourselves in thought, whether solo or in groups. One of the walks, stretching over 2/3 of a mile is also suitable for wheelchairs. If you arrive at Parkwood Farm, along the trail, between 3pm and 5pm, sample the milking of the dairy herd from the comfort of the viewing gallery, or maybe stroll around the variety of sheep, lambs, goats and pigs in enclosed pens before enjoying a welcome cup of tea or coffee with a delicious home-baked cake.
Naturally, we at Beechwood love to hear the tales of your day. After a full day in the great outdoors, taking in the sights, sounds and fresh farm East Sussex air, Beechwood Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base to relax in a luxurious room and to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast the following morning. Go on, give us a call before Spring morphs into Summer!
Reviewed yesterday NEW
Stayed for 4 nights in the emerald room on business. The room was fantastic with an incredibly comfy bed which is just what I needed after a long days work. A luxurious bathroom with fresh slippers and dressing gown certainly helped me relax too. The hosts were incredibly friendly and welcoming and accommodated to my every need. Breakfast in the morning was outstanding with fresh fruit, tea and coffee and an abundance of cereals to choose from. However I chose from a list of different cooked breakfasts including a delicious full english, scrambled eggs on toast, smoked salmon, poached eggs, all of which were cooked to perfection.
Would recommend this lovely B&B to anyone whether staying for leisure or business
Stayed February 2017, travelled on business
Beechwood B and B is ideally located for The South Downs National Park where you can walk or cycle. southdownsnationalpark. There are pubs at both ends of the downs so you can quench your thirst before and after the walk. The views are fantastic – overlooking the sea. At Birling gap you can walk or cycle right to the bottom of the cliff’s edge and admire the scenery or take photographs.https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birling-gap-and-the-seven-sisters.
At our B and B we would make sure you left with a good hearty breakfast too fuel you for your walk – porridge or full English or other choices from our extensive menu.
We also have ordnance maps showing part of the South Downs National Park and the South Downs Way, and books of walks in the South East.
You can join the walk over the downs at Lewes or Firle village, this walk is for people who are looking to walk most of the day, you have views over Newhaven and Brighton. Dogs are also welcome but must be kept on a lead as not to disturb the sheep grazing.
Walking the dog. Walking off lunch. Walking the 100 miles of the South Downs Way. Whatever your reasons for stepping foot on the South Downs, there’s a route that’s right for you. In fact there are more routes here than in any other National Park in the UK – 3,300km of footpaths, bridleways and byways in total.
Old railway lines have been converted to trails such at the Centurion Way or Meon Valley Trail. Food routes connect country pubs and afternoon tea rooms. And the Serpents Way winds for 64 miles through the gorse and heather-rich Wealden Greensand.
Enjoy a weekend walking from Beechwood between Polegate and Lewes, spending the night in the village of halland, and you’ll encounter the full range of riches that make the Downs unique – Saxon burial mounds; the Long Man of Wilmington carved into the hillside; the unspoilt and undeveloped Cuckmere estuary; one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world; the smallest church in England; and the home of Bloomsbury writer Virginia Woolf.
Woolf was one of many writers who loved to walk on the South Downs, where the sense of space and ever-changing views brought her both inspiration and solace. Other local writers are the inspiration for other literary trails.