This popular public house (originally known as the New Inn) in Steyne Road has been in operation for two centuries.In front of the inn was the King’s Well which was the last source of fresh water available to ships about to set sail. A water fountain denoting this was originally erected here, but later moved to a site on The Salts and at the beginning of the 21st century, it was moved again to its current location in nearby Jubilee Gardens. The Wellington was renamed after the Duke of Wellington stayed here. There has been some controversy over the renaming but evidence has come to light from "Court Circulars" that Wellington definitely visited Seaford:
This is the cutting for The Duke of Wellington that proves he stayed in Seaford. It does not state where he stayed but the New Inn at the time was used by the Military when they visited Seaford for their annual manoeuvres an the family who owned it also said this was true (they recently donated some candlesticks to Seaford Museum which they believe Wellington gave them).
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