Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel

Located in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex
Food & Beverage
Gift Vouchers
Events | Weddings
Picture of the Boship Hotel Lower Dicker, Hailsham Sussex - Lions Group


The Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel is the most recent property added to the Lions Group portfolio with its seventeen acres of beautiful country side land, which is home is a variety of wildlife. There is a small children’s playground on the grounds too. We offer parking free of charge for our residents in our large car park. 

The Hotel is an original 1690’s country house that now boasts 45 en suite bedrooms with 4 function rooms available to hire for up to 150 guests.

The Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel would make the perfect venue for a family retreat, romantic break or a picturesque wedding. 

All the staff at the hotel are completely committed to caring for our guests and ensuring you really enjoy your stay. 

Currently our swimming pool is undergoing some construction work and will not be in use for 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however, enjoy a game of tennis in out full sized tennis court or simply unwind by the lake on our pier and take in the scenic views.

Located 9 miles away from Eastbourne, the hotel is just 10 minutes drive from Hailsham’s high street, Herstmonceux Castle and Science Centre.

Food & Beverage

The Tudor Bar is located on the ground floor in the main building of the Hotel, you will be impressed with the original decor and the preservation of the original open log fire, which is lit on a daily basis during those Winter months.

We have an extensive wine list, draught beer and a wide range of spirits; we offer a relaxed and intimate atmosphere for those unforgettable nights. 

The lounge and bar menu has been designed to complement the beverage options and options range from a hearty homemade steak and ale pie to light bites and homemade sandwiches, all food is served on a daily basis from Midday till 8.00pm. 

On a Sunday, why not come and experience our Sunday Carvery, served from 12.00pm till 3.00pm, every Sunday. To book, simply contact the hotel on 01323 844826 and our Reception team will be able to take your reservation or complete our booking form (below) for your preferred date and time. You can check out our different menu’s by clicking on the relevant images below. 


Sunday Carvery prices start from:

£9.95 for One Course

£12.95 for Two Courses

£15.95 for Three Courses with Tea or Coffee


Children are charged at half price


The Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel currently has begun an extensive refurbishment programme of 16 bedrooms and these will be available from October 2018. The Hotel is still open with the remaining bedrooms and these range from Singles, Twin, Double and a Family Room and come with views of the grounds.

We are pleased to confirm that our sixteen newly refurbished bedrooms will be available to book very soon and here is a sneak preview of what they will look like. These rooms have ‘zip and link’ beds allowing us to change them from a Double to a Twin room, each room is ensuite and has a walk in shower.

To reserve yours, then call our Reception Team on 01323 844826 or email

All bedrooms have en suite facilities and feature a flat screen TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, towels and hospitality tray, upon request we can provide irons and ironing boards. Some rooms do have a walk in shower, if this is required, please advise upon making your reservation. With regret, we are unable to accommodate dogs, other than guide dogs by prior arrangement.

The Hotel has wifi in all bedrooms and public areas and is free of charge to our residents.

Are you a corporate traveller or looking to accommodate guests for your Wedding party? With corporate rates and large booking rates available – we can certainly help.

The Hotel can offer an early check in (subject to availability) please contact the Hotel directly to arrange this.

Get in contact with our Sales Team via 01323 748710 or email;

Gift Vouchers

We also sell Gift Vouchers for the Hotel, if you are looking to buy something for your friends and family!

£15.95 per person for our Traditional Afternoon Tea

Inclusive of; Selection of Homemade Sandwiches, Selection of Homemade Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam, Selection of Cakes served with Tea or Coffee

Why not upgrade to a Sparkling Afternoon Tea for an extra £4.00 per person

We suggest that all Afternoon Teas are pre booked in advance to avoid disappointment and should you require any dietary requirements, please inform our Reception Team when making the reservation.

£15.95 per person for our Sunday Carvery

Served every Sunday from Midday till 3.00pm

You can also purchase vouchers for our newly refurbished bedrooms, prices start from £70.00 per room and are subject to availability

To book yours – simply pop into the Hotel, email; or telephone 01323 844826 and our Reception Team will be able to help you


The Hotel has 3 function rooms available – The Sussex Room, Willow Room and Oak Room. Whether you are looking for a private room to conduct interviews to a formal dinner and dance we can certainly accommodate your party.

Sussex Room, located on the ground floor at the front of the hotel with disabled access available. This room is our most popular room and caters for networking events, private dinners, meetings for up to 30 people and is a licensed room for Weddings ceremonies. 

Willow Room, located on the first floor of the annex barn building, this room has its own toilet facilities and bar area. This room is suitable to hold a function that will last all day and we can accommodate an area for a luncheon buffet and tea/ coffee station. 

Oak Room, located on the ground floor of the annex barn building with disabled access into the room. This is our largest function room at the Hotel, holding up to 150 people and is also a licensed room for Weddings. The Oak room is a self contained room with its own bar, toilet facilities and disabled facilities.

Valentines Day

Want to treat your special other half to a Valentines Meal?

We are pleased to offer our Head Chef’s six Course Menu for £37.00 per person on Saturday 16th February. There is no need to pre order your menu – so order on the night. To book your place or have more details, then please email or telephone 01323 844826.

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a lovely time to spend with your Mum, so why not treat her to one of our fabulous Afternoon Tea’s or our Carvery! Every Mum gets a Free Glass of Bubbly on arrival! To book your place or have more details, then please email or telephone 01323 844826.


Weddings at the Boship Lions Farm Hotel are continually becoming known for their detailed and dedicated service, delectable dishes and picturesque grounds. With 3 function rooms, capacity to fit up to 130 guests for a ceremony, 100 guests for a seated Wedding Breakfast and 200 guests for an evening reception we are able to cater for larger weddings as well as smaller, more intimate weddings.

17 acres of grounds surround the hotel within the nooks and crannies you’ll be delighted to find multiple lakes, a variety of animals, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool.

Our staffing team are selected to suit the needs of a wedding and are given full training to provide the perfect day for you and your family to enjoy.




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01323 844826

Following our recent event held in the Sussex Room, we would like to thank the team at the Boship Hotel for all their help before and during the event. The room was just right and set up as requested in time for our arrival, equipment was supplied and set up as agreed and the refreshments were served on time. We will definitely be using this venue again for future events.
Elaine & Gina Sammarco, Cruise Specialists
6th March 2017 - Boship Lions Farm Hotel
Hi Francesca, John and I just wanted to say how impressed we were with the service we received at my Aunts Wake last Thursday. The food was delicious, there was a continuous supply of coffee, tea and juice and all the Staff were very courteous. A fitting end to what was a sad day for the close family. Thank you all so much.
John and Rosie Bishop
19th January 2017 - Boship Lions Farm Hotel
We got married here last month and it was totally beautiful, I was treated like a princess by all the staff but especially Craig and Francesca, they made our whole day perfect and I honestly couldn't say there was a moment when they weren't there, me and my husband would not hesitate to go back we would do it in a heartbeat, so thank you for making our wedding day all the more special, the food was amazing no fault there at all and the rooms were beautiful are stay was really comfortable thank you again for being completely accommodating and perfect.
Vicki & Hamed
20th February 2016 - Boship Lions Farm Hotel
Thank you so much you were amazing and we couldn't have done it without you. We'll leave you some reviews. Thank you again xxx
Sarah & Daniel
14th August 2016 - Boship Lions Farm Hotel
We both had such an amazing day! The day went so fast but we enjoyed every moment! Beautiful venue and a lot of stunning photo opportunities. We are over the moon with all our photos from our wedding day at the Boship Lions Farm Hotel. Many thanks.
Sara & Ricky
16th September 2016 - Boship Lions Farm Hotel
The Boship hotel was a fabulous setting for our wedding day. The staff and events coordinator were brilliant. All our guests were waited on hand and foot and honestly, nothing was too much trouble. The support we received before, after and during our event was fantastic. Thank you to each and every one of you for making our day truly beautiful.
Katie & Steve
17th September 2016 - Boship Lions Farm Hotel
Our wedding was a dream come true and we couldn't have done it without the hard work from the team at Boship Lions Hotel.  Our day was amazing with no problems and all fun! The food was delicious and the hospitality was warm and welcoming. We cannot thank Francesca and the rest of the team enough for all their hard work on the day and in all the months before. Thank you doesn't even begin to say how grateful we are xx
Lauren & Aaron
14th October 2016 - Boship Lions Farm Hotel
Further to my telephone conversation to you today, on behalf of the Eastbourne and Birling Gap Coastguard Rescue Teams we wanted to say a massive thanks to you for letting us have the ballroom and to all the hotel staff for making our Christmas Party so enjoyable.
Eastbourne and Birling Gap Coastguard Rescue Teams
Saturday 3rd December 2016 - Mansion Lions Hotel
Hi Fran, just to say we had a lovely stay at the Albany, our room was very nice, clean and warm, the food was good and so much of it!  and the staff, from reception, dining and housekeeping were so friendly and helpful. Thank you and look forward to returning in February.
A Delighted Guest
November 2016 - Albany Lions Hotel
For the past eight years, I have organised a successful and growing playworkers conference in Eastbourne, initially I used the Lions Group for accommodation, for the last three years we have hosted the whole conference at the Albany Lions Hotel and the Mansion Lions Hotel.
I cannot recommend the hotel enough – all the staff ensure our conference runs smoothly and without problems, I am sure  if there was a problem it would be  dealt with quickly and efficiently. I want to give particular praise to Fran who works very closely with our team to make sure all requirements are met.
Meynell Walter
March 2016 – The Mansion Lions Hotel and The Albany Lions Hotel