Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel

Located in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex
Food & Beverage
Events | Weddings
Pricing & Info
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. 

Take a dip in the refreshing outdoor heated swimming pool (May to September) enjoy a game of tennis in our 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.

Are you celebrating Tennis Week this June? Did you know we have an outdoor tennis court? Book a slot on the tennis courts between Saturday 24th - Friday 30th June and get half an hour extra free. If you can’t wait for June book call us to book your slot for only £10.00 an hour on the court.  (see attached poster)

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

Lounge and Bar Menu Albany Hotel Eastbourne, East Sussex - Lions Group
Lounge and Bar Menu Albany Hotel Eastbourne, East Sussex - Lions Group


The Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel currently has 45 en suite bedroom’s and these range from Singles, Twin, Double and Family rooms and come with views of the grounds. 

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.

Get in contact with our Sales Team via 01323 748700 or email;


The Hotel has 4 function rooms available – The Tudor Lounge, 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. 

The Tudor Lounge, located next to Reception at the front of the Hotel, this is an intimate space to conduct interviews or have a smaller meeting, with the maximum capacity of 8 people with a boardroom style this is one of our popular rooms to hire

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. 

Our up and coming functions include: 


11th April - Ladies who Latte. More information HERE




If you have a general question, require information or would like us to call you back please click below.



To discuss your requirement in detail please contact us on 01323 844826 or by clicking below.




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