(Last updated: 2020 May 7)
Compton Croquet Club is situated in the grounds of the Eastbourne Saffrons Sports Club, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1EA.
By road: Click here for a map showing the approach roads to Eastbourne and here for a street map indicating the location of the club. If you approach from the north on A22, or from the east on A259, resist the signs on the large new roundabout near Polegate which try to steer you to ‘Eastbourne Town Centre’ – instead follow that for ‘Willingdon’. Then at the next big roundabout after Willingdon, take the exit for ‘Town Centre’ and this will bring you directly to the mini-roundabout at the railway station. Turn right up Grove Road and continue as directed below under “on foot”.
Parking: You are strongly advised to park inside the Saffrons – many a wing mirror has been smashed on cars parked out on the narrow road!
By train: Trains run from London Victoria at 17 and 47 minutes past each hour, reaching Eastbourne 85 minutes later – for detail and confirmation of times consult National Rail Enquiries. Eastbourne station is shown as a red dot on the street map link above. On foot walk up Grove Road (opposite the station), pass the Town Hall on your right at the top of the road and bear right along Meads Road with the wall of the Saffrons Sports ground on your right. At the end of the wall turn right into Compton Place Road and after about 300 meters you will find the gate of the croquet club in the flint wall on your right.
By air: Fly to London Gatwick and take the train to Eastbourne from Gatwick railway station. Trains run at 20 and 50 minutes past each hour, reaching Eastbourne 50 minutes later.
Telephone: If you get lost telephone the club on (01323) 644868.