The Lamb Inn in Eastbourne said thank you for taking in stranded motorists

A woman has thanked a pub for welcoming her and other motorists after being stranded on the A259 after heavy snowfall.

Georgina Stevens, 48, described cars ‘littered’ on the A259 East Dean Road after trying to get out of Eastbourne up the steep hill.

Dozens of cars and a bus got stuck on the icy road and had to stay overnight.

The mother-of-one from West Dean, near Alfriston, said she was unable to come home and was greeted by staff at The Lamb Inn in Eastbourne’s old town.

The Argus: Traffic on the A259 at Eastbourne was blocked due to snowTraffic on the A259 in Eastbourne was blocked due to snow (Image: Georgina Stevens)

She said: “I was watching people coming down that steep road and I was like, ‘Oh my god, that’s scary.’

“For an average driver, it was scary. Most people don’t know what to do.

“There were about 15 cars in front of me and 12 behind me.

“In front of me was a bus that had no traction.

“I was afraid to move the car.

The Argus: Georgina thanked the Lamb Inn for accommodating her and other motoristsGeorgina thanked the Lamb Inn for accommodating her and other motorists (Image: Georgina Stevens)

“I finally decided to give up. Then I went to the lamb. They also took in a few other people.”

Georgina was returning from a pantomime show at the Printer’s Playhouse Theater in Grove Road, Eastbourne before becoming stuck on Sunday.

She managed to get home yesterday morning.

Georgina added: “I walked up from the pub and up the road to the hostel, there were still so many cars scattered around.

“I just thought I have to try, the road had improved.

“I just want to say a huge thank you to The Lamb for being so considerate and really going above and beyond.

“They were quite full but they moved the rooms around a bit to fit an extra person.

The Argus: People returning to Eastbourne after leaving their carsPeople returning to Eastbourne after leaving their cars (Image: Georgina Stevens)

“They wouldn’t charge me for it. They only charged for the sheets. They couldn’t have been cuter.”

Nats Lennol, manager of The Lamb, said: “It’s my worst nightmare, getting stuck somewhere out in the cold.

“I just hated it when people came in, the road had gotten pretty bad very quickly.

“Traffic stopped because you couldn’t go over the hill. People decided to leave their cars behind. People came in and got a hot drink. We also had a guy from Seaford.”

The Argus: The Lamb Inn in Eastbourne's old townThe Lamb Inn in Eastbourne’s old town (Image: Graeme Duckworth)

Dozens of other drivers across Sussex have also had to abandon their cars and take up residence in pubs and hotels.

Around 40 people have been taken in by The Bear Inn in Burwash near Hailsham after being stranded in snow and ice.

Ellie Rainey from Bexhill, who found the pub traveling back from Bluewater in Kent, said: “We don’t know what we would have done without it.”

Sussex was hit by up to two inches of snow, resulting in multiple crashes.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

This has been extended to 9am today.

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