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The Coach and Horses

DANEHILL, RH17 7JF

On the edge of Ashdown Forest, the Coach and Horses opened in 1847 when it was a simple alehouse with stabling. Today it ticks all the boxes for an attractive countryside inn. If you fancy a ramble to work up a thirst or an appetite, ask about the three routes that start at the pub door. Upon your return, you'll find a sunny child-free terrace at the rear dominated by an enormous maple tree; children can play in the peaceful front garden, where the undulating South Downs dominate the horizon. Understated and unspoilt, the pub's interior has retained the typical twin bar layout, with vaulted ceilings, wood-panelled walls and stone and oak flooring lending their quiet charm. The pub's dog lazing on a bar rug sets a friendly tone, along with locals supping weekly-changing guest ales from the likes of Isfield Brewery and Dark Star; local Danehill Black Pig cider is also popular, and English sparkling wines come from the Bluebell vineyard just up the road. Relax with your drink or settle with a menu in the dedicated eating area. Dishes are traditionally English, but the cooking scores highly with the freshness of ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Lamb raised on the farm opposite makes one of the shortest trips from meadow to pot, in a lighter lunch of Danehill lamb stew served with crusty bread; other light options include baguettes and omelettes. For those of good appetite, a starter of carpaccio of salt-cured Ashdown Forest venison with juniper mayonnaise could be followed by butter-roasted loin of cod with braised spring vegetables, crab tortellini and crab bisque. English desserts may include roasted pear and almond tart, honeycomb and crème fraîche.

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Tel: 01825 740369
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Principal beers

Harvey's, Hammerpot, Dark Star, Isfield Brewery, Turners Brewery, Long Man Best Bitter, Guest ales

Open

All week
11.30-3 6-11 (Sat-Sun 12-11)

Closed

26 Dec

Facilities

Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Garden.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.

The Coach and Horses, Danehill

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Directions

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From East Grinstead, S through Forest Row on A22 to junct with A275 (Lewes road), right on A275, 2m to Danehill, left into School Ln, 0.5m, pub on left

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