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Salehurst Halt

Church Lane, ROBERTSBRIDGE, TN32 5PH

Built in the 1860s, when it was known as the Old Eight Bells. Legend puts the name change down to a church organist who commuted to the village from Bodiam, necessitating a new halt on the Robertsbridge to Tenterden line. Despite use by many a hop-picker thereafter, the steam railway eventually closed. Today the hop crop is sold to Harvey's in Lewes, and returned as one of the ales sold by the pub - its traditional cellar is much prized for maintaining ale in top condition. The hop-growing farm also supplies the pub's meats, including Buster's burgers. The landscaped garden has a wonderful terrace with beautiful views over the Rother Valley; here a wood-fired pizza oven runs almost continually during the summer, with orders taken at the garden counter. Before leaving, have a stroll around this picturesque hamlet and the 12th-century church.

Further information

Tel: 01580 880620
Please quote 'The AA'.

Principal beers

Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Dark Star, Old Dairy, guest ales

Open

All day

Closed

Mon

Facilities

Children welcome.
Garden.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.

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0.5m from A21 (Tunbridge Wells to Hastings road). Exit at Robertsbridge rdbt to Salehurst

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