North Lane, WEST HOATHLY, RH19 4PP
A 16th-century tile-hung pub in a great walking area, set high on the Sussex Weald close to the Ashdown Forest. In the old bar you'll find two inglenook fireplaces, oak beams, fine panelling and wooden floors, and the sort of buzzy atmosphere village pubs are so good at generating. Local breweries in Groombridge (Black Cat), Litlington (Long Man), Lewes (Harvey's) and Chiddingstone (Larkins) deliver the excellent beers. The well-lit dining rooms are furnished with wooden dining chairs and tables on pale wood-strip flooring, while hops, china platters and brass and copper ornaments decorate the walls in homely style. Glass doors from the contemporary garden room open onto a terrace. The menu tempts with an excellent choice of English or cosmopolitan flavours. Starters, for example, include a pan-fried pigeon breast with heritage beetroot, goat's curd, blackberries and hazelnut dressing; or a Spanish tapas board for two to share. Youngsters over seven are welcome.
Tel: 01342 810369
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Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Black Cat, Larkins, Long Man
No coach parties catered.
From East Grinstead centre take A22 towards Forest Row. Into left lane, into B2110 (Beeching Way) signed Turners Hill. Left into Vowels Ln signed Kingscote & West Hoathly. Left into Selsfield Rd, forward into Chapel Row, right into North Ln