Pretty black and white pub with seasonally inspired menus
At a glance
AA Pick of the Pubs
Mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary, The Peacock Inn dates from 1567 and is well known for its food and warm welcome – and it’s full of old-world charm, both inside and out. Long Man Best and a guest ale keep beer-lovers happy. For the hungry there are starters such as baked camembert; shredded confit of duck salad; or Sussex smokie – smoked haddock with cream and mustard sauce; followed by steak, Guinness and mushroom pie; or wild mushroom risotto. Leave room for desserts such as tiramisù cheesecake with coffee ice cream, or winter berry brûlée and biscotti. The large rear patio garden is a delightful spot in summer.
Closed: 25–26 December
Open all week
Opening times: 11–3 6–11 (Friday to Sunday 11–11)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–8
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.30, Sunday 12–8
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
Just off A272 (Haywards Heath to Uckfield road) and A26 (Uckfield to Lewes road).