Kentish ales and fine food in ancient timber-framed inn
At a glance
AA Pick of the Pubs
Open all year
This venerable building has surveyed the heart of the village for at least 800 years. Its gables, pitched roof, cruck frame and immense chimney recall another age. Roaring fires dismiss a winter chill, whilst outdoor areas are pleasing places to sit after an exploration of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of the food is equally parochial in provenance – Ashdown Forest, the Downs and cheeses from Sussex amongst areas championed.