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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sun eve
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11.30
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-2, Fri-Sun 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 6-9, Fri-Sat 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Black Cat, Larkins, Long Man
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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