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Good, seasonal food in the lovely Sussex countryside

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Visit the family-run Crabtree and you’ll be following in the footsteps of author and poet Hilaire Belloc who was often to be found here. The inn, originally built in 1539, is located in beautiful countryside which is where the pub sources the vast majority of their produce. Trusty local companies supply meat from high welfare farms and the daily caught fish and shellfish come via the harbour at nearby Shoreham. Start perhaps with seared pigeon breast and blackberry salad, followed by seared scallops and slow cooked pork belly, celeriac, carrot purée, purple sprouting, cavolo nero; or roast hake fillet with chorizo, chickpeas, coriander and tomato. The enticing dessert menu might include treacle tart, clotted cream and salted caramel..

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-9
  • Dinner opening: all week 12-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Badger ales
  • Real ciders: Silly Moo Cowfold Cider, Westons Mortimers Orchard

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A281 between Cowfold and Horsham, opposite South Lodge Hotel

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