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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Unpretentious country-house cooking in Victorian Gothic splendour

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

In 1850, Gothic Revivalist architect Augustus Pugin was commissioned to work his wonders here, hard on the heels of his design for the interior of the new Palace of Westminster. Outside are 1,100 acres of verdant Sussex countryside. Inside is a rich green dining room.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st week January
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Nicholas Hall

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30: 73
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from: £9.90
  • Main course from23
  • Dessert from: £9.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £20.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £25.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 80
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From Uckfield 2 miles south on A26 towards Lewes.

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Lewes, Uckfield
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