Find this deservedly-popular country inn, some parts dating back to the 13th century, near the market cross of this pretty and some times over popular village. You'll find old beams galore, strands of dried hops, real ales and various open fires in cooler months. The South Downs Way passes the front door, so there's a fair mix of locals and refuelling walkers.
On the food front, lunch brings everything from freshly-cut sandwiches plus a bar menu offering various 'Rustic Boards' (Mixed Cold Meats/Seafood and the like), 'Moules Frites with Mayonnaise'; 'Mustard Baked Ham with Free Range Eggs & Chips'; 'Pork & Leek Sausages with Red Onion Gravy, Mash & Peas' and 'Steak, Mushroom & Guinness Suet Pudding' to a full-blown restaurant menu, carried over to the evening - when the dining room is candlelit.
In early summer, this brought 'Chicken, Spinach & Red Pepper Terrine'; 'Crab & Prawn Tian with Lime Relish'; 'Flat Mushroom with Garlic, Smoked Bacon & Goats' Cheese' and 'Salt & Pepper Sardines with Tomato & Red Onion' among the starters.
'Steak Tartare with Fries'; 'Seared Sirloin of Beef with fresh Parmesan, Shallots, Rocket & Straw Potatoes; 'Monkfish Wrapped in Parma Ham with a Mixed Bean Cassoulet' and 'Pan-Fried with Cabbage, Bean Sprouts & Crispy Noodles' listed among the mains.
If you have a sweet tooth, and still have room, you might find Banoffi/Banoffee Pie, plus Crumble's and Brulée's there to tempt you.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; mains from £11 to £17 - plus sandwich type light meals
- Dinner: Sun-Thurs 19.00-21.00, Fri & Sat 19.00-22.00; mains about £11 to £17
- Wine: a well-chosen list offers a good selection by the glass
- Nearest station: Berwick Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: No, but Pay & Display car parks nearby
- Closed: 26th Dec, 1st Jan, some Bank Holidays
- Outside eating
- Rooms available