Find this good pub restaurant handily-placed for both Brighton College and the Royal Sussex County Hostpital. It's part of the small, consistant, chain that runs The Gingerman, Ginger Pig & Ginger Fox.
Expect bare boards and wooden tables, smartened-up with crisp white napery.
The interesting season menu is supplemented by daily blackboards specials, but an autumn snapshot brought 'Oxtail Croquettes with Pea Purée, Bone Marrow & Pancetta Dressing'; 'Char-Grilled Squid with Salt Cod Brandade-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers & Saffron Aioli' and 'Jerusalem Artichoke Agnolotti with Sage Butter, Onion Squash & Shaved Parmesan' amongst the starters.
'Venison & Damson Pie with Cavelo Nero, Cobnuts & Carrots'; 'Pan-Fried Mackerel Fillet with Warm Noodle Salad, Crispy Shallots & Soy Cashews'; 'Leek, Cheddar & Chestnut Mushroom Strudel with Roast Shallots, Char-Grilled Pears, Slow-Roast Tomato & Rocket Salad' and ' Char-Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Dripping Chips, Parsley Butter, Rocket & Parmesan' on their listed mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Dark Chocolate, Lavender & Blackberry Tart with White Chocolate Mousse'; 'Coconut Beignets with Passion Fruit Curd & Mango Sorbet'; 'Guinness Rarebit' or their selection of artisan cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00 (Sat 15.00, Sun 16.00); set L £12.50 (2 courses); mains about £11 to £19
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.00; mains about £11 to £19
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at about £16, and offers good choice by the glass
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Closed: 25th December