Pubs and Restaurants
Horse and Groom, Rushlake Green
A grade 2 listed building dating back to the 1650’s, the Horse and Groom is situated on the village green and has a beautiful landscaped garden offering stunning lake views. Under the management of landlord Gary Elmer, the Horse and Groom is being restored to its roots as a good quality local pub serving the needs of local people. Recent changes have included a return to ‘Free House’ status enabling the pub to serve locally popular brews and the restoration of the pub signage to a design that dates back to the early part of the previous century. The food menu is updated regularly – for enquiries and bookings please call 01435 830320.
Black Duck, Warbleton
Nikki & Gary Kinnell have lived in the Parish for over 20 years. In 2011 they bought the Freehold of this fabulous 15th Century Inn – they have put their hearts and souls into totally renovated the property retaining the great character and showcasing one of the best inglenooks a pub can offer; which is fired up whenever there’s the slightest chill! With a huge amount of work there is now a garden for your enjoyment offering the most amazing views across the fields, whatever the weather. Watch the ploughing or harvest, beer in hand – it doesn’t get much better! Welcoming drinkers and diners alike we consider ourselves to be very much a pub, as opposed to a restaurant, but we pride ourselves that we have become a very popular and busy food destination venue. We do offer a “Ducklings” menu for little people & our “Waddlers” menu for really tiny ones. Whilst we welcome children with well-behaved parents for lunch or an early dinner, please be mindful that from 9pm it’s really time for the grown-ups! Wherever you spring from, you will find a warm welcome, friendly service, excellent beer and fabulous food. Dogs on leads – anytime! Horses can be tethered & watered out the front & we can even serve you through the window if you don’t want to leave them. Booking is advisable: Lunch & Dinner Served Tues-Sat and our ever popular Traditional English Roast served for Sunday Lunch. Monday is our day of rest! 01435 8306
Merrie Harriers Pub & Restaurant
The Merrie Harriers Pub in Cowbeech is a 16th century listed building set within an area of natural beauty. Inside our pub you will find a restaurant area, function room and bar area that has a large inglenook fire, where dogs are welcome to join their owners for drinks and a bite to eat. Outside we have a patio overlooking our large beer garden with beautiful views of the Sussex countryside. We source our produce from surrounding farms, our seafood is delivered daily, caught off the Sussex Coast and our game is supplied by local gamekeepers. A children’s menu is also available. Ben West, proprietor and Head Chef, brings his experience of over a decade of working in some of London’s finest restaurants to The Merrie Harriers – Enjoy! Contact Ben or Nichola on 01323 833108
Star Inn – Old Heathfield
This enchanting traditional Inn dates back to the14th Century and still boasts inglenook fireplaces and many other period features dating back to that time. Set close to the parish church of All Saints in the centre of Old Heathfield, this traditional village pub is on the very edge of the beautiful High Weald – an historic landscape at the heart of South East England, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Today, the Star Inn offers renowned homemade and international cuisine, from simple pub meals to sophisticated dinners, which can be enjoyed in the intimate bar areas or in the vaulted banqueting hall. To book or find out more, contact Sue or Mike on 01435 863570. Star Inn, Church Street, Old Heathfield, East Sussex. TN21 9AH
White Horse Inn
The White Horse Inn is run by Nel and Ian Nicoll, and is situated in the village of Bodle Street Green near Rushlake Green. Home-cooked food is served midday and evening, plus a selection of real and guest ales and interesting wines, with real log fires in winter. To book a table call 01323 833243. Most Monday’s the White Horse also plays host to the ‘White Horse Folk Club’ – see separate entry under ‘Clubs and Groups’ within Local Interest.