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The Horse and Groom

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Rushlake Green, Heathfield TN219QE, England
+44 1435 830320
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Refreshing change

Now under new management. At last this local pub of ours is clean, welcoming, and much better value. Friendly staff, good beer, and a reasonable selection of beautifully prepared food. At last!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tim L
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Now under new management. At last this local pub of ours is clean, welcoming, and much better value. Friendly staff, good beer, and a reasonable selection of beautifully prepared food. At last!

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a pleasure it is to have our local back! Discount all negative reviews...the new owners have been there only a matter of weeks and they have transformed the place. New innovative menu, refreshing light decor that complements this beautiful pub in a classic village location on the Green. The views from the garden, which is currently ending improved, are... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is quite extraordinary how the ambience of a pub can improve almost instantly. Quickly, but not without enormous effort, Stephanie and Wouter, with their vision, taste and energy have breathed new life into this gorgeous little pub. The small, regularly updated menu offers fresh local ingredients, expertly prepared and imaginatively presented. From an innovative "Monkfish with Fennel Broth" to... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

The choices may be small but the food was beautifully presented and full of flavour. How nice to have something different on offer instead of the usual burger, sausage or fish and chips at so many other pubs. The pub is in lovely surroundings and is full of charm. Would recommend it highly and looking forward to a return visit... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Menu had only a very small selection - only 4 items for mains on offer. I had sweet potato and coconut soup starter which was thin and watery !! They had sold out of rib eye steak (Saturday evening ?) and offered pan fried duck leg. After a long wait the duck was served under-cooked and I could not eat... More 

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horsegroom2015, Manager at The Horse and Groom, responded to this review

Richard- We are sorry we let you down on your visit. We offer a small selection on our menu, as we want to use fresh and local products. Our menu will change every two weeks and in the next few weeks we will introduce a specials board. On the night you came to dinner we did sell out of rib... More 

Brighton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were given a warm welcome and chatted to new owners. The meals we chose were delicious and well presented. The desert was interesting and we recommend the cheese board , which is a selection of wonderful local cheeses. This pub is great for lunch or supper after walking in the area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We recently stayed in Rush Lake Green and visited the Horse and Groom over the entire weekend. The young couple were very friendly and attentive making us feel like regulars rather than visitors. The food was excellent on both occasions. Though the menu was limited it was certainly not lacking in flavour or appearance. We would like to wish them... More 

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Pevensey Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Horse and Groom has been taken over by a lovely young Dutch couple ( Stephanie and Wouter )who already in the first week have made some much needed changes. Gone is the old, cold unwelcoming feeling it use to be and in is the new enthusiastic warm welcome that this place has been so longing for. Although I can't... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Older reviews should be discounted as the pub is now under new management and what a very pleasant change. Stephanie and Wouter have brought a warm welcome and Dutch hospitality to this beautiful village pub which they have refurbished with taste and style. They are attentive hosts and it is a pleasure to go there for a meal or just... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Very recently a young couple took over the pub. As told, they have refurbished the interior and it has now a new but also warm traditional color scheme. The atmosphere is of a charming English countryside pub we just drove by. The service is very good, enthousiastic, prompt and warm. The food is good value for money! The 2 chairs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rushlake Green, Heathfield TN219QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Heathfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1435 830320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
  • Cuisine: Dutch, English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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