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The Horse and Groom

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Dutch, European, British, Pub
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Rushlake Green, Heathfield TN21 9QE, England
+44 1435 830320
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fab experience

Lovely couple have taken over and what a difference they have made. Friendly and helpful. The food is lovely and good variety,and the setting is very very nice. Highly recommend the jumping cheese!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Maria F
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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had bangers and mash , very nice local butchers sausages lots of flavour. Great staff very friendly and warm atmosphere. Nice oldly world feel and open fire. Nice place to relax in

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Think the title says it all and that's from an Irishman! The landlords certainly keep a good cellar ......

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Thank Carreraboy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it's the food. Maybe the choice of drinks. Maybe the warm welcome of the hosts. But package it together. Get it right - which is so rare - and you might just start to 'get' this place. Visit and you'll understand. Awesome! Well done Wouter and Stephanie.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

During our stay in Rushlake Green we went to the Horse and Groom a couple of times. It is a great place with two nice fireplaces, one of them having big armchairs to relax in after a long day. The food is great, especially the warm camembert starter is very much recommended. We very enjoyed the hospitality of the new... More 

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1 Thank aptroost
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Dutch couple have created a warm country pub atmosphere with a roaring open log fire for the winter. Service is friendly and efficient. The food is good, with an interesting variety, but is on the expensive side. But I would happily recommend this place for a pub lunch or dinner.

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Thank Gareoult
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Many thanks for making my friends vist so good to the groom , All twelve said wat a transformation you have made so friendly Nothing to much trouble exalent xxxxxxxxxx

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Thank Buster A
Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Lovely couple have taken over and what a difference they have made. Friendly and helpful. The food is lovely and good variety,and the setting is very very nice. Highly recommend the jumping cheese!

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1 Thank Maria F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Stephanie and Wouter, the Dutch couple who have taken this pub from a basket case to a triumph, deserve to be very successful. Tastefully decorated, warm, welcoming with a lit fire, a greeting from the landlord and landlady, well kept beer and delicious food, the locals have flocked back and it is once again possible to pop in for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Another fabulous evening ...... The locals drive from miles around .... Says it all. Nothing is too much to ask .... Even allow well behaved kids, dogs and wives :)

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Thank Carreraboy
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I have lived near this pub for many years and have seen owners come and go, along with the food quality of varying standard. Since Stefanie and Wouter took over the management the place has been transformed. Gardens still a work in progress but will be clearly stunning when completed, looking forward to next summer! Always a warm and friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rushlake Green, Heathfield TN21 9QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Heathfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1435 830320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?