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Ockenden Manor

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
(01444) 416111
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Ranked #1 of 9 restaurants in Cuckfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Newcastle
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Booked in via the sunset spa package which all in all was pretty good value for money we thought. Spa modern fresh and very welcoming. Good massage and relaxing environment. Dinner also very good - opted for dessert as the second course and we were not disappointed. Variety of flavours and textures in all meals, excellent home made bread and... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had dinner and breakfast as part of a pleasant mid break here. Overall, the dinner was unexceptional and was dominated both by the excessively complex presentation and overbearing service. To start we had the home smoked mackerel which was good enough as was the risotto which carried quite a hefty £5 supplement. There were only two fish main courses,... More

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smallfield
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We arrived for Sunday lunch and chose the £56 menu, and at this price for lunch we expected fine dining with impeccable service, we got neither. Being a sunny day we started with aperitifs in the garden, when the waiter brought them he asked if we would like some olives, accompaniment to the drinks should have been automatic, not asked... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited here on Sat 21st June as it was my birthday. It was a beautiful evening so we had a drink outside as we looked at the menus. The grounds are lovely and all the staff very welcoming and attentive, I ordered the smoked mackerel starter which was delicious, followed by the duck and then strawberries and cream. We... More

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Haywards Heath
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were a little anxious to begin with as this is the kind of venue we would never be able to afford but we had a voucher as a wedding gift so put it to use. There was no need for the anxiety as you are made to feel welcome from the moment you enter the door. The food was... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have eaten here before and enjoyed it, but not for a year or so. We went today for lunch and used the very welcome 25% lunch discount voucher found on their website. Previously we had eaten in a very nice, darkish, oak panelled dining room. On this visit we were shown to a fabulous, new, very bright dining room.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Ockenden Manor and are very glad we did. On arrival we were greeted by pleasant staff who took our coats and made us welcome. There was a choice of a wood lined bar or a lovely lounge with antique furniture and paintings with a great view of the garden to sit in... More

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Balcombe, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food is well prepared and presented. The Service is attentive. The overall experience is one of total satisfaction. The welcome from William is always courteous and friendly and he organises things so that they run like clockwork. The prices are not cheap but fair and for a lunch for four with decent wine the price worked out at around... More

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Dinner on a Friday night in the main restaurant was excellent. The food was delicious and of extremely high quality. Nice attention to detail, beautifully served and at £54 for three courses was good value in a hotel of this standard. The prices for wine/champagne are however very expensive. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant, subdued lighting and candle glow. Service... More

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Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Today we went for Sunday lunch. The weather was beautiful and we had a drink on the terrace and ordered from the menu. Excellent meal with very attentive service

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