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“Great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blackboys Inn

Blackboys Inn
Lewes Road | East Sussex, Blackboys TN22 5LG, England
+44 1825 890283
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Blackboys
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Blackboys Inn is a 14th Century public house and restaurant located in the pretty hamlet of Blackboys, situated on the outskirts of Uckfield, East Sussex. The pub has been under brand new ownership since October 2011. The Blackboys Team have been introducing exciting new menus and offering superb hospitality as well as offering traditional home cooked Sunday Roasts. To accompany your meal, there is a superb selection of Fine Harveys Ale and also an excellent wine selection. Whether you want a family Sunday Roast or an informal gathering with friends or even a celebration with an extra special twist, you can be assured of fresh, seasonal food at its best. The Blackboys Team are very sociable and enjoy nothing more than hosting regular entertainment, live music, quiz nights and wine tasting evenings. The Blackboys Inn is a licenced wedding venue and can accommodate both your wedding ceremony and reception in our separate purpose built function room with ample free parking.
west sussex
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Enjoyed a great meal mid week at this popular inn. Couldn't fault the food at all - excellent quality and service was very good. Beautiful location too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Had dinner for two Saturday night - our table was placed (as an afterthought?) in a main thoroughfare between the kitchen and the bar and as a result it was like sitting in Picadilly Circus. The staff were rushed off their feet and as a result were brusque to say the least. In fairness, it was obvious they had a wedding "do" on but we felt that, on booking, we should have been advised and given the option. As a result we felt very unwelcome and hurried. It felt as if we had just finished our last mouthful of main course before being "pushed" into selecting a dessert.
Would we return and given them a second chance? Probably ....... not

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An improvement by miles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We last visited before Christmas and returning a few weeks back I must say that standards have improved. We visited on a wednesday and Were suprised how busy it was. We were met at the door and the lady took us directly to our table and got our drinks for us. Our food once ordered came quite quickly considering how busy they were. I had the smokie which was delicious! Both the Ladies serving Impressed us and I believe it was just two working that evening, and with a busy restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We shall return!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“I absolutely love that place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I came in with my brother in law and we had such a pleasant evening. The bar and restaurant staff were amazing and very accommodating. We met the landlords and were very impressed with their natural approach to customers and will definatly be going back as we are very local. We are no t big pub goers but the experience of the Blackboys inn has changed our impression. Look forward to many more evenings with the staff at Blackboys inn. Xxx

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very poor food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very dry ham sandwich. Not even any spread on the bread. A bit of lettuce and a few chips. £8. Terrible value. Fish and chips also awful.
Never to return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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