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“Quality all the way.”

The Playden Oasts Inn Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Playden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $45
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Boasting many of the original features, including the impressive roundels themselves, the Playden Oast offers a unique hotel experience in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. You can choose from eight traditionally styled, en-suite bedrooms including two large round bedrooms in the centre of the building. There are also two restaurants offering a wide range of locally sourced dishes, served daily. Families and pets are welcome.
Sussex
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Quality all the way.”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We ate the Roundel restaurant. Comfortable, relaxed and very warm on cold winter evening. We can highly recommend the Locally sourced wild boar pate, even if they were a bit stingy on the one slice of toast, cut into four tiny triangles! Good garnish and nice onion relish accompanied it. We then opted for two different main meals, my husband went for the Steak & Kidney pudding, which he says was full of meat! It takes quite something to please him on this dish, and this restaurant did not disappoint. Plenty of vegetables accompanied a nice suet crust and the thickness of the rich gravy oozed out of the pudd. I opted for the steak, a bit expensive at £18, for an 8oz Sirloin. However, the chef managed to cook it "Blue" to my order prefernce and again the locally sourced meat did not disappoint. The Mushrooms were fresh, as were the tomatoes, the only criticism, is that I personally, would of preferred it if I was asked if I wanted a plain steak covered in peppercorns (which I didn't). The deserts were plentiful, my husband opting for the spotted dick and custard and myself going for the chocolate sponge, but with cream. This is served up looking small but extremely filling and with a small jug of custard or cream. Delicious. There is a lounge area where you can have coffee afterwards or as you are not rushed you can simply enjoy this at your table. The restaurant only caters for about 30 people, so it's still un-spoilt and you have time to enjoy your meal in a relaxed atmosphere. If you are considering giving this one a try, I recommend you do. Incidentally, you do not have to dress up, most people were just wearing smart casual. Lovely for couples and I imagine nice for a luncheon too, even for business.

  • Visited March 2013
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Rye, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“sup real ale in a building that used to dry hops”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Lovely atmosphere and surroundings,real ale, comfortable bar to relax and ponder the menu, and the foods not bad.

Visited September 2012
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“family meal”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

the round oast restaurant is lovely but can get smokey when the winds in the wrong direction,
the boys loved their chicken curry and popadom followed by chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream (eldest), mega home made burger with chips and salad followed by vanilla ice cream ( yougest, hold the fried egg and more cheese please) my mega burger was soo filling i couldn't make room for the great looking deserts the rest had and my wife loved her liver, bacon, pepper mash and gravy follwed by rum and raisin ice cream

  • Visited February 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“family trip”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

the food was lovely and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing.
the staff were friendly, polite and welcoming.
the liver & bacon were soft and very tasty the ice cream i had was rum and raisain it was delicious my husband had mega burger it was brilliant

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“Personal service”
Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Six in our group. Two children 11 and 13. Friendly service. Food was fresh and tasted great. Chef asked my daughter how hot she wanted the her curry!

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