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“Small local pub”
Review of Horns Lodge

Horns Lodge
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Horns Lodge
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Its an old local pub (bar billards, darts and of course a Bonfire society) in West Sussex with Harveys beer (local brewer) and good food. We stayed in the en-suite room which is comfortable and just fine except the sound insulation from the bar is almost non-existent - so take advantage of the beer until they close rather than try and have an early night! Breakfast was excellent and it was an enjoyable stay

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We (my wife and I) drove a few miles out of Lewes and went for Sunday lunch with another couple and a single friend. Overall it was a very good experience although we don't know what it is like to stay there and surely there cannot be many guest-rooms in what is essentially a Country Pub (ex- Coaching Inn). First impressions not favourable as when we entered it was to find a somewhat flustered lady behind the bar who wouldn't look at us at first even though there were only a few other customers around. This soon changed when some of the male staff came into the bar and we were offered the menu and told a bit about it. We all chose the roast lamb (or beef) with which, for £10 you coudl also have either a starter or a sweet (a good deal). Service was very quick and our single friend put this down to the meal being pre-packaged. But all of us agreed it was tasty fare, with the traditional roasties and Yorkshire pud (even with the lamb). Prawn cocktails (on a plate rather than in a glass) were also good starters and my wife had an excellent, thick vegatable soup to begin. Staff were friendly, helping to create a good atmosphere in the cosy surroundings and it was an open kitchen where the nearer diners could see all that was going on. Harvey's Ale is available which is always a bonus and wine was a reasonable price, too. Once again I'd like to appeal to Trip Advisor to provide a "Good" category because this is what Horns Lodge is - not "Very Good" even though, in a generous mood, that is where I've placed it.

Room Tip: , The Sunday roasts are very good value for lunch but there is also a substantial a la carte menu.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great stay in a warm and welcoming inn. An old fashioned country pub in the nicest sense. There was nothing 'biscuit box' or saccharine about this place. Just a homely pub in which you felt instantly relaxed.

Stayed one night and the owners were helpful and accommodating without being all over you. Was made to feel I could come and go as I liked and they were more than flexible to my needs (when luggage was dropped/collected etc).

The full English breakfast was superb. Apparently it was all locally sourced and you really could tell.

The room was comfortable, staff helpful and the pub itself lovely. 100% satisfied and have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Becky J
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We've eaten here once, & stopped another time for drinks, does it have a new owner we ask?
The food was ok, when we ate here, nothing special, freshly cooked and hot, as dsecribed.
The place badly needed a makeover, and was in need of redocration etc.
It had ok beer, but nothing more really.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We recently stayed here for two nights in the en-suite room. We had an evening meal in the pub on the first night and it was so good we ate there again on the second, breakfast was also excellent. It is located in a nice area with plenty of good walking. Staff are friendly and helpful as are the locals who showed us how to play a local Sussex pub game, 'Toad in the hole.'
The log fire adds to the atmosphere and there is a good selection of well kept ales and also real cider. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Richo_10
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a great pub, the owners and staff are so friendly and welcoming and the food is fantastic. It just needs a couple of improvements. There is a small open fire, i would make this into more of a feature and put sofas and armchairs in front of it. Its right next to the gents toilet which STINKS of cleaner, really offputting. Maybe its some kind of urinal cleaner, but please please replace it with something less offensively strong. You cant sit on the table in front of the toilet door as you can smell it so much and you cant enjoy the fire for the same reasons. They also seem quite reticent at starting the fire and i have visited before and felt cold whilst the fire sits unlit. When it is going it could do with more than one log please! Overall, especially with a few tweaks, its a great place, especially for real ales.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pexozoni
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Had lunch here. Agree with most of the previous reviewers regarding friendliness, food, service and atmosphere, all of which were excellent. However, there appears to be an abundance of flies in the bar and restaurant area, which is quite discomforting when eating. Maybe a pub for visiting in the winter.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: South Chailey BN8 4BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > South Chailey
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in South Chailey
Number of rooms: 2

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