It's a very pretty, 18th century village pub, set back from the main road.
Low beams in the bar mean you need to keep your head down at times, but add to the cozy atmosphere, as does the lack of games machines and one armed bandits.
Full range of Harveys beers on handpump, and the Sussex Bitter was in excellent condition.
The restaurant menu has something to suit everyone, and is not too expensive with most main courses in the £8 to £13 range. The skate wings and rack of lamb were very good.
The bedroom was quite small as you would expect in a building of this age, but it was clean, the beds were comfortable and there was a TV and Tea making facility.
The full english breakfast was a delight, and very filling, but there were plenty of alternatives available on request, and the scrambled eggs, bacon and tomatoes was a more manageable feast.
Overall it was a very comfortable base for exploring the area from, and nice to be able to come back and relax in the bar knowing that good food and ale were on hand..... with good 'local' pub atmostphere...at reasonable prices.
It's convenient for exploring Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Hastings, and Romney Marsh is not too far away either. Rudyard Kiplings house 'Batemans' is only a couple of miles away and that is well worth a visit.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking