Linocut artist Chris Sinden collected his "recently landed" partner, pastel artist Jackie Cox
from Terminal 5, Heathrow. She'd been working on a commission in Texas. A romantic "Welcome Home" was on the cards.
We headed for the Roebuck, a constant favourite of ours.
I'd already telephoned the manager to ask if our room could be made available at 12.00 instead of the usual 14.00. It was, so Jackie was able to catch up on a couple hours
of much needed sleep.
The Roebuck Hotel is a 17th century country house full of "Old World Charm"
...lots of oak beams and open fires. (We later took tea on one of the leather sofas in front
of a blazing fire in the lounge.) The hotel is a convenient place from where to visit Sheffield Park and its Bluebell Railway, Hever Castle or, a little further, Brighton. But we weren't there for sightseeing!!
Our room was warm, clean and quiet and overlooked the lawned garden to the rear of the hotel.
Much later, we took dinner in the Beagle Bar having decided that "comfy chairs" were in order rather than formal dining in the restaurant. Our meal came up to expectations (as it always does at the Hotel). A nightcap each, followed by several games of pool(!), before retiring to our room.
I enjoy my Roebuck breakfast because it's "waitress service".
Not warm components of an English Breakfast going limp in containers under heated lights! We placed our order and hot, fresh food was individually served.
Our brief stay at the Roebuck was an enjoyable one and a fitting "Welcome Home"
for "jet lagged Jackie". We recommend the Roebuck for your Sussex stay.
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- Also Known As:
- The Roebuck Hotel Forest Row, East Sussex