I had a superlative lunch here last month whilst visiting some friends down in East Sussex. It has been such an unseasonably cold Spring that it was a joy to be met with a roaring log fire. The pub is so full of fresh flowers and lovely Art works, a real breath of fresh air – very well kept by the delightful couple who run the pub. We both loved the ambience, the historic nooks and crannies, the great selection of Kentish beers and wine.
It's a real luxury to find this kind of quality, fresh and seasonal cooking in a sleepy and beautiful English village. I had a wonderful fresh fish dish Special, direct from the local Hastings fleet and my companion had the Lamb of the day which was slow-cooked shank. We had an excellent Argentinian red wine whilst listening to the crackling of the aforementioned fire, we were tempted to dessert too and can recommend the ‘isle flotante’, a melt in the mouth poached meringue dish. Yum!
I plan to return as soon as possible for a Sunday roast, the portions are fantastic value for money.