This long established 16th century inn has recently been tastefully renovated and taken over by the new mine hosts, Andy and Linda Skinner.
This is a very friendly and welcoming local inn that serves both fine ales and superb, mainly English, freshly prepared food. Well behaved children and dogs are also welcome!
Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter and Abbot Ale are the two well kept real ales, also available on tap are Guinness, lager beers and cider.
Andy is the amiable mine host, normally serving behind the bar, while Linda runs the kitchen, producing the same high standard of food this pub has been renowned for for many years, hardly surprising as Linda has worked and cooked in the kitchen for several years now.
One of the delights of the menu is that one never knows what is available until a blackboard is brought out just before serving time, the reason for this is that the fish and meat are usually bought daily from local sources and are subject to availability.
The menu will have one or two "catch of the day" fish dishes plus, if you are lucky, a superb home made steak and kidney pie served with fresh vegetables. Other dishes are always available.
Sunday nights is the weekly general knowledge quiz with prizes to be won, and delicious home made snacks for the contestants. Ths is a night not to be missed!
The pub opening hours are from 11:00 to 22:00 Monday to Thursday, 11:00 to 23:00 Friday and Saturday and 12:00 to 22:00 on Sunday.
Food is served from 12:00 to 14:00 Monday to Saturday and 18:00 to 20:00 Tuesday to Saturday while Sunday lunchtime is 12:00 to 14:30 (no food is served on Sunday and Monday evenings).
Booking is recommended for both lunch and dinner (please note that there are steps down into the bar and dining area from all entrances, therefore it is not wheelchair accessible).
A separate room "The Cottage", which is just off the main bar, is available for parties of up to 30 people.