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Food & drink

The restaurant opens onto a pretty courtyard created for warm weather dining. 

The Inn

Lunch is served on Saturday between 12pm-2.30pm. On Sunday, lunch is served from 12.30pm-3pm. 

Children are welcome at lunchtime. Dogs are welcome in The Inn and Courtyard.

For parties of seven or more please call us to make a reservation.

Sadly at this time, we are unable to open for lunch Monday to Friday or in the evening to non-resident dinner guests.

New Year’s Eve dinner

The Dining room

The dining room is decorated with a striking black and white Elizabethan design on the floor, painted by Alfriston artist Amanda Lawrence.

Tim Kensett, formerly of The River Café, is Head Chef and serves simple, unfussy dishes with a focus on clarity of flavour. The ever-changing highly seasonal menus utilise the abundance of exceptional Sussex produce.

FROM THE TABLE

SCRUMSHUS™

granola vg gf

NORTHIAM DAIRY

natural yoghurt

CUCKMERE

honey

HOUSE-MADE DAMSON JAM

POACHED & FRESH SEASONAL FRUITS

WHOLE NUTS & SEEDS

PASTRIES

CEREALS

Bran flakes | Weetabix | Puffed Rice

JUICE

squeezed in-house

ACV INFUSION

turmeric & ginger

MILK ALTERNATIVES

Oat | Soya | Almond

FROM THE KITCHEN

LOCAL CURED MEATS & SUSSEX CHEESE

grilled sourdough

FREE RANGE PORK SAUSAGE

smoked streaky bacon and local biodynamic eggs

CALCOT FARM BLACK PUDDING

savoy cabbage and onion hash, fried duck egg and spiced ketchup

SLOW COOKED TOMATO

on grilled sourdough, Court Lodge Farm labneh and dried oregano v

SPRINGS SMOKERY SALMON

scrambled local biodynamic eggs

OAT MILK PORRIDGE

spiced Cox apple and walnuts vg

SUSSEX GYPSY TOAST

whipped Northiam Dairy cream and Cuckmere honey

LUNCH

Sample menu

THE STAR SCOTCH EGG

aioli, rocket and red chilli

£7

LABOURER’S SOUP

a rustic, seasonal soup v

£12

MOONS GREEN PROSCIUTTO

buffalo mozzarella and watercress gf

£14

POPPYSEED BAKERY CROSTINI

wild mushroom, ricotta and salted cod

£14

AUTUMN LEAF, WALNUT & COX APPLE

Pevensey Blue cheese v gf

£12

FRESH PASTA

made in-house

£14/£21

ROASTED SOUTH COAST FISH

radicchio, fennel and black olives gf df

£24

SUSSEX SHORT HORN BEEF STEW

root vegetables and parsley gremolata df

£22

BAKED ONION SQUASH

savoy cabbage, red onion and spelt vg df

£16

HOUSE FRIES

£6

AUTUMN LEAF SALAD

£6

SEASONAL GREENS

£6

WILLIAMS PEAR & ALOND TART

crème fraîche v

£8

HOLY COW! AFFOGATO

milk Ice cream and Groovy Goat espresso v gf

£6

SUSSEX CHEESE

house-made quince jelly and grilled sourdough v

£12

STARTERS

Sample menu

WHITE COCO BEAN & AUTUMN SQUASH SOUP

Selvapiana olive oil gf

£12

LAVERSTOCK PARK BUFFALO MOZZARELLA

grilled white peach, basil & balsamic v gf

£14

FRIED LOCAL SARDINES

aioli, rocket and lemon df

£12

SLOW COOKED CHICKEN LIVER CROSTINI

Poppyseed bakery sourdough, sage and parmesan

£12

FRESH PASTA

made in-house

£14/£21

MAIN COURSES

CROWN PRINCE PUMPKIN GNOCCHI

walnut and marjoram v

£28

CHARRED SOUTH DOWNS LAMB BARNSLEY CHOP

braised rainbow chard, wild girolles & horseradish gf

£38

SLOW COOKED ENGLISH ROSE VEAL SHIN

garden peas, basil, soft polenta and salsa verde gf

£38

GRILLED DOVER SOLE

on the bone, whole or half, braised spinach & marinated peppers gf df

£24/42

ROASTED WILD MONKFISH LOIN

cavolo nero, roasted trevise and black olives gf df

£38

SIDES

all £6

SEASONAL GREENS

lemon and olive oil

BUTTERED ANYA POTATOES

ROCKET & BITTER AUTUMN LEAF SALAD

aged balsamic

HOUSE FRIES

DESSERTS

BAKED DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

crème fraîche v gf

£8

BURNT CHEESECAKE

poached black figs and Sauternes v gf

£8

HOLY COW! MILK ICE CREAM AFFOGATO

Groovy Goat espresso v gf

£6

SUSSEX CHEESE

house-made membrillo and semolina crisp v

£12

The china used in the restaurant has been designed and decorated in England by Gabriella Shaw, and features leaves from native English trees.

The 15th century front of the hotel, known as The Inn, opens onto the High Street, and provides relaxed all day dining from 11.30 am until 6pm, with local beers, open fires and oak beams. The library is a sanctuary for guests to enjoy a drink or a cup of tea, or play one of the board games. Its bookshelves are packed with poetry, short stories and novels by British authors, and there is a section dedicated to local history, flora and fauna. The library has a secret door that opens onto the restaurant.