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01323 870495

Food & drink

Open to all for lunch, drinks and dinner

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

The Inn

Lunch
The Inn opens everyday at 12 noon for coffee and drinks. Lunch is served from 12.30-3pm. Walk-ins are very welcome.

Al fresco Jubilee Lunch

Dinner
Our dinner menu changes daily and is available from 6.30pm until 9pm.

Children & dogs
Please let us know if your children (>7) or dog will accompany you when making a reservation. We will be happy to accommodate you in The Inn or Courtyard with the same menu as the Dining Room.

Large party reservations
Please call 01323 870495 to check availability.

Parking
Parking for lunch and dinner guests is available close by at The Dene public car park.

The Dining room

Open to all for lunch, drinks and dinner

Al Fresco Jubilee Lunch
Sunday, 5 June

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

INN LUNCH

Monday-Saturday 12.30-3pm
Sample menu

LABOURER’S SOUP

a rustic, seasonal soup served with Poppyseed Bakery sourdough v

£12

MAYFIELD '18' & RED ONION TOASTIE

Ouse Valley chutney & watercress v

£12

SUSSEX SHORT HORN BEEF STEW

root vegetables & herb dumplings df

£22

HOT SMOKED SALMON & ROMAINE LETTUCE SALAD

soft duck egg, parmesan & Selvapiana olive oil gf

£18

TODAY'S PASTA

please ask for details

£14/£21

SIDES

HOUSE FRIES | AUTUMN LEAF SALAD | SEASONAL GREENS

all £6

WALNUT & AMARETTO CAKE

dark chocolate & 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

SUNDAY LUNCH

Sunday 12.30-3pm
Sample menu

SLOW COOKED TOMATOS & PORCINI SOUP

served with sourdough bread and Salvapiana olive oil vg

£12

BUFFALO MILK MOZZARELLA

chicory, hazelnut, marjoram & aged balsamic v gf

£12

MOON GREEN PROSCIUTTO AGRODOLCE

with Pear William & balsamico gf

£14

RIGATONI

with English Rose Venison Ragu’and Ubriaco cheese

£16/24

ROASTED CROWN PRINCE PUMPKIN RISOTTO

with Sage, Rosemary and aged Parmesan v

£24

GRILLED STREAM TROUT

with chickpeas, Rainbow chard and Salsa Verde df gf

£34

SUSSEX RED BEEF SIRLOIN

roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots & horseradish

£32

SIDES

WINTER LEAVES aged balsamic
SEASONAL GREENS lemon & olive oil
BUTTERED ANYA POTATOES

all £6

BLACKENED LEMON TART

served with crème fraiche v

£8

NORTHIAM DAIRY PANNA COTTA

poached pear William and biscuit crumbs vg

£8

HOLY COW! MILK ICE CREAM ‘AFFOGATO’

Groovy Goat espresso v gf

£6

SUSSEX CHEESE

Ouse Valley chutney & semolina crisp 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

There is a discretionary 12.5% service charge added to your bill

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 dining from 12.30pm until 3pm Monday to Friday, 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.