Open for lunch and dinner - book a table online or call 01323 870495

Food

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

The Inn

Lunch is served Monday to Saturday in The Inn between 12pm-3pm. On Sunday, lunch is served in the Dining Room from 12.30pm-3pm. Dinner is served each day in The Dining Room between 6.30pm-9.30pm.

Children under seven are welcome at 6.30pm in The Dining Room. Dogs are welcome in The Inn and Courtyard.

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

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.

SAMPLE LUNCH MENU

THE STAR SCOTCH EGG

aioli, rocket & red chilli

£7

‘LABOURER’S SOUP’

a rustic, seasonal soup v

£12

MOONS GREEN PROSCIUTTO

buffalo mozzarella & watercress gf

£14

POPPYSEED BAKERY CROSTINI

wild mushroom, ricotta & salted cod

£14

AUTUMN LEAF, WALNUT & COX APPLE SALAD

Pevensey Blue cheese v

£12

FRESH PASTA

made in-house

£14/£21

GRILLED SOUTH COAST FISH

radicchio, fennel & black olives gf df

£24

SUSSEX SHORT HORN BEEF STEW

root vegetables & parsley gremolata

£22

BAKED ONION SQUASH

savoy cabbage, red onion & spelt vg df

£16

House fries | Autumn leaf salad | Seasonal greens

all £6

WILLIAMS PEAR & ALOND TART

crème fraîche v

£8

HOLY COW! AFFOGATO

milk Ice cream & Groovy Goat espresso v gf

£6

SUSSEX CHEESE

house-made quince jelly & grilled sourdough v

£12

vg = vegan, v = vegetarian, gf = gluten free, df = dairy free

Sample Evening Menu

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.

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