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Favourite country pub

On 14 Nov 2012 at 9:45am Webbo wrote:
What's yours?
On 14 Nov 2012 at 10:09am Screaming J wrote:
1) The Cricketers, Berwick
2) The New Inn, Hadlow Down
3) The Yew Tree, Chalvington
On 14 Nov 2012 at 12:00pm Mr Forks wrote:
Green Man, Ringmer. Cracking food at good prices and guest ales on tap so you don't actually have to drink Greene king! Oh and try the Beef and Stilton Pie, good stuff! Oh and no I don't work there and never have, wrong side of the bar for me!
On 14 Nov 2012 at 1:33pm Peter Pan wrote:
6 Bells Chiddingly on a Sunday morning for is Jazz ,Log fires ,Food and all the intresting character's
On 14 Nov 2012 at 1:52pm Beer is Best wrote:
Horns Lodge South Chailey. Great beer, good sensibly priced food and friendly people.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 3:46pm Alf wrote:
Screaming J - what is the new Inn like these days? I last went there in 1979 (I think). Hazy recollection of fish n chips being collected from Uckfield and a juke box that only took pre-decimal coins. Plus the leg of a bed poking through the ceiling.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 5:12pm Townie wrote:
tend not to stick to one as i like trying different ones out.
Been to the 5 bells at Chailey and the Bull at Newick recently as well Chalk pit in Offham....all pretty good.
Went to the Half moon at plumpton and it was very expensive with not a very good menu...lots of roasted guinnea fowl, pheasant etc
On 14 Nov 2012 at 5:27pm mr happy wrote:
The Winning Post in Plumpton is now doing Thai food with 2 Thai chefs.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 5:38pm Love food wrote:
The lamb at piltdown lovely!
On 14 Nov 2012 at 5:52pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Not cheap, but the Hatch at Coleman's Hatch does wonderful food. They do a smoked haddock and spinach risotto that's to die for, and a fantastic rack of ribs (huge portion - even my greedy OH struggled to finish them). Lovely pub too.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 7:14pm Ducatipete wrote:
Anchor Barcombe is good!
On 14 Nov 2012 at 7:56pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I must try the Anchor; given all the flak recently posted. A good country pub is the Cock (Ringmer), or the Yew Tree at Arlington (great for food).
For a traditional pub lunch in Lewes you can't beat the Brewers Arms in the bottleneck.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 8:37pm middleclassandabitsmug wrote:
Rose Cottage, Alciston.
Take home rabbit, Can't get much more country than that,
On 14 Nov 2012 at 8:46pm Screaming J wrote:
Alf. It is still going strong. See link below. Photos of the main bar area repainted (but otherwise little changed) are on the Pub's Facebook page.

Check it out here »
On 15 Nov 2012 at 8:10am Alf wrote:
Screaming J - thank you so much for finding those pics. They bring back memories, I must make another visit. There was another quirky little pub I used to visit, I think near Herstmonceux (The Welcome Stranger?) any knowledge of that one?
On 18 Nov 2012 at 8:14pm Screaming J wrote:
Sorry Alf, don't know it! East of Hailsham is 'here be dragons' as far as my pub visiting is concerned!
Do you remember the Potters Arms at The Dicker?
On 19 Nov 2012 at 12:29am Bruciare il Papa wrote:
The Star at Waldron (although the menu has been poncified in the last year)
On 19 Nov 2012 at 6:28pm Frenglish homme wrote:
@peter pan - keep that quiet or it'll be full of townies!
Been my favourite for 40 years now, worked with several bands there.
Remember the 1974 New Years Eve lock-in?!
Ken was amazing and Paul and his wife, John and the rest of the bar staff are stupendous.
Just wish I could afford to live there!
I was at the Shepherd and summat in Fulking yesterday and had a wicked pint of Downlands Ale - look out Harvey's!

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