Open from Wednesday to Sunday
FROM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH ALL CUSTOMERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE MASKS INSIDE THE PUB, EXCEPT WHEN SITTING AT A TABLE, AND THERE WILL BE TABLE SERVICE FOR ALL FOOD AND DRINK. Please bear with us as we all get used to the new regulations!
We're now serving food again at lunchtimes and evenings from Wednesday to Saturday, and at lunchtime on Sunday. For the time being, the pub will not open at all on Mondays and Tuesdays.
July and August have been pleasingly busy with lots of trade from nearby campsites, and we're happy to report that customers have followed our Social Distancing and Covid-19 Secure measures without fuss. We've updated our risk assessment for this to reflect the latest rules which come into effect on September 14th. We are already recording contact details for all customers, or at least the lead member of any group.
We now have 11 socially-distanced tables inside the pub as well as plenty of outdoor space, including some covered and illuminated area.
Monday and Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday to Saturday 12 noon - 9.00pm* FOOD 12 noon - 2.30pm & 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Sunday 12 noon - 6.00pm* FOOD 12 noon - 3.00pm
*The pub closing time on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays will be flexible if we are sufficiently busy at the advertised time.
COVID-19 SECURITY MEASURES
Our full risk-assessment shared with all staff can be found on the Covid-19 Risk Assessment page from the main menu
We have put in place necessary measures to make our pub Covid-19 Secure, and we hope you will all bear with us as we get used to new ways of operating, and accept staff advice where given. It is vitally important that we follow social distancing guidelines to protect our staff and customers; as a result, we are unable to accept groups greater than 6 people. We have 11 tables available indoors, and are happy to take bookings for tables inside and in our garden even if you just want to have a drink. If we are very busy, we will have to insist that you arrive within 15 minutes of your booked time, and tables can be booked for up to two hours (if we are not full this time limit won't apply. )
When you arrive at our pub we ask you to enter via the front door where you will be greeted by a member of staff. If you have booked, we will direct you to your table (inside or outside). If you haven't booked you will need to find a free table. Once we know you have arrived we will then take your order for food or drink at your table.
Please exit the pub by the back doors, not the front door.
Please remember - groups of more than 6 are NOT allowed, and when inside the pub (e.g. visiting the toilets) you must wear a face mask, unless sitting at a table.
The present landlords, Andy and Linda Brooks, have been at the pub since 2001 and, despite huge changes in the industry since then, have remained true to their principles of retaining it as an individual village pub, know much for its good quality home-made food.
The pub has undergone a few physical changes under their stewardship - in 2002 a children's play area was part of improvements to the garden. In 2007 the interior was extended, disabled access and a new toilet block were provided, and in 2013 there was a further interior and exterior makeover, providing improved seating and lighting.
We now sell six real ales - three of them from local independent brewers such as Burning Sky (Firle), Long Man (Wilmington) and Gun Brewery (Gun Hill), and three of them are nationally available ales.
We also now have two real ciders on tap, in addition to craft lagers and fine keg ciders such as Aspall.
We are well known for our no-nonsense home-made food such as proper shortcrust pastry pies, locally sourced seasonal meat, fish and produce, and a selection of regularly changing meals alongside sandwiches and burgers.
We have a menu that changes on a daily basis that is served lunchtimes and evenings from Monday to Friday, all day on a Saturday, and lunchtime on a Sunday. Our food service times can be found below.