The Pelham Buckle
In the 14th century, a knight by the name of Sir John Pelham fought bravely at the Battle of Poitiers. This bravery resulted directly in the capture of the king of France – something the king of England rewarded with the gift of his belt buckle. Imitations of this buckle now adorn churches and buildings throughout Sussex, and the custom has given its name to the fine traditional venue that is The Pelham Buckle.
History lessons aside, The Pelham Buckle is a shining example of just what a traditional pub can be. Offering great home-cooked meals, an inviting atmosphere and an extensive range of well-kept drinks (to the point that Guinness personally accredits the pub), it is the perfect spot for a relaxing meal with friends or family. Breakfast and lunch are served at a leisurely pace, and we were impressed by both the range and the quality available from the kitchen. Evening meals will also be available in 2017.
Choose from hearty breakfasts, light lunches including baguettes and hot sandwiches, or more filling meals such as omelettes, burgers and pub classics. Ever-changing specials boards make the most of the area’s seasonal produce, and it’s worth checking the pub’s website for a list of upcoming events. We stopped for lunch here and stayed long enough to be involved in a few ill-advised yet thoroughly enjoyable karaoke attempts. We highly recommend that you do the same.