The Hornbrook Inn
You’ll find The Hornbrook just outside the town of Horsham, on the edge of the rolling Sussex countryside. Close enough to town to maintain its local feel, but far enough to offer some peace and tranquillity, this traditional restaurant has undergone a recent rejuvenation and now offers a delightful outside space where you can enjoy a meal or drinks.
Popular with locals and visitors alike, this family- and dog-friendly pub has a vast and mouth-watering menu with a specials board to match. For myself and my partner, the baked Camembert studded with garlic and thyme and accompanied by bread, celery and carrot sticks was a perfect sharer and a great way to whet our appetites before the main course.
Next came lamb medallions, which were generous in size, beautifully cooked, and served alongside gorgeously creamy Dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal greens, and a red wine and cranberry jus. My partner’s chorizo chicken in a tomato, red pepper, courgette and smoky chorizo stew, served on creamy mash with wilted kale and spinach, was delicious and brilliantly seasonal. Finally, a sticky toffee sponge and rum and raisin ice cream satisfied our sweet cravings and both were divinely rich.
The venue is atmospheric, the food perfectly executed and the drinks offering plentiful. One visit to The Hornbrook Inn is enough to turn you into a regular.