The General

The General


0.5 miles
1 High Street, Ditchling, BN6 8SY

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The General is an unexpected discovery in the quintessential English setting of Ditchling. With its clean lines, cosmopolitan decor and modern-fusion menus designed around the best local produce, villagers refer to it as a 'refreshingly different local treasure'.

Capturing the Sussex love of open houses, local arts and crafts, literature, good food and hospitality, The General's two floors are packed with creativity, featuring a restaurant, courtyard, second-hand book collections and a food retail and art gallery. The venue is privately owned by a family of food artisans, craftsman and artists, which makes this historic general store one of the most unique places to dine and visit in the South Downs. Whether you are looking for a destination restaurant offering contemporary dishes to excite your appetite, a relaxing glass of wine with a light bite or a decent coffee with a stunning dessert or cake, The General should be on your toexperience list.

The menu features global flavours; expect the likes of Souk rack of lamb with a Moroccan green olive and paprika crust and lemon and saffron marmalade, sticky 'drunk' duck with a reduced Harvey's Ale, ginger and soy glaze and pickled plums and Harissa chicken crown with a coconut, lime, mango and chilli dressing. Daily specials, featuring fresh fish and seasonal ingredients, are a must-try. The General is also a lively hub at the weekends thanks to its extensive breakfast and brunch menu and inventive Sunday roasts
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Open: Tues-Fri 11.45am-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Sat 8.30am-11pm; Sun 8.30am-7pm