Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa
The perfect escape, Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa is set in a glorious Elizabethan manor and boasts 28 rooms, a spa, terrace, croquet lawn and award-winning restaurant. With its unparalleled views of Cuckfield Park, this hotel is especially popular with ramblers.
During winter, diners are greeted by a log-burning fire, while in summer many choose to dine outside where they can admire the beautiful setting as they eat. On the menu you will find delicious classic English dishes created using the finest locally sourced ingredients. The chefs here believe that great food is a team effort so they work closely with local suppliers, procuring locally reared beef, pork and game, as well as Sussex wine. Those visiting at lunch can choose from the daily lunch menu: begin with either sumptuous cauliflower soup or perfectly flaky confit salmon. For mains, why not tuck into the popular chicken and ham fricassee? For dedicated foodies, the tasting menu is an unmissable treat. Guests can enjoy the six-course menus at lunchtime or suppertime, and the menu boasts some of the chef’s best dishes. There’s also a vegetarian tasting menu available and, for those feeling extra indulgent, a wine flight to accompany your food.
Finally, what Elizabethan manor is complete without an afternoon tea service? Celebrate a special occasion – or simply treat yourself – by choosing from traditional afternoon tea, Champagne tea, and cream tea.