Rose and Crown
As we stepped inside this beautiful Tudor pub with its low beams and authentic features, we were greeted by friendly new owner Mireille and her helpful team, who were attending to a convivial crowd. We savoured a sauvignon blanc in the cosy bar area before going through to the restaurant, where our food arrived promptly and was attractively arranged. My juicy scallops with asparagus spears were complemented by a lovely caper butter, and my partner’s Portobello mushroom starter came studded with wild mushrooms and laced with a creamy sauce that had him singing its praises. For mains I enjoyed an ever-so-tender duck breast with green beans, accompanied by Dauphinoise potatoes and enhanced by red wine jus, while my partner plumped happily for the locally sourced sirloin steak. Chocolate fudge cake and an ample Sussex cheeseboard completed a delightful experience that we highly recommend.