The stylish Wingrove House is a 19th-century colonial-style country house in the picturesque village of Alfriston. The restaurant, which accommodates approximately 45 covers, is spacious and inviting – light and airy, with beautiful views over the terrace and village church on the Tye. Open daily for dinner and Sunday for lunch, Wingrove House is the place to be any day of the week. The commitment to seasonal, locally sourced ingredients is evident from the menu. We started with two perfect autumn dishes. The celeriac soup with truffle croutons was beautifully creamy, while the breaded halloumi was complemented by the fresh touch of roasted peach and rocket salad. Our mains were exceptional. The plump and juicy fillet of hake was accentuated by the piquant smokiness of a light chorizo crust and a sunblushed tomato and red pepper sauce. The succulent roast haunch of venison was paired with dreamy Dauphinoise potato, a melt-in-the-mouth mini venison pie, and the sweetness of parsnip purée and spiced pear, all set off by a heady blackberry and sloe gin sauce. The indulgent flavours and velvety textures could not have been exceeded. Tempted further, we opted to finish with decadent chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake with salted caramel and banana ice cream, and the Sussex cheeseboard (Golden Cross goat’s cheese, Sussex Farmhouse and Brighton Blue). We cannot recommend the dining experience here highly enough – the food was confidently prepared and presented, and the service faultless.