The Highlands Inn in Uckfield is sister to The Cock Inn in Ringmer and belongs to Ridley Inns, a small chain of local family-run pubs. It has recently benefitted from extensive renovations to its spacious bar-restaurant, garden and children’s play area. The well-lit contemporary interior makes a convivial space for a family meal or a gathering with friends, and the garden is the envy of passersby on sunny days.
The inn holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, with its Sunday roast receiving particular praise. The daily menu features pub classics such as Sussex pork and herb sausages and the Highlands homemade pie of the day, as well as a wide choice of fish dishes – ranging from traditional battered cod and chips to sea bass fillets in white wine, spinach and mushroom sauce – and plenty of vegetarian options too. Those with larger appetites could start with the likes of whitebait, mushrooms in Stilton cream sauce or baked Camembert, or else choose to share a fishmonger’s board. A great range of desserts is available, with seasonal variations such as the wintry take on an Eton Mess with forest fruits and mulled wine syrup. The Highlands Inn also offers a good choice of personally selected real ales, as well as wine and soft drinks.
There’s a real buzz at The Highlands Inn every day of the week, so booking is highly recommended.