The Hornbrook Inn
Close enough to town to maintain its local feel, but far enough to offer some peace and tranquillity, this traditional restaurant offers a delightful outside space where you can enjoy a meal or drinks in the surrounds of rolling Sussex countryside. Popular with locals and visitors alike, this family-friendly pub also welcomes dogs, and has a vast and mouth-watering menu with a specials board to match. For myself and my partner, the classic prawn cocktail and lamb kofta with tzatziki provided a great opener to whet our appetites before the main course. Next came a succulent Barnsley lamb chop for me, which was beautifully cooked and served alongside gorgeously creamy Dauphinoise potatoes, fine beans and red wine sauce. My partner’s Forum lager-battered fish and chips with tartare sauce, crushed minted peas and triple-cooked chips was a perfectly executed classic. Finally, we satisfied our sweet cravings and indulged in a comforting pineapple upside down cake with lashings of custard, and a rich chocolate brownie with dark chocolate sauce and cream. The venue is atmospheric, the food perfectly executed and the drinks offering plentiful. One visit to The Hornbrook Inn is enough to turn you into a regular.