Hope you read that title with the tune going on in your head!
Now we finally seem to be enjoying something like a summer, we’re really seeing more of you heading off up the hill to enjoy some of the spectacular scenery we’re blessed with around the pub.
While there are some really nice walks starting from the car park, we have the advantage of also being in easy reach of Devils Dyke (well, easy if you’ve got the legs for the climb up the hill). So you’re not limited to just the dog walks or hikes around us here, there’s plenty of scope for roaming further afield and you can just use us as a base or a pit stop.
If you’re feeling energetic just head South out of the beer garden, climb up to the top of the Downs and you’re only half a mile from the Devils Dyke. For the hardy souls walking along the South Downs Way (which runs along the escarpment just behind us) we’re an ideal place to drop down for a spot of lunch or a well earned pint.
Dog Friendly – Walker Friendly – And Just Plain Friendly
If you do decide to stay, the garden is coming into it’s own again in the fine weather. It’s the ideal place to take a load off once you’ve clocked a few miles and dog Walkers and Hikers all get to appreciate the outdoor bar. So whatever your plans for the day, its well worth stopping by.
It’s that time of year, the weather is warming up and couples start to think of tying the knot. As a Sussex Country pub we’re very lucky to have a fabulous location for wedding receptions – nestled at the foot of the Downs just below Devils Dyke. The garden, with the outdoor bar and easy access to the main pub is an idyllic setting, and if you get lucky with the weather makes for a perfect day.
Love Is In The Air
Last year we hosted several receptions, and each one was a pleasure for us here at the pub. Everyone’s happy, it’s always a great occasion, and it makes coming to work worthwhile – really doesn’t get much better than getting to share in such a special day for the couple and their families.
It’s the first day of spring and time to look forward to the lighter evenings, warmer weather and the call of the great outdoors – as in out of the back door and in to the beer garden!
After the success of the re-vamped garden and bar last summer, we’re planing even more events to make the most of the stunning surroundings and family atmosphere of the garden. Music nights, weddings and good old relaxing with the family and friends – can’t wait.
Despite having just had the warmest December on record, winter finally seems to be arriving, so I thought it might be nice to just remind you of the lovely summer we had (no it’s ok – no need to thank me). That way you can while away the soggy afternoons remembering those lazy afternoons in the beer garden in your favourite Sussex country pub.
For everyone who may be feeling a bit jaded out there, and you’ve lost the will to find you way to your favourite Sussex country pub to revive yourself, here’s an oldie from our archives. A classic detox drink to start you off on the 2016 health kick!
We are, of course, committed to promoting responsible drinking habits. We encourage dog walkers to join us in the bar and garden, but only on the basis of selling alcoholic beverages to humans. We in no way condone what follows…….