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Good pint good welcome ,redecoration is bold and interesting. a most welcome return to form.Though it is food oriented it has the welcoming air of a pub .
johnsullivan - 20 Jun 2013 14:37
As Bibit said, it's been taken over, redone and is now called The Lamb. Excellent for dinner and stacks up well vs. places like The Griffin down the road in Fletching.
Bromley86 - 15 Jul 2012 18:02
The pub has recently been taken over and the name has been changed. It is now The Lamb.
Bibit_Albus - 9 Feb 2012 03:57
Had a lovely meal here with the family and enjoyed it very much, the new young management team seem to reall know what people want, good beer good food not too expensive
pubgoer2010 - 29 Jul 2010 13:25
Stopped by for a pint; the Taylor's Landlord was OK. The big German Shepherd philosophical rather than friendly. Interesting info on the walls on the Piltdown Man hoax, but the decor very slapdash. Obviously aims for family custom.
salminkarkku - 20 Aug 2009 10:24
Excellent venue for a sunny day to take the kids to. The prices are reasonable on the drinks and there is a fabulous play area. Keep an eye on the access road though as this passes between the play area and seating area. The staff were friendly and polite. Couldn't ask for more.
eaglepub - 22 Mar 2009 19:32
Very friendly staff here who, after pouring a couple of pints too many (there were 12 of us ordering in separate rounds), offered the excess drinks to us to share between us. Has a petting farm outside but with two cats and a big dog there are plenty of animals inside as well.
Pubgrabber - 11 Nov 2007 20:12
stoped here whilst on a country drive. not to my liking its a bit tacky and i had a terrible pint.
wifes rose wine was decent enough.
humpof3 - 4 Sep 2007 18:42
Visited recently on a Monday with my two young daughters and their Grandparents. Excellent childrens play area, massive climbing frame, trampoline and bouncy castle (not inflated - probably not much demand on a Monday in term time)plus some farm animals to look at.

Driving so unable to comment on beer quality -Harveys Best and Tom Paine seasonal on the pumps. Seemed quite busy with diners, sausage and chips all round for us - nice sausages sadly the chips looked as though they may have been rejected by McDonalds for being too skinny - I like my chips chunky. Menu looked ok, not cheap.

Verdict: A good place to go if you have kids in tow (and it is a fine day), for grown ups the Peacock and Griffin (both around a mile away) are probably a better bet.
TrevorT - 11 Jul 2007 11:17
Cat sat on table trying to catch the goldfish, not terribly hygenic, good for kids, was empty midweek lunchtime though can imagine a busy sunday luch would be like a scrum!
sussexsingle - 4 Jul 2007 07:44
The Piltdown Man is everything that a country pub should be and far far more, in late Feb it offered a warm cozy atmosphere,with the resident cat lying in front of the log fire, a warm welcome was offered by friendly family of staff, the informal atmosphere gives it a home from home feeling. The food was fab the biggest plate of mouth watering mussels I have ever tasted. Cant wait to go back in the summer, the outside area offers an adventure playground and petting farm for children with resident rabbits chickens,goats, sheep, ponies and much more, along with a sweet shop. In the middle of the Sussex countryside it can only be described as an oasis in a desert.
I will definitely be going back.
anonymous - 24 Feb 2007 17:34
It is clearly set-up for bored parents & their kids, in fact the whole of the outside looks terrifying but they certainly seem to know what kids want. We took the family there just after Christmas. (Yes, we were bored!) The food, average but they have a sweet shop! Do they not know how hard we parents try NOT to give our kids rubbish, especially when they've just had dessert. "E" numbers galore. The play area is fab, can't wait for someone else to take my lot there in the summer, but I wont be sitting by the road watching them play! I guess it's just not my cup of tea, but I'm sure there are plenty out there who'll love it!
vez - 31 Dec 2006 12:00
I have been there for lunch about 10 times in the past year and have never had a bad meal. In fact, I love going there because the food is so good! I am addicted to their seafood salad which you can have as a main course in the summer.

It is an attractive old pub with excellent food and service.
anonymous - 24 Jul 2006 11:57
Changed hands now, much better, only time will tell. Had one hell of a problem signing the bar bil have you seen the size of the pencils they use!!!!
Zippy155 - 21 Jul 2006 11:45
Average beer but the worst food that I have ever had from a pub. We had to wait for nearly an hour for it. First time in my life that I have seen a soup with a skin on it. There were even small children actually sat at the bar (surely illegal) - more like a creche than a pub - certainly reminded me of school dinners.

Truly dreadful - give it a very wide berth.
Matt Wilkins - 22 Sep 2005 18:04

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