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Popped in one lunchtime as had heard some fairly good reports but was very, very disappointed. It was, in our opinion, over priced for the light lunch we ordered, the service was very slow considering there were not that many customers, and the staff appeared totally disinterested. Shame as I'm sure that run properly it could be an absolute gold mine - not for us though!
blaisemoran - 4 Oct 2014 14:47
Often ride past The Victory as I cycle home from work. Seems to be very popular of a weekday evening. Visited it for the first time in ages last Friday. Had the Harveys. Well kept pint. Emphasis is clearly on food these days but that is where the money is so who can blame them, and what I saw looked pretty good. The restaurant was doing a roaring trade whilst my wife and I were the only people in the bar. Clean bright interior and lovely staff.
workhard - 29 Apr 2013 17:35
Have visited The Victory on several occasions and been glad that I did.
Service has been pleasant, prompt and attentive even at popular times, customers and staff look happy. The food has been honestly prepared, vegetables plainly but freshly cooked, adequate portions and prices are reasonable. Harveys Sussex and Sharp’s Doom Bar are available and well kept. Access is convenient and parking is good. The location is convenient but quiet and overlooks the village green. There is outdoor seating in a rear garden or in front of the pub. Consistently good – recommended.

harveysfan - 14 Aug 2011 11:59
Fond memories of this being my local in the 1980's: it had bar billiards then and the best jukebox for miles. Nowadays more of an eaterie, but not much else has changed, particularly the gravelly car park !
tommo5 - 24 Jul 2011 15:45
We were searching for a place to eat a late lunch on a Sunday and we passed the cricketers on the green at Staplefield and saw The Victory at the edge of the pitch. The idyllic surroundings were made even better by the excellent service and delicious food. The staff was cheerful and talkative and all five of our meals and puddings were very good. Steak and ale pie, crispy fish and chips, Thai noodles with perfectly cooked king prawns and huge bowls of moules...followed by tarte tatin, coconut pannacotta, chili chocolate cheesecake. We are disappointed that we didn't discover this pub earlier. We sat at picnic tables to watch the cricket but the inside was nicely furnished and cosy. We will be back.
saralaw - 27 Jun 2011 20:50
Visited the Vintage inn as a fathers day, day out treat with my wife and 3 year old daughter. Staff was pleasant and was shown to a table. I ordered a roast beef, the meal came out was hot and well presented. However the meat was very tough.
When the waitress came out to clear plates, she asked how our meal was, which point I gave my views. Meat was a little tough for my liking.
Not long after giveing this comment, I was meet by a lady that was not very happy with my comment and said the meat was fine, everyone else had eaten it. Which is fine, but for me it was to tough I could not cut the meat. The saying customers is always right, well not here.
I was only giving my view asked for nothing in return, but came away very upset and embarressed of how it was handled. We did recieved £5 discount, shame a customer left so unhappy after hearing good reviews.
Andy1234 - 19 Jun 2011 19:57
This pub is certainly open now, the current owners having taken over earlier this year.

We turned up for a late Sunday lunch to find that they serve food all day from 12:00 to 21:00 on Sundays. It's a busy little place so if you want to eat at a more sensible time for lunch, it's worth booking but otherwise just turn up and you will be fed and fed well.

The staff are friendly and efficient and the Hogs Back T.E.A. I had was spot on. They also had my old favourite Harvey's on but I didn't sample that because the T.E.A. was so good.

Appaerntly they have a quiz evening every Tuesday too.

Great little pub, well worth a visit.
gareth1011 - 31 Oct 2010 22:14
Perhaps ackersontour arrived in his own Tardis - the pub didn't seem to be open on 1 May!
79Thatcherite - 4 May 2010 10:50
Excellent pub which is a bit like the tardis deceptively big inside. Great ale Great food.
ackersontour - 1 May 2010 13:28
Stopped here for lunch whilst on a walk yesterday. Efficient and very pleasant bar staff who noticed the Summer Lightning was not quite as it should be while pouring it. Went and made sure the problem was sorted out before serving our pints (our beers were fine). Food very acceptable, if a little expensive for ploughmans. The specials board looked interesting and worth a try. Generally a nice pub which is worth visiting again.
Brewshed - 3 Oct 2008 13:22
was in here the other day and have to say i dont see what the the other comments are going on about they could not father from the truth i found that the beer was stale and the food which i ate was awful wont ever go back again
tony_silks - 15 Jan 2008 21:09
Food here is excellent, reasonably priced and served rapidly by the staff who seem always to manage to be in a good mood and polite to the customers and each other. A good atmosphere results. A well run pub with a good chef. But beware, the steak and kidney pudding is good but enormous!
twingo999 - 7 Jan 2008 10:37
The Victory changed hands 2006 with management coming down the road from the Chequers Slaugham. The Victory therefore has predictably developed in terms of beer, wine, food and presentation.
Driven out of my village by the "Badger" and always torn to choose between London Pride and Harvey’s Sussex, worth the travel.
The food on offer is outstanding, a mix of top class seafood and traditional fare. Weekends are busy so booking is recommended, come the summer the garden is large and yes you can watch the cricket.

Tenbellies - 13 Mar 2007 12:42
I met Take That in this pub back in 94 when they were really big. They were all playing pool, and Mark was the only one to give me and my sister an autograph.

In terms of the pub itself, it's a great place to watch the cricket on the green, if you're into that sort of thing. Beware of the wobbly benches outside though.
Briony - 4 Jun 2004 15:07

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