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White Horse, Ditchling

Dropped in for at lunchtime yesterday after visiting the the museum. Four of us sat in the garden on what was a glorious day. Service was very friendly and the food we ordered was very good with generous portions. The beer battered fish and chips were excellent. I had a pint of Harveys and to be honest it wasn't at it's best (I knew I should of had the Hopead!). But it was another pleasant visit to this pub. Interestingly, on our way back through the village, we noticed that The Bull, Ditchlings second pub which has always lived in the White Horses shadow, was much busier, so perhaps it has moved up a gear. Will pop in when we visit next.

26 May 2017 09:51

Globe Inn, Rye

This was our second destination after visiting the Standard. The Globe has also undergone a recent refurb. Its a striking building and the internal changes have enhanced its character. There is little standing space but a lot of very comfortable seating. There is no conventional bar but instead a pier/ table. Unisex loo, a metal trough for a sink, lovely open fires, mix of furniture, designer clutter, it all sounds a bit and even contrived but it works. It had a very homely feel.

Again, food is a big feature and although we didn't eat (fish and chips later in Rye) it looked very good although prices were a bit 'Topy'. I had a couple of Pints of Hastings Brewerys offer, which was very nice as were the staff. I'll be back

16 Feb 2015 11:14

The Standard Inn, Rye

The Standard has has undergone a major refurb and now offers B&B.

When we visited on a Sunday afternoon, the place was packed, with what looked like a few regulars at the bar, a handful of dogs and a lot of families eating. Food is now a big feature of in the Pub and what I saw looked good prices seemed sensible (for Rye) too. I had just the one pint of Farmers ale as there was nowhere to sit or for that matter stand, without having to move and let people by. The Farmers Ale (which I hadn't had before) was fresh tasting and well kept. A nice pint and it was selling well.

The refurb is of a high quality its an attractive place, if a little formulaic but I do miss the old Standard and its eccentric clientele. It was dark, grubby but had a character you just don't find anymore.

16 Feb 2015 10:54

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