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Nice pub. Friendly staff. Good beer and food. Interior is a bit stark with too many dining tables lined up in rows.
potrix - 3 Mar 2013 17:15
Lovely decor, but I'd need to return later to fully appreciate the pub (we got there at midday).
glenfarg - 11 Nov 2011 01:42
Large but quiet pub with a rather strange layout. Most of the place is given over to diners. But you can sit next to the large open fire, where there is a sofa and a couple of small tables. The staff were friendly enough and a local character (Perky) kept us rather amused. Rother Valley Holly Daze and Harveys Best Bitter were the beers. Stoword Press appeared to be the only cider offering. But closer inspection reveals the local bottled Oakwood Farm English Organic Cider, which despite being 7% was very tasty indeed and without doubt my cider of the day. Lacking atmosphere, but I would definitely still return.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Jan 2011 21:21
Pleasant enough place with very nice pint of Rother Valley Wealden Bitter on my visit. Friendly landlady (and dog). Not really a pub though - large restaurant area with basically a corner for drinking in (plus a garden). OK for a pint or two but not somewhere I'd want to spend a whole evening in.
newbury_drinker - 30 Aug 2010 12:57
Moved on here from the Ostrich. It wasn't a good move. Beer was OK but I was surrounded by the barmaid and her friends & kids discussing their personal recent events. Not very welcoming at all although the sofa is comfortable. Next stop was the Seven Sisters
pissedasanewt - 25 Nov 2009 20:07
I took London guests, both young and old, for lunch on Saturday who loved the place, the food and drink including good choice local cider & non-alcoholic drinks, although no dog nor landlady present. Choice of 3 ales: T.T. Landlord, Harveys and a local bitter all good, just 2 staff provided excellent fast and professional service many pubs couldn't manage with 6. We had the very good value platter lunches (local fish, meats, cheese, etc.) and large salads of excellent quality - all good value for money and left good impressions all round. Robertsbridge is fortunate to have so many pubs for a small village and each has it's own niche, so horses for courses is probably the best way to judge each.
oldiedrinker - 23 Aug 2009 13:40
All I would say here is that the food is average at best and the Harvey's is ok - its all pretty costly though. If you like sycophantic landladies gushing over you and appreciate the attention then you are in the right place. Don't make the mistake of being a local though, because unless you pretend to be impressed on every occasion you will be categorised as an enemy and will sit there cynically wishing you went to the Salehurst Halt instead.

I stopped going because I can cook better at home and the dog whining gets really annoying.
Totaltruth - 5 Jun 2008 15:07
Four of us had lunch here on a Friday afternoon. From the moment we walked in Jane was friendly and welcoming. There were, I think, 2 ales on offer, Sussex Bitter and another I now cannot remember (although none in our party had this one). My Dad had never tried either of the ales and asked if there was a smooth bitter - Jane offered a sample taste of each!! When was the last time this happened to you?!?! Anyway, the Sussex Bitter was great.

For lunch 2 of us had the Tempura Hastings Cod & Chips and the other 2 had the Steak & Kidney Pie with fresh veg and chips. Well, the food was simply incredible!!! Everyone remarked how much meat was in the pie, and how smooth and light the batter on the fish was (you could actually taste the fish under the batter - and no, it did not repeat!!).

Seriously great pub. Excellent food and friendly landlady who is passionate about the business. There is no question that I will be back. I will not hesitate to recommend this pub to anyone but lager louts and those wishing for a sterile sports pub.

Oh, and don't forget to say hello to the Bassett hound ...
StLeonard - 19 Apr 2008 16:57
We stopped for lunch at this pub last week while on our walking holiday to Hastings. The beer was in good condition and the choice of food delightful. The friendly landlady, Jane, found space for us to put our wet and muddy clothes and made us feel most welcome. Well done.
pubramblers - 16 Apr 2008 00:01
Laid out as rather more of a restaurant than a pub, but a very friendly welcome and good Harveys beer make it a decent enough pub.
Floyd - 15 Apr 2008 15:15
If your the sort of person to whom 2p on a pint of beer is an issue, the previous comment may be of relevance. If not, read on. The "new" George has transformed Robertsbridge. We now have a pub which serves good food and has a friendly atmosphere attracting a sociable mixed crowd from the village and beyond. John and Jane are welcoming hosts, serving excellent, locally sourced food, or if you prefer, just well kept beer and carefully selected wines. It is now a busy pub attracting considerable repeat business from locals - that is the acid test. Listen to bitter little occasional stoppers if you like, but if you do, you'll be missing a treat.
GavSam - 4 Nov 2007 14:33
Hmmm, all those one liner "superb" comments? and all in May? smells a bit to me, I found this pub because I pulled off the A21 looking for a garage, I met a humourless barman/landlord? devoid of personality, serving expensive ale and highly overpriced wannabe gastro grub, a tenner for singed sausages and mash and it was crap.
brunnie - 26 Oct 2007 08:29
A wonderful transformation of a run-down pub. This place is splendid. Delicious food (save room for dessert), friendly owners, styley decor and a great wine list. I'm going to be a regular!
duggie - 30 May 2007 16:28
Finally a pub/restaurant in keeping with this hidden gem of a village. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent, I'm just sorry I live in London and can only get down with the family once every three months.
Mattypd - 29 May 2007 16:07
Have been here twice now - it is fantastic ! Proper beer on tap, a great range of food and just the best hosts. Big sofa by the huge fireplace and plenty of car parking right outside. Excellent value for money, and proper "home-cooked" food. And a no-smoking policy. Fabulous.
anonymous - 8 May 2007 15:17
Fab pub - excellent decor, really relaxed atmosphere and owners so welcoming. Would definately go back - food was great and prices offered great value for a decent lunch!
suehamblin - 8 May 2007 11:17
New owners and very friendly , warm welcome and it is so nice to have a fresh clean non smokey atmosfere with good food at very reasonable prices its the best in town !
Mrs b - 1 Feb 2007 20:01

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