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The Rose Cottage Inn, Polegate - pub details

Rose Cottage Inn

Address: Alciston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6UW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32852) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Berwick (1.5 miles), Glynde (3.7 miles), Bishopstone (4.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.7/10 (rated by 15 users)
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Pub has just shut down and is on the market. The new owners didn't make it work so lets hope someone else takes it over. The pub had gone down hill a bit before closure.
Sussexcrawler - 20 Jul 2017 16:16
The owners want to convert the pub to residential use, which would be a great shame if they can get away with it. Suggest you visit this excellent pub while you still can.
Sussexcrawler - 6 Apr 2014 07:09
Firstly, this inn is in Alciston rather than Polegate, however, what a lovely pub! Well worth a visit after a walk on The Downs. Exquisite surroundings and well kept beer. Very popular with the elders mid-week lunch time, but lots of nice tables outside. A genuinely nice pub.
BiffoBeer - 31 Jul 2012 14:13
First time back for a long time and hasn't changed at all...thank goodness, (unlke 'The Ram' up the road which is now some sort of gastro pub with ghastly clientele).
Harveys on top form as was the Dark Star, food looked good as well.

Off the beaten track but really is worth the effort.
ridleyman - 3 Jun 2012 22:27
Tucked away up a quiet country lane, this is one gem of a pub! Enter this quaint old building to find a small but cosy seating area facing a small corner-style bar, it's the perfect place to while away an warm summer's evening or a cold winter's night with good beer and conversation and only the occasional interruption from the pub bird (caged of course). Visit on a warm summer's day and you can sit on the patio at the front or side and listen to nature doing it's thing in this unspoiled place, while the pub cat snoozes in some warm spot. Occasionally there's also live music on the patio and last Sunday when I was there, three guys struck up with some jazz.

As to the fayre, well there are two (local) ales on offer - Harvey's Sussex and Dark Star Hophead, and both are perfectly looked after. On to the food there's a tasty and varied menu, and a Sunday roast beef (served slightly pink) with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pud, vegetables, extra gravy and horseradish sauce all for an amazing 8.95 which is cheap by Sussex standards. I've had many a pub roast beef costing 12 or more that's not as good as this. Service is friendly and quick and they care about their beer, the produce (you can even buy fresh eggs in the bar) as well as the local village if you want to chat about such things.

Once you've had your fill, I'd recommend a ten minute stroll up the road, past the thatched cottages to Alciston church where you can enjoy wonderful views of the South Downs.

If you haven't tried this place (several times) then you're missing out! No wonder punters rate it so highly.

fazerblue - 3 Jun 2012 11:39

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