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The Coach and Horses, Danehill - pub details

Address: Coach and Horses Lane, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7JF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8147) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 20 users)
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A great little country pub; it might give over a bit more space to the diner than to the drinker, but it definitely does cater for both as there's always decent ale/cider to be found here. And for the record, the food is excellent. The car park's a bit small though, they should do something about that high kerb at the narrow entrance as my car's bumper is still complaining.
chimpboy - 30 Aug 2012 13:45
The interior is plain and rustic, and certainly none the worse for that; it is entirely in keeping with what one expects from its cottagey exterior and a classic country pub.

Clearly food was popular, with some pretty high tallies being racked up on the till, but as I'd already eaten heartily I had to pass. Ale-wise, not much in terms of variety; only 2 cask ales were being sold on my visit last Saturday afternoon. However, the one sampled - a Hammerpot brew - was very nicely kept, and was served alongside what I'm sure is the ever-reliable Harvey's Best. The beer was pulled by a jolly chap who I assume was the landlord, and observation suggested he was being ably assisted by a young barmaid.

This really is the traditional 2-bar arrangement, with a 'public' bar on the right which is smaller and home to some comfortable sofas, and the 'saloon' on the left which is where you'll find the fonrt of the bar, and seating area for dining. The pub dog - a rather docile Golden retriever - was wandering around both inside and out quite happily. I like a pub like this to have its own dog - just seems to fit nicely with the overall vibe.

The whole place was enormously convivial and appealing, and on a late November afternoon held all the charm one wants to find in a rural boozer. It was well-heeled, but without being at all pretentious.

Certainly this is worth chivvying out if you're in the area - don't think you've come too far off the A275 by the way - keep pressingon up School Lane and you'll eventually find the C & H, set back from the road.
TWG - 28 Nov 2011 17:45
Felt at home in this pub as soon as I walked through the door. Sat at a plain table by the welcoming fire, had a decent pint of King's Sussex, and some nice food. The pub interior is plain and rustic, which is how I like it, although the restaurant is a bit more furnished. Bar staff and locals were very friendly. The only problem with this pub is, it's not close enough to where I live !!
happy_wanderer - 7 Nov 2011 12:01
How sad! We now have a beer drinking site now posting moans from people who do not even drink beer but are more concerned about the style of plate they are eating off. As a local drinker of beer and someone who knows of several pubs in the area I have an interest in keeping the pubs that are worth it going and the Coach & Horses certainly is.It sells my favourite tipple, Harveys, always in top condition and they change the guest ale on a regular basis which is always from the local sussex brewers like Hammerpot or WJ Kings.

If you're after a good pint in a real pub and not uptight about a missing fork with your pudding then I recommend this one!
ronanderson - 22 Jun 2011 15:50
Our party of 4 visited the Coach & Horses on a Sunday lunchtime. The pub is in a lovely location and is full of charm and atmosphere. It was also very well frequented, particularly with diners.
We all had a 2-course lunch with coffee/ tea and some drinks (soft). The food was very good, in terms of the fresh produce, delivery and presentation. The choice was not exceptional, but okay. Service was both good and friendly.
Our collective gripe was in the quantity (or lack of) for the prices being charged. Why oh why is it necessary to be so tight on the cheapest things on the plate (e.g. potatoes/ vegetables). The deserts (served on a roof slate...without a fork!?) were little short of laughable. Perhaps this is all perceived to be acceptable if you advertise as a "Gastropub".
The Bill was 108 (excl. service) for the 4 of us, but this is not a place to go if you are hungary!
Would we eat here again...probably not... Sorry!
cary - 13 Jun 2011 14:02

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