Sussex has some fantastic produce and wine on offer which can be sampled in the numerous country pubs across the county. Whether it’s a quick stop to try a local beer after a long country side walk or a lunch with family and friends in the garden with views over the South Downs, you will find some of the best Sussex country pubs here. You will get a warm welcome and be served some delicious home cooked food- enjoy!

The George and Dragon, Amberley

The George and Dragon, reputedly one of the oldest three pubs in Sussex, has a wealth of charm and character. Nestling amongst the rolling hills of the Sussex Downs National Park the pub garden has some of the most breath-taking views across the countryside. Friendly staff, great traditional pub food using seasonal ingredients.

Elsted Inn, Elsted

One of the best Sussex country pubs boasting great food and drink, attentive service, and a warm atmosphere. The menu is carefully selected and offers ingredients mostly sourced in the lovely West Sussex. The dishes are mainly traditional but with a modern twist.

The Fox Goes Free, Charlton

Beautifully kept 400-year-old country pub located in the beautiful South Downs and only a mile from Goodwood Racecourse. You are invited to dine in seven different areas, including the stunning garden. Enjoy home cooked bar meals and a daily changing A la carte menu with seasonal specials.

The Partridge Inn, Singleton

Nestled in the heart of the South Downs countryside, The Partridge Inn sits in the beautiful village of Singleton. One of the best Sussex country pubs which is very popular with visitors to Goodwood, the Downland museum and West Dean. Dog friendly and with a great garden with a separate children’s play area.

The Plough, Udimore

Quintessential English country pub with stunning views over the Brede valley with the sea in the distance. Popular for its fresh fish landed in Rye and Hastings daily as well as lamb and beef from the Romney marsh.

The George, Eartham

The George is a quintessentially English pub that serves good honest food. With its breath taking setting on the South Downs national park, it is a sanctuary for peace and tranquillity: somewhere to indulge yourself in an unspoilt environment. Warm welcome awaits and you are invited to enjoy the traditional décor inside or the beautiful garden on a warm day.

Salehurst Halt, Robertsbridge

With its idyllic situation, the Halt is a freehouse and boasts a traditional cellar, mainly seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients. There’s a terrace and a lower garden offering magnificent views over the Rother valley. Sunday roasts are very popular as pizzas in the summer- freshly baked in the pizza oven.

The Plough and Harrow, Littlington

17th century dog friendly country pub offering real ales, great food and a large beer garden. Perfect stop if you are walking from / to Alfriston- booking is essential as it is very popular with walkers and locals.

The Horse and Cart Inn, Peasmarsh

This Grade II listed pub located just 3 miles from Rye is known for its friendly and welcoming hospitality and seasonal food and local suppliers of beer and cider. The staff are polite, service quick and there’s some delicious food on offer. The garden is the perfect spot on a sunny day with hats and sun cream provided! Being dog friendly as well, this is the perfect spot to stop by after a nice walk in the area. Highly recommended!

The Wheel Inn, Burwash

The Wheel Inn is one of the best traditional Sussex country pubs serving incredible food and drink all day, every day. It’s popular for its roast, good size portions and great service by friendly staff. The beautiful garden has a kids play area as well.