Pub of the Week: The Horse & Groom, Heathfield

Posted: 01 October 2013

Blog category: Beer, Pubs, Pub of the Week

Our pub of the week this week is the spectacular Horse and Groom - a striking grade II listed building beautifully situated on Rushlake village green in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. The award winning pub absolutely oozes with history and can be dated back to 1650; it has had its current name since at least 1777. The pub boasts several listings by prestigious bodies including; Michelin, The Good Food Guide and Which.

In addition to being a comfortable and friendly village pub, The Horse and Grooms fantastic reputation constantly attracts foodies from up and down the country. The freshly prepared menu always features hearty home cooked meals, for example, seasonal fish dishes and the pub’s famous signature - a half shoulder of slowly roasted lamb with herb crust. The specials board is always flourishing with extra choices too!

The building has a beautiful enclosed garden that offers spectacular views of the nearby lake, complete with herbaceous borders and hand-carved picnic tables. There are even miniature ponies and donkeys that graze in the field next door – always a magnet for children!

Nestling among prime walking country, the dog-friendly Horse and Groom is the perfect place to take a relaxing break. It is close to many interesting and inspiring castles, houses, gardens and historical properties, for example; The National Trust Bateman’s house & gardens, and Rudyard Kipling’s home is only six- miles down the road.

This traditional pub has it all, so if you’re looking for a country pub with heaps of history, a friendly atmosphere and award winning food, beers and wine then this is the perfect pub for you!

The Horse & Groom is happy to cater for private events, to find out more or for bookings don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone (01435 830320), by email or via their website