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The Horse & Cart Inn

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$21 - US$42
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pizza fish and chips beef homemade ice cream bread potatoes mash sunday roast the pub horse cart lovely garden feel very welcome small menu stayed here cooked to perfection front of house home made
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Reviewed 6 January 2021

2 of us ate for 3 nights while staying. Nothing disappointed. Amongst our choices, Roast (v good), Burger (v good) & Pizza (excellent). We were totally satisfied with their practical Covid precautions and felt safe

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

We had evening dinner in the Horse and Cart. It seemed to be a locals’ pub and had a great atmosphere. We had pre-booked a table and we were asked to select where we would like to sit. The barman on duty was very pleasant...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

Booked lunch for four and the food was excellent. Two of us had pizzas and they were the best I’ve had in a pub restaurant for years, one had the burger which looked great, and one had the roast beef lunch (although I do think...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Amazing food. Friendly staff and good prices. Came for a rainy day lunch and lucky to get a table! Yum!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020

Sue and I stayed for 4 nights very recently - Once again it was first class - They have very dedicated Kitchen turning out excellent food across the board - We recently had a break at The Bankes Arms in Studland and our room at...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020 via mobile

On arrival i was greeted very pleasantly by front of house. After a brief history lesson on the Inn the surrounding area and the building itself. I was shown to my very clean and newly refurbished room. Manager seems very well informed and has worked...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 7 November 2020

We stayed for a couple of nights at the Horse and Cart and ate their both nights for convenience. The manager Theo and all staff there were very welcoming and the food was lovely. The rooms were comfortable but being at the front of the...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020

We were staying in Winchelsea and found this pub by chance online. On a ferociously windy autumn night, the open fire and welcome could not have been warmer on a mid-week evening. Both of the bar staff were friendly and attentive and the table was...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 November 2020

Stayed here Monday night after attending a funeral. Very friendly welcome from the dutch owner. Bed and facilities were very comfortable and very clean, lovely hot power shower too! Breakfast was delicious and served by a lovely friendly lady, even the coffee was served with...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff , car park available and the food was stunning! It was beautifully presented using local fresh produce . The beer was good quality with great exclusives as specialities of the horse & cart. The pub ower was fantastic. Great value for...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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5 September 2018|
Response from engellig | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately we will not be open on Christmas Day and, therefore, are not doing any Christmas Day Dinners. We apologise for the inconvenience. Kind Regards, The Horse & Cart Team
9 April 2018|
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Response from AcolLondon | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last Oct dogs were very welcome. It’s a country village pub so would be odd if they weren’t
22 June 2017|
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Response from Nicola W | Property representative |
Hi there We are 3 miles from rye but you can drive and leave the car on the hill. Parking is almost impossible in the centre of Rye that night. It's a good parade and firework display! Cheers Nicola
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Horse & Cart Inn

  • Yes, The Horse & Cart Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • The Horse & Cart Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5