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The Abergavenny in Rodmell is a privately owned oak beamed English Free house, with the warm and friendly atmosphere of a traditional village pub. Our mouth watering menu is crafted daily and our food is locally sourced and freshly prepared.We are nestled in the delightful village of Rodmell a stone's throw from Virginia Woolf's former residence Monk's House.
PRICE RANGE
£2 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booking is essential, though once there is a table booked there can be a good selection of food and drink options here with a great selection of staff to help with ordering. Can be busy at the start time of service though good to have...a chance at coming back each time for something different.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Went for a Wednesday lunch the other plates of food on table looked ok. However the pork belly red cabbage and dauphinois potatoes was shocking - there was not enough to feed a child the pork belly was not even the size of a small...wine glass the potatoes were small and very disappointing. Not worth the money at all - if ordered anywhere else would have been twice that portion for price and same quality! Don’t order if you’re hungry. The time before we went my friend had pie and again not much on the plate.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

So have been here many times as it is a great substitute for going into town, lots of different menus to choose from plus some local drinks and other things to have. Great to be able to walk in and get something most days of...the week that this is open. Would definitely come back at some point in the near future.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review, see you again next time. Many thanks Chris

Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Very nice place to come to as this is covering a catchment area for local trips for food and drink. Nice selection of things to have here and a good time to come is early afternoon, as is a popular place. Have had many a...successful meal and drink here during quieter times.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hi Rosie, Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. See you soon. Many thanks. Chris

Reviewed 6 December 2023

We walked here over the downs from Saltdean, for lunch (booking in advance). It is a friendly place, with a good pub food menu. The staff were very helpful. I had Sussex Smokie (cheesy smoked fish pie) with chips and a small very fresh tasty...salad; all excellent, with generous portion sizes. Dog friendly. I'd definitely go again! The walk was good too!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review, Many thanks Chris

Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

I went there today with my friend Kathy, such a lovely place, food was great. The waitress didn’t stop.. recommend………..

Date of visit: November 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hi Deborah, Thanks for leaving a great review. See you next time. Many thanks Chris

Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent selection of dishes - everyone will find something they would like. Polite service and generous portions. Food is tasty and cooked to perfection. Will definitely go again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thanks for leaving a fantastic review! See you next time. Chris

Reviewed 26 October 2023

This is a lovely friendly pub with excellent staff. My husband and I were staying at a lodge nearby and as I decided I was on a break so no cooking for me we went every day for a meal - the food was amazing,...great choice with specials a bonus - staff so friendly - cannot recommend it high enough - thank youMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hi Leiston, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review! See you next time. Many thanks Chris

Reviewed 13 October 2023

Lovely old pub good atmosphere friendly staff we whent for the steak night i had the rump steak very tough and my wife had sirloin witch was ok thay changed my rump steak with a sirloin as the rump was so tough with no problem...and apologized so apart from that very nice meal good portions and value for moneyMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, apologies about your first steak, but I'm glad you enjoyed the replacement, see you next time. Many thanks Chris

Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

We booked for a mid week family meal and found it was the “steak special” evening. Incredible value and amazing quality. We all enjoyed the rump steaks with trimmings and added a delicious peppercorn sauce. Lots of other menu choices too including pizzas and specials....Charming, cheerful staff plus very dog friendly. A very inviting pub and highly recommended. We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! See you again soon. Many thanks Chris

Reviewed 21 September 2023

My second visit in a matter of weeks and I cannot praise this pub enough. The owners, Daisy and Christopher have transformed this pub into something really special. Great atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food, you really can’t ask for more. We will definitely be...back on a regular basis!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Hi Ellen, Thank you so much for your lovely words and great review. We will see you again soon. Cheers Chris

Reviewed 10 September 2023

What a fabulous Sunday lunch today! Very large portions excellent cooked! My husband had the Nut Roast and I had the Roast Chicken. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We asked for extra gravy and within a few minutes it was served! From...the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a smile and shown to our table by the lovely Rosie. Service was excellent but unobtrusive. The whole atmosphere was just perfect! This is how the service industry should be. Excellent food, wonderful staff and lovely surroundings. Well done Rosie, Abby and all the staff. We will be back and certainly recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Hi Monica, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, I will pass on your words to Rosie, Abby and the team. See you soon. Thanks Chris

Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent pub food, in a lovely pub garden. Great service, in a superb location. Very professional staff, good car parking, the inside of the pub looked very cosy.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Hi Tony, Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Chris

Reviewed 17 August 2023

Hadn't been in for a while , but went for a Sunday Roast. It was delicious! Plenty of it and such a reasonable price! We had a very happy relaxed few hours there with a lovely atmosphere, food and staff.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Thanks Chris

Reviewed 17 August 2023

When you serve coffee without sugar, it shows: the little details are missing. But due to their charm, you ignored it: we got the first table as a walk-in after a busy lunch business. It was a mixture of self-service and table service. As a...foreigner, it confused me. Ideally, you could get most dishes in smaller portions since I have a gastro-bypass. The fish and chips were delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Chris Bentley, Owner at The Abergavenny Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. It is much appreciated. Cheers Chris

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Response from Asifind | Reviewed this property |
Staff very helpful on the day, but why not simply call them? That will give them another opportunity to excel. They do seem to welcome children . Bon appetite!
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Think they must be, as I saw a couple of dogs when we were there.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5