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The Elsted Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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About
Welcoming, family-friendly and dog-friendly pub. We have a lovely relaxed, award winning restaurant that seats aprox 26 for lunch or dinner. We also cater for groups (e.g. walkers and cyclists enjoying the beautiful South Downs National Park nearby). We use locally sourced produce and make as much as possible from scratch - as such the menus are smaller than some restaurants, but everything is freshly prepared, made to order, changes frequently, and can accommodate various dietary requirements. Booking recommended to avoid disappointment.
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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All reviews steak sticky toffee pudding mackerel pate coleslaw homemade ice cream belly pork mezze platter pasta roast dinner bread elsted inn the pub excellent food warm welcome great sunday lunch off the beaten track range of beers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don’t get here an awful lot but have friends who do. Always a good welcome and people to talk too. Does a good Sunday lunch.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Malcolmo93
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Malcolmo93, Thank you so much for your response. Delighted that you had a lovely Sunday lunch, and enjoy our atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon, Best wishes, Thais

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A warm and friendly pub with a good atmosphere. All three courses were excellent, the rib eye steak is one of the best I’ve had (if not the best!)

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ChrisPDuck3
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ChrisPDuck3, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us! Delighted that you enjoyed your meal (and steak!). We really believe that locally sourced produce makes all the difference ! Hope to see you again soon, Best wishes, Thais

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night before walking the harting section of the South Downs way. The room was lovely with a balcony and comfortable bed. The staff were all so friendly and consistently accommodating. Even going so far as to prepare last minute packed lunches, and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jacobmacob
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jacobmacob, Gosh, thank you so much for your review!! Sorry for the late reply - I was on holiday. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you liked our team. We pride ourselves on our friendly team and atmosphere...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly pub with great food and beers. Rooms are very good value. Do not miss if in the area. Great breakfast.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Welikeinns
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Welikeinns, Thank you so much for your lovely review! The team work really hard to ensure everyone enjoys their stay, so all positive feedback is really appreciated!! We hope to see you again soon, Best wishes, Thais

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, friendly and efficient service. Imaginative menu cooked to perfection. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Marie-Claire S
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marie-Claire S, Thank you so much for writing your positive review - all feedback is really gratefully received. The team work really hard together, so each and every good review means a lot to us. Hope to see you again soon, Thais

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us stumbled across this characterful, welcoming pub by accident on a Sunday lunchtime. We intended to just have a drink but were so impressed with the look of the pub and the friendly staff that we decided to stay for lunch. The mushroom...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lynn H
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lynn H, Goodness, thank you so much for your lovely review! Delighted that our pub and menu tempted you to try our food - and that it was 'delicious'. The team all work so hard to ensure that customers enjoy their time with us;...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Stumbled upon this pub by accident whilst out walking a few weeks ago and stopped for a quick drink. Was impressed by the warm welcome and how busy the pub was for a Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed our drinks whilst sat out enjoying the sunshine...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aabaker828
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear aabaker828, Thank you sooooo much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your various stays with us, and that you are new local customers. The team work extremely hard to provide a friendly atmosphere with good quality produce - so I'm...More

Reviewed 7 February 2019

Really no reason for this wonderful pub to lose a star - not in my review anyway. We stopped by after a walk on the S Downs way and were bowled over by the quality of the welcome (we were late), the food (it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Diptych
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Dear Diptych, Goodness, thank you so much for your positive review. We noticed that you are quite the prolific reviewer on TA and do not always give 5 dots; hence, we are delighted that you felt we deserved them! :) We would be really pleased...More

Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

Popped in here for a quiet drink and some lunch. We were blown away by this place! The food was delicious, the staff were very friendly and the place itself had a real homely welcoming feel. Will definitely be coming back and recommending to friends...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 704aimeeh
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Dear 704aimeeh, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review!! We really try to marry restaurant food with a homely pub environment - hence, delighted that you enjoyed the experience. We are so lucky that all our staff are lovely...More

Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

I moved into the area a few years ago and The Elsted Inn became my local for drinks and eating. I instantly liked it but have grown to really love it over the last few years. The warmth and friendliness of the staff and locals...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Charlie-Guy84
ThaisRobertson, Owner at The Elsted Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Dear Charlie-Guy84 Thank you so much for your really lovely review! As you know, the team work very hard to ensure that customers (new and frequent) enjoy their time with us, hence all positive feedback is delightfully well received! Thank you, and see you soon....More

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redfitclub
15 September 2018|
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Response from Ladylush33 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but why not ring and ask, seems the sort of place that if you book will accommodate?
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alisonl602
15 November 2017|
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Response from WaterlooBoy | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I don't have a dog and the question was not raised
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alisonl602
15 November 2017|
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Response from ThaisRobertson | Property representative |
Hi Alison L, Thank you for your question - we definitely allow well behaved dogs in the pub, and 2 of our B&B rooms are dog friendly. Best wishes, Thais
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