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The Gun

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Gun Hill | Near Horam, Heathfield TN21 0JU, England
+44 1825 872361
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My idea of a fabulous pub/restarant. Idealistic location with views over the countryside. Interior to match with its old English cosy style. Food a little too expensive but delicious. Will definitely be back :)

Thank Claire S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last night for our branch Christmas meal. We are all charity volunteers. The staff had agreed in advance to keep the Christmas menu available for us which was excellent value for money. The food was excellent and well presented and with very attentive and friendly service. Of the 18 of us there 17 loved it....but there is always... More 

1 Thank Natalie C
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely walk in the beautiful surroundings we had worked up a thirst & appetite. The service and staff were brilliantly warm and friendly and the pizza was immense! Will certainly be returning to try more of the menu 👍

Thank CharlieEbo6
Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gun was a pleasure to visit. Easy parking and a very friendly welcome. No booking but no problem. The place has many areas and a variety of atmospheres. It has a pizza oven, a log fire, good light on a sunny day, a children's play area outside and a lot of table sizes. It seems more of a restaurant... More 

Thank doughertyterry
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on new years day for lunch with 8 other friends and family and thoroughly enjoyed the meal even though I did wonder as it was a holiday. The service wasn't great but it was good especially as the place was absolutely packed (obviously many others with the same thought after the Christmas/new year experience). We all had variations... More 

Thank Skidave
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Good service. Good value. Busy pub but the staff are very attentive. Good for families with children. Steaks, roasts and pizzas.

Thank Critic1127
Horam, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to visit The Gun for lunch on 24th August this year as it was his 50th birthday so thought it would be nice to go somewhere that we thought was a little bit special. It was a scorcher of a day and we hadn't booked, deciding to take pot luck as to whether or not... More 

Thank NessJ64
Aline K, Events at The Gun, responded to this review

Dear NessJ64, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately as the matter happened 6 months ago, it is now very difficult for us to investigate and come back to you. Please feel free to contact us sooner in the future. We value our customer feedback and happy to put things right when issues are highlighted. With kind regards, Aline More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After nearly 50 years of marriage we decided to have Christmas Lunch out - gone are the days of catering for 15+ so we treated ourselves to lunch at The Gun. It was superb, we were met with warmth and good wishes, ate exquisite food and were waited on hand and foot, nothing was too much trouble. We weren't rushed,... More 

Thank AUNTYBGlynde
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a roast a few weeks ago. Far and away the best roast I've ever had. They made a real effort to seat myself and my friend when we arrived without booking and were extremely accommodating.

Thank Sam P
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my husband were treated for a meal out here this week and can honestly say it was the best meal we've had out for a long time. I had the Kentish game pie and my husband had Turbot with mushrooms. We can both recommend these dishes, they were cooked beautifully. The service was great, very quick and friendly,... More 

Thank Jayne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gun Hill | Near Horam, Heathfield TN21 0JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Heathfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1825 872361
When walking on the Wealden Way we recommend taking the time to discover The Gun, an atmospheric pub-restaurant on the outskirts of Heathfield, East Sussex. This fifteenth century pub is full of period charm and countryside comfort, the interior carefully decorated to create light and space, bringing a touch of the modern to ancient bare bricks, wood panelling and stripped back flooring with simple, elegant but robust furnishings. An extensive landscaped garden is perfect for families, providing play equipment for children while maintaining the peace and quiet of a true country retreat. At The Gun���s bar, you���ll find all manner of well kept real ales as well as a wide selection of quality wines, while the food menu is celebrated locally for its great pies, seasonal game dishes and continental specialties, all created using locally sourced, fresh produce. Whether a snowy winters day or a hot summer evening, The Gun has a perfect atmosphere to suit, indoors or out, for dinner or just a few drinks and a bite to eat.

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