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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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was recommended to the Gun for Sunday lunch and was not disappointed. They have lovely roasts on offer, with good thick slices of meat. My friends found the vegetables a little undercooked. On the whole they enjoyed their roast. I had the brill which was on special and that was really lovely. We followed that with a pudding, my... More 

Thank Katie E
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good here and not disappointed this time. Great staff, attentive but not intrusive. Spacious seating so not overlooked or cramped.

Thank smmack2016
Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Initial Service very good Amuse Bouche very disappointing, mussels not fresh and tough Starters: Disappointing, very small amount of crab in Devon Crab Salad, salad leaves bitter, but dressing was good Mains: OK Desserts: Eton Mess had far too many pomegranate seeds in it, not very nice Overall a very disappointing meal considering the price. We have eaten many times... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 15th century Sussex pub was a great venue for Sunday lunch with family and friends. Extensive menu where it was a challenge deciding what to have from the the many delicious options. Obvious pride is taken in the sourcing of much of the produce from local suppliers. Service was friendly and efficient. Would certainly visit again

Thank Roger G
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a cold wet windy night so it was great to be inside in this warm cosy pub. The menu gave great choices, with many gourmet meals. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the exotic pizzas were wonderful. The portions were large which meant there was no room for dessert. Would highly recommend.

Thank Spacker1953
East Sussex
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service from all of the staff was excellent, the best we've seen in any other local pub/restaurant. Menu choice was good, food really nice although one of the starters (scallops) was a small serving. Would definitely recommend.

Thank sahEastSussex
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

34 of us dined at the Gun and had a wonderful evening. We made a group booking and selected beforehand from an events menu. An additional vegetarian choice was added which was greatly appreciated. Everything from our initial contact with the pub and telephone contact with the events organiser to arrange the evening was friendly and helpful. On the night... More 

Thank 171Mark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no better way to test a restaurant than on wet Tuesday afternoon in January and the Gun passed with flying colours. Five of us visited and had a truly great lunch in warm, friendly and comfortable surroundings. Lovely starters, great mains and a chocolate and chili tart and ginger ice cream desert living you wanting more, definitely worth... More 

Thank Christopher S
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?