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“Quality in an age of change”

The Plough and Harrow
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Litlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sussex UK
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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“Quality in an age of change”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

A charming country inn cocooned between Cuckmere and Alfriston with fine views, a warm welcome is extended by the landlord and his friendly staff. This is a no-nonsense pub serving quality, well-prepared fresh food and in addition to the ubiquitous lagers, also on offer are a good selection of cask ales, notably some very acceptable light, summer ones from the Long Man Brewery which you're allowed to sample before making your final choice! To start, I went for the hot smoked trout fillets with a horseradish garnish whilst my wife opted for the slightly unusual goat's cheese boules. From a fine choice of mains, including steaks, guinea fowl supreme and 'fish of the day' (gilt headed bream) we then went on to rump of Sussex lamb which was excellent, served the rare side of pink on a bed of wilted spinach, with crushed new potatoes and beetroot cubes in a sweet, red wine jus. Delicious.To follow I chose the Limoncello and Cointreau-drizzled lemon sponge with sorbet; my wife had the chocolate brownie, both home-made and to die for. A very pleasant evening indeed, only wish we lived a bit closer. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“A little Gem in the Downs of Sussex”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

4 of us needed to visit a warehouse in Alfriston and we decided to make a day of it- out comes the Ordnance Survey map and we concluded that walking the dogs to Litlington along the Cuckmere could end with a lunch at the pub shown on the map before the return journey.We actually did it the other way round but nevertheless... Well what a gem. Great welcome, superb local beer ( literally the brewery was 100 metres away) , and food to die for both at prices which were very reasonable given the quality and quantity. My son in law and I had the Ploughman's and you just could not fault it. Classic chunk of very fresh bread, very good mixed salad with dressing and superb local cheeses. My daughter had a veggie platter and she being a cordon bleau Chef owning a restaurant in France said it too was superb. My wife had Brie sandwich with a side of salad and we all shared two large plates of chips. This was a meal and a half. Lovely waitress full of fun and a setting in the Garden looking over the Cuckmere. Great place and very highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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east sussex
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

My wife and i went to this pub with a travelzoo voucher, when we walked in was greeted by friendly bar staff, was shown our table then looked at the food board on the wall, a great selection to choose from, we both started with whitebait, this was great, then for main, i had steak cooked rare and a fantastic pepper corn sauce, the best i have tasted, the wife had rump of lamb which was great, cooked to perfection, the staff as they pasted ask if all was ok, of which it was, the last course was hard to choose, but what we did topped the whole meal of to a tee, the staff we could not fault, we could have a banter with them and they would give as good as got, they were great, if i had to pay the full price for this meal, i would with pleasure, it was just great, will be going again soon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank gerry66
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“Another fantastic meal”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Our third trip to the plough & harrow as we bought a travelzoo voucher (£55 for 4 people) and took some friends. Exceptional value (book a voucher if you see this deal) and food was just as good as our previous visits. Staff at the pub are really friendly and provide great service. Thoroughly recommend you won't be disappointed. Plan to return soon. Best pub food in the Eastbourne/polegate/Wilmington area.

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“A meal on the spur of the moment”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Aga had broken down so we decided to go to the Plough and Harrow, a pub we haven't visited for years. We wondered why it had taken us so long to return. The food was, excellent, well priced and the service very good. Must return sooner than we did last time!!

  • Visited April 2014
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