The Lamb Inn
Wartling, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RY
T 01323 832 116
During the 16th century the marshes surrounding the Lamb at Wartling were used for grazing sheep and the Inn would have offered hospitality to the shepherds and drovers. In the 18th century, The Lamb became a Coaching Inn, with the large East room serving as stables with wheelwrights working in the cottage next door.
Nowadays, the stunning Grade II listed building, which stands next to the village Church and boasts beautiful views over the Pevensey Levels of East Sussex, extends a very warm welcome to locals and travellers alike.
Since 2012, The Lamb has been owned by BBC antiques expert and presenter of Antiques Road Trip, James Braxton and his family. As you might expect, the Inn is furnished throughout with lots of antiques which, combined with some quirky touches, create a cosy and informal atmosphere in the welcoming bar – with its bar stools fashioned from milk churns. Guests are greeted by Charlie & Ned, James’s sons who manage the Inn, and who move around the bar to change records from their large collection of vinyl records, and throw another log on the open fires.
Up the narrow stairs to the first floor, there are five en-suite double bedrooms, decorated in a simple, comfortable style and exuding rural charm.
Food & Drink
The restaurant is expertly run by head chef, Nelson Prudencio, who, with his young team, is passionate about using local, seasonal ingredients; you can expect fresh fish from the South coast, meat from the local farmer, Ben Llewellyn in Horam, and vegetables from Carrolls in Bexhill-On-Sea.
During the summer months, the outdoor courtyard plays host to a wood-fired oven serving grilled fish and rustic pizzas.
All rooms are £95 per night, breakfast included
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Meet the Chef
The restaurant is expertly run by Head Chef, Nelson Prudencio who is passionate about using local, seasonal ingredients. He sources fresh fish from the South coast, meat from the local farmer, Ben Llewellyn in Horam, and vegetables from Carrolls in Bexhill-On-Sea.
Out & About
The Herstmonceux Observatory is a truly fascinating place to visit, only a few minutes’ drive away from The Lamb Inn. Discover spectacular hands-on science among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory. There are special exhibitions and workshops running throughout the year, as well as fascinating astronomy courses.
Pevensey Castle, one of Britain’s oldest fortresses, is a great family day out, encompassing rich history and fun activities. Delve deep into the depths of the castle dungeons and imagine life as a prisoner hundreds of years ago, stroll around the grounds which have remained intact since the Roman period and don’t forget to keep eyes peeled for the ghost ‘the pale lady of Pevensey’.
Just a 15 minute drive from the Lamb Inn is the 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Stand at the centre of the landscape where England’s future was fought and imagine the battle as you follow in the footsteps of King Harold and William the Conqueror. Uncover the stories of the day, all vividly brought to life in the exhibition and audio tour.
Recommended Local Attractions
Herstmonceux Observatory and Castle – 3 mins
Pevensey Castle – 5 mins
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield – 15 mins
Eastbourne – 25 mins
Hastings – 35 mins
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