Set above the Pevensey Levels next to Wartling church, the 16th century Lamb Inn is perfect for weekend walkers and cyclists exploring the coast and South Downs.
The Lamb Inn was bought in 2012 by James Braxton, a BBC antiques expert, who runs the busy inn with his family. You can expect a warm welcome, with log fires, original artwork, brass candle sticks, interesting antiques and an extensive vinyl record collection.
The excellent selection of wines include action finds, as well as local beers and craft ales, some of which are brewed by the Brewing Brothers, a micro-brewery based in Hastings, owned by James’s sons.
Head Chef, Matt Pask, and his team are famed for their fish and venison pies and signature herb crust slow cooked lamb with dauphinoise potatoes; during the summer months, the outdoor stone courtyard plays host to a wood-fired oven serving roasted lobster and succulent lamb.
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.
To rent the whole of the The Lamb Inn, please click here.
Meet the Chef
The restaurant is expertly run by Head Chef, Lloyd Elliot, 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
All timings denote typical journey time by car, unless specified otherwise.