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The Sussex Ox - Pub in Sussex

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Milton Street, Polegate, BN26 5RL, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Jonny Bunt
+44 (0)1323 870840(landline)

Wonky-walled and neatly refurbished, this popular ramblers’ retreat offers sweeping views, Dark Star ales and hearty daily-changing dishes

Just below the South Downs, the Sussex Ox is a popular retreat with ramblers and A27 escapees – time it right and you'll catch a sunset from the garden. Jonny has invested well in refurbishing the rambling old place, and now there's a clean and civilised feel: cream walls, wonky timbers, wood or worn-brick floors, painted panelling, vases overflowing with lilies. Find a cushioned pew at a scrubbed pine table in the Garden Room for the best of the sweeping views. Daily printed menus list hearty, locally sourced choices – lunchtime sandwiches and soups, grilled whole plaice with sautéed potatoes, spinach and parmesan gnocchi, chocolate brownie with homemade banana and rum ice, artisan cheeses. Ales come from the Longman and Harveys breweries, best enjoyed in summer on the decked terrace. Views stretch over Firle Beacon and Cuckmere Valley.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Starters from £6.50. Mains from £12.95.


Open all day.


Milton Street, Polegate, BN26 5RL, Sussex


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