Sussex Pass

4.6
44 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Sussex Pass opened in December 2020. Our restaurant is designed to showcase the finest produce in Sussex and Kent while supporting local makers, growers and communities. Situated in Wadhurst village, in the picturesque heart of the Weald, Sussex Pass at The White Hart offers a stylish and intimate dining experience that celebrates the county’s incredible food and wine and reflects the passion of the producers who reside there.

Our local community and suppliers have been hit hard by Covid, so we wanted to create a new food and drink offering that draws solely on the surrounding area. Our (also local) Head Chef Adam Sear has created a food offering that not only draws from the seasonal bounty of this beautiful part of the country, but celebrates and elevates it.

Experiences

  • BBQ Pit

    £20.00 per person

    Apr 17 - Sep 5, 2021

    Our summer private dining experience brings you the chance to host your very own BBQ using one of our Big Green Eggs. We love cooking on our Big Green Eggs, the flavour is like nothing else, but the best thing about this experience is the fact you don't have any prep or washing up! We can also provide a chef in the additional options below. The basic package is £20.00 per person, this includes a Paley Farm burger, sausage, spatchcock poussin, salads, burger accompaniments & a summer pavlova!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 44 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyP
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always thoroughly enjoyable dining and drinking experience. Good food, good and friendly service and comfortable ambience. Highly recommended.

AD
AnnabelD
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sussex Pass is an excellent restaurant on Wadhurst High Street. Delicious food and great service

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Mangtout
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate from lunch menu- good vegetarian /vegan option.
Sunny day so sat outside at front as my partner is a smoker and no smoking allowed in garden at rear of pub.
Good quality and good for a treat.

TP
TonyP
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good menu selection and good range of beers. Cosy and clean inside with good amount of outdoor seating too.

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Londonfoodie
London
67 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for Sunday lunch - Food was great but we had not realised that the chicken/ beef roasts (plus steaks) needed to be ordered in advance and the only immediate option was Turkey. This was slightly disappointing as not really our meat of choice and due to work on the kitchen at home had been very much looking forward to all having a roast lunch.
The monkfish however was fab as were the veg that accompanied the turkey.
The millefeuille was gorgeous.
A great selection of local gins too!

FI
FITZGERALD
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and interesting food. The menu and wine list are imaginative.
A very useful addition to Wadhurst which previously has never had a decent restaurant.

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Maryv
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Difficult to find as there appears to be no mention of Sussex Pass outside the pub. The food is outstanding, beautifully presented and excellent quality. The staff couldn't be more charming. Personally I would have preferred no music which I found a bit intrusive. Overall very good.

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lovefood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always. Highly recommend the Lamb Chops. The range of local gins is fantastic too.

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DanK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, fresh food - prepared to near perfection. Great service and the quality of the cuisine made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Top London standards coupled with affordability and affability. Just had to rebook there and then.

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful meal at The Sussex Pass. Our Lemon Sole & Samphire and Monk Fish & Chicken cassoulet were so delicious.

Deserts were wonderful too. Such great little touches, fancy hand sanitiser on the table, lovely candles, glug jugs for water, little touches which made us feel really spoilt.

Well done all of the Sussex pass team, after knock back after knock back due to covid, you’re still delivering wonderful food, service and ambience. All credit to your hard work. Can’t wait to return.

JP
JaneP
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff were lovely and the food really good, but we did think it was quite expensive for fish and chips.

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Lara
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great pub with lovely food, quick and thoughtful service, feels very safe

NH
NicolaH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most welcoming pub, now with a gorgeous outside dining area. Had THE BEST Sunday lunch - roast beef - sat outside in the sunshine. The perfect Sunday afternoon! Couldn’t recommend this place more. You cannot fault their food and it’s exceptionally high standard. We will definitely be returning as often as we can!

HG
HannahG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, grandparents were super happy and said they’d love to go back.

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Ed123
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, lovely setting with heaters outside highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had read about the Sussex Pass in the Muddy Stilettos email, so thought we would give it a try. Very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Only downside was that the tables were a little too close together so felt we were sitting on top of each other, but I understand they want to fit maximum capacity in the limited space. Lovely place and will definitely come back when they are fully open to try the larger menu

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PollyA
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I didn’t get their names but the two front of house girls who worked Thursday evening were so lovely and deserve a shoutout! Brill service

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SueS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great steak, friendly staff - and wonderful gin & tonic! Lovely catch up with friends and family.

ML
MartinL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great easy Sussex village pub in the centre of wadhurst.
Good parking and space outside for the better weather.
Great food and staff are helpful and friendly.
A good place for a Sunday roast as well as an evening meal out.
Some non alcoholic drinks available for the designated driving people.

HB
vipHelenBy
Kent
20 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely village pub. Fantastic food. Even though we were warned that there were minimal kitchen staff on that day they were still quick to serve and the food was really tasty. I'd highly recommend the mushroom pappardelle.

SB
SarahB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Will definately go back as food and service were spectacular but won't go on a Friday again as the bar was so busy and exceptionally noisy as the tables are in the bar area.

LP
LornaP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not an amazing choice on menu for our Sunday lunch! It was very noisy in the restaurant area, over all would not rush to go again!

BH
BenH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little village pub with amazing food. The Sunday roasts (I had beef and my partner had chicken) were both stunning. Great selection of vegetables, meat perfectly cooked, crispy roast potatoes and they absolutely nailed the Yorkshire pudding! Great selection of wine too. Highly recommended. Didn’t have any kids with us, but worth noting that on Sundays kids eat free!

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Albertagirl
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and quite kid friendly. Would definitely go again.

MD
MarkD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply superb, what comes out of the kitchen at this place is significantly above and beyond what you would expect. I am local and the White Hart is my go to place time and time again as the menu is always changing with chef trying new ideas and ingredients and the service is always excellent. Ok it was quite noisy the last time I went but this a pub and the conversation just adds to the buzz.

SS
SueS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely steak frites and rocket salad - simple and tasty.

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DavidN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Of the 3 meals, 2 were 'OK'. The third, fish and chips, was just terrible; dry and inedible fish and bad chips. It is hard to understand how any chef could allow such food to leave the kitchen. The cost of this meal was deducted from the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Couldn't fault it. Wod recommend

SS
SueS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, impromptu meet up with friends. Lovely social evening.

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PeterH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent evening. Food was lovely and not over expensive. Service also very friendly and on the ball. would go again when next in the area

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johnR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly atmosphere, good food and pleasant service

SM
StefaniaM
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went on Friday night for a family night, the food was very good, a little bit limited but fresh and tasty.
The rose wine was outstanding, only the service was very slow...but was a Love experience.

PL
PeterL
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised at how quiet the pub and dining area were for a Saturday night... especially given how good the food was.
Halibut with gnocchi in particular was a real treat. Compliments to the chef!

MD
MarkD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my local so I am really pleased to have this on my doorstep. Excellent food and I mean excellent, this is so far above just being pub grub, friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was freshly made and delicious. Service was good and the staff were very friendly. The ambiance was gastro pub like and rustic but not pretentious.

Really would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely Sunday roast, great value for money

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WellyWonka
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really tasty food at a good price. We had Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend The White Hart for Sunday lunch.

JM
JeanneM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were welcoming and friendly, the service was very good and the food was really lovely. I would recommend anyone to go there to eat in a really great pub.

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Uhura
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, food and ambience. We all enjoyed it. Well done.

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Rosemarymac
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good hot food in very pleasant surroundindings. Welcoming staff.

FAQs

Sussex Pass offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01892 782850.

Sussex Pass is rated 4.6 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.