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The Berwick Inn

4.4
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207 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
The Berwick is back!
Our new dynamic team have worked tirelessly to develop a menu that brings you the best of Sussex ingredients.
With pub classics, contemporary country food and superb veggie dishes we have something for everyone.
Come and join us, we are right next to Berwick train station only 15 minutes from Eastbourne and Lewes. ​

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cracking place for a Sunday Roast. Staff were all very friendly, nice venue and good food. Thoroughly recommend it

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AlanD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service from start to finish and the food was perfect 👌🏼

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KerryC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Poor selection on menu, if you like fish your ok, but we can’t eat it, option available very poor and expensive, disappointed as did state on booking birthday treat for my husband, no acknowledgement of this.

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Lizx
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal. We ordered rib eye steak very nicely cooked with good fries and steak and ale pie also good.

AW
AnitaW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely setting for a meal and a chat. Staff were lovely, service was good and food was vary tasty. One of my guests needed a gluten free meal and our server was happy to check with the chef. All round a lovely experience.

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MelissaC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect country pub friendly staff we had two prams and were extremely happy and impressed with pub found online!

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SophieC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, nice food and drinks
Kids loved the park

KH
KatyH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Lovely Sunday lunch, slow service at times. Delicious pudding

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Gilly
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the food was good we found the place to be expensive for what we got

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Nicebutslow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Everything was lovely, service great at the beginning, but towards the end we were left waiting for any service, waiting about 20 minutes or so, 3 times in the end we had to call out as staff walked passed as they wouldn’t look towards us. It was not busy. Food and everything else was great though

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TomP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I think we caught them at the end of a very busy weekend. The service wasn’t great and food was a little disappointing (think the staff were just tired). Location and garden was great. Playground kept our kids entertained whilst we waited for our food to arrive. Would definitely go back and give it a second chance as I think it was more the timing of our visit.

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KatieM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was lovely but we had to wait over an hour for our food

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RoseT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice venue and polite and professional staff doing a really good job

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Matt
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very easy and efficient booking system. All Covid precautions adhered too. Great food and excellent service. Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff
Good food

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Suzy
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff welcoming and aware of Covid regulations, sanitising the table before we were seated. Cannot fault.

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TPUK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ordered a bacon cheese burger in a brioche bun with upgraded garlic and rosemary fries.

A plain (not very impressive) cheeseburger in a ciabatta roll with cheap curly fries turned up.

Not impressed. I raised the issue with the waiting staff at the point of receiving the burger and they shrugged it off saying they 'must have run out of brioche buns' but someone who waltzed in 30-40 mins after we ordered (and knew the staff) had their burger turn up in a brioche bun.

Then they proceeded to leave the extra charge for the bacon on the bill...

Also, wouldn't have paid the full £24.99 for the steak. It was a pitiful size and lacked flavour.

All in all, I felt somewhat ripped off spending £60+ (after the Eat Out to Help Out) for three people to have starters, mains and a soft drink each for what was a very lacklustre meal.

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NattyMcphee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was overpriced for what you received, but luckily we had the eat out discount so it made it reasonable.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Although everybody was very nice, the food was of poor quality, luckly only paid half price, would have been very dissappointed if paid full price. I would say Weatherspoons food was of higher quality and sigificantly cheaper.

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RichardP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks ordered and delivered in a good time, food was great and a safe place with a lot of effort put in to ensure everyone is happy

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ZoeD
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The service was good as always but we waited a long time for food, we had been there 1 hour 20mins and was still waiting for starters. However, the food was nice

SB
StanleyB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice freindly pub, quiet enough so you can talk without being loud. Excellent food and service.

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TracyD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service fantastic food will definitely be eating here again .. recommend it

KW
KevinW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. We all enjoyed ourselves. Jack was excellent host as ever.

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SteffG
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little expensive for what it was and portion sizes, especially for the Bangers and mash (only having two sausages), were a bit on the small side. Having said that it was very yummy and felt safe with the social distancing measures that were in place.

All in all I would definitely go back again.

JB
JackB
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Considering the difficulties you were working under, and the volume of customers, I think you did an excellent job. We didn't wait any longer than normal, I thought, and the food was up to the usual high quality Berwick Inn standard. It is not 'fine dining' but is exactly what we were looking for. Congratulations. We'll be back again soon. Jack

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu was small but great for lunch - chips to die for! Staff were very friendly and several were new to the pub. They had been trained well and were very attentive. Well spaced out garden tables (I did not go inside) with a separate kiddies play area. Only downside is that the premises is adjacent to a railway line but, fortunately, trains are not that frequent.
Great family location for dining and local walks!

DJ
DJ11111
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

In the spirit of only writing nice things, I can't comment on the service. I also can't comment on the food because of the former.

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Elenads
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, friendly and efficient staff.
Best fish and chips ever!

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JustineN
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal on an eat out to help out night, extremely busy but the staff were all so polite and the food was lovely, only a slight delay as they had issues with their internet but this was no problem for us

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Mell
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, fantastic service. Lovely family meal out.

JB
JamieB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and the service was great with staff friendly as always

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The service was erratic - we had to repeatedly re-ask for sauces, cutlery, the bill etc. & dealt with about 6 different staff throughout our time there. No systems or consistentcy in place in term of staff roles and responsibilities. The manager, gentlemen in blue shirt, twice removed his plastic visor to wipe sweat from his brow with the back of his sleeve. Piles of dirty glasses, tea towels, tray of crsips etc on empty surfaces throughout the restaurant. Throughout our 2 hours there the glass collector filled up the bar surfaces with dirty glasses in front of the dining room with no attempts to hide them all from view or even start washing them. Felt like we were eating in a messy dumping ground. Cutlery not brought to the table till after hot food had arrived - a pile of napkins, knives and forks dumped on the table rather than laid at each place. All delayed the ability to eat the ever-cooling food.

I've read that restaurants service has gone up by 61% because of the Eat Out deal but places such as The Berwick really need to get organised and maintain Health and Safety standards.

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, accommodating and pleasing staff at the pub. Food was great and the place very nice too. First time I went, and I will be coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, extremely busy but still was excellent service. Food very nice. Would definitely recommend

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Carmond
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

second ti,e we have visited food was as good on both occasions. Friendly Staff

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Tilly
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

No vegan option for a roast, only meat gravy was provided. Very expensive for what it was.

OT
OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just quality in every way

MO
MelissaO
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really nice and friendly staff. Very helpful and accommodating of the new COVID rules. Perfect place to have lunch outside

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Aimee
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely bubbly service, would recommend it

FAQs

The Berwick Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01323 870018.

The Berwick Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.