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The Roebuck Inn, Ringmer, East Sussex

The Roebuck Inn

4.0
4
172 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
-UPDATE- If you would like to book a table for 2 households which is larger than 6 people please email info@theroebuckinnfreehouse.com

The Roebuck Inn is an historic coaching inn with rooms, in the heart of the Sussex countryside where the South Downs meet the woodlands of the Sussex Weald.
We have an extensive range of beers with an emphasis on Sussex Brewers, ably supported by the best small brewers from further afield, and a daily changing menu incorporating wonderful local ingredients, many supplied by our neighbours in the village.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

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4.0
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  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. A

    Arthurone

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Calamari starter was superb. The batter on the beer battered cod was a little too soft for our taste but the fish was beautifully cooked. Portions were generous and there were way too many chips for us to finish. Service was exceptional.
  2. M

    Martyn

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food order was lost in the electronic system and only actioned when the delay was pointed out. Wasn't busy but waitresses did not check that the tables did not have any food. Salad for my vegetarian wife was awful. Complained but nothing done. Chicken supreme coated in a heavy sauce that was too rich for our companion. Most of 2 meals out of 3 were left uneaten.
  3. JP

    JohnP

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal which was tasty and good value for money. Plenty of choice for my sister, who is vegetarian, and a good choice of drinks available. Plenty of space, both inside and out, at this well designed village pub.
  4. MM

    MaureenM

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very enjoyable as always. Chef caters for hearty appetites.
  5. W

    Winston

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Visited the pub and received very disappointing service and the food was of poor quality. The chicken burger advertised as Crispy Teriyaki Chicken thigh burger and chips and Asian slaw came as a battered chicken breast which was dry and was far too big for the bun, the batter was stodgy and it came without any teriyaki sauce. The chips were dry and some were over cooked and some undercooked. The Asian slaw was just a normal coleslaw. We got refunded for the burgers but no apology. There are much better pubs in the area so choose those over this one.
  6. SB

    SirB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been staying at the Roebuck and dined there on our first evening. We were warmly received by very friendly staff, the menu was not too long but still varied, with adventurous stuff as well as pub traditional. The food we ordered was in every case delicious and perfectly cooked and balanced. Hugely generous portions. The place is charmingly situated and there are lots of tables in the huge garden. We will be back.
  7. KL

    KathyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and friendly. Great food promptly served and hot. Huge portions though.
  8. DP

    DavidP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pub was quiet at the time we were eating. The food was absolutely fantastic, and good value for money. The service was prompt and polite. Nothing was to much trouble for Lisa who was attending to our table.
  9. B

    Bethany

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    I took my father here for Father’s Day on Sunday. We sat down at 2:30 and made our order within 15 minutes. The staff here were extremely polite and friendly however the time it took the food to come from the kitchen was 45 minutes to an hour from ordering. I don’t mind waiting for a main course and the food was delicious. However we ordered our pudding, I didn’t like how you had to order a pudding as the set menu (I wasn’t made aware of this at the time of booking) as I didn’t want any of the puddings really. My dad ordered the cheese cake (which again was delicious) however this took around 20 minutes to half an hour to come out. Now I assume it has been premade and just needed to be cut up. I think that is a long time to be waiting for a slice of cheese cake ! The waiting staff were very apologetic however I feel the wait times ruined this experience for us. I did notice a large group of around 15-20 people on a table which must be the reason why it took so long, but they should have been prepared for this and maybe needed an extra pair of hands in the kitchen.
  10. L

    Lindsey

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for father's day and had roast dinners plus kids meals and desserts. All of the food was delicious, kids chips were great too. Atmosphere was very relaxed and the pub itself is beautifully decorated. We've always enjoyed it there. l hadn't realised they were only. doing a set 2 or 3 course menu for £25 - £30 per head that day so it was more expensive for 5 of us than I'd hoped we'd be spending but it was a one off and the dads got a free half of beer.
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    lizger152

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The service was friendly, but food wasn't great. Expensive and not much atmosphere
  12. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the unusual decor. The food was excellent especially the salad nicoise I had. The chef came out to talk about alternatives when one ingredient was not available.
  13. MP

    MikeP

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    The table service to start was as outstanding as the mains. Then another party arrived, we were left waiting 35 mins for deserts. When they finally arrived, the sticky toffee puddings were dry and the bannofee pie had no resemblance to the well known dish! Tasted burnt but that’s apparently due to brownies being used? To add, the lady dealing with us offered a part refund. To add insult, we were not refunded. We were charged again!!
  14. CT

    CarolT

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was delicious but service was so slow - it wasn’t overly busy when we were there, but one starter came out 10 minutes after the first two (we were a party of 6) and the two staff on duty seemed a bit overwhelmed at times. Thought that to be offered a small tub of ice cream as a dessert for £3.25 was a bit of an insult as other desserts came with ice cream!
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    peterrabbit

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Love the outdoor space - great for a relaxing lunch with kids as they can play on climbing frame. Food is great too. But it’s such a shame that the outdoor bar isn’t open, and there is no longer any table service outside.
  16. GP

    GinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit exceeded all expectations. Menu has plenty of choice, in fact hard to choose as it all sounded good. Bar staff friendly & efficient. A great find!! We can’t wait to come back. A local pub that gets involved with local stuff and real focal point to the village.
  17. BT

    BillT

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good menu selection, I would recommend the smoked haddock, others said the chicken burger was particularly good as was the chilli prawn pasta. nice garden, but bench seating not great for older or larger diners. Service very efficient and polite.
  18. MS

    MarkS

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    They didn't read my special request about being in a wheelchair. The service was very slow and the food was cold.
  19. JH

    JayneH

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The positives are that overall the food was ok. One veggie meal and one roast beef. Plenty of it - maybe a bit too much. Main complaints were tough beef and the meal was a bit cool. The carrot puree was cold. It was busy and one member of waiting staff seemed to be new so I think that the staff coped well with numbers. I was impressed with the chap behind the bar who was running the show as he had several roles including keeping eye on waiting staff. Not an easy job. Also impressed with him as I booked on line and requested a table with easy access which he remembered and we got. I will go back. Maybe not on a Sunday as so busy. Just as a PS we were seated near speakers which did drown out our conversation. Others were speaking loudly to make themselves heard so it was a bit noisy.
  20. ED

    EliseD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We used to come frequently and like the menu. Service was a bit awkward this time - quite a few staff standing around, veggie option presented as beef option (had to swap guest), veggie burger arrived without guacamole, asked to have it added and it came back with a sliced avocado instead? Not bad but feels like a very new team in the room and in the kitchen maybe?
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends We had a lovely meal with friends before a pub quiz at the Roebuck. We were all happy with our food and drinks. The menu has lots of variety. I had the chicken Caesar salad which was delicious. Thank you
  22. GB

    GarethB

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The service was slow and a little erratic.One of the meals was the haddock and it was poorly presented with all the ingredients piled on the bubble and squeak.The childrens meal was quite small,more for a toddler.
  23. GH

    GavinH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed from start to finish. Decent sized menu with lots of options, quick service and food was very quick, and tasted great when it arrived. We sat outside and it's a spacious garden, great for kids. Good value in today's climate, will definitely visit again soon
  24. VV

    VictoriaV

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend. Food choice is varied and imaginative and all good quality. Portion sizes are filling and not silly-size. This isn't a cheap and cheerful food place but feels high quality. Service was very good - attentive, professional and friendly. There was a wedding going on which produced rather a lot of 'lively' people and noise (there is no door between the large function room and bar) but this got less as the evening went on and wasn't unpleasant.
  25. J

    Jbob

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Only negative element was other patrons swearing and shouting excessively.
  26. P

    Petal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The initial service was good but after we were given our starter it was very poor service. Tables weren't cleared between dishes and had to wait over 5mins for cutlery to be found so we could start our main. The meals were OK but do not justify the pricing. The fishcakes were extremely salty so left half the meal. Kids meals came out on side plates with peas falling off the plate. Just not a high enough standard to justify the 10% service charge added to the bill. Will not be visiting again, real shame as it use to be a good local restaurant/pub but has changed hands and just not as good anymore. We didn't bother complaining as it was a birthday treat and didn't want the hassle and to spoil the day. Head of house staff friendly.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and food. Service was very pleasant but a little bit slow.
  28. SJ

    SuzannahJ

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As locals we really want to support our local pub. We had a great meal and enjoyed speaking with the chef and the staff, all of whom were really nice and chatty. Good pub grub, good parking, good choice of wine, would love to see some really good rose wine on the menu, I enjoyed the merlot Thank you for a lovely evening
  29. LB

    LucyB

    Brighton

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and beautiful venue . Throughly enjoyed the visit, will be back again .
  30. GS

    GaryS

    Brighton

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Seating was cramped not the best for a 6ft man food wasn’t good assortment of bread was half a slice of bloomer a ciabatta and pitta bread cut in half pickle gerkins deep fried in batter was the best thing all night fish and chip were not the best and mash potato that came with the pork belly was lumpy and hard pork belly was ok but for someone who does not leave much food behind I didn’t finish mine and didn’t want any of my wife’s to top the evening we were asked if we wanted a desert menu we said yes and we didn’t see a menu for 20 mins so I decided to pay and leave very disappointed gree up goin out the robuck and was always a good evening but I won’t be goin back
  31. BM

    BethanyM

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a lovely experience at The Roebuck. 10/10 roast dinner, lovely staff and fab service. Have already recommended to family and friends! Will be returning!
  32. NT

    NeilT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a Sunday Roast. Booked only the day before and very impressed.
  33. F

    Friendscatchup

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday roast lunch lots of fresh vegetables and a nice option for a vegetarian diner. Pudding was yummy!
  34. C

    Cheerleader49

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely little country pub, good menu and staff are friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
  35. IA

    IainA

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food and lovely quirky and peaceful pub.
  36. DE

    DarrenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Evening Would recommend to anyone looking for a good meal
  37. MJ

    MikeJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our first visit. Great mains, desserts ok but not as good as the mains. Lovely staff and ambience. Will be returning
  38. WW

    WendyW

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Very busy as it was Mothers Day and quite a wait for meals - which were barely warm. Staff however were really nice & helpful
  39. CC

    ChristinaC

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, excellent service, warm atmosphere and quiet too. Thank you.
  40. SR

    SallyR

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Our only grievance is we put all our drinks on the bill, which included a drink in the garden before our meal and then we bought most of the drinks at the bar, so when we got the bill we were charged £23.63 for a discretionary service charge which we were too embarrassed to decline. But it wasn’t until we got home and looked at the bill we found we paid £102 on drinks but this had been included in the service charge which we feel is totally unfair and if we had realised this we would have paid for the drinks separately.

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The Roebuck Inn is rated 4 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
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Lewes Road, Ringmer, East Sussex BN8 6BG

Additional information

  • Area

    Lewes

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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