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The Roebuck Inn

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73 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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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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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

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  • Phone number

    01323 811244

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 73 people are saying

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4.0
4.0 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

88% of people would recommend it to a friend

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    Lunch

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    Outdoor Eating

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Lunch

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  1. P

    adrianP

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience3

    Tiny portion of chips and pureed peas. At least 2 of us left the pub still hungry

  2. HP

    HelenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, good vegan choice, unusual and marvellous desserts. Wide wine list. Super presentation, staff attendance great. Never had a mediocre meal here.

  3. BT

    BillT

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    very good business lunch sitting in a peacefull pub garden with good service and food. i'm not veggie but would recommend the beetroot polenta.

  4. ME

    MarkE

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food !! Soooo fresh The children loved the outside play area, which meant we could have some adult time and enjoy the fruitiest Pimms.

  5. MM

    MaureenM

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Tasty food, friendly prompt service. Pleasant atmosphere

  6. IA

    IainA

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent pub with good food and drink. Well worth a visit.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fresh food, polite and efficient service, lovely ambience

  8. GN

    GemmaN

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    The food was lovely and the staff were very nice and accommodating

  9. n

    nutmeg

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Ok for pub fare. But the address and location on your site is incorrect. Please check as this pub is not on Lewes Road Ringmer, but in Laughton several miles away. Thanks.

  10. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was very nice.Service spot on. Would visit again.

  11. RC

    RaymondC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visit with friends. The food was a real surprise, a real class above the run of the meal fare we were expecting. The menu ranged from homemade burgers prepared with skill, to some dishes that would grace a high end restaurant. All were reasonably priced and in fair portions. This is a newly refurbished pub with new owners. It deserves to succeed. We live locally and will become a favourite I think.

  12. C

    Clarebear

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    First of all we were sat in the large function room but this seemed very cold and echoed!!! There were some young children so the sound seemed to travel in this room Not particularly cosy Luckily there was room in the bar area and this was more inviting Service was good , food was good . Very enjoyable will come again thank you x

  13. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was absolutely beautifully cooked. The only issue was the fish and chips being a bit small. Was really nice though.

  14. ML

    MegL

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really good meal in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Fantastic service. Would certainly recommend.

  15. SL

    SarahL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me, my mum, stepdad and brother enjoyed the whole experience here and all loved our food, we even said whilst eating, we will definitely come here again. The staff couldn't help us enough and the food was lovely.

  16. C

    Carol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    The food was good but the service was not 100% , the food was not hot and I was going to get someone to tell them but no one was around, so to be fair I ate it as if I had waited to speak to someone it would have been colder. I asked for the sauce to be on the side and it was on the plate mixed in with the food. As said the food was nice but would have been a higher score if hotter. No one asked us how our meal was and we felt rushed. I had finished my dinner and my husband was still eating and my plate was taken and I was asked if I wanted a dessert. I appreciate it was Fathers Day but it was later in the afternoon, and when we arrived we were told it was a restricted menu, which I understand. However the only roast was beef and yet there was chicken on the childrens menu. I did ask but was told no . It would have been nice to have seen this restricted menu on the website before we got there. Not sure if I would try it again on a normal day, but the first impression was not a good one

  17. MS

    MarcS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    we had a table outside, great setting and quick service. Food was great and would eat there again, lovely garden too

  18. LS

    LeanneS

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Father’s Day lunch. Had a set menu which was very nice. Very tasty. Good quick service. Staff nice. It would be good if the menu offered more vegetarian options for my son. He has had the vegan burger 3 times now. Nice place to eat.

  19. FF

    FrancescaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to The Roebuck Inn on Fathers day. It was lovely to be told that the fathers got a free half pint! We are vegan and the food was amazing! The vegan roast is an absolute must have. We had a sweet potato and mushroom nut roast - which was absolutely delicious. My husband and I aren't even great lovers of mushroom and we couldn't get enough of it! The roast potatoes are cooked perfectly. I would eat that roast every day if I could! The staff are super friendly and attentive. I cannot wait to go back !

  20. RR

    RoutierReview

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    My daughter summed it up 'Everything cheap except the prices!' Management welcome was poor bordering on the hostile & surly. Staff generally cheerful & pleasant but clearly inexperienced, lacking training and proper management. Made allowances for the fact that this is a fairly new opening but at their prices the food offering needs to be a lot better than it is. We will go back but much improvement is needed.

  21. JL

    JanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ate outside in large garden, good service. Only complaint, shredded cabbage had some yellow and black leaves in the serving. This should have been picked up by the chef before serving, otherwise the food was excellent and priced reasonably well for a country pub. Definitely go back to taste other dishes on the menu.

  22. LC

    LCD1

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    An excellent long, leisurely lunch with friends in the garden at The Roebuck. Food was good value and delicious, particularly the asparagus starter, and the service was friendly as always. Drinkswise, would highly recommend the Aperol Spritz and the Bolney Bacchus.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service good, staff attentive and friendly

  24. D

    Darren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great. Food was fantastic. Definitely recommend.

  25. P

    Paddypaws

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Glorious sunny afternoon at a garden table in this lovely pub. Fantastic for the kids to run around whilst the adult relax.

  26. L

    Laughtonite

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    There's still a way to go with the food and service at the newly reopened pub. It's great to see it operating again and freshly painted. The Ploughmans had by two of us was disappointing. It was trying to be fancy, which is OK, but the amount served for £13.50 was measly. Just one piece of bread and one small piece of cheese (it was local cheese but to be honest I'm not sure most people would really care so long as it was nice), plus half a gherkin, a few halves silver-skin onions, a small pot of ham hock pate, a small portion of celeriac remoulade, a tablespoon of pickle, and some watercress. I'm glad I'm not a ploughman as I would not have been able to do another furrow on those rations. My other friend's £14 ham and chicken pie was fine, if rather lacking in chicken, but the asparagus served alongside was limp. There were no other accompaniments. Neither dish was what you would call good value or memorable. The serving staff, one in particular, need training in how to talk to customers. Rather abrupt, no hint of a welcome, absolutely no warmth or friendliness. The cutlery and litter under the table when I sat down (outside) was inexcusable as it should have been removed by staff when they cleared the table. The trouble with little sachets of condiments is that they end up on the ground. I will be going again as it's my local and I want to support it. This is intended to be constructive so I hope the new landlord will take it as such.

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    runningregalr

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Probably my favourite local pub. The only real down side being that I have to drive there, and back. Lovely vibe, great space.

  28. J

    Jenn

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a very enjoyable family lunch in the garden. The staff were very friendly, the food was tasty and my 5 year old grandson loved playing in the children's play area.

  29. LS

    LeanneS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Lovely staff Easy to book Condiments brought before the meal which I appreciated as many places you have to ask and wait Good drink selection

  30. CL

    CatL01

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat in the garden with friends and had a lovely lunch and plenty of good value wine. The children had a great time playing in the play zone. A lovely pub with a relaxed vibe. Would highly recommend for lazy sunny days.

  31. M

    Martha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Under new owners . Much smarter than it used to be and lovely kids play area . I found the food good but not quite as good as it used to be. Lovely staff. Will definitely go again

  32. L

    Longwalk

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall4food3service1ambience5

    Great place and excellent for families but very short staffed and on a sunny day a severe lack of umbrellas for the outside. Hopefully these are teething problems but really good otherwise.

  33. S

    Sassy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    A lot of teething problems that I hope this beautiful pub sorts out soon! Very understaffed, slow and unattentive service. Food over salted, overpriced and lacking.

  34. JT

    JulieT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We booked our table well in advance, the restaurant was virtually empty but we got sat on a tiny round table which was not really big enough for 2 to eat at, drinks and a snack, yes but not a relaxing meal. The table felt like we were squashed in. We asked to move but we’re told tables were all booked out by one waitress, I asked again and someone showed us a table round the other side of the bar with 4 other tables, much quieter. We moved there, the other tables near us remained empty all evening. Following this the staff were excellent.

  35. NS

    NajS

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Great food and friendly waiting staff, although an officious greeting at the door. Was very noisy, due to being busy, and acoustics not quite right. However, a delicious meal!

  36. SJ

    SirJon

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food we have had for ages, clean and friendly

  37. L

    Localyokel

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A chilly May evening so great to be able to eat inside. Warm and welcoming-even a log fire. Really good fresh fish and chips enjoyed by all. Maybe a bit more pea puree next time please as it was delicious!

  38. RT

    RobT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing and nice clean restaurant. Eclectic decor 👍

  39. CH

    ChrisH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice ambiance, tasty food offering good value all served charmingly

  40. L

    Localgirl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    No welcome. Slow service. Brought the wrong dish ( shepherds pie instead of fish pie!) which, when it eventually arrived was accompanied by a paultry serving of boiled cabbage. Ordered coffees with dessert but had finished coffees before dessert arrived. And no acknowledgement as we left. Pretty poor.

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The Roebuck Inn is rated 4 stars by 73 OpenTable diners

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Roebuck Inn

Lewes Road Ringmer, East Sussex BN8 6BG

  • Area

    Lewes

  • Hours of Operation

    null

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

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