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The Roebuck Inn

3.9
3.9
93 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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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 93 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SL

    SLB0306

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience1

    The Roebuck is a beautiful looking pub. Unfortunately that's about it. The food is average and not well presented. The oreo cheesecake looked like grey slop solidified on a biscuit base. The tables were sticky . It wasn't terrible but there are better pubs out there.

  2. S

    Sammi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Sat outside, spacious garden, good choice on menu (although just run out of what i wanted) but just changed our order no issue. Nice staff and tasty food. Would recommend.

  3. DS

    DianneS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Thank you so much for deviating slightly from the printed menu to accommodate my individual requirements.

  4. W

    Wexler53

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Warm welcome and good service from friendly staff. Food tasty, good sized portions and freshly cooked. Menu a little restricted for vegetarians. The pub was very clean, atmosphere friendly and we would definitely go again.

  5. p

    peterrabbit

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place for relaxed yummy family lunch! Kids loved the playground. Service was brilliant. Drinks fab. Standard pub menu - all tasty. Didn’t try inside but looks nice too.

  6. B

    Bikerchic

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked for 5.00 on a bank holiday. Upon arrival we were told that the kitchen was closing soon- this had not been stated on their website or at booking. Their menu only had 6/7 main meal choices and was different from the menu on-line- I was told it had changed a couple of days before, however the better, more extensive menu was still on their website. 2 of the main meals were not available which left little choice, so the adults in our party chose not to eat. The service was adequate in speed, however disinterested in style. A family who had booked after us were turned away- presumably because the food had been stopped early. They ended up at another local pub. Overall, disappointing, and we won't be returning.

  7. O

    Ooooo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Good service by the bar but waitress was pretty rude when we enquired about missing items on the order including a side salad, and mango chutney that came as part of the dish was out of stock. There was no remorse or apology which was annoying enough to make a point of asking for a bill adjustment. No one came back to check the food was ok which was a shame as a burger was overly rare and only half eaten. Hopefully a hiccup with the shortage in staff so we'll leave it a while before revisiting. On a positive, good gluten free options.

  8. c

    charliel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, nice decor, great service. Would thoroughly reccomend.

  9. TS

    TomS

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Just not quite worth going back., which is a pity.

  10. B

    Boffin88

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    The service was terrible and there where flies everywhere - won’t be returning

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The food was good when it was eventually served but we waited over an hour for 2 roast dinners to arrive. I ordered olives to eat while we were waiting but they also took nearly an hour to arrive. The nice and friendly serving staff apologised where we asked where our food was but were never proactive in responding to customers’ needs. Even when the food eventually arrived, as still had to wait another 5 minutes for cutlery and condiments to eat it! A similar thing happened with our desserts. Although we were actually served our desserts quickly, we had to go back twice to enquire about the drinks that we’d ordered to have at the same time… I don’t know why the food took so long - the pub was at less than 50% capacity throughout, so the service should have been able to cope with the volume of food orders. All in all, the meal was tasty but was spoilt by extremely poorly organised service. I don’t blame the young serving staff, but I do blame their managers who’ve set up a completely inefficient system which leaves customers hungry and fed up…. And no - I shan’t be coming back…

  12. PE

    PETERC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice meal at the Roebuck on Saturday evening. Was a shame for the pub that it wasn't more busy. Food was excellent. We were party of 5 including 1 vegan and we all had excellent mains and desserts. Happy to recommend.

  13. B

    Barb

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We visited to celebrate a family birthday with a table booked outside. We were a large family party and everyone enjoyed their meals. Staff were friendly and the service was very good. (The only downside was the amount of bits of rubbish on the ground around the tables which meant we were constantly having to watch our puppy and stop her picking it up.)

  14. S

    Seph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall5food2service1ambience2

    Disappointed as even though the place was very quiet but service was incredible slow. There was a mistake with our drinks order and we could not believe how slow the kitchen was, especially with the deserts. The plums were brown inside and looked like they were decaying, although they were still hard. The quality of the food was okay but not exceptional given the price.

  15. GH

    GemmaH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely setting, service was very good and the food was nicely presented. Decent sized portions as well.

  16. CH

    CHRISH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Felt Sunday Lunch fell far short of expectations. Yorkshire pudding very dry.Will try again with something else from menu

  17. J

    Jintymac

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit to sit inside after change of ownership.Many original features remain and lighting creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Food presentation excellent, staff helpful and efficient.

  18. C

    Caroline

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The pork dish was nice but could have done with some sort of potatoes to even out the meal. Too much meat all on one plate, it didn't need the ham hock mixed with the cabbage and the black pudding thing was horrible. My wife's sweetcorn fritters were terrible. Bland mush, coloured pink for the beetroot but didn't taste of beetroot and with some frozen sweetcorn chucked in. That's not a sweetcorn fritter. Plus very small portion for the price. Menu lacked anything warm and hearty which would have been nice on a blustering evening. And asked to be not near a door and was put by the door. Why ask if you don't read what's written? But excellent service from lovely young man and nice relaxed atmosphere.

  19. KM

    KirstieM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Lovely food and friendly service, however it was really busy and extraordinarily loud (uncomfortable at times).

  20. EW

    ElizabethW

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    The pub has recently undergone extensive decoration and is very pleasant. Sadly we were the only 2 people eating on Thursday lunchtime and when we arrived there were no staff in sight. The service was very good and the ham in the ham, egg and chips option was delicious.

  21. P

    adrianP

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall4food2service3ambience3

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

  22. HP

    HelenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  23. BT

    BillT

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    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.

  24. 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.

  25. MM

    MaureenM

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Tasty food, friendly prompt service. Pleasant atmosphere

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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 !

  40. 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.

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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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