The Gun, Gun Hill

4.3
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821 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub

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A 15th century pub simply oozing charm and atmosphere situated in the heart of the sussex countryside directly on the Wealden Way, one of the most beautiful walks in East Sussex.




The Gun has an extensive landscaped garden with wooden climbing frames and swings, ideal for children. Famous for its home made traditional pies, seasonal game, and continental specialties.




Come and enjoy our hospitality together with our well kept beers from the barrel as well as our fine selection of wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, French
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Open all day Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
01825 872361
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine
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SB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with our visit... our food was sublime always a lovely atmosphere in this lovely pub/ restaurant couldn’t fault anything.

WB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food as ever. Lovely atmosphere.

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a good experience, one small complaint, it was not made clear to me when I called to confirm if the venue was dog friendly, that dogs are not allowed in the main restaurant.
Apart from that miscommunication, a very pleasant experience.

JM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints! Always great service, friendly accommodating staff and a vast and interesting menu. Lovely place - we hope to go again very soon.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice meal in a lovely public house. However,£15 for a burger and a few chips is too much in my view.

BD
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Amazing venue, starters and pizzas were very good but everything else was disappointing and over cooked wasn’t good value for money

OT
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together , we got there 15 minutes early and our table was ready
Really friendly staff and lovely food!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food again as always. Will definitely return soon

OT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed our night, atmosphere was great, service pretty good, though at times a little slow, but when we were interacting they were polite, smiled and courteous. So all in a minor point.
Really interested in going again. The food was fabulous and I had food-envy of my friends meals!

MS
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have not been to the Gun at Gun Hill since a refurbishment but the Freshly Cooked Pizza was excellent, the best Pizza I have had for a while, we sat near the open fire which was cosy and the Gun has a nice authentic feel. I should imagine it is nice in the summer when you can sit outside in the garden.

JM
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep returning to The Gun always good food good service and nice atmosphere

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food

MJ
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another very enjoyable meal at The Gun. Staff very friendly and food excellent.

LB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere, we eat here regularly and the food has always been good. Worth a visit, staff very friendly and service is good. Also a lovely place to go in the summer, plenty of seating outside with stunning views of the countryside.

MJ
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice country pub. A lovely and historic building. Excellent food served by efficient and friendly staff. Have no reservations about recommending The Gun for any family or social meal.

DP
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eaten at The Gun a few times. Always had a good meal, lovely at Christmas aswell. Nice variety on the menu. Definately recommend the Roast dinners on sunday. All in all a nice pub, with a very nice garden to sit in, in the summer. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

GC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, pleasant servers and a great atmosphere

GR
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food very good but menu rarely changes apart from the odd special. We usually bring the dog and would prefer not to be confined to the “dogs’ room.”

a
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall the evening was v good, the only thing i felt not happy with was a very small baby crying,i want to be able to talk and here my partner talking without hearing a very small child making a noise, why parents take v small children to restaurants at that time of night amazes me??

I know it is impossible to stop this but a baby crying on an anniversary celebration i did not need,i did notice also another couple were also perplexed. people want peace and quiet when out,we have been through this in our life many years ago having had our own children.

i would still recommend The Gun as this is an awkward situation, Rant is now over!!!

TB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Saturday lunch in January, nice table, log fire burning. Food: One main, from specials, was really nice, the other unfortunately not so great, fish overcooked, jerusalem artichoke a bit bland, not the standard I've come to expect from this group. Deserts were delicious though. I really like this Pub Group, they serve local wines and I love the fact that you can purchase really good locally produced fizz by the glass. We've enjoyed many a good meal at the sister pub The Great House, and also held a graduation lunch at The Gun, which is a favourite place for lunch. Hopefully, this was a one off with the main dish.

k
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food and service. Lovely setting in a quiet location - in the summer it is lovely to sit out in the garden and in winter lovely tables by the fire in a well laid out restaurant or bar area. There are 8 walks you can do that start and finish at the pub - a good way to work up an appetite. I find the staff are always attentive, polite and professional - it is always a pleasure to come back and bring friends and family. Keep up the excellent team work

JB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice Pub , good menu would highly recommend the food , very friendly and nice ambiance

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant for Sunday lunch and well worth the drive.

OT
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food,as always was fresh and very tasty. The service can be a bit slow at times but did not spoil the overall experience. Will definitely return.

VL
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food, great service every time we have visited.

K
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love the gun and the food is always exceptional. Service on my last visit was slow but I will still go back.

IT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here on many occasions and always receive good food and service.

TA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not offered specials menu, thought choices were poor, only when saw food plates coming out of the kitchen we wondered how this food was available. When the desert menu was offered we were given a Specials menu whereby we noticed the other main options. We chose the fish and chips which was only average. The chips were very thick cut and dry. Wish we had seen the additional offers.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Out meal at the gun was really nice and the service was wonderful. Only one disappointment was when we ordered the Camembert it came with two tiny bits of bread which were eaten quickly and ended up having lots of cheese left but no bread so unfortunately had to order money and wait for it, for then the Camembert to turn cold and stodgy. My pizza was very plain, not a lot of taste to it and very oily.

Apart from that it was a very lovely environment, staff made us feel welcome and service was quick.

J
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Crammed us into a corner between to other tables when there was plenty of other space in the restaurant. Was in no rush to take our food order 15-20 minutes later after being seated, but then half way through our starter that we had not even finished our mains arrived which was below average after that just wanted leave didn’t bother with a dessert.

NH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our New Year’s Eve eating early evening meal with the family. Good choice was excellent. Good great
Staff attentive, kids enjoyed kids menu

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety of choices, although it seems the menu rarely changes, but nevertheless always presented and cooked well. Looking forward to the opening of the burger bar and children’s play area for when we bring the grandchildren.

L
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth going to The Gun. Very warm welcome from the professional and friendly staff. The restaurant is cosy and very well laid out, suiting couples wanting a romantic meal or groups alike. If I was in the area again, I would definitely go back.

p
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and they catered for our large table very well with prompt service that was helpful but not intrusive. Great gluten free and vegetarian options available to and clear on the menu.

SD
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for my birthday and overall very very good however disappointed with the vegetarian option very limited. Atmosphere lovely and cosy, would definitely go back

RN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high quality food and excellent service in a friendly environment. Summer outside seating a good choice for views.

AW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid post Christmas family meal for four. Excellent service, lovely food and reasonably priced with options ranging from snacks and sharing plates to an extensive a la carte menu with dishes to suit all pockets including pizzas cooked to order in their pizza oven (pizzas available as GF too).
The Gun has a good range of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits and maintains a happy balance between being a pub and a restaurant.

S
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and staff were both helpful and friendly. Thank you.

F
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A last minute booking but a great table in the large, light dining room. Very friendly and efficient service from all the front of house staff we encountered, even though it was towards the end of a busy Sunday lunchtime and they must of been getting tired. Food was piping hot and delicious with the perfect size portions, although my desert did beat me. The pub is a 10min drive from home so I will definitely be making several return visits. Couldn't fault the experience.

MC
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal on Friday with our friends always pleased with the choice for me as I am coeliac I know I am safe eating there.See you all soon.

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