Carefully restored inn with beamed rooms, real ales and good wines by the glass, popular food and seats in pretty courtyard garden; bedrooms


Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Speciality drinks
Live Entertainment
Separate restaurant
Disabled access
Disabled loos
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Dogs allowed in the restaurant

Bar food times: 12-3, 6-9 (8.30 Sun)

Typical main dish: burger with cheese, chorizo, pickles and jalapeño mayo

Typical main dish price: £12.50

Average two course evening meal price: £19.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (3)
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (1)
  • Gin (4)
  • Wine (2)

Price of cheapest bitter: £4.35

Name of cheapest bitter: Harveys

  • Live music
  • Pub quiz
  • Other entertainment
    Talks, spring and winter fairs
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 11

  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

The good pub guide review

In the heart of a busy village, this lovingly renovated old coaching inn has a lot of history and character, especially in the heavily beamed main bar: you'll find cushioned wooden dining chairs around nice wooden tables on bare boards, an inglenook fireplace and quirky decorations such as a squirrel in a rocking chair. There are stools by the counter where they serve Cellar Head Single Hop Pale and Harveys Best on handpump, with guests including Old Dairy, Pig & Porter and Romney Marsh, ten wines by the glass, local gin and several malt whiskies. The dining room continues on from the bar and is similarly furnished, with the addition of cushioned wall settles and an eclectic choice of paintings on the red walls; background music. A separate snug has comfortable sofas grouped around a low table in front of another open fire, interesting wallpaper, a large globe, an ancient typewriter and various books and pieces of china. What was the carriage room holds a long sunken table with benches on either side (perfect for an informal party) and there's a newly refurbished upstairs function room too. At the back is a courtyard garden with seats and tables and built-in cushioned seating up steps on a raised area. The seven bedrooms in the main building are comfortable and very individually decorated, while the four separate lodges each have their own little garden built around a fire pit.

The good pub guide food review

Championing local produce and with Spanish influences, the well regarded food includes serrano ham with tomato compote, tiger prawn with curry mayo, roasted aubergine with anticucho sauce, roquito pepper and star anise honey, swordfish with mussels and red Thai sauce, Spanish octopus with confit potatoes and chipotle mayo, rib-eye steak with soy glaze, marinated baby chicken with smoked romesco and honey, and puddings such as lemon posset with raspberries and granola and strawberries with whipped cream and meringue. They also offer breakfast from 7am.

2021 Awards

Name of Licensee

Howard Canning

Contact Details

Bell, High Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7AS

(01580) 200300