Busy, well run pub with plenty of space, real ales and well thought-of food; seats outside
The good pub guide review
This large, spreading 1930s pub is popular with locals who flock here on Sundays for the roasts. Our favourite spot is around the bar counter: tartan-covered benches, high leather chairs around equally high tables and armchairs, and Harveys Best and two quickly changing local guests on handpump, a good selection of wines by the glass and a dozen malt whiskies. Service from friendly, helpful young staff is good. The restaurant on the right has painted rafters in high ceilings, big glass lamps and walls decorated with local photographs and animal pictures. Also, all manner of cushioned dining and painted farmhouse chairs, long chesterfield sofas, upholstered banquettes and scatter cushions on settles around wooden tables on the part-carpeted, wooden flooring; background music. An end bar, liked by locals, has a games area and an open fire. At the front of the building is a two-level terrace ' the sunny top half is used for dining while the lower decked area has sofas and more tables and chairs. This is sister pub to the Cock at Ringmer. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
A wide choice of popular food includes sandwiches, baked camembert with garlic, pine nuts and thyme, fried squid with saffron aioli, lamb and beef kofta with Greek salad, prawn and crayfish cocktail, pork and leek sausages with mash and onion gravy, chicken parmigiana, home-cooked ham and eggs with chips, twice-cooked pork belly with bubble and squeak potato cake and red wine gravy, smoked haddock mornay with spinach and spring onion mash, and puddings such as ginger and treacle tart with custard and crumble of the day.
Highlands, Eastbourne Road, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5SP
Pub Group: Ridley Inns