Coach & Horses

Well run dining pub with bustling bars, a welcoming landlord, very good food and ales and sizeable garden


Outdoor play area
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Speciality drinks
Separate restaurant
Disabled access
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2, 6.30-9 (9.30 Fri); 12-2.30, 6.30-9.30 Sat; 12-3 Sun

Typical main dish: calves liver and bacon with bubble and squeak

Typical main dish price: £15.00

Average two course evening meal price: £21.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (2)
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (1)

Price of cheapest bitter: £4.20

Name of cheapest bitter: Long Man

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant

Child restrictions: Rear terrace is adult-only

  • Dogs allowed in the bar

Pub pets: Dougal a golden retriever

The good pub guide review

This attractive golden-stone pub has a fine setting on the fringes of Ashdown Forest. The big garden is rather special, with an adults-only terrace beneath a huge maple, picnic-sets and a children's play area on lawns and views of the South Downs. The little bar to the right has half-panelled walls, simple furniture on polished floorboards, a woodburner in a brick fireplace and a big hatch to the bar counter: Harveys Best and Long Man Best Bitter on handpump, local Black Pig farmhouse cider and eight wines by the glass including prosecco and Bluebell sparkling wine from Sussex. A couple of steps lead down to a half-panelled area with a mix of dining chairs around characterful wooden tables (set with flowers and candles) on a fine brick floor, and changing artwork on the walls. Down another step is a dining area with stone walls, beams, flagstones and a woodburning stove. The highly regarded food draws in plenty of customers.

The good pub guide food review

Top rated food includes sandwiches, goats cheese arancini with beetroot purée, pork and black pudding croquettes, smoked chicken terrine with spiced date chutney, whole baked camembert with raspberry and red wine vinegar jam, provençale fish soup, beer-battered fish and hand-cut chips, local pork and herb sausages with mash and caramelised onions, whole baked sea bass with sea herbs and caper butter, and puddings such as apple and rhubarb crumble with ginger ice-cream and sticky toffee pudding.

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Contact Details

Coach & Horses, Coach & Horses Lane, Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7JF

(01825) 740369

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-3, 5.30-11

Saturday: 12-11

Sunday: 12-10.30