The New Inn Hurstpierpoint
The New Inn East Sussex country pub, is set in the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint; nestled in the foothills of the South Downs national park and only fifteen minutes from Brighton. Classic and rustic, The New Inn is inviting and charming with Chris, Mark and Hazel heading up the friendly team.
Set into a traditional high street, Hurstpierpoint has the charm of many similar local destinations such as Lewes or Arundel, but being significantly smaller it has less of a tourist pull, which can be a considerable advantage if you are looking to make a mini-escape!
Traditional village charm
With its grand fireplace, wooden beams and red brick walls, The New Inn Hurst is a Grade II listed building restored with thoughtful care to accommodate modern expectations and retain traditional features. The front bar is the social heart of the pub with high tables and stools serviced by an open gantry bar with views into the dining room. Dark wood panelling stripped floors, and open fires are featured throughout.
Celebrate at the New Inn
The New Inn Hurst has a large function room available for private hire and offers extensive wedding party services. A large Sussex beer garden with marquees and an outside bar and barbeque are also available for private hire and to serve generally, during the summer. Several smaller areas of The New Inn can be hired, depending on need, event and capacity.
The New Inn Hurst – East Sussex Gastro Pub.
The New Inn has a fantastic menu of locally sourced and seasonal meals all prepared fresh to order by head chef, Emily Cook. The fish comes fresh from Brighton and beef is sourced locally near Horsham. The Josper charcoal oven brings out the best flavours and is used to cook an array of dishes such as the Trenchmore Farm Wagyu burger, tiger prawns or the stuffed baked aubergine.
Lunch at The New Inn can range from a ham hock rillette to pub classics such as soups, sandwiches and lamb shank shepherd’s pie to something from the grill. During the evening, a much more extensive and impressive menu is presented with a robust modern gastro bent.
On Sundays a traditional Sussex Sunday lunch is guaranteed and a big success; booking, especially on special occasions such as Mother’s day, is strongly advised.
Food for all
There is a special children’s menu during the week, and on Sundays, children can have a smaller portion roast at half price. In keeping with the times and an influx of Brighton visitors, there are weekly vegan options which are specially prepared, rather than merely an option omitting elements of other mains. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes are all available to order.
In 2019 The New Inn Hurst won “Best Wine” in the Star Pubs awards, due mainly to their commitment to local wines including Winston and Albourne Estates (read our interview with Alison Nightingale of Albourne Estate).
Local ales, beers and ciders populate the taps, as well as excellent international brands. Gin and whisky lovers won’t feel short-changed here too, both being extensively listed; with most other spirits also well represented.