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The New Inn, Hurstpierpoint

A family friendly country pub in Hurstpierpoint. Serving a menu of pub favourites made from locally sourced produce. Boasts an award winning wine list and a large garden.

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. 

waiter sipping wine in the wine glass placed on the brown wooden table. There is meat and chips served next to it. The New Inn

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.

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

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.

delicious looking burger served with coleslaw, chips and glass of beer at the new inn

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.

over head shot of the lunch dish at the new inn, bread, salad and tomato dish in the black pan served with glass of red

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.

meat, potatoes, salad, sauce and dark beer served on the wooden table at the new inn

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.

over head shot of the two black boards with food on at the new inn

Award-winning drinks

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).

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

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.

Why not combine your visit to the New Inn with a trip to a Sussex Farm Shop or enjoy a nearby Sussex country walk too?


  1. Diane

    Dear Mark and Hazel,
    Just wanted to send a quick email to say a huge thank you for last night. It was perfect! After all the anxieties of the photo slideshow and the music it all worked out in the end and all my guests loved them.

    Can I say a big shout out to Jamie our barman. He was engaging, friendly and patient (especially when the beer barrel ran out and the card machine stopped working!!)

    Also a huge thank you to Emily the chef, everyone was raving about the food which was beautifully presented and delicious.

    All in all the evening was a great success and I want to pass on my thanks to you all for helping to make a night to remember.

  2. Jay

    Excellent Sunday lunch – best Iv had in a while

  3. Caroline Griffiths

    Outstanding Sunday lunch, delicious, fresh and full of flavour. The service was excellent with lovely staff, I can’t recommend The NewInn highly enough. Thank you

  4. Hanson

    The Sunday roasts are outstanding.. definitely the best locally. However I feel that a table shouldn’t be cleared until everyone has finished eating..but this aside the service overall is great😊😊

  5. Karen

    Fabulous. The new inn took on the challenge of providing a hot and cold buffet lunch for my Husbands Wake. They catered for 100 people and the food was magnificent and so beautifully presented. We could have maybe had a few extra bar staff for the first half an hour as getting a drink was a bit of hard work. All in all I’d highly recommend the pub. The food is always good and their beers and wine selection is really good too. Friendly helpful staff.

  6. The Hunters

    We went for Sunday lunch and it was faultless,the lamb was tender the potatoes and veg were perfect it was worth paying that little bit more , very good customer service will definitely book again

  7. Neil & Caroline

    Excellent. Very recommended for Anniversary and Birthday

  8. Kerry

    Absolutely amazing meal, great variety on the menu and all served up with such detail, the staff were lovely and a special thank you to Pete the chef your menu is outstanding 😊

  9. Belmont girl

    Good atmosphere, nice staff, excellent food and reasonable prices


  10. Inge Roberts

    Very friendly atmosphere, helpful, cheerful and efficient staff. Really nice fish and chips! We look forward to coming back.

  11. Lynne

    I have visited the New Inn for a meal half a dozen times now and the food has never been less than absolutely delicious. Service has also been great and the staff are friendly and very helpful. I have absolutely nothing bad to say and will definitely be returning.

  12. Julie

    Fabulous food and service at lunchtime. People very friendly and attentive. My only critique was that the dining room was a bit chilly despite the lovely log fire.
    Thank you for a great time.

  13. Jackie Stayton

    Superb. Lovely country pub, excellent food, the Coq au vin was absolutely fabulous and the lemon posset….wow! Good beer, and extensive wine list. We will be back soon. Thankyou Michael.

  14. Colin Hall

    A lovely evening for our family of 17 people celebrating my 80th. birthday! Nice to have a room for the whole evening. Food excellent ,drinks a very good selection Wine a tad expensive. Enjoyed by all.

  15. Jon

    Lunch with family very enjoyable great service and food. Nice to have our own room to dine.

  16. Bridget

    So often pubs that do lovely food midweek fall flat when it comes to Sunday roasts, not so The New Inn. The roast sirloin was perfectly cooked and packed with flavour. The Yorkshire pudding was light and crisp and generous enough to hold the rich and flavoursome gravy. The side of cauliflower cheese transformed my view of this staple: I would eat that in its own. I paired my meal with a fine German Pinot Noir. Great. All delivered in a cosy and tastefully decorated dining room by friendly and attentive staff.

  17. John Holland

    Loved The New Inn. A grown up pub with really nice restaurant. Small menu but food was great and service first class. We will be back very soon.

  18. Juanita

    Lovely friendly staff, better than most places these days! Not quite a country pub but a lovely village pub! Food is amazing! I rate it better than Brown’s and you have to try the dessert menu! OMG the rhubarb custard meringue is out of this world! Better than anything I have ever tried!

  19. Rhys Trussler

    Such a lovely, friendly pub. Really welcoming team behind the bar and local wine is a speciality from nearby vineyard Albourne Estate and great food!

  20. Angela Simmonds

    Best pub in Hurste by a long shot and always the venue to go to when I am in the area. Very decent food and a drinks list to match. Keep up the good work.

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