Many Sussex pubs can claim to be the idyllic countryside venue offering locally sourced produce, although few can offer as much as The Sussex Ox pub.
This large countryside pub offers a warm welcome to all in the beautiful setting of The South Downs. The characterful building, with three interlinking rooms, and fabulous garden with wonderful views make for the ideal venue no matter the occasion.
Organic produce from their own farm
Where The Sussex Ox pub really comes into its own is in the sourcing of their meat and produce. Those acres of beautiful farmland that surround the pub, belong to the pub. This means that most of the meat on the menu has been organically reared within 3 miles of the pub, fed on farm grown crops and travelling less than 30 miles from field to fork. Not many pubs can claim that level of provenance.
Fresh, seasonal and creative menu
The farm is also one of the only commercial organic potato growers in East Sussex, and many of the fruits and vegetables come from the pub garden. Their commitment to organic farming and local produce is reflected in the menu, which celebrates Sussex produce and sourcing in creative dishes inspired by The South Downs.
There are a range of menus available at The Sussex Ox. The monthly changing Á la carte menu (available daily) features produce tasting best at the time and focusses on British dishes executed immaculately. There is a lighter lunch menu offering smaller plates for those post walk pick me ups and a roast menu is available from 12pm-8pm on Sundays. Everything on the plate is of the highest quality and prepared in house and from scratch. An early evening menu is also available on weekdays between 6-7 pm, offering two courses at just £15.
Craft beer, real ales, natural wines
This organic and local focus extends to the drinks offering where local ales and craft beers take centre stage, alongside a wine list that celebrates natural, organic and bio-dynamic wines. Coffee from The Roasted Bean Co. is also served.
Great events and community atmosphere
Like any pub the thing that makes The Sussex Ox so special is its sense of community and a proper pub spirit. This is enhanced by the pubs commitment to putting on a wealth of great events for regulars and visitors alike. Take a look at what events are coming up here.
Regular pub quizzes, music nights and tap takeovers keep things lively and fun and be sure to keep an eye out for special meal nights that make the most of their superb kitchen team.
Let The Sussex Ox host your special event
Perfect for any event, The Sussex Ox is delighted to host your special occasions in the heart of the Sussex countryside. From weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties to corporate events and meetings, there is a wide selection of delicious food on offer to cater for your party. The Garden Room, ideal for smaller groups, can accommodate up to 25 people and boasts double doors though onto the decking area of our garden. For larger groups who would prefer more privacy, The Front Room can seat up to 40 people, with a stunning view of rolling downland toward Lullington. Exclusive venue hire is available during weekdays and options for outside parties during the summer months are available. View their menu options here.
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