Fresh, honest, heart warming food

At The Blacksmiths our aim is to offer deliciously innovative menus that emphasise the very best seasonal produce, sourced locally or grown on site from the herb garden or on our farm. Our passion for fresh produce means our menus aren’t pages long but are a carefully selected range of delicious dishes packed full of seasonal British ingredients.

Our drinks menu also features many local flavours, including a selection of local ales, a large choice of mainly organic wines and local sparkling wine from Tinwood Estate.

Allergy advice: All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nut, gluten and other allergens are present, and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering.


Current Menu

Please note this is subject to change at any time.

Snack and share

 House baked bread with homemade Sussex butter £3.50

Chicken goujons with a honey mustard dip £6.50

Whitebait with a tartar dip £5.50

Ricotta stuffed peppers (v) £3.75

Mixed marinated olives (v) £3.25


Soup of the day (v) £5.50

Chicken liver & Chorizo Pate, onion jam, toasted Brioche. £7.25

Quicks Cheddar & porter rarebit, pickles & sourdough (v) £7.00

Vodka & dill cured salmon, horseradish salsa, dressed fennel £7.50

Treacle glazed beef shin, pickled potato & red onion, Malcom blue, dripping crumb £7.50

Baguettes & Ploughman’s

(Only available during lunch service)

Grilled minute steak and fried onion and béarnaise baguette £9.95

Sussex cheddar, lettuce, tomato, cucumber & salad cream baguette (v) £7.95

Fish finger, mushy pea tartar, lettuce and tomato baguette £ 9.95

“Blacksmiths Club sandwich” (bacon, chicken, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, melted cheese) served on granary bloomer with fries £12.50

Add a small bowl of soup or fries with any sandwich £3.50


(Only available during lunch service)

Blacksmiths Ploughman’s board (BG) – pickled onion, chutney, coleslaw, salad, celery, apple, and your choice of cheddar, blue cheese or ham £9.95 (Served with a baguette) Add extra Cheddar, blue cheese or ham £2


Slow cooked shin of venison ragout, chive and buttermilk gnocchi smoked tomato, dripping fried breadcrumbs £14.50

Slow cooked belly of pork, apple & scratching crumble, trotter sausage,

pumpkin & star anise puree, apple jam £15.50

Blacksmiths garden vegetable hash, garlic fried kale, poached Hallgate farm egg, hollandaise sauce  (v) (BG) £13.50

Beer battered cod, triple cooked chips, tartar sauce and a choice of mushy or garden peas £12.95

Golden cross goats cheese, black figs, pickled walnuts, Sussex wild mushrooms, secretts herbs and candied pumpkin seeds (v) (BG) £14.00

Pan roasted chicken breast, spinach, girolles, Ratte potatoes & jus £13.95

Please see the blackboard for today’s market fish dishes.

  Burgers and Steaks

“The Blacksmiths 9oz Beef Burger” with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, gherkin, lettuce, tomato, red onion, coleslaw, and fries £14.50  

Substitute burger bun for extra salad

Aged sirloin steak, peppercorn butter, beef stock, creamed spinach and triple cooked chips £20.00


Rosemary sea salt French fries £3.50

Potager vegetables (BG) £3.25

Macaroni Cheese £3.50

Baked potato mash, marrowbone butter and beef stock £3.95

Triple dipped chips with truffle mayo & parmesan £4.50

Garden salad (BG) £3.50


Warm honey cake, candied walnuts and a lemon curd cream £5.95

Coffee & orange Bakewell tart, milk ice cream £6.25

Triple chocolate brownie, sea salt and fudge ice cream £5.95

Apple and rhubarb crumble with clotted cream (gf) £5.95

Burnt custard, pecan and Nutella arctic roll £5.95

Affogato – choice of ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee   £3.70

Add a shot of your favourite liqueur £2.70

Selection of the chefs cheeses:

Barkham blue – Soft mellow & creamy

Golden cross – Goats cheese, creamy not overpowering

Hargate Blue – Yellow, zippy but not salty

Charlton Cheddar – Dense & hard, fairly nutty

2 for £7.20

3 for £9.00

4 for 12.00

Add a sipper of port for £2.95

Scoop of locally sourced ice cream:

Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate

£1.95 per scoop

Scoop of sorbet

Mango, raspberry

£1.75 per scoop