Westfield Lane, Westfield, East Sussex TN35 4SB
After a long walk along the verdant hills of East Sussex, what better than to enjoy a delicious, revitalising meal? Luckily for visitors, the region is blessed with exceptional gastronomic options, with local vineyards and farms providing superb fresh produce to the wide variety of eateries to be found here.
Situated just a two-minute walk from Woodlands Park, The Wild Mushroom opened in 1998 under the ownership of Paul and Rebecca Webbe. It's a small country restaurant within a chic converted farmhouse and offers modern English cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. This is an excellent choice for an intimate dining experience with superb fresh food and exceptional customer service. (Distance from park: 0.4 miles)
Based in Battle, this Michelin-accredited restaurant offers high-quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. It has numerous awards to its name, including being named ‘The Best Eatery’ in the 2012 Business Awards ‘The Best Restaurant’ in the Arrow FM Awards in 2011. The restaurant also places great emphasis on supporting local farmers, suppliers and fishmongers. (Distance from park: 5.3 miles)
Webbes at The Fish Café is a stylish and contemporary eatery offering the finest fresh fish, both locally sourced and imported from prime London fish markets. There’s a huge menu to choose from with dishes ranging from Seafood Platters, Cod in Beer Batter with hand cut chips to Steamed Flounder with Mussel & Cider Sauce. If you fancy something other than fish, there are also plenty of meat and vegetarian dishes available, which are equally as delicious. (Distance from park: 10.8 miles)
Another exceptional gastropub oozing character and charm, The Snowdrop Inn is located in the historic town of Lewes. Cheery with a pleasant atmosphere, it offers a broad range of local draft beers along with a diverse menu featuring delicious tapas-style dishes as well as larger meals. Perfect for a relaxing stop-off after a day’s exploring. (Distance from park: 10.7 miles)
Situated on Mermaid Street, one of the prettiest streets in Rye owing to its steep cobbled curve, The Mermaid Inn is an ancient hostelry with some parts of the building dating back to the Norman Conquest. The lounge bar has a beautiful log fireplace, with a priest’s hole hidden in the chimney breast. Food is excellent with a broad menu offering hearty pub grub along with lighter meals served in the bar area. (Distance from park: 10.7 miles)