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Blackboys Inn

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Lewes Road | East Sussex, Blackboys TN22 5LG, England
+44 1825 890283
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Rotherfield, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good and bad really. On the plus side, this is a beautiful country pub, nice local atmosphere, good selection of beers and friendly staff. We were seated and served really quickly and I was impressed with the menu. Unfortunately my pheasant (which was lovely) had to be sent back because it was too pink, the pate, however, was more grey... More 

Thank Paul B
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a family lunch at this famous old pub.Really friendly and efficient staff, good beers and a great menu. starters included a nice charcuterie board, shellfish, Camembert with most choosing the beef tornedos for main.

Thank Andy H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a Saturday. Lots of choice on the menu. We chose pork belly which was very tasty. I thought the service was excellent. The young waitress was really helpful. We had breakfast the next day, which was also very good. I liked the atmosphere, the wood burner and candles made it feel cosy on a wet... More 

Thank Johanna S
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for an early dinner as we were meeting other people afterwards, so this being on the way made sense. Our first visit here and absolutely not disappointed! A warm and friendly welcome at the bar and we were taken to our table. Little quaint dining area with various sized tables all having a lovely warm open fire n... More 

Thank Cagneydog
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent visit to what is usually a nice pub, I found the food very overpriced and poor standard. Starters were supposed to be an expensive (over £7) mackerel tart that was literally under 2 inches round with a flake of mackerel in some white sauce. The rest of the vast slate plate was a lettuce based salad. Very... More 

Thank SailingGirly
Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Blackboys has been one of my favourite places always and it had been a while since I have paid a visit. Not disappointed in the least. I ordered the sweet corn fritter as a starter which was divine. It was light, fluffy and tasty. My partner had the fish tacos which he said were delicious and packed with fish. I... More 

Thank Teresa R
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal and overnight stay to celebrate our anniversary in this lovely old inn that now offers very lovely accommodation. The rooms are mini suites with mezzanine bedroom above a lounge area and with their own private terrace. Bed was exceptionally comfortable and the shower strong! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a romantic stay in the country. Food... More 

1 Thank Sophie R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food, great atmosphere, great beer. What more can you ask for? Bedrooms perhaps? The most comfortable bedrooms you'll find in the heart of Sussex.

Thank Ken D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We dropped in one evening, on spec, hungry and thirsty and it was just the right place. The pie was a 'proper' filled-pastry pie and not a pot with a pastry lid. As a coeliac I was able to enjoy fish and chips as the fish was coated in a specially-made tempura batter - a real treat. The ambience was... More 

Thank Don I
Sahorre, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed here for our sons wedding and where treaded to some excellent pub/restaurant quality food. Breakfast was outstanding

1 Thank b0b66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewes Road | East Sussex, Blackboys TN22 5LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Blackboys
  • Phone Number: +44 1825 890283
The Blackboys Inn is a 14th Century public house and restaurant located in the pretty hamlet of Blackboys, situated on the outskirts of Uckfield, East Sussex. The Blackboys Team have been introducing exciting new menus and offering superb hospitality as well as offering traditional home cooked Sunday Roasts. To accompany your meal, there is a superb selection of Fine Harveys Ale and also an excellent wine selection. Whether you want a family Sunday Roast or an informal gathering with friends or even a celebration with an extra special twist, you can be assured of fresh, seasonal food at its best. The Blackboys Team are very sociable and enjoy nothing more than hosting regular entertainment, live music, quiz nights and wine tasting evenings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?