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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
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Showing 287: English reviews
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have driven past this pub hundreds of times but never before been in it. The wine selection was excellent with French and Spanish wines available as well as new-world ones; my partner and I both had the smoked haddock pie which was really fantastic as were the desserts. The staff were friendly and helpful. Altogether I certainly recommend it;... More 

Thank John L
Smarden, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink just before two pm today. The pub was busy. Disappointed to see that Blackboys has gone over to a foodie pub with a tepid welcome for the casual drinker. A pint of Harvey's, bottle of coke, packet of cheese and onion crisps and packet of peanuts £8.75! Chap behind the bar was just about civil.... More 

Thank suzannetiltman
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd been to Bateman's, Rudyard Kipling's former home, nearby, and it was 3.30pm. You know how it is in the countryside. All the pubs stop serving food at 2.30pm - but not this baby! A warm welcome, an amazingly varied menu, and all still available! Artisan bread from Flint Owl bakery, fragrant olive oil to dip, and proper olives served... More 

Thank Paul S
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best vegetarian meals I've ever had, and I've been vegetarian for 30 years. As a vegetarian you get used to 'making do' and having to be grateful for anything. I wasn't expecting any better, so when the food arrived I was quite shocked....but in a good way!!! Here was a plate of food prepared with the same... More 

Thank SSnJS
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had sea bass with crab bonbon and crab mousse on a base of fennel and samphire Outstanding food, great atmosphere, great staff, great beer. What more can you ask for? Bedrooms, perhaps? And there we have it- the most comfortable bedrooms you'll find in the heart of Sussex.

Thank Ken D
Uckfield, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My three courses were good but there were certain things that let it down. I chose the beef and foie gras to start which was delicious with an amazing sauce but we were given no bread or roll which I would have liked to mop up the sauce. My main course, venison, was again cooked well but there was no... More 

Thank Janice M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This beautiful Olde English pub is a delight visually but historically has been very hit and miss when it comes to dining. Having given it a wide berth for some time we recently returned following recommendation from friends and had very good meals. Consistency has been the problem in the past and they appeared to have got it sorted. However... More 

2 Thank Kevin B
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful old building with a friendly country pub atmosphere. Excellent harveys beers (at cellar temperature). Visited many times and came here today for the sunday roast. Roast beef was excellent with good selection of vegetables including the brussel sprouts. Will be back

Thank DomingoYork
Rotherfield, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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