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The Sussex Ox

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Milton Street | Near Alfriston, Milton Street BN26 5RL, England
+44 1323 870840
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The setting is wonderful. The beers are first-rate... and the food is outstanding. I believe the Sussex Ox has had a new owner since 2015. Maybe some of the negative reviews show the owner and staff are still on a steep learning curve. I can only speak from my own experience, but it is no exaggeration to say that the... More 

Thank mikeshipton
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to this pub restaurant a few times over the past couple of months. The setting is amazing with fantastic views and beautifully kept gardens. The atmostphere is welcoming.The food is exquisite. The steak is melt in your mouth and the menu draws you to order different dishes to what you would normally pick. Also their Sunday roasts... More 

Thank Debbie C
Gosport, Hampshire
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Eastbourne and found this pub (on google) as not one you would come across otherwise! It is down a narrow country lane which seems to go on forever but is well signposted from the main road, just before Polegate. Such a pretty place with lovely young friendly staff. It was a warm day so we sat outside... More 

Thank LynneGosport
Orival, France
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Sussex Ox for lunch last week having booked a table. The pub is located in beautiful surroundings and it is always a pleasure to look out on the wonderful views. we have been several times before but this time we had a disappointing meal and it was not cheap at all! My mother and I had braised... More 

2 Thank relaxonhols
Sussex, England
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a nice sunny day, so we sat in the garden and enjoyed the great views of the Downs. Two lovely young ladies were running the bar and food. They were very friendly and helpful. The good was good though the custard accompanying the fruit crumble was meager in the extreme. Crumble cries out for generous amounts of... More 

Thank Sussexpete
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here a few times now, the food is hit and miss, the starters and mains when good are ok, but nothing amazing. The desserts are always lovely so I usually opt for main and dessert rather than starter and main. Why come here if the food isn't spectacular? It's for the location and the views. The staff are... More 

Thank aliceangel
Hastings, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here twice now and already looking forward to our next visit.After reading a number of negative reviews I'm left scratching my head as to why !! We have been greeted with the warmest of welcomes on both occasions and have found it the perfect place to have lunch after walking on the South Downs.On our first visit... More 

Thank cabmark
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful pub with outstanding gardens and stunning views of the south downs. One of the best ploughman's we have had in a long time, all be it a tad overpriced. Very friendly and helpful staff. We would like to revisit as I could of had everything on the menu, but am reluctant as have since learnt that they hold... More 

Thank Alex D
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initial greeting was decidedly unwelcoming. Beef was the chewiest I can ever remember and forget it if you're a veggie or a vegan

2 Thank Drew M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went to the Ox on Friday night, got a great table in the Dining room with a view of the South Downs, such a stunning setting. Had to order at the bar as nobody came to take our order (in 20 mins), although they said they would, despite being quiet. Food was a bit mixed; lovely bread and olives, nice... More 

2 Thank AlbionBoy72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milton Street | Near Alfriston, Milton Street BN26 5RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Milton Street
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?