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The Rose Cottage Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Rose Cottage The Village | There Are Two Entries For This Pub, Eastbourne BN26 6UW, England
+44 1323 870377
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

decided to revisit the Rose Cottage as we had previously had a good experience.We were greeted pleasantly by a member of staff and shown to a seat of our choice.We ordered drinks and meals which were delivered quickly.They were of the usual high standard and we really enjoyed them.Me wife myself and my friend ordered meringues which were out of... More 

Thank Greenynewhaven
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear Greenynewhaven, Thank you for your kind review, my wife will be pleased that you especially enjoyed her meringues, perhaps she should have made the crumble as well! oop's sorry, we will do better next time !!! Look forward to seeing you soon Keith More 

Rostrenen, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Three of us went there on a Monday evening at 6pm to celebrate my birthday. Yes a quiet day AND a quiet time. We were the only people in the restaurant and the host Keith could not have been more jovial and welcoming. He lit the fires, it was cool December evening, and on his recommendation two of us had... More 

Thank PhilipinFrance2016
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear PhilipinFrance, Thank you very much for your kind review, it means so much to us that you enjoyed your evening with us, we look forward to seeing you again and enjoying the "Banter". Kind Regards Keith and Staff More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Lovely location for a lovely country inn in this tiny village overlooking Firle Beacon. The food was very good at a reasonable price. We were warmly welcomed by staff and made to feel wanted. Will certainly visit again.

Thank Allan B
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear AllanB, Thank you for your kind review, and look forward to seeing you again upon your return!! Keith More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us had lunch here, all had different main courses, three fine, one had to go back to the kitchen for adjustment, this was dealt with speedily and we all enjoyed our lunches followed by delicious desserts, would not hesitate to go back.

Thank rosebee2015
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rosebee2015, I am pleased to read your positive review, whilst I am sorry to hear that there was a problem with one of your meals, I am pleased the matter was dealt with speedily, and more importantly, to your satisfaction, just goes to prove the old adage, "dont tell your friends, tell us" we can hopefully put matters right!!... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely quite location, good food, atmosphere lacking however would definitely return to see if it was the large party of diners that spoilt the atmosphere x

Thank Helen P
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear Helen P, Thank you for your review, I am sorry if the large party spoilt the atmosphere for you, however you will note that we do not play music nor do we have televisions blaring away, we like to think that the atmosphere is condusive to our diners conversing, the large party you mention were celebrating an 80th birthday,... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

my friend was over from greece and i wanted to give him the english pub experience,our first choice was the plough and harrow at litlington but unfortunately the ovens had broken down and the choice was ploughmans.harry gave us complimentary drinks and apologised profusely.I had not been to the rose cottage for years as the previous landlord was a bit... More 

Thank dennis2456
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dennis2456, Thank you for your kind review, point taken about menu! where do we start with so many great dishes we always seem to upset somebody by taking their favorite dish off the menu, With regards to your choice of potatoes, my young lady obviously did not make it clear but there 5 potato choices available including"Proper Chips", the... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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393 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for weekday lunch. There were 4 of us and we were all Pleased with our choices. Service and food very good. Plenty of choice of sitting areas, inside or out. Would happily come again when in the area.

Thank LMK63
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear LMK63, Thank you, Thankyou. Keith More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for many years, the relatively lengthy journey from West Sussex was always worth it. We were disappointed to hear there was new ownership, but felt we should try the pub again. The waitresses were working hard. I'd say the food we had was average and unnoteworthy and am not writing this to... More 

10 Thank red224
Keithmed, Owner at The Rose Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear Red224, I am at a loss to recall this alleged incident you claim took place, in my defence, i must tell you that I have elderly parents who are 88 and 93 years old, if believed that someone was making fun of them, i would not have resorted to admitting my cowardice by way of Tripadvisor, i would have... More 

Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Used to go her regular back in the day and thought give it a go again. seemed to be lacking staff as one seemed to be running around everywhere while the owner pulled a couple of pints then constantly stood outside smoking. My drink was ok but ciders our guests had seemed flat. My meal of Lamb was microwaved as... More 

9 Thank Paul B
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Visited to celebrate a birthday, warm welcome on arrival, beautiful location. Good menu choice, home cooked pub food done to a high standard. Staff are fantastic. Good value for money.

3 Thank Tracey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Rose Cottage The Village | There Are Two Entries For This Pub, Eastbourne BN26 6UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870377

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