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An Epic Sunday Roast At Horsted Place Hotel - Review

It's been a long while since I wrote one of my Sunday roast reviews! I used to do a series, rating the roasts on offer in and around East Sussex on my old lifestyle blog and after an amazing foodie experience recently, I just had to let you all know about this hidden gem at Horsted Place Hotel!

The dining room has recently been relocated and redesigned and is much more fresh and modern whilst still being grand and in keeping with the style of the old Victorian building. I love the little silver champagne cork cruet sets and the windows let in lost of gorgeous light with views of the grounds.

I first discovered the lovely food on offer at Horsted Place at an Uckfield Chamber of Commerce event a few weeks ago which led to us booking lunch there with my parents visiting on bank holiday Monday at the end of May. We all loved it, the pork fillet main course was a highlight and we noted their Sunday Lunch menu whilst there.

So last weekend, for their last day before flying back home to Malaysia, we all went back for a roast. We weren't disappointed!

We started off with these gorgeous, warm and super tasty potato rolls and whipped butter with smoked salt before the main event.

We all ordered the "36-day wet aged roast rib of beef" which came with a Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, roast potatoes and vegetables. The jus was deliciously rich and decadent so you don't need a lot but we did request a bit more for all of the veg and they brought us another jug. The veg portions were very generous, you can see how many we received to share on the table and we were informed that the green beans and mange tout came from the hotel's own garden.

Kalyan was very proud of how arty he made his gravy look when he poured it!

While the mains were absolutely amazing and we were pretty stuffed, we couldn't resist puddings having enjoyed them so thoroughly on our last visit! You get two courses for £30 which is great value for such a high quality meal in a gorgeous hotel!

On our first visit Nik and I had recommended the treacle tart after sampling it at the UCC event. Treacle tart isn't something I would ever normally order but it is DELISH with a hint of orange and a nice big dollop of clotted cream, yum! Priya chose the chocolate slice on the kids' menu which ended up being a mouth-watering cross between a chocolate mousse and ganache with a chocolate stick on top - rich and satisfying. While everyone else opted for the tasty treacle tart again (including Priya), I asked for the kids' chocolate slice and it arrived with all the trimmings - a huge chunk of delectable honeycomb, kirsch cherries and chocolate curls (which I understand is how it's served when on the main menu) - it was epic and so pretty!

Not only did we enjoy a luscious meal in lovely surroundings but we also got to enjoy the grounds, with croquet set up on the lawn outside and the pretty gardens to wander around. It makes for a very posh afternoon out and left us feeling very happy and satiated before we said goodbye.

Bexphoto Rating:

Food & Drink - 9/10

Atmosphere - 9/10

Service - 8/10

Value - 9/10

Overall - 9/10

I'd have given it a 10 for food if the potatoes were as good as hubby makes, it's a hard score to beat!

Service was smart and friendly and they remembered us from last time which was nice. Their station is outside in the main hall so they're not the most attentive and we had to wait a while to grab someone's attention to get more water and place another drinks order.


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