Operation Mayfly 2021

This year we are the participating in Neon Raptor’s Operation Mayfly for the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

We supply the beer… your challenge is to drink it ALL over the course of the weekend.

Launching on Saturday 29th May…

Operation Mayfly – DDH Pale This beer was brewed for bank holiday sunshine. A dry hop of Chinook, Citra and Simcoe provide citrus and passion fruit aromas with a hint of pine.
ABV. 5.5%

Back in the EeRr…

We open today with drinking allowed inside for the first time this year. Looking forward to seeing you all and keeping fingers crossed for the 21st June when hopefully we can meet at the bar again!

We plan to remain closed on Monday for the foreseeable future but will review this as we go.

Opening hours going forward will be:

NOTE: Outside drinking will be restricted to 10pm in consideration of our neighbours

The Burner is Back!

Yes, Andy is back brewing again, and we have a fresh cask of Charcoal Burner just tapped and ready to go!

It’s an Oatmeal Stout and has always been very popular with our regulars.

To find out more about the return of High Weald Brewery see the website and twitter. To find our some more about the brewery, read the feature from Original Gravity here.

We also have 500ml bottles of Charcoal Burner and Andy’s Golden Ale, Greenstede, available: £4 each or £3.50 if buying 3 or more.

Week 3 ..the wind doth blow


Thanks again for all the support and for those that braved the wind and rain at on Bank Holiday Monday; sorry we closed on Tuesday but a rest was needed!

Highlights included: the return of the Beer Stick, a 9.2% Imperial Stout, and another cask from the resurrected High Weald Brewery, this time Chronical!

Don’t forget if you want to book a table email us here

Week 2 – Still Standing..

Another great week, thanks for all the support…the team are starting to feel the stairs and some of us have aches and pains in places we didn’t know could hurt so much!

But on the plus side much beer and cider has been drunk and we hope we have contributed to the overall welfare of our customers as they can at last socialise again.

Sadly due to my beer pouring duties in the downstairs bar I have not been able to circulate as much as I would like and I, for one, will be glad when we are back to normal, but the outside space has been a great success and the weather has been kind to us.

Here’s to Week 3!


We made it!

Thanks to everyone that came up this week and braved the cold to support us. Some great beers were consumed and we met some great customers, some old, some new! Thanks also, for the great pictures, comments and reviews, we really do appreciate it.

Also, great to see so many four-legged friends…need to get some more scooby snacks!

Finally, it’s great to see that Andy and High Weald are brewing again, looking forward to tasting some of his beers in the coming weeks, old favourites and some new!

Here’s to week 2…roll on 21st June!!!

We’re going down the Pub!

Has anyone seen Harry!

It’s arrived..at last!

We are open from 12 noon tomorrow, 12th April for outside drinking and takeout. Don’t forget it’s “rule-of-six”, sit down only etc etc!!!

We’ve got 4 cask ales on for you, including a new beer from Andy at High Weald Brewery who has started up again with new kit and a new site somewhere in Forest Row

It’s a Dark Mild at 4.1%:
“A rich mahogany mild ale, with roast-caramel flavour and a gently hopped spicy aroma”
looking forward to trying this one!

The full list can be found here

If you want to book a table email us as here

Thanks go out to Lisa, David and Sarah who have spent all weekend helping us to get ready. Also to some of our regulars, Jonny, Steve, James and Phil who helped us with the new Marquee. We got it up just in time, despite the efforts of UPS to thwart us by losing one of the packages!

Looking forward to seeing you all again and hoping that the Government Roadmap doesn’t take a wrong turn and we are all back to “normal” by the end of June. Stay safe and healthy!

BTW..the Marquee has been fully road tested, and beer tastes fine wherever you sit!

Finally, good luck to all the local pubs and shops that re-open their doors tomorrow. Please support us and we will do our best to keep you safe and satisfied!