Anchor Inn

“In the heart of Winnie-the-Pooh country”



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Although Winnie-the-Pooh never visited this nearly 550-year-old pub, a former manor house, his creator, A A Milne, who lived nearby, may occasionally have popped in. Locals today gather in the wooden-beamed front bar, perhaps to drink Harvey's or Larkins; the back bar, with its inglenook and library, feels more intimate. Dishes include peppered venison loin; honey-glazed pork belly; pan-fried sea bass; and Anchor fish pie. At the front is an attractive, gabled verandah, at the rear a large garden.

Anchor Inn
Church Street, HARTFIELD, TN7 4AG


About the area

Discover East Sussex

East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.

There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion. 


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