The Black Duck

“Popular local with picnic benches and ghostly legends”



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The Black Duck was so named by owners Gary and Nicola Kinnell a few years ago, to commemorate all those poor birds used as chimney sweeps in medieval times. The pub’s exterior belies its venerable age, confirmed inside by scrubbed beams, timber framing and an inglenook fireplace and bread oven at the heart of the building. A huge cellar keeps Harvey's beers in tip-top condition. The menu proposing popular pub fare is backed by a dozen specials every day, including several vegetarian options. The rear beer garden with picnic benches enjoys lovely views over rolling downland.

The Black Duck
Church Hill,WARBLETON,TN21 9BD
Phone : 01435 830636


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Parking available
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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