Coach & Horses, Danehill
Muddy says: gardens to keep adults and kids happy, a cosy indoors and excellent food make this a great all-rounder in a handy day trip location
Boasting large gardens and a cosy historic interior, the Coach and Horses at Danehill is a pub to suits all seasons.
Outdoors, a play area will keep children happy and there’s an adults-only terrace for peaceful relaxation in the shade of a maple tree. The listed building has an unspoilt interior with central bar and a large barn-like annex.
The menu celebrates locally sourced food. Moules frites, wild sea bass and a red onion tarte tatin are among typical summery dishes, while heartier options include steaks.
The pub is a free house and champions Sussex breweries.
Weave the Coach & Horses into a day trip, riding the vintage trains at nearby Bluebell Railway or visiting the National Trust’s Sheffield Park and Gardens or the Ashdown Forest. The pub also has three suggested circular walks on its website to help you work up an appetite.