My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be the first to know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across Sussex

Sign up to our newsletter

Little Black Book AccommodationALLFood & Drink

The Dorset Arms, Withyham

Organically-reared meat and game and a Winnie the Pooh connection are part of the Dorset Arms' appeal. You can also stay over in the pub's cottage.

The 18th century The Dorset Arms is part of the historic Buckhurst Estate on which the ‘100 Acre Wood’ from the Winnie the Pooh stories sits. Ashdown Forest, AA Milne’s home village of Hartfield and Groombridge Place are nearby.


Organically-reared meat and game from the Estate appears on the pub menu, including a Buckhurst Bar Steak and popular sausages made to Lord De La Warr’s favourite recipe. Roasts are offered on Sundays and the wider menu includes fish, oysters and Sussex cheeses. A garden room with retractable roof is among spots you can choose to dine.

Lunch and early evening menus (12.00 – 14.30 and 18.00 – 19.00 Mon to Thurs) are good value with two courses for £16.50 or three for £21.


Six recently refurbished ensuite bedrooms with nice touches like robes and Nespresso machines are available in a separate cottage. One room has an adjoining lounge and the cottage can be rented as a whole if you bag it early.

Weddings and country sports are offered on the wider Buckfast Estate.

The Dorset Arms, Buckhurst Park, Withyham, Hartfield TN7 4BD

01892 770278

Read our review

follow The Dorset Arms, Withyham on


share The Dorset Arms, Withyham on

Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Sussex

Reader Treats Just For You!