A Guide to Firle

Food & Drink

There are many popular pubs in the national park but Firle is proud to be home to the wonderfully atmospheric Ram Inn which serves delicious English food with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. You can also enjoy excellent local beer and ale there, including those from the international-award winning Burning Sky brewery, located a stone’s throw from the pub.

 

The Barley Mow in Selmeston has been reinvigorated under new management and serves quality traditional pub food with a great choice of wine. The spacious garden is equipped with a play area ideal for families in the summer.

Firle Place is open to the public from June to October along with a recently renovated tea room serving home made food and traditional English teas. Organic teas, creams and medicinal balms, created by Lady Gage and produced from the herb garden are available here too.

 

Beanstalk Cottage tea room is located in what used to by a coach house and inn along the Old Coach Road. The resident family run a professional catering business and offer delicious cakes, teas and light meals in their romantic garden in the summer months.

Middle Farm is well renowned in the area as a substantial farm shop that offers a wide range of organic food, a butchery, bakery and fantastic selection of British cheeses as well as one of the largest collections of cider and perry in the country. Middle farm also has a large garden shop, gift shop and tea room. Families can tour the farm, see the animals and even milk the cows.

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Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | The Ram Inn

The Ram Inn

The Ram Inn has been part of the village of Firle for over 500 years. A warm and friendly atmosphere, exquisite food and wide selection of wines, beers and ales await all visitors to this well known local. Should you be spending longer here, The Ram Inn has several rooms available for bed-and-breakfast.

01273 858222 | Visit website

Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | Firle Stores

Firle Stores

Open from 9.00 until 17.30 Monday until Saturday, the local shop and post office stocks a wide variety of locally-grown food, snacks, drinks and essentials. Please note, Firle Stores closes for an hour each day, between 13.00 and 14.00 for lunch and is open on Sundays during the summer.

01273 858219

Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow is conveniently located off the A27 in the village of Selmeston on the fringes of The Firle Estate. It offers a children’s play area within a large garden, a good traditional menu, wine tasting evenings and quiz nights, with a variety of beers and lagers on tap.

01323 811033 | Visit website

Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | Beanstalk Cottage Tea Room

Beanstalk Cottage Tea Room

This charming tea room is open during the summer months and on Bank Holidays offering those lucky enough to find it a wide range of excellent cakes and teas within a beautiful garden at the foot of Firle Beacon.

01273 858906 | Visit website

Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | Firle Place

Firle Place

Firle Place is a house with a rich history and extraordinary collection of old master paintings, porcelain and furniture. The house, grounds and tea room are open to the public every Thursday to Sunday from May until September.

+44 (0)1273 858567 | Visit website

Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | Middle Farm

Middle Farm

Middle Farm is a farm shop and working farm that is open to the public throughout the year. Events are often held at Middle Farm and there is a restaurant serving freshly cooked local dishes and produce. A separate shop at the farm offers a world-class collection of local and national ciders, ales and perries.

+44 (0)1323 811411 | Visit website

Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | The Cricketers’ Arms

The Cricketers' Arms

Located within the beautiful and quiet village of Berwick on The Firle Estate, The Cricketers’ Arms boasts an award winning garden offering scenic views of the Downs. The restaurant serves locally sourced dishes and is known for its Harveys Cask ales.

01323 870469 | Visit website

Stately Homes In Sussex | Firle | The Rose Cottage Inn

The Rose Cottage Inn

The Rose Cottage is located within the village of Alciston on The Firle Estate. Popular with locals and visitors alike, this atmospheric pub and restaurant is open throughout the year and offers accommodation should you need it.

01323 870377 | Visit website