Sumary of 10 Sussex pubs with gardens, off the beaten track:
- It set in two small, 17th-century brick and flint houses, with a pretty front garden, an inviting spot in spring when it in full bloom, and there are South Downs views and benches in sunny and shady spots..
- There a small menu of good-quality pub favourites, like local ham, egg and chips and ploughman lunches, and classic desserts, such as sticky toffee pudding..
- eightbellsjevington.com The Half Moon, Plumpton Next door to the famous Plumpton College and two miles south of Plumpton train station is this laid-back, family-friendly pub set in a beautiful 19th-century coaching inn..
- Its paved backyard terrace makes a quiet week-night spot for a crisp, chilled glass of Ashdown rosé from local producer Bluebell Vineyard Estates..
- Unless of course they’re visiting Virginia Woolf home, Monk House, in the same village, or hiking the Ouse Valley or South Downs Way, which cross paths here..
- Sophia Evans/The Observer Located on the fringes of the South Downs National Park, seven miles north-west of Brighton, the Ginger Fox is the closest country gastropub to the city..
- The drinks menu includes Sussex wines by Ridgeview and Albourne, and beers by local breweries Bedlam and Long Man..
- thegingerfox.com The Three Moles, Selham This tiny red-brick inn built in 1872 occupies an idyllic woodland setting along a leafy lane in the heart of prosperous polo country, three miles from Cowdray Park Polo Club….