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The Sussex Ox

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Milton Street | Near Alfriston, Milton Street BN26 5RL, England
+44 1323 870840
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a 90 year old here for lunch and she loved it. Friendly efficient service and a menu which offered something different for us all. Pea and Feta risotto was unusual and delicious; the fish with chips had, according to my husband, the best batter ever tasted, while the old lady enjoyed smoked salmon with toast and beetroot. We... More 

Thank Elizabeth E
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having visited last week I was surprised to find the food was not as discribed and of very poor quality not what I expected when I was paying over 150 with friends and hearing swearing coming from the kitchen does your chef think he is Gordon Ramsey his language might be but his food is not

1 Thank j0hnrawlings
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

waited 80 minuits for fish and chips and a burger. drinks did not come.Chips warm covered in oil and floppy.fish soggy buger could sweezze fat out of it . I went home the fat in my stomack made me sick

Thank Caroline T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited for a evening meal with 3 friends I was so disappointed with the meal the steak tasted off and the burger was raw having told the server they did not want to tell then chef as they were worried how he would take it how can a staff member be so worried about a chef never going again... More 

Thank barry45london
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally and so eat out regularly in this area at different pubs. We have visited the Ox twice recently and on both occasions have been disappointed. The first was with friends so didn't say much as didn't want to spoil the evening but last Monday we went as we had a 2 for 1 voucher (cheapskates!! ) wish... More 

3 Thank Judy S
Woking, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location and premises are lovely, the staff very friendly. But the food was 'just acceptable' rather than even 'good'. And the rather short menu's language was unbelievably pretentious - the Walnut Squares, for instance, were a comedy of over-description and should have been supplied free with the coffee rather than at £6.95! The attempts at 'stylistic presentation' were amateurish. The... More 

3 Thank Surreyman1
Gualala, California, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location, but need satnav..:). Read some good reviews, so thought we'd try...very nice place, very friendly but food disappointing.. just not quite up to scratch unfortunately...value OK but finishing touches needed. Will return and try again as such a wonderful location.

1 Thank Robert R
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Sunday lunch here. The beef and lamb shank were okay but no better. The vegetables were served in very small portions and nothing was very hot. It is a long time since we last tried the Sussex Ox and it will be some time before we come back. Midweek may be better?

1 Thank 72foodie2016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limited menu therefore no choice but to have Sunday roast. Meat dishes good, roast potatoes and veg very small portions, cold and dry. At it was my wife's Birthday we did not complain. Staff very pleasant. Will not be going again.

1 Thank Peter S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location and setting...But very disappointing visit.We had a table booked for fourteen of us plus we had booked a highchair..On arrival we were told we were early and would have to wait until 13.30 for our highchair the time of our booking..There are only 3 in the restaurant...The staff were nonchalant and distant and took ages to take our... More 

4 Thank Emma O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milton Street | Near Alfriston, Milton Street BN26 5RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Milton Street
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?