Enjoying an idyllic village location, The Dining Room at Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston holds 2 AA Rosettes for its fine British dining. In 4 acres of tranquil grounds on the South Downs, the delightful terrace offers al fresco dining overlooking Victorian gardens, while a real log fire warms the cosy bar in winter.
The Dining Room's monthly-changing menu features a wealth of meat, game and fish, from pan-fried guinea fowl and mushroom perogi to slow roast pork belly. Wood pigeon and rabbit are among the decadent starters, with crème brulee and iced apple parfait for dessert.
14th-century Deans Place offers a wide range of wines and cocktails, and full vegetarian and children’s menus. Kentish Hog sausages and braised Sussex beef are available from the bar, along with a range of fresh sandwiches and melts. The midweek lunch is served in the beautiful Bar & Terrace, with views across the croquet lawn.
Using the finest local produce, The Dining Room's traditional Sunday lunches are a weekend treat. The Dining Room in Alfriston is around 12 minutes’ drive from Polegate, or 10 minutes from Seaford.
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1 September 2019
The overall ambience and service was faultless however the main course which was a roast was dire the produce was good quality cooked poorly vegetables were nearly raw roast potatoes were more boiled not a crisp bit to it the Yorkshire’s looked good but were cold and soft the gravy was tasteless good cuts of meat (pork loin and beef sirloin) cooked badly. Potentially a good meal ruined by bad cooking.
26 May 2019
Sunday lunch was perfect, the beef chewable.
9 September 2018
Excellent meal, throughly enjoyed this Sunday meal and that it was good value. I would have liked to have had some of the selection from the evening menu even if it would have cost more. Regards Robert Barnett
2 September 2017
Lovely venue with beautiful gardens. Had a wonderful cream tea. So good im going back in October to taje my father for afternoon tea. Service was excellent. Thank you
25 March 2017
Absolutely gorgeous setting, perfect for Mother's Day afternoon tea. Very attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it ??
13 November 2016
Very good afternoon tea with very good service in a friendly and comfortable hotel
7 November 2016
7 September 2016
Excellent afternoon tea. Full tea was a fraction under £20 and as many extra sandwiches and scones as you like could be ordered at no extra cost.
7 August 2016
I had the chicken breast the so-called Eton mess. The breast was tender fragrant very nice however, it was a minimum amount of gravy to go with the vegetables. Roast potatoes looked so they were overdone and were not crisp. The Eton mess was a concoction that was nothing like the Eton mess I have had many times elsewhere. As far as I could see it was a small piece of meringue like a biscuit and I'm not sure if there was even a raspberry there. The glass of Malbec was very pleasant.
19 June 2016
We had the full afternoon cream tea with a choice of English teas finger sandwiches and a choice of very nice cakes the service was excellent and as the weather was good we were able to have it out side on the patio with lovely views of the gardens ??