The Sussex Ox

The Sussex Ox Milton Street, Polegate, United Kingdom, BN26 5RL
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Opening Times
Monday to Friday
Open11:30 - 23:00
Food12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Open11:30 - 23:00
Food12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Open 12:00 - 22:30
Food12:00 - 20:00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Sussex Ox

A country pub with its own organic farm always serving the finest local food and drink.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Very good, friendly service despite serving in a marquee! Particularly helpful with my food intolerances. Exceptionally pleased to be able to eat a starter, main course and dessert despite my many restrictions. Will be returning when we can sit indoors!

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Lovely pub in a great location. Good menu. Good service. Lovely big garden with lots of tables and a marquee.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Lovely food, shame the marquee had blown away the night before, but luckily the weather held. Really good service received.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Suberin meal in difficult conditions

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

It was a bit windy when we went but the terraces where we ate had heaters but I suggest you bring your own blankets too. If it wasn't for the wind we would have stayed longer for dessert.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Great to be able to eat out again at the Ox. The staff did extremely well on a very windy evening!

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Great meal in interesting in weather

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Really delicious meal - the gas heaters in the outdoor marquee were most welcome too!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Great service, amazing food!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Lovely location. Food portions are massive. I would recommend and will be returning. The only let down; I mentioned at the time of booking that I was visiting after getting engaged to my girlfriend earlier that day. It would have been nice if a member of staff recognised that and congratulated us/her. Especially considering you do wedding days etc. Service tweaks like that don't cost the pub anything but take it from average to special. Last thing: hair in the food was gross, but quickly dealt with. Thanks for a nice meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

The food and service were both superb

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Service was excellent and food was great quality - great portion size and selection.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

We had a lovely outdoor Sunday lunch. All the staff were really welcoming and helpful, and the food was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Sadly the whole experience was a let down. Great location, lovely looking pub. The marquee is a disappointment - cold with uncomfortable benches that would not be out of place on a building site and our table was too close to our neighbour. Worse, the food was very average, tasteless potatoes, bland meat and disappointing deserts. We won't be back - they need to try harder with the food, currently nothing to recommend making a journey for.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Apart from chilly weather we had a delcious Sunday roast and enjoyed our visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Fully appreciate that we are all dealing with the restrictions of the pandemic, however the reception and processing of guests on arrival was unnecessarily slow. Otherwise, the service was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Delicious food, beautiful setting. Have been to the Ox on several different occasions at different times of the year, always good

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Excellent food and excellent service!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

First visit to the Sussex Ox but it won’t be our last. Very attentive table service with very little time spent waiting for food to arrive. Excellent food. A* all round.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Really lovely staff, went out of their way to find us a table in shelter. Food was brilliant and all round lovely experience. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Great service and food.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Friendly staff. Very calm environment and well organised. Lovely food

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

The food was outstanding, staff were very welcoming, chatty and knowledgeable about the menu! Beautiful views, a lovely atmosphere and dog friendly! Can't wait to book again!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Excellent food beautiful location and friendly service! We wish the pub was nearer to home!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

First visit to the Sussex Ox. The table service was good it was the 1 hour wait for food. The vegetables of day was meant to be carrots, broccoli & kale but on arrival no carrots & more kale on plate with the pork so to much greens. We would come again as now local for snack & drinks when a little warmer or we can go inside.

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