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
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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 Thursday, 27 February 2020

Great food and a lovely setting - thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

This was the third time we had booked for a large group (16) on a Saturday lunchtime. Good food, excellent service and friendly atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

A lovely country pub. Great food, nice atmosphere, pretty location.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

A great meal in Rurel surroundings

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Sticky rice needs to be sticky. Tasted good though. And the cheese boards way to expensive, drop the price a tad Ann sell more. Apart from that it was all good, will be coming back soon :)

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Best steak ever ! The food is the best I’ve ever known and I’ve been a regular for 15 yrs.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Went for Sunday lunch. Food was very average, wouldn’t go on a Sunday again (roasts only) but would be willing to try it again when it’s the full menu. Service was good though and it’s a lovely pub.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

A review of your chef needs attention. We booked as a family and was looking forward to the meal after reading your pubs website. We ordered the bread board as a starter and at the end the bill was added for olives and small fish taster costing an extra £8 even though we had not requested these, and assumed it was part of the bread board order! Sunday roast. The roast dinners were horrendous, the meat was slimy and was evident that had been sitting around and heated up, so much so that 3 of us left the meat. At £18 this was a rip off. I have a friend with organic farm and the meat was definitely not locally sourced, it tastes like a low end supermarket budget cuts. The vegetables were served with aunt bessie tasting potatoes that were hard, and a sprig of kale a 4 tiny carrots that were cold. The only positive part of the meal was the bread. At £111.00 bill we left hungry from leaving what was supposed to be the highlight of the meal the supposed locally sourced meat! And having to feed the family on cheese toasties upon returning home was ridiculous. We did not make a fuss to the staff as the waitress was doing her best with a busy bar. Also a final suggestion is changing the cushion on the bench as it smelt of old cheesy wet dogs. Not great in a restaurant where food is served! Our review of the meal is 3/10

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Staff extremely friendly and helpful . Lovely food.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Excellent valentines meal. The food was great and the venison exceptional.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Excellent food and venue albeit a little quiet. Would recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

My daughter and I had a lovely Sunday Roast here. Very cosy by the fire whilst a storm raged outside. Really great afternoon, thanks.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

Splendid meal and plenty of it. Friendly, hard-working staff. Will certainly return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Excellent service. Amazing food.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

Staff were very accommodating as we turned up for our booking an hour in advance. Service was very quick and the food was exceptional. We especially enjoyed the cauli cheese that came with every roast! We will be returning!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Relaxed atmosphere in comfortable pub, with excellent food - pleased to find something different and tasty for vegetarians.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Stunning food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Desert was fantastic best part of the meal. Main course was satisfactory. Although staff were very helpful, potential allergens could be made clearer to make choosing a dish easier.

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Visited On Monday, 27 January 2020

Great experience, lovely staff and food thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Food was overpriced and my husband’s roast beef was so tough and roast potatoes are strangely hard in the middle not on the outside and that costs £15. Ridiculously overpriced. We ordered bread and oil and it came after the starter. Should it comes first while waiting for the starter? Never going back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

All 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the Sussex Ox. The food was delicious and despite there being so many customers the service was quick and so friendly. We had the perfect spot in a bay window where our dog could lay down and not be in anyone's way. I have no doubt that we will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Pork and beef were excellent. So tender and beautiful cooked. Perhaps a slice or to more per portion. Dessert very nice.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

All good

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Amazing food, lovely location, amazing atmosphere! Service was also brilliant! Highly recommend will definitely be back :) Thankyou

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Lovely cosy pub - nice atmosphere, friendly staff Disappointed with the roast dinner - pork was very thin and fatty, a teaspoon of cauliflower cheese, 2 potatoes, one of which was very undercooked - cold Yorkshire pudding - kale was tough too. Dessert was ok but I was very underwhelmed

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