Review: The Ram Inn, Firle.

The Ram Inn at Firle. Photography by

We had a little night away recently to celebrate my birthday. For one reason or another, we were’t able to venture too far afield so we settled on the nearby Ram Inn in Firle.

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The Ram is a gorgeous little village pub,  nestled at the foot of Firle Beacon in Sussex. The food is fantastic, particularly their Sunday roasts, and they have a couple of boutique rooms which they offer on a B&B basis.

Each of the rooms is decorated differently, and all in contemporary style. Ours was the Bloomsbury Suite – a spacious double room with a roll top bath and views of the Downs and Firle village .

As we were staying on Sunday night, we were able to sample the Ram’s famous Sunday roast. We both opted for roast beef – thick slices of meat, crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, an assortment of seasonal veg and a homemade horseradish sauce with enough of a kick to put hairs on your chest.

Breakfast the next day was served in the bar: a full English with fresh juice and coffee (top marks for the coffee – just what I needed after indulging in few glasses of wine the night before!). The majority of the food is locally sourced, and the bread is delivered fresh each morning from the Flint Owl Bakery in nearby Glynde.

After our hearty breakfast, we decided that a long walk was in order so we headed up to Firle Beacon. The Beacon offers panoramic views of the Sussex countryside, with Lewes, Glyde and the North Downs on one side, the sea on the other – truly breathtaking and one of the reasons I love Sussex so much.

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