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The Robin Hood, Winchelsea

Main Road
Icklesham
Postal town: Winchelsea
TN36 4BD
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Robin Hood

With the current government restrictions on drinking and dining, this proved to be our last pub of the day in East Sussex. Almost everywhere we were trying to visit was closing due to the dropping temperatures, frequent hail showers and with darkness falling. This was certainly the only one of the two pubs in Icklesham to be open.

We immediately received a warm welcome and were escorted to a covered patio area at the rear of the pub, with a warning that they were no longer serving food.

Greene King IPA is the regular ale here. A second real ale was Ruddles Best. What the ale range lacked was more than made up for by the cider range. The full list was Wise Owl Dry, Medium & Screecher, Biddenden Bushells, Red Love & Medium, Dudda's Tun Elderflower Cider, Apricot Cider, Salted Caramel Cider & Blackcurrant Cider & Turner's Apple Pie, Medium & Elderflower Cider. It seems they often also have SeaCider too.

It turned out that the owner's daughter is the brains behind the cider selection. She is a keen fan of cider and is trying to turn the pub into a destination for local cider drinkers.

With very friendly staff and an excellent cider selection, I would recommend the Robin Hood for all lovers of the apple, pears and other fruit!

On 3rd May 2021 - rating: 8
[User has posted 458 recommendations about 458 pubs]


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Steve C left this review about The Robin Hood

The Robin Hood is a 17th century roadside pub on the A259 in the small East Sussex village of Icklesham. To the right of the pub is a large car park and behind the pub is a large grass covered beer garden full of picnic tables and a children’s climbing frame. The entrance to the pub is found down some steps that lead down to a covered frontage. Inside, the serving counter of the thin bar area faces the entrance. To the left is a separate seating area with pool table and television that was switched off with no signs of live sport being advertised. To the right of the bar is more seating and a fish tank. The walls and ceiling are adorned with copper and brass objects as well as a collection of jugs, trophies and etched mirrors. Hops run across the wooden beams, as they do in any self-respecting Sussex country pub. At the rear is a conservatory that is reserved for diners only, so I did not visit. Dogs are also not permitted in this area but are more than welcome in the bar.
I counted ten hand pumps, three of which were unused. The seven in operation were drawing, Wantsum Montgomery, Greene King IPA, Brains S.A., Tonbridge Traditional and Golden Rule alongside Westons Old Rosie and Family Reserve real ciders. Four more real ciders were available from Kent based Dudda’s Tun. The kitchen was closed during my recent Saturday afternoon visit, but I noted that the traditional pub mains on the specials board started at £11.
This pub has normal opening hours but is closed between 15:00 and 18:00 Monday through Thursday. Current kitchen opening hours are Mon 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00; Tues 12:00 - 14:00; Wed & Thurs 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00; Fri 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:00; Sat 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00; Sun 12:00 - 21:00.
This is a decent pub well worthy of a stop off. The people of Icklesham are very lucky to have two great pubs on their doorstep.

On 14th October 2019 - rating: 8
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Manky Badger left this review about Robin Hood Inn

Good choice of ales. Popped in when passing on a Sunday lunchtime. The place was heaving, but we were found a table & served excellent food within five minutes of ordering. There's not many places where that happens.

On 24th June 2007 - rating: 7
[User has posted 155 recommendations about 154 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Steve C
Three Oaks, 2.78 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Doleham, 2.9 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Winchelsea, 3.15 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Robin Hood, Icklesham
3rd May 2021, 15:07
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
23rd Oct 2020, 12:13
Web Link submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 30 January 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 January 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 January 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 October 2019 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 January 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 January 2021 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 January 2021 by ROB Camra
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