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Wingrove House, Polegate

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The Tye, High Street
Postal town: Polegate
BN26 5TD
Phone: 01323870276
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Steve C left this review about Wingrove House

Wingrove House advertises itself as a brasserie, lounge bar and hotel, but I would omit the word ‘bar’ from the description as I was informed by the guy who seemed to be in charge that the bar was removed at some point last year. Non-residents of the hotel are still more than welcome and alcohol is still consumed in the lounge, but it is table service only and the Peroni, that is the only draught option, is poured in a back room somewhere. To the right of the entrance is some sort of internet room that I mistook for check in and the Lounge is located to the left. The seating consists of low tables and sofas and there is a log burner that was churning out some heat. The walls are adorned with deer heads and other antlered animal skulls that won’t be to everyone’s taste, but they are in keeping with the colonial style of the building exterior. There is plenty of literature to be found casually strewn around the furniture and I did notice a published book called Wingrove House that is about the history of the building. The front doors open up onto a veranda where there is some outside seating and I imagine this being very pleasant in the summer months. The large car park is for customer use only, but they had no problem with us leaving our car there for a couple of hours whilst we sampled Alfriston’s three other drinking establishments.

The location is nice, but there was a five minute wait for the drinks to be delivered and another five minute wait for someone to appear to take payment. This maybe fine if you’re a resident of the hotel and in no rush to be anywhere, but some of us have better things to do with our time. I also found the layout to be confusing and I didn’t know who was an employee and who was a customer. We both needed the toilet during our visit and decided to pee elsewhere as we couldn’t find it or someone to ask about its location.

The service was friendly and this maybe a nice place to eat and sleep, but its not really designed as a place to pop in and have a drink so as such I cannot see myself making a return visit.

On 15th February 2011 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Berwick (Sussex), 2.65 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Seaford, 3.75 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
Bishopstone, 4.84 miles, 1 hr 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Wingrove House, Alfriston
18th Oct 2020, 20:18
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved
18th Oct 2020, 20:18
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 18 October 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 October 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 October 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 October 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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