With the festive season almost upon us, the shops are certainly gearing up, many people are now looking at how to see their friends and family during December. We have already seen lots of bookings come in for our Christmas menu and in particular for our Christmas party menu!
For groups up to 8 in size, our a la carte Christmas menu (available from 1st -24th December) features some delicious highlights including, of course, the traditional Roast Turkey, sprouts, pigs in blankets and all the trimmings but also a slow roast pork belly, roast and confit rib of beef, pan fried seabass and a delightful mushroom and potato dauphinoise tart. These festive specials sit alongside some of our usual classics, with plenty to choose to suit all tastes.
Our homemade Christmas pudding is sure to be a hit with lashings of brandy sauce, but the dark chocolate and cherry brownie or the poached pear frangipane tart could be the winning desserts for some.
For groups of 9 or more, guests are invited to choose from our Party Menu. This is a set menu with 2 courses priced at £22.50 or 3 courses for £27.50. Plenty of festive choice including all the traditional options feature on this menu, which will be perfect for your office ‘do’ or when catching up with your wider family. This menu is available throughout December and January, so there is plenty of time to find that date you can all make!
To plan ahead, our Christmas opening hours are:
Chrismas Eve – Normal Hours
Christmas Day – Bar only open 12-2pm
Boxing Day – Open 12-5pm, food served 12-3pm
New Years Eve – Open 11am – 12.30am – restaurant is already sold out, but the bar will feature live music to play us into the New Year
New Years Day – Open 12-5pm, food served 12-3pm
We are very proud to announce that following a recent inspection, The Lamb has been accredited with the Cask Marque denoting the quality of our cask ale.
Cask Marque is an independent company, therefore their decision to award the Lamb with their seal of approval is fantastic, and our customers can be assured that we will continue to make the grade!
According to their website the Cask Marque team of qualified assessors visit over 10,000 pubs which hold the award. They test for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste. All beers must make the grade to pass the visit and obtain their accreditation. They report that independent research shows that over three quarters of beer drinkers recognise the Cask Marque as a badge of quality, which makes us even more proud to have our certificate on display.
As part of the scheme, we now have a listing on the Cask Marque website and their app, for discerning drinkers who like to check that the pub they are going to visit meets the high standards required to appear.
Fine dining doesn’t have to be exclusive to evening meals, at The Lamb we believe that a little lunchtime luxury is well deserved sometimes. Whether a business lunch, an overdue catch up with friends or a romantic liaison, The Lamb offers its full A La Carte menu at lunchtimes, alongside a lighter lunch menu.
Our talented head chef Richard is always hard at work crafting fresh and tasty menu items, meaning The Lamb’s reputation for fine dining in Sussex has grown rapidly. For example, why not starting your Lamb experience off with a delicious dish of home smoked salmon, white crab mayonnaise, lemon balm and beetroot.
One of our menu highlights is the roast breast and braised leg of Guinea Fowl with shallot, fondant potato and jus, but there are plenty to choose from with dishes to satisfy all tastes.
Of course you may not want a huge meal at lunch time, but this doesn’t mean you won’t experience fine dining – our lunch menu includes a wonderful set lunch with elegant dishes at just £15 for two courses or £19 for three. Sandwiches and light bites are also available.
If you have driven past The Lamb in the past week, you may have had your head turned by our wonderful new outdoor seating!
Martin has been busy in the past months designing, deciding and choosing the wonderful new tables, seating and umbrellas that are now situated in front of The Lamb overlooking our pretty village green. In muted colours, the bench tables along the front wall of the pub blend in wonderfully, but with a sturdy structure they won’t send your pint flying at the first sneeze. In front of the bench tables are a selection of round bistro tables with umbrella shades which are perfect for sipping your favourite tipple.
With such a warm start to the Summer we are really pleased we have got the new seating area ready for everyone to enjoy, and its been a huge success straight away. We are always looking for the little things that can make The Lamb even better and we hope everyone in the village loves the improvements we have made to our outdoor seating.