A well stocked bar sits in the heart of The Highdown, offering an array of local ales and a back bar is crammed with lines of gins and malts. They update their beer line up regularly and if there are any you haven’t seen and think deserve a place, let them know next time you visit. Some of their rooms are wooden panelled, others have large casement windows to allow the light to flood in and some are small and intimate which make them perfect for any occasion.
They have a private dining room upstairs for small gatherings of around 18 and outside there is a terrace to drink and dine in the sunshine. There is also a much loved tea room (images 19 and 20 in the gallery) near the entrance to Highdown Gardens alongside the pub for those wishing for a spot of tea, coffee or a light snack to accompany them on their walk around the gardens.
Their passion lies in finding quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Their delicious menus have a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. A sample menu can be viewed below this text and more detailed information can be found if you simply click through to their website.
The Highdown have 13 fabulous bedrooms ranging from classics through to a suite, all of which are spacious, comfortable, and feature everything you would expect from a modern hotel. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, you are sure to enjoy a relaxing night’s sleep. They also have the option to accommodate a third guest in some of the rooms thanks to a quality fold out bed – please ask when booking if you like the room configured differently. Dogs are welcome in the pub and in some of their bedrooms for small supplement per stay.
For their overnight guests there is a 24 hour residents lounge just inside the front door; it’s a place to pick up a paper and enjoy a spot of peace and quiet away from the hub bub of the pub.