Review on Best Beech Inn

Off the beaten track, down a country road surrounded by beech woods, the Best Beech Inn at Wadhurst can trace its history back to the late seventeenth century. At various times the building has served as a butcher's shop and early petrol station, but it now wears its pub credentials proudly on its sleeve.

In 2002 it was transformed and the interior was completely re-fashioned: it now comprises three distinct areas – a drinkers' bar, a bistro for light meals and a fully blown restaurant offering high-class modern European cooking.

At lunchtime there are straightforward bistro-style dishes along the lines of roast salmon Caesar salad, eggs Benedict, lamb's liver with bacon and mash, or steak and kidney pudding for those wanting just one course.

Turn up in the evening and you can expect more imaginative offerings such as squid ink risotto topped with a seared scallop and pancetta, pan-fried fillet of John Dory with roasted beetroot, fine beans and orange essence, and grilled beef fillet with leek rösti, roast baby onions and button mushrooms. Desserts are equally modern inventions like raspberry pannacotta with Irish shortbread and berry compote or chocolate and peppermint crème brûlée.

Best Beech Inn is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern European

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.00 - 9.30am Mon-Fri
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (9.30pm Sat, 5.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Best Beech Inn

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (6 rooms)


Best Beech Inn
Mayfield Lane

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