The white weather board exterior gives the impression of a quaint country pub but the interior reveals something far more sophisticated. The panelled walls are painted in a classy blue-grey and the contemporary chairs are upholstered in brightly striped or in complimentary plain fabrics. The focus of the food is firmly in the modern British camp with an emphasis on good local produce. The menu changes constantly with the season. When we ate there, we enjoy a hen’s egg which starter includes Weald smoked haddock and Jerusalem artichokes. The stylishly presented plates far exceed the diner’s expectation from simple descriptions given on the menu such as “tattie pot” (which includes slow cooked Barbury duck leg, Swiss chard and carrot). The British theme continues with Eccles cake served with rum junket and spiced raisins for dessert.
Information on The Curlew , Junction Road , Bodiam
Open: Daily 12:00-14:30, 18:30-21:30 (Sun 21:00)
Private Dining: Yes
Accreditation: Michelin Star, AA 2 Rosettes
|Local Directions:||Travelling South From Hawkhurst, take A229 south before turning left on to the B2244 (Hasting Road). Continue south past The Wren's Nest and over the Merriments Lane/Conghurst Lane crossing. Continue on for approx. 600m and The Curlew is on your right. Travellng North If travelling east on the B2089 turn left/turn right if travelling west, if on the B2165 turn right onto the B2244 (Juntion Road) and continue north for approx. 2.5 miles. The Curlew is on your left. You will pass Andrew's Wood and Welhead Wood East on your right followed by Park Farm Caravan and Camp Site. You will eventually reach High Wigsell crossroad, The Curlew is straight ahead on the left hand side of the road. Travelling from the East Please take Bodiam Road from Sandhurst and pass The Oast House, Downtons Cottages, Bourne Lane/Church Road crossroads, Bodiam Manor School, Elms Farm B&B before reading Junction Road. The Curlew is straight ahead on the right on the other side of the road. Travelling from the West From the A21 turn onto Bodiam Road and travel from approx. two miles past Bourne Lane on your right (twice). The Curlew is immediately before the Junction Road crossing.|
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