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A little note about our pre-order system; We buy our meat each week from Netherfield, just near Battle, we visit the farm ourselves and take great care in selecting what’s right for our roasts. It can be tricky to know week by week how much to buy so sometimes calling to book on the day may mean we have already sold out of meat. We will always do our best to ensure we can feed as many of you as we can, providing your ideal choice of dish but if you know you’d like to book in wth us, its best to do so as soon as you can to avoid missing out…Thanks!

This weeks menu…its getting rather Autumnal now…

Starters £7.50

Bacon, chestnut & parsnip soup with a garlic and parsley crouton

Whipped feta (a homemade houmous for vegans), beetroot slaw & garlic rubbed crostini (v)

All of our bread is homemade sourdough

Mains £15

Local topside of beef with fresh Horseradish sauce

Beacon Nut Roast – mixed nuts, vegetables, fresh herbs & cheese (vegan option available) topped with a quinelle of squash puree (v)

Each roast comes with Yorkshire pudding, roasties, a selection of seasonal vegetables and a home brewed gravy.

Desserts £6.50

Classic treacle tart with cream (or ice creaam)

Chocolate & almond butter cookie Sundae (ve)

To book a table or to pre-order a take away please contact us on (01424) 431 305 or

The weekly menu from your hilltop hotspot…

While the weather is dry we are persevering wth the outdoor seating, although we can offer both, please request your preferred option and we’ll do our best to accommodate. An extra layer may be required for the hilltop seabreeze!

Indoor seating is generously spaced and a one way system is in place, although if you feel happier dining in your own surroundings, we are happy to pack up your meal for a take away….

The menu for this week…

Starter £7.50

The Beacon “Cup-a-Soup” (well it is soup season after all), this week its Garden Pea which will be served with melty cheese toasts made with our own made sourdough and a tasty mature English cheddar. Vegan option available.

Mains £15

Local roast lamb; a medley of succulent loin & leg with slow cooked shoulder, onion sauce & honey glazed parsnips

Homity Pie – Deep filled with leeks, spinach, mature cheddar and potato with a wholemeal crust (v)

Vegan Nut roast; the Beacon’s renowned mix of nuts with fresh herbs and vegetables, topped with a quenelle of squash puree (gf)

Each served with crisp roasties and several fresh seasonal vegetables plus separately served gravy.

Desserts £6.50

Caramel apple crumble, vanilla custard

Warm chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice cream (Ve)

To book your table or to pre-order a take away please call us on (01424) 431 305 or email

Sale! In the Pottery!

This weekend, book your spot to come and see the works available on sale by local potter, Judith Rowe. Having had her pottery here at The Beacon for 17 years this will be the last before she moves on to new pastures. Saturday has already sold out but further slots have been added for Sunday 11th between 12-5.

Due to Covid-19 regulations visitors must book a time slot through Judith please text 07958547755 or email: wear a mask and follow the signs. 

Please note that it is not possible at present to drive a
car or van down to the Beacon. Access is either by
walking down the track or via the short flight of steps
opposite no 12 St Mary’s Terrace.

Also on Sunday…

Book a table or pre-order your take away for this weeks Sunday Lunch. Lovingly cooked roast mains; locally sourced meat, vegetarian and vegan options available each week.

This weeks menu…

Starters £7.50

Twice baked goats cheese soufflé, apple & walnut salad (v)

Chickpea Bruschetta with sundried tomatoes (ve)

Mains £15

Local roast chicken, homemade smoked bacon & herb stuffing, roast garlic

Roots Tatin (maple roasted root vegetables laid on a crisp pastry base) with three cheese sauce (v)

Chestnut & lentil roast, squash puree (ve)

Each served with roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy

Desserts £6.50

Butterscotch Pudding, double cream

Vegan apple cake, vanilla custard (ve)

**Kids menu available each week too**

To book a table or to pre-order your take away please email or call (01424) 431 305

A Home Cooked Hug

We’re all in need of a bit of comfort right now it seems, we might not be able to make the pandemic clear off but we can offer a generous portion of home cooked comfort in the form of a Sunday Roast! Come and eat here (in or outdoors) or come and collect a take away to enjoy in the comfort of your own surroundings…

Starter £7.50

Salt baked beetroot, feta, pickled onions & hazelnut salad, house sourdough (let us know if you’re vegan)

Mains £15

Local roast pork, herby stuffing, apple sauce

Chestnut & lentil roast (v) or (ve)

Each roast comes with roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Dessert £6.50

Butterscotch Pudding

Poached plums, vanilla ice cream, shortbread (ve)

To pre-order a take away or book a table please contact us on (01424) 431 305 or

Al Fresco Theatre!

The final evening in the series brought to us by the great Fetch Theatre, come and see Toby Belch Is Unwell; One actor reflects on a life in theatre, always, playing the secondary roles. He could have played any of the great Shakespearean characters, he could! He could have been… Hamlet.
The loveable rogue Toby Belch merges with he actor to create s seamless creation, full of bitter anger, humour and pathos.  

Bar & kitchen from 6, serving up veg chilli (packed with lightly spiced veg, beans & lentils, served with rice, sour cream & cheddar, vegan without cheese & sour cream), show starts at 8.

To pre-order your food please email and to book tickets please go HERE

Sunday Lunch this week…

Starter £7.50

Pea & Feta Brushetta (can be vegan)

Mains £15

Local roast beef, fresh Horseradish

Homity Pie; Deep filled with creamy leeks, potatoes, spinach and mature cheddar in a wholemeal crust (v)

Vegan Nut Roast

Each served with Yorkshire pudding, roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy,

Desserts £6.50

Hot chocolate pudding

Homegrown apple & rhubarb crumble, vanilla custard (ve)

To book a table or to pre-order a take away please email us on or call (01424) 431 305

Al Fresco Dining & Theatre This Friday!

Get your tickets now, limited spaces available, for this Fridays outdoor theatre performance; Patrick Kealey gives us Fiction Romance – Antonio’s story from Twelfth Night reworked into a tale of tempestuous unrequited love.

Bar & kitchen open from 6 serving up a vegetarian (vegan on request) platter of local, free range egg Omelette, slow roasted vegetables, mixed salad, home made basil pesto and house sourdough, just £10 a head, add a baked Camembert for £5 extra. Food must be pre-ordered by emailing And to reserve your tickets for the performance please go to HERE and for more info on the show itself please contact

Sunday Sunday Lunch

What we have in store for you this week…

Starter £7.50 – chickpea & roasted red pepper dip, feta, crudité selection & house sourdough. (vegan without feta)

Mains £15 – Local lamb with minted redcurrant or Nut Roast (vegetarian & vegan options) with squash puree. Each roast comes with a roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy…

Side special of cauliflower cheese £3.50

Desserts £6.50

Chocolate Banoffee Pie or homegrown pear & apple crumble with vanilla custard (ve) (or ice cream)

**kids menu available each week too**

To book a table in our garden or to pre-order a take away please email or call (01424) 431 305

Your Sunday Service

The bit about the Coronacoaster…

We’ve been doing all we can to remain open, serving weekly lunches, but to also keep our customers and team safe. Taking contact details of all that visit us, spacing out tables, being mainly outdoors, sanitising, one way systems and generally trying to keep on top of the given guidance. This is just a reminder to anyone coming to eat with us to please please cancel your booking if you have any symptoms or if you have had contact with anybody who has been unwell, its up to us as a community now to attempt to stop the spread. Thanks….

Back to the nice bit….

Starter £7.50

Green pea houmous, crudite, house sourdough (ve)

Mains £14

Local roast chicken with stuffing or one of our all time favourite vegetarian dishes (its actually vegan) the Beacon Beets Tower; balsamic roast red onions & beetroot, sizzled leeks and pine nuts all piled high atop a bed of chickpea mash.

Each roast comes with the classic sides; roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Desserts £5

Warm chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice cream or homegrown pear & apple crumble with custard (ve) …

To order a take away or to book a table please either email or call (01424) 431 305

September Sundays

Welcome to September! Lets hope the weather sticks so we can continue to enjoy the outdoors for a while longer, we’ve been having some fine afternoons up here on the hill…

This week…

Starters £7.50

  • Potted smoked ham with cornichons
  • Green pea guacamole with feta or avocado (v) or (ve)

Each served with mixed leaves & house sourdough

Mains £14


  • Local roast pork, herb stuffing & apple sauce
  • Layered vegetable pie; butternut squash, woodland pearl barley (with herbs, chestnuts & mushrooms) & creamy spinach ricotta all layered in a polenta pastry crust (V)
  • Balsamic lentil pot pie, vegetable mash (Ve) (GF)

Each served with roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy

Picnic Platters

  • Greek style local beef & spinach filo pie with whipped feta
  • “Spanakopita” (spinach & feta filo pie) with tzatziki

Each platter comes with greek salad, houmous, mixed leaves & house sourdough.

** Let us know if you’re vegan**

Desserts £5

  • Pear, hazelnut & chocolate pavlova
  • Vegan gingerbread sticky toffee pudding

To book a table or a meal to take away please get in touch by calling (01424) 431 305 or email

Sunday Lunch From The Beacon

Darn this rain! Its good for the garden but not for making plans to eat outdoors – We are doing our best to seat those with table bookings each week with a wet weather plan in place as long as you’re happy to come inside and we are, of course, considerate of space and social distancing. However, lets hope that the weather is better for Sunday and you can therefore enjoy lunch in the garden. That said, we highly recommend booking in early to save disappointment as space is limited…

This weeks menu from us…

(Please note as the menu changes weekly, food that is pictured may be from previous weeks)

Starter £7.50 (returning for another week due to popularity)

Smoked Harissa houmous with a choice of chorizo, feta or avocado with mixed leaves and house sourdough.

Mains £14

Sunday Roasts

Local roast beef & fresh horseradish or

Nut Roast & red onion marmalade (v) or (ve).

Each served with Yorkshire pudding, roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Picnic Platters

Local chicken filo pie, smoked potted gammon, cornichons & potato salad or

Spanakopita” (feta & spinach filo pie), Tzatziki, smoked Harissa houmous & Greek salad (v).

Each platter comes with mixed leaves, house sourdough & butter

**Let us know if you’re vegan**

Desserts £5

chocolate sponge & chocolate custard

vegan gingerbread sticky toffee pudding

To book a table or collect a take away please email or call us on (01424) 431 305

This weeks menu from your hilltop hotspot…

Come dine with us this Sunday! Eat here or take away…

Starter £7.50

Smoked Harissa houmous, a choice of chorizo, feta or avocado, mixed leaves and house sourdough

Mains £14

Sunday Roasts

Local chicken with home made stuffing OR Puy & Porter Pot Pie topped with butterbean mash (v) (ve).

Each served with roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Picnic Platters

Spicy local lamb parcel, tzatziki, smoked Harissa houmous, greek salad OR mature cheddar & thyme courgette tart, mini Brie wedge, pickles, chutney, celeriac slaw.

Each served with mixed leaves & house sourdough. (Vegan platter can be made on request)

Desserts £5

Blueberry Key Lime Pie (not pictured)

Vegan rhubarb & custard bake (not pictured)

To book a table or to pre order your take away please get in touch on (01424) 431 305 or email

Please note we no longer have a car park but for those that are less mobile please let us know so that we can make arrangements for you. A turning circle is created each week to enable drop offs too…