Local Area

 

Restaurants We Recommend

The Bell in Ticehurst

Trendy pub and restaurant up the road in Ticehurst.  Good food, great place for a party!

www.thebellinticehurst.com

The Great House

16th Century Inn in nearby Hawkhurst. The Great House is an old smugglers Inn which has been tastefully renovated and is now a popular dining pub in Hawkhurst. Serving traditional English cuisine, regional French brasserie style cuisine created by our French chef as well as local seasonal game.  Rosebank B&B guests get 10% of food on Sunday-Monday, just ask Kate for our discount card!

www.thegreathouse.co.uk

The Curlew Restaurant

Just an errant arrow flight from Hastings, stone skim from Bodiam Castle, mince from Brighton, manicured lawn from Tunbridge Wells, The Curlew is a place where formal food meets informal dining, where the city and country brush shoulders, style meets stile.

Modern British dining for the Modern British diner.

The Curlew was voted Sussex’s Best Dining Experience in 2012, 2015 and was a finalist in 2016.

www.thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk

Salehurst Halt

Our favourite country pub – freehouse – great beer and good food especially for the carnivores, meat from Busters farm shop just around the corner!

www.salehursthalt.co.uk

The Bistro at the Station

Five minute walk from Rosebank.  Great for coffees, lunch snacks and open Wed-Sat in the evening for a glass of wine or two.  Very pretty courtyard garden.  Friday night is pizza night cooked in the pizza oven in the garden – you need to book!

www.bistroatthestation.co.uk

The George Inn Robertsbridge

Former 18th Century coaching Inn in Robertsbridge.  Family run, friendly pub and award winning restaurant.

www.thegeorgeinnrobertsbridge.co.uk

The Rose and Crown Burwash

Just up the road, beautiful characterful pub, perfect for a pint or two of local Harveys Bitter.  Welcoming and worth a visit!

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Historic Sites

Bodiam Castle

Beautiful remains of 14th Century moated castle in Bodiam.  National Trust Café on site.  Canal boat tours down to Newenden and back see www.bodiamboatingstation.co.uk for details.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle

Battle Abbey

Explore the atmospheric ruins of William the Conquerors famous Abbey. Stand on the spot where King Harold died.

 

www.english-heritage.org.uk/BattleAbbey

Batemans

Visit the Jacobean home of Rudyard Kipling where he wrote “The Jungle Book” and “Just So” stories. Beautiful spring flowers in the garden.  Owned by the National Trust and frequent tours and events.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

Scotney Castle Gardens

Country house, romantic garden, 14th Century moated castle all in a beautiful wooded estate. National Trust

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle

Gardens

Sissinghurst Gardens

 

Sissinghurst is among the most famous gardens in England and is Grade 1 listed. Now owned by The National Trust. Home of the famous “White Garden”.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden

 

Merriments Gardens

This colourful garden in Hurst Green is a showcase for the nursery that it accompanies.

www.merriments.co.uk

Great Dixter

Family house of gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. Historic house, garden, centre of education for horticulturists from across the world.

www.greatdixter.co.uk

 

 

King Johns Lodge Gardens

 

Just up the road in Etchingham.  Eight acres of beautiful gardens and a nursery/tea room attached.    Closed on Tuesdays

www.kingjohnsnursery.co.uk

 

Pashley Manor Gardens

.“One of the finest gardens in England”

Home of the famous tulip festival.

www.pashleymanorgardens.com

 

 

 

Perch Hill Farm - Sarah Ravens Gardens

Visit the garden, book a course or festival. Perch Hill is an inspiration for all gardeners and cooks. Run by Sarah Raven TV presenter/writer.

www.sarahraven.com

 

Places of Interest

Bedgebury Pinetum

The most important single site for conifer conservation in the world. Perfect place for walking and cycling. Home of GO APE, an assault course in the treetops!

www.forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury

 

Chapel Down Winery

Englands leading wine producer, Chapel Down is located near Tenterden in Kent. Guided tours, fantastic bar and restaurant “The Swan”. The shop sells local produce and of course their wonderful wine!

www.chapeldown.com

Oxney Organic Estate

A family run vineyard situated near Rye which specialises in organic sparkling wine.  They do vineyard tours and also Oxney Lunch Tours which all include tastings.  See the their website for more details:

www.oxneyestate.com

Bewl Water

Bewl Water country park – walking, cycling, riding and watersports – do the Bewl loop 13 miles…

www.bewlwater.co.uk

 

 

Seddlescombe Organic Vineyard

Tours and tasting of Biodynamic English Wine.

www.englishorganicwine.co.uk

 

Local Villages to Rosebank B&B

 

Burwash – 2 miles

Stonegate – 3 miles

Robertsbridge – 3 miles

Bodiam – 3 miles

Ticehurst – 4 miles

Wadhurst – 5 miles

Hawkhurst – 5 miles