From Our Editors
This former 17th-Century coaching inn re-opened in 2009 after being lovingly and painstakingly restored by husband-and-wife team Mark and Sara Colley. Their shared vision was to deliver a restaurant with a countrywide reputation to a community that is passionate and informed about good food. Within six months The Curlew had caught the attention of national reviewers. Within 12 months it was on Michelin’s radar (later to earn a coveted Michelin Star in 2011), and within 16 months had been named ‘Best Eating Experience’ at the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2010/11 and has been crowned ‘Sussex Eating Experience of the Year’ Winner again in 2015. The Curlew continues to earn national accolades, having made it into the Guardian Travel’s ten best destination restaurants in Britain, and local adulation by offering some of the most considered and exciting modern British food anywhere in the country. Committed to sourcing and using local produce, The Curlew celebrates its Sussex location. The kitchen produce food that is stylish and noteworthy, as is The Curlew’s much-talked-about interior, which combines urban and rural cues effortlessly. The compellingly concise menu responds to the changing seasons, offering diners of all ages an opportunity to sample The Curlew’s unique cooking, and they also proudly champion independent, biodynamic and organic wine producers for an all-encompassing dining experience.