The other morning we went to Rye and then called in at the Queen's Head for lunch. I had sea bream and Philosopher had liver and bacon - both excellent. I ended up ordering Greene King Abbot instead of the weaker IPA and slept for the rest of the afternoon.
We have been on several occasions for Sunday lunch with friends. It gets very full and you have to book
|Queen's Head, Icklesham|
If you do have to book, don't ask for a table right by the fire - it gets too hot.
We have never yet managed to go on a hot day and sit outside - the view across to Rye is fantastic.
One of my favourite things in the pub is the notice in the Ladies: 'Bee swarms collected'. How often do you suppose anyone would notice a bee swarm assembling on their apple tree, then casually drift out to the Queen's Head, call into the Ladies and see the notice just when it was needed? Or perhaps you'd see the swarm outside your house, remember where you'd seen the notice, ring the pub and ask someone to pop into the Ladies and get the number for you? Or perhaps....I dunno.
Please, Hastingas, let me know your favourites. Preferably post here as a comment, or else on Facebook, Twitter or email.
|View from the pub|