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This might seem like an odd heading for a restaurant tip, but I'm not joking. I am 6'5" and nearly brained myself going in the front door - it's tiny. This sort of gives away the fact that the building is very old and is certainly full of character. Like so many other English pubs now, this place does food of restaurant quality.
The young lady behind the bar was very sociable, as indeed were the couple of locals there, and the food was served promptly and cheerfully.
When I visited, there was a German family with a couple of young teenage children, so it would appear to be child-friendly.
I must return in the winter purely for the pleasure of seeing the absolutely huge real fire in operation. A very pleasant lunch venue.
Favorite Dish: I have only eaten once, but the salmon and dill fishcakes with new potatoes was very good. There are various daily specials shown on blackboards around the place.
Updated Jun 27, 2012
Address: 37 Mount Street, Battle, Sussex, TN33 0EG
Phone: +00 44 (0)1424 772317
we found this nice pub when we wander around the city of battle in the evening. the door looks very low. a friend of us, assumed it might be caused ... long time ago, whilst the pub is busy, they still have to keep an eye for the enemies who try to attack locals whilst riding a horse. with this lowermost door, the riding horses enemies will find it difficult to enter.
Favorite Dish: cider ale and smoked beef sandwiches.
Updated Aug 14, 2009
Address: 37 mount street, battle, east sussex
Our short visit to Battle coincided (conveniently!) with lunch time, and we decided to eat at Ye Olde Kings Head. Located just off the main road, Ye Olde Kings Head is filled with character - just the sort of place you want to stop for a pint when exploring historic English towns. The interior is cosy, with plenty of tables for dining and drinking, and there is also a small rear beer garden.
Favorite Dish: I have to admit to being a little dubious about the food though, especially when seeing the large variety on offer. We all ended up ordering the Crispy battered Cod with chips and peas. It wasn't very good. My portion had more batter than fish. Oh well, it was cheap, and the buttered bread that came with it made for a nice chip butty ; )
Written Oct 20, 2007
Address: 37 Mount Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0EG
Phone: 01424 772317
This restaurant/bar as once a hospital run by monks - now it serves huge scones and cups of (expensive) tea to visitors. Very nice and well worth a visit just to see the inside - all wooden beams, huge fireplace and inglenooks. Tea for two served by a friendly Polish waiter is £3.60.
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Favorite Dish: I only had tea and scones but I have heard the food is amazing here!
Updated Feb 2, 2007
Address: High Street Battle
A Taste of Battle is a place to rest your feet and enjoy a coffee or in our case a large jug of Pimms! We sat outside and the service was excellent. Unfortunately the scones here are hugely overpriced!! They are I must say delicious and come with jam and cream. One scone between two of you is sufficient unless you are really hungry. They are made on the premises but I feel they did not warrant the £3.10 price tag. There are tables outside to the front with a lovely view of the abbey and table to the rear in a shaded courtyard area.
Favorite Dish: The scones are lovely but as I say overpriced. The Pimms was good and well priced.
Written Jul 30, 2006
Address: 2 High Street
Phone: 01424 774204
A nice little tea room in Battle High street where you can get anything from tea and scones to a three course Sunday lunch. It gets VERY busy in here in the summer so it might be an idea to book if you are considering the Sunday lunch.
I'm not sure exactly when this building dates from - probably a few hundred years but the decor is Tudor-ish and they have very low ceilings and doorways in places so watch your head if you do happen to be taller than the average 15th Century Sussex citizen.
Favorite Dish: They do a great roast in here or jacket potatoes with various fillings.
Updated Dec 30, 2005
Address: 78 High Street Battle