Friendly, cosy, great food!
We stopped here after a full day out, and were pleasantly surprised with the welcoming atmosphere, the big open fire and the great food. Would recommend!
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V = Vegetarian   VG = Vegan  DF = Dairy Free   * = Gluten Free

food at the Elephants Head

While you wait

Bread selection: toasted bread, olive oil, balsamic glaze  £4

*Olives: mixed Greek olives  £4

Calamari: lemon aioli, baby gem  £6

To share

Mezze platter (V): hummus, black olive tapenade, Tabbouleh, halloumi, baba ganoush, pitta  £12

*Ploughmans: home honey roast ham, pickled onion, chutney, pears and selection of cheeses, homemade Scotch duck egg, bread  £18


*Soup of the day (VG): bread and butter  £6

*Chicken liver: shallots, parsley, garlic, chives, toasted brioche  £8

Scotch duck egg: chorizo, pork shoulder, pickled cucumber, curry mayo  £8

Breaded butterfly king prawns: mixed leaf salad, lemon aioli  £8

*Baked camembert (V): ciabatta, honey, walnuts & red onion marmalade  £8

Avocado on toast (V): poached duck egg, toasted bread  £8

Main Courses

*Pressed pork belly: mustard mash, baked apple, watercress salad  £16

*Roasted chicken supreme: crushed potato, broccoli, almonds, mushroom sauce  £16

*Grilled lamb cutlets: roasted new potatoes, mint & lemon peas, pomegranate  £17

*Halibut: dauphinoise, mangetout, creamed leek, bacon, roasted cherry tomatoes  £20

Spaghetti alla Carbonara: guanciale, eggs, black pepper, parmesan  £16

Falafel wrap (VG): red pepper, baby gem, coriander, sweet chilli, hand cut chips  £16

*Mushroom risotto (V): parmesan tuile, truffle oil  £16

Vegetable strudel (V): grilled asparagus, marinara sauce  £15

*Vegetable curry (VG): pilau rice, naan bread, spiced onion & tomato chutney  £14

*Chicken curry: pilau rice, naan bread, spiced onion & tomato chutney  £16

Harvey’s beer battered haddock: hand cut chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce  £14

Chargrilled 200g Aberdeen Angus beef burger: with apple wood smoked cheddar, bacon. red onions, beef tomato, baby gem, homemade tomato relish and garlic mayonnaise, hand cut chips and onion rings  £15


Scottish, dry aged Rib-eye steak (120 days): hand cut chips & rocket salad 250g/£25   350g/£35

Add peppercorn sauce +£1

Every Wednesday 6-9pm, we offer 120 day aged steaks cooked on our open fire with oak wood, cooked live in front of you by our Head Chef, Christian – prices vary – find out more


Chicken nicoise: cherry vine tomatoes, gem lettuce, anchovies, new potatoes, boiled egg  £13.50

Tomato salad (V): rocket, fried halloumi, red onions, black olives  £14

Spring quinoa salad (V): feta, honey, sprouting broccoli, pomegranate, mangetout, cherry tomato  £12

Lighter bites/Sides

Pitta & hummus  £5

Onion rings  £3

Hand cut chips  £2/£4

Sweet potato fries  £3/£5

Roasted new potatoes  £5

Sprouting broccoli  £5

*Mixed leaf salad  £3

Rocket & parmesan salad  £4

Sandwiches (available lunch time only)

All served on ciabatta with mixed leaves or hand cut chips

Chicken BLT: free-range chicken breast, bacon, baby gem, tomato and garlic mayonnaise  £11

Fish Finger: baby gem, tomato and homemade tartar sauce £11

Scottish, dry aged Rib Eye Steak: caramelised onions, rocket and a balsamic glaze  £11

Mozzarella Panini: tomato, pesto, gem lettuce  £10


Chocolate & walnut brownie: with vanilla ice cream  £6.50

Lemon posset: with Cantuccini biscuits  £6

Creme brulee: with homemade shortbread  £5

Sticky toffee pudding: with salted caramel ice cream  £6.50

A selection of Taywell ice cream: A choice of two of the following: honeycomb, salted caramel, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry  £5

Cheese board: Cricket St Thomas goats cheese, Olde Sussex cheddar, Carron Lodge Cheddar and Brighton Blue, served with artisan biscuits, celery, grapes, walnuts, and honey  £8


English Breakfast Tea  £2.30

Speciality Teas  £2.50

Americano  £2.80

Iced latte  £3

Latte  £3

Cappuccino  £3

Flat White  £3

Espresso  £2.50

Double Espresso  £2.80

Mocha  £3.30

Hot Chocolate  £3

Liquor Coffees
(25ml) £5
(50ml) £7
Jamesons, Tia Maria, Disaronno, Cointreau


The Elephants Head Children’s Menu

Mains – £7

Fish Fingers with chunky chips and garden peas

Sausage & Mash with garden peas and gravy

Grilled Chicken with chunky chips and garden peas

Pasta with tomato sauce and grated parmesan

Little Elephants Cheese Burger with chunky chips

Children’s Roast (available Sundays)


Dessert – £1 with main

Taywell Ice Cream

A scoop of one of the following: honeycomb, salted caramel, vanilla,  chocolate, strawberry.

Please ask about group/private party bookings.
All prices listed are inclusive of VAT. We use a wide range of locally sourced ingredients in our kitchen some of which may contain allergens. If you have any specific allergy or dietary requirements, please let us know. We would love to tell you what’s in our food to assist you with your choice.