Going to the Ele is becoming a habit!
The menu has just changed and this week I had the Venison Wellington and my wife had the Monk fish.
Both meals were excellent and couldn’t be faulted, the venison was so tender, the best I’ve ever had. Sadly, no room left for pudding!
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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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Dinner with friends
Lovely food. Great atmosphere – open fire and very cosy. Quiet Tuesday night but really enjoyed it. Men had steaks, I had the calves liver – replaced the broccoli with home made onion rings. Couldn’t fault it. I was torn between the liver and monkfish so need to go back. Steak on a Wednesday cooked over the open fire – need to book that too! Lots of gins and local ingredients. Well worth it. House red was good too. Plenty of parking.
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V = Vegetarian   VG = Vegan  DF = Dairy Free   * = Gluten Free

While you wait

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

Olives: mixed Greek olives £4

Calamari: lemon aioli, baby gem £5

To share

Mezze platter (V): hummus, black olive tapenade, Tabbouleh, halloumi, chilli jam, pitta £10

*Moroccan platter: Merguez sausage, chickpea, Shakshuka, Tabbouleh, fig & date chutney, olives, flatbread £16

*Ploughmans: sourdough bread, home honey roast ham, pickled onion, chutney, pears and selection of cheeses, homemade Scotch duck egg £16


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

*Ham hock: classic piccalilli, toasted bloomer bread £7

Scotch duck egg: sausage, chorizo, guacamole £8

*Spiced potted shrimp: pickled cucumber, toasted brioche £7.50

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

Deep fried Portobello mushroom (V): goat’s cheese, pesto, rocket £7

Main Courses

Venison wellington: red wine jus, honey roasted brussel sprouts, new potatoes £20

*Calves liver & bacon: onion & potato cake, green beans £16

*Shetland scallops sauce vierge: red onions, olives, garlic, plum tomatoes, basil, steamed green beans £17

*Monkfish grand-mere: dauphinoise potatoes, sprouting broccoli £18

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina (V): tomato, mozzarella balls, basil £14

*Sun dried tomato risotto: slices of beef fillet, parmesan shavings £15

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

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

Homemade Pie: with seasonal vegetables and mash (see Specials Board) £13.50

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

Woodland Farm sausages and mash: seasonal vegetables, caramelised onion jus £13.50

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 (60 days)

All served with peppercorn sauce, rocket salad and hand cut chips.

Rib-eye steak – 250g/£22   350g/£30

Sirloin steak – 250g/£22   350g/£30

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

Lighter bites/Sides

Pigs in blankets £5

Mozzarella sticks, tomato relish £5

Pitta & hummus £5

Onion rings £3

Hand cut chips £2/£4

Sweet potato fries £3/£5

*Mashed potato £3

*Mixed leaf salad £3

*Tomato salad £4

*Sprouting broccoli £5

Sandwiches (available lunch time only)

All served with mixed leaves or hand cut chips, with a choice of white or brown homemade sourdough bread.

Chicken BLT: free-range chicken breast, bacon, baby gem, tomato and garlic mayonnaise £10

Fish Finger: baby gem, tomato and homemade tartar sauce £10

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

Fried halloumi (V): brioche bun, red onion, tomato, chilli jam £10


Cranberry kirsch panna cotta£6

Apple strudel: with custard £6

Chocolate souffle: with Chantilly cream £6

Sticky toffee pudding: with salted caramel ice cream £6

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.