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Wiremill Lane, East Grinstead
Lingfield, RH7 6HJ
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The Wiremill Details
0134 283 2263
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 9.00am - 11:30am, Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00am - 6:00pm; Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
English, Comfort Food, British
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Every Saturday through the summer we have live acoustic music across the lake
Private Car Park
Plenty of space
A word from The Wiremill
Turn off the bustling A22 just two miles north of East Grinstead and take a short drive down Wiremill lane. Avoiding the occasional stray pony you will find the charismatic 15th Century Wiremill Inn nestled into a charming rural location...more than just a pub.
Now with a luxury 6
bedroom boutique hotel, where better to escape the pace of life, have a fantastic locally sourced meal and relax in the amazing surroundings of the mill. Wake in the morning and walk onto the pation to see life awaken on our 26 acre lake...amazing
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Diners' Choice Winner
Booked a table for six and was
looking forward to another delicious meal at The Wiremill. Food was delicious but sadly overshadowed by appalling service. We received the wrong meal and was then accused of ordering incorrectly. Even after it was shown order was taken properly there was no apology. Took 35 mins after we had finished eating before a dessert order was taken. Then one of the desserts was missing. Coffees arrived like warm at best. To top it off we waited another 30-40 mins to pay the bill. We had 3 different servers during the meal with no continuity, long waits, and surly attitudes of wait staff. Will think twice about going back."
dined on 02/03/2014
Over the top food that the chefs
cannot get right. Could be a great place if they just concentrated on tye bacis. My wifes pulled pork burger was stone cold had to be sent back. My lamb steak was tough as old boots."
dined on 01/03/2014
A return to the little gem that is
The Wiremill as always lived up to expecattion. Having not been for a while I was pleased to learn standards remained as good as ever. Always a great atmosphere, even the drive there, and down the 'secret' country lane to the lakeside pub is a pleasure. Despite turning up late and just prior to kitchen close, we were welcomed and accommodated and the food and service were both first class. Love this place and will be back in the not too distant...."
dined on 22/02/2014
Great pub, great location (I
mean..., that view is outstanding!, great food, lovely staff! One of us was on a low carb diet and the chef tailored his meals accordingly. It was a bit hot where we sat as I was right next to the radiator but I kept forgetting to ask for it to be turned down so I only have myself to blame. I wasn't happy with my choice of roast beef and the chef kindly exchanged it for roast lamb which was outstandingly delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a lovely time."
dined on 02/02/2014
I've probably been here a dozen
times in the last year, mainly for Sunday lunch. Since my last visit they have changed the chef to the detriment of the pub. The food has gone from very good to poor, nothing much more to add on that front. Other than that I like this pub, its quirky, good selection of wine and beer and really good staff. However as I only ever come to eat I won't be returning for a while in the hope the new chef either improves or moves on. Guess I need to look for a new favourite for my Sunday roast."
dined on 09/02/2014
Went here for Sunday lunch with my
fiancee. It was reasonably priced for Surrey but if you have a love of good food, then it may not be for you; for a pub Sunday lunch it wasn't terrible but a touch bland and lacking in decent vegetables, the pudding seemed not homemade and there was too much of the gravy poured all over the plate. That aside, the ambience was good and we loved the quirky character of it. Not ideal for people with mobility problems (or the very tall)!"
dined on 09/02/2014
Service was poor. Staff brought
incorrect drinks order followed by incorrect main courses. Very cold draught from the door. Have previously dined here and had to wait for 2 hours to be served. Would not recommend, particularly as it is pricier than other local pubs for not as good service."
dined on 01/02/2014
Despite the lovely setting, the
service at the Wiremill was possibly the worst I have ever seen. We were ignored on several occasions,with the entire staff ending up in the kitchen at one stage for an extended period of time. The food was average at best and I would never return. A real shame for a pub that used to be very good."
dined on 01/02/2014
A quite unusual building in an
'out of the way' place. The beer was excellent and was matched by the dining experience (both food and service). To top it all the location and view from the outside patio area across the lake was wonderful. I would imagine the place could get busy on sunny weekends in the spring/summer so early booking recommended. I will certainly come back."
dined on 24/01/2014
Although we had to wait for a
table it was worth the delay. Lovely food and great service. It was just so hot as our seats were next to a radiator on full blast. Will be a great venue for summer."
dined on 19/01/2014
Had a wonderful meal at the
Wiremill, food and value has never disappointed us there and service is always good! Looking forward to visiting again. Ambience lovely especially in the winter months by the fire."
dined on 15/01/2014
Service was quite slow & the
restaurant wasn't busy so no excuse there. My wife & I both had the steak which was quite pricey for a pub, £18.50 & the quality was very poor & full of fat. On a positive, the kids meals were very good."
dined on 01/01/2014
Venue and location excellent . A
Kire Royale was made with Prosecco and not champagne. The wild mushroom and goats cheese starter was made in a glass pot with a garnish to the top - not what was expected. The parfait was also in a pot with a thick layer of butter fat to the top - many slices of thick toast but an awful dressing on the salad garnish. The black pudding in the mashed potato with the Cumberland Sausages was overpowering - too much - and spoilt the meal. but the chocolate brownie was to die for! . Good pub grub but not as good as many we have been too. For its location it should be better and I would expect the people of Surrey to demand better standards but it was full"
dined on 29/12/2013
surprised at how good the food was
considering it is "a pub" - was not happy that dogs could walk around inside though; I am animal phobic!!"
dined on 30/11/2013
Attended for Sunday Lunch with
another couple who had a young child. Roast lunches ordered by all. Disappointed by the vegetables - mainly courgettes and single items of carrots, parsnips. However the lamb was fantastic - but portion sizes unwhelming for the price. Desserts were ok, again expensive for a warm at best sponge (supposed to be hot) and what was obviously Ambrosia custard in the opinions of three of us! Ambience and setting lovely, and will return - will give the main menu a go next time."
dined on 24/11/2013
The Wiremill is an outstanding
pub/restaurant. We booked a table for 8 people and the food was exceptional, made with what we found out to be locally sourced produce. We ordered various roast dinners, mostly lamb and beef, and could not believe the quality of the meat and veg!! The service is great, with friendly attentive staff. Having dined out at many places around the world and in the UK this is a hidden treasure. With the lake at the side of the pub I can't wait to come back when the weather is warmer."
dined on 24/11/2013
Booked through Top Table for 8 -
booking was messed up, so we didn't sit down for an hour. Food was slow after that - we were very hungry. Bar service also very slow. After looking at their website, I was expecting the food to be amazing, and it was priced quite well. But, it was quite disappointing. I had "Roast Pork with Crackling", but it was a fatty chop with hardly any meat. Service was friendly, just needs to speed up. I can understand that it's hard to make a profit in a pub these days, but maybe turn the boasting about the food down a bit - it doesn't live up to it. Lovely setting. Would be great for drinks on a summer evening."
dined on 17/11/2013
Absolutely gorgeous food and fab
service. Will definitely be going back to sample more of their food."
dined on 10/11/2013
Great food and great service, had
3 little ones in tow and there was ample room at the table for highchairs."
dined on 02/11/2013
The food as always was very well
presented and was very tasty. The pub is quirky with a wonderful view over a lake. The only negative is the service, it was a bit slow. Staff very friendly though and there was one female staff whose service was excellent, but this was not the case in the other staff. The chose of foods on the menu is considerable and the deserts are a speciality."
dined on 24/10/2013
We found the service rather slow.
It took ages for our drinks to arrive and when the food came we had to send it back as the salmon was under cooked. The restruant was quite busy and there seemed to be a lot of staff hovering around, but not really using being very useful."
dined on 18/10/2013
A friendly group of ladies wanted
to meet up for lunch and this was the perfect venue, pity it was too cold to sit out by the lake. We were made welcome, the food was hot and very tasty and the staff friendly."
dined on 14/10/2013
Really enjoyable evening. Great
food and service highly recommend it for dinner. Try the lemon and lime cheesecake and blood orange sorbet, amazing."
dined on 15/10/2013
Went for afternoon lunch, very
nice cosy atmosphere , service was good, but the only downfall was not enough hot food choice for a lunch, as £12.50 for Sausage and mash! So two of us went for a salad. However the Salad was Big and very tasty. Also the Burger was a bit tough. But saying that I have been there for an evening meal and really enjoyed it as there was specials to choose from."
dined on 11/10/2013
A very warming reception from the
bar staff, efficient and friendly and nothing was a bother. A bit of a wait for the meal, but this was not a problem at all as we were in no hurry and when it came it was piping hot, very well presented, delicious and plentiful. Loved it and will be back!"
dined on 29/09/2013
Great little place on the lake and
already planning our return - combine with a fishing trip?!"
dined on 27/09/2013
The atmosphere is great with good
old fashioned real ale. Food was varied and good quality. Service was a little slow but staff were very helpful and friendly."
dined on 21/09/2013
Sunday lunch last week was great -
no sooner had we finished eating than we were planning our next visit! Great sunday roasts and also interesting al la carte menu too. Service was freindly and attentive. Cant wait for my next visit."
dined on 15/09/2013
The service was not great very
very slow and dirty plates left on tables. which ment there was a lot of wasps around which could of been prevented. We also were not given any knifes and forks or sauces even after asking."
dined on 26/08/2013
Disappointed with The Wiremill
having not dined here for a couple of years. Slow very average food (the "Spatchcock Chicken" was in fact just four pieces of chicken and not a spatchcock at all). My mate's sausage and mash arrived and we thought it had been mixed up with my daughter's order as the bowl was half empty! Service very strained when the inside of the pub was only around 20% occupied. All in all rather a let down from what I remember as being a cracking pub in a unique setting. Unfortunately with so many pubs doing so much more in the area I don't think we'll be returning anytime soon."
dined on 23/08/2013
On arrival, we stood for 5 minutes
in the rainy entrance for the 'greeter' to finish writing something on her list. Our table was squashed between two others; we could barely fit in and felt as if we were involved in our neighbours conversations all night. We waited 15 minutes after being seated for a menu and to give our drinks order. Starters took half an hour to arrive and mains a further 50 minutes. The size and condition of my Stilton and apple tart was laughable and my advertised carrot, red onion and tomato salad contained no red onion or carrot and only 4 tiny slivers of tomato - it was just green leaves with a mustard dressing sloshed over. The burgers, fish and sides could have been nice, but everything was luke warm."
dined on 14/08/2013
We took elderly aunties to the
Wiremill this weekend. Satisfaction all round. The Sunday roasts were most agreeable. Between us we tried the Beef, Lamb and Salmon options which were each served with a Yorkshire pud the size of your face. We will be returning - only next time we'll attempt to get a table outside by the lake. It looked a beautiful setting for a meal."
dined on 11/08/2013
A secret haven out in the middle
of nowhere with a beauty spot of a wide view of the river. The only fault i have was the advertsing Billboard on the tright hand side of the lake which was a bit of an eyesore. But overall a very pleasant experienced and i have been recommended this restaurant by many colleagues who work with me in central london and lives in Surrey."
dined on 16/06/2013
Lovely varied menu with unusual
daily specials eg pulled lamb burger (fantastic) and spiced crab. Standard menu excellent too. Service friendly but a bit slow. Good beers and wine"
dined on 31/07/2013
restaurant very dark and dull but
lovely view of lake, food average , service ok but chairs very simple bare wood and after two hours very hard . would not recommend ."
dined on 31/07/2013
We went there with the friends.
The service was very good. The staff - helpful and with the sense of humour. Enjoyed fish & chips. Great view on the lake. Relaxing athmosphere. I will recommend this place."
dined on 27/07/2013
a lovely country pub. good food ,
good service. great to eat otdoors with beautifull view of the lake."
dined on 20/07/2013
Location on the lake great. Tables
all wobbly! Lots of bugs off water not nice. Food very average, but chips top class. Very little service, no table service outside. Order came in two bits. Coffee after served in horrible, stained mugs."
dined on 18/07/2013
went for dinner here with a friend
last weekend when it was very hot, when we arrived every table outside was taken and the bar was heaving! luckily we had booked so found a waitress who showed us to our seat, food was delicious, my only compliant is that my dressed crab was a little gritty in places but the rest of the food, we had three courses as it was so nice something I dont often do. Food arrived with perfect timing which I must admit I did worry there would be a wait as the pub was so busy but this was not the case at all. I had read some very bad reviews about the wiremill on trip advisor but had a lovely experience there and considering how busy the place was Im sure Im not the only one."
dined on 13/07/2013
Service very poor. Starters did
not arrive together, and meals were OK. It's collect your own cutlery and go to the bar to order. It would make a huge difference if the tables were waited on. The girl who served us said the chef was an apprentice, hence the gap between starters. Other reviews has slated the poor service and I tend to agree. Easy fix."
dined on 27/06/2013
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