Rainbow Inn, Cooksbridge

Resting Oak Hill, Lewes BN8 4SS
$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Resting Oak Hill, Lewes BN8 4SS
  • Cross Street: Cooksbridge
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English | Seafood | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01273400134
  • Features: All You Can Eat, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.7 out of 5 stars based on 221 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2022
Sylvia N.
Friendly staff, great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2022
Luke S.
Congratulations it’s 3 yes’s

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2022
Helen A.
Nicola looked after us so well. We will miss her when the new owners take over, but wish them lots of luck of course. We had the carvery. Very good as usual, but it is worth mentioning that the cauliflower cheese was in parts a bit too al dente.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 04, 2022
Garry T.
Very good value

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2022
James A.
Fantastic value for money with happy, attentive staff. Food was delicious, will definitely be going again as soon as possible.

Overall: 10/10
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May 17, 2022
alice R.
Best roast in Sussex! 10/10 will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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May 17, 2022
Jean K.
The food was delicious, plenty of vegetable to choose from. Nice and hot. No complaints at all. Only complaint on drinks I ask for diet coke no ice or lemon always seem to be served with ice.

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Zariya L.
The Rainbow was fabulous. Delicious food- tasty carvery. Fab staff. Lovely atmosphere. Was our first time. Will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Marian H.
Fabulous carvery as always

Overall: 10/10
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May 03, 2022
Polly D.
Really lovely food, and staff will be coming again! Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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May 03, 2022
Robert C.
Excellent food and the dining experience made better through the friendliness of Nicola.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
May 01, 2022
Alice A.
Everything was lovely, just the furnishings are a little tired

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 22, 2022
Catherine M.
The food was excellent, the service from staff was A+, you felt relaxed and not rushed.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2022
Sonia K.
I would highly recommend having lunch here, the food is excellent, lovely atmosphere, lovely caring staff. Great service

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2022
Jill M.
Excellent only missing was roast pork with crackling!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2022
Karen N.
Had a lovely evening at the rainbow ,fire going so real cosy atmosphere. Food as always really good would highly recommend and will be going back in the not to distant future

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2022
Simon L.
Second time we have been here in a month, we have been made to feel welcome as though we are regulars both times. The carvery is the best value around and is now our first choice for a Sunday. I thoroughly reccomend them to others and look forward to returning soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2022
Lucy H.
What a lovely place! Would highly recommend. Lovely staff, great food. Will definitely be back x

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2022
Dave M.
As usual very friendly and welcoming staff, lovely food, very relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 03, 2022
sarah s.
Or Fft etc as always xx

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2022
Mandy T.
The whole experience is always perfect! Always look forward to going there

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 03, 2022
Helen A.
It was a good experience, but I have to say that I resent being expected to respond to these kind of enquiries - which often follow a purchase in a shop. This is the last time I shall comply.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2022
Christine L.
Over all a good meal, plenty of carvery choice. Parsnips very overcooked but plenty of other options. Pleasant staff. Would return!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2022
helen s.
been a few times always great food. My only complaint would be that the spoons on the carvery get too hot to hold and the area around the condiments and sauces gets really messy.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2022
Sarah M.
Lovely food and good service. Nicki runs a tight ship, however she creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere and brings the Rainbow to life

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 07, 2022
Billy M.
Lovely pub great staff.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Apr 15, 2022
Sheila E.
Very welcoming staff, pleasant atmosphere, the carvery was very reasonably priced and tasty.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 0/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 12, 2022
Kitty C.
Hi the staff are always welcoming and the pub is lovely . The food was ok but a bit over done as we were the late sitting

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
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Mar 30, 2022
Lucy B.
Great family restaurant Service was fantastic, the staff are so welcoming

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
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Feb 26, 2022
Susan P.
Excellent meal, warm very friendly service, highly recommend, will definitely visit more regularly

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 04, 2022
Anne S.
Reallly good food, lovely friendly staff. Great experience. Portions a bit on the large side. Overall would recommend

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 19, 2022
Simon F.
We had the carvery lunch on Wednesday which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The choice of meat and vegetables was excellent and the crumble puddding was also a great success.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 03, 2022
Natalie S.
Very quiet night in the pub/restaurant, but took a while to be able to get our food. However, the carvery was tasty. Staff friendly.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2022
Ian M.
First time there,Brilliant alround

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
May 30, 2022
Ian P.
Having book a week ago and stated it was my wife birthday and then to be told that the booking system had gone down, which is the customer problem but to be sat in the corner of the bar wasn’t special for my wife?

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 23, 2022
Christine P.
The food was fine and very good value. We arrived at the beginning of lunch time and were greeted and seated promptly. Service was all right then but the place is definitely understaffed and as time went on we were left waiting and waiting for desert menu and then to place the order. We had planned to have coffee but gave up and left.