New head chef at Barnsgate Manor Iain More is pictured in the refurbished restaurant with manager Darren Butcher, left, and operations manager Gary Mitchell.

New head chef joins team at Barnsgate Manor

Restaurant and wedding venue Barnsgate Manor, at Herons Ghyll, just outside Uckfield, has welcomed a new head chef and unveiled a new look for its restaurant.

Gone are curtains and table cloths and the space now has a fresher and more contemporary look.

Changes also mean that guests can enjoy dinner in the restaurant four nights a week as well as lunch seven days a week.


Head chef Iain More brings with him the experience of working in restaurants with three rosettes, and with celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager.

He is looking forward to launching his own menus in January but for now is pleased to be extending the offering at Barnsgate to include evening dining from Wednesday to Saturday.

The restaurant fare includes something for everyone, from tender meat and fish dishes to original vegan and vegetarian plates.


Gary Mitchell, Barnsgate Manor’s operations manger said: “We are delighted to open our new look restaurant and welcome a new head chef.

“The Barnsgate team is looking forward to welcoming new and regular guests to come and try his incredible food and enjoy the new surroundings in our restaurant as we make Barnsgate Manor the number one venue of choice in the area.”

As well as serving lunch and dinner, Barnsgate Manor is the wedding and civil partnership venue of choice for couples from across the area.


From small weddings to those with 200 guests, Barnsgate provides everything couples are looking for on their special day.

The venue also hosts its own events throughout the year and has just announced its Christmas Party nights and Christmas Day lunch menus, as well a Peaky Blinders New Years Eve Party.

There is something for the kids too this half term, with a “Frozen” themed fancy dress lunch where kids can meet the ice queen herself.


Restaurant menus, wedding packages and further details about Barnsgate’s events can be found on their website and on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

See below the menu for lunch and dinner. A specials board with tasty treats is also available.


Rhubarb Gin, Ginger Ale, Rhubarb Cordial £7.95
Elderflower & Ginger Fizz £8.25
Toast Craft Lager £4.50
Apple and lemon Mojito – Non Alcoholic £6.50


Bakery Breads, Rapeseed Oil, Balsamic £3
Mixed Spiced Nuts £3, Gordal Olives £3.50
Garlic Bread £2.95
Garlic and Cheese Bread £3.50

To Start

Soup of the Day with Crusty Bread £6 (ve)
Goats Cheese & Lemon Mousse, Heritage Beetroots, Candied Pumpkin Seeds £6.95 (v, gf)
Ham Hock Terrine, Homemade Piccalilli, Crostini £6.95
Smoked Salmon Mousse, Cucumber & Dill Pickle £6.95 (gf)

The Middle

Barnsgate’s Classic Shortcrust Steak & Kidney Pie, Mash Potato and Vegetables £14.50
Sea Bass, Spiced Puy Lentils, Wilted Spinach, Mussel Jeera Sauce £15.95 (gf)
Confit Pork Belly, Braised Red Cabbage, Apple Puree, Fondant Potato £15.95 (fg)
Chermoula Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower Cons Cous, Smoked Paprika Toasted Almonds, Caper and Raisin Dressing £13.95 (ve, gf)


Potato – New, Mash or Chips £3.95, Sweet Potato Chips £3.95
Garlic Bread £2.95, Garlic & Cheese Bread £3.50
Mixed Leaf Salad £3.95, Vegetable Selection £3.95

Lunch Time Lighter Dishes

We offer a selection of Sandwiches & Ploughmans. Please ask the team for today’s choices.


Seletion of Cheeses, Biscuits, Chutney, Celery & Grapes £8.50
Sussex Burnt Cream, Shortbread Biscuits £6.25
Sticky Date Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream £6.25
Mango Parfait, Ginger Crumb £6.25

• Contact details for Barnsgate Manor can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Restaurants, Tea Rooms, Wedding Venues, or Function Rooms.

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