The Haywaggon Inn is situated in the pretty village of Hartfield, East Sussex, which lies on the northern edge of the Ashdown forest. The Haywaggon, built in 1540, has a charming appeal with its original features, including inglenook fireplaces, a bread oven and oak beams.

As a free house, we pride ourselves on the selection of local ales including Harveys of Lewes, Black cat brewed in Groombridge & Larkins of Chiddingstone. We also have an extensive wine list to cater for all.

Our food is all homemade and presented skilfully by our team of experienced chefs. We try to source all our produce locally where possible. We offer two different menus; the a la carte menu and the bar menu. You can enjoy both of these menus in either the comfort of the warm atmospheric bar area or the charming restaurant, for which booking can be made seven days a week. As an alternative we also have a large beer garden for when the sun decides to show its face.

For those who fancy a night away, we also have three stunning four star bed and breakfast rooms, a single and two doubles.


The Village of Hartfield

Cotchford Farm, Hartfield was the home of A.A. Milne (1882–1956), author of the Winnie the Pooh books, from where many of his books are set; later it was owned by Brian Jones the guitarist and founder of The Rolling Stones who was discovered dead in the pool in 1969.

Henry VIII was believed to have used Bolebroke Castle, located a short distance from the village, where he hunted wild boar and deer at the nearby Ashdown Forest. He also was believed to have courted Anne Boleyn from this castle.

Hartfield had a railway station on the Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central Line until it was closed in 1967. Most of the former trackbed is now part of the Forest Way, forms part of National Cycle Route 21, and is much used by walkers and cyclists.


Find us on Facebook

Browse the Gallery to take a look out our stunning authentic decor, or take a look at the Menus, featuring carefully selected dishes to make you feel content.

If you have time, browse our Events page to have a heads up of what’s upcoming at the pub.

Want to know more about the owners? Take a look at our About Us page and finally, please use our Contact Us page - especially if you are interested in booking a table or room with us.

Thank you.

Home     Gallery     Sample Menu     Accommodation     Local Attractions     Entertainment/Events     About Us     Contact Us