A large country pub, just around the corner from the Washington roundabout in West Sussex, roughly in the middle of a wonky cross shape made up by Steyning, Findon, Storrington and Ashington when plotted on a map.
The pub has several areas to it - restaurant, bar and garden - which all offer a different feel. We ate in the restaurant on this occasion, which was roomy, but had a cosy feel, with a fire in the middle, surrounded by glass panels, feeding up to a large chimney. In the summer, we've previously eaten in the garden, which is medium sized, unremarkable and a bit sloped. We've also been for drinks at an Elvis tribute night in the bar area, which was rather lively.
There were 3 decent (albeit not particularly local) real ales on tap - I had an Otter on this occasion, but there was also London Pride and Doom Bar. There were a few bottles in the fridge - Angie had a Crabbies Raspberry and Rhubarb fruit alcopop.
We were there for the 'curry night'. It wasn't brilliant food - not much different to a Wetherspoons, but a bit costlier - it worked out £30 for curry and a drink each. I had chicken Balti and Angie had chicken Vindaloo, with popaddums, mini naans & bombay potato. The sauces were a bit thick and it all tasted a bit microwaved. Given it would be cheaper to go to Shoreham and get a freshly cooked set menu at the Indian Cottage, it didn't seem great value for money. It also arrived within about 5 minutes of ordering the drink, which made for the shortest date night ever!