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Dear Valued Customer The Curlew is currently closed for a short period while there is a change of ownership. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to say when we will be back open. We apologise for any disappointment but please rest assured The Curlew will be back open and ready for business as soon as it can.

In a previous life The Curlew Restaurant at Bodiam,
East Sussex was a Coaching Inn where travelers rested their weary, mustachioed heads and warmed their spirits while on rain-sodden route from Hastings to London. 

But now The Curlew has been given another life.

Just an errant arrow flight from Hastings, stone skim from Bodiam Castle, mince from Brighton, manicured lawn from Tunbridge Wells, The Curlew is a place where formal food meets informal dining, where the city and country brush shoulders, style meets stile.

Modern British dining for the Modern British diner.

The Curlew was voted Sussex’s Best Dining Experience in 2012, 2015 and was a finalist in 2016.


OPEN | Tuesday - Sunday
LUNCH | 12pm until 2.30pm
DINNER | 6.30pm until 9.30pm (Closed Sun night.)
CLOSED | Monday

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Throughout our list we have chosen independent, biodynamic and organic wine producers.

Many of them committed to ‘terroir’, a wine philosophy bordering on the mystical, which balances the soil, climate, location, density, training, pruning and the cultural and social influences upon the final product.


We are big fans of this relatively new movement within the wine industry, and make a feature out of these sometimes odd, occasionally hard to understand but frequently delicious vinous drops.

In this day and age everyone understands what is meant by organic, but biodynamic viticulture takes things a few steps further.

Vineyard practices are governed by lunar cycles, the grower believes the vineyard has a soul that needs nourishing.

The winemaker eschews the use of laboratory prepared yeasts in favour of ones that occur naturally in the vineyard, the wines often have no fining or filtration and an absolute minimal use (if any) of sulphur at any stage of the wine making process.

The term ‘natural wine’ has no true definable measure but the order of the day is absolute minimal intervention.

The organically or bio-dynamically grown grapes travel from the vineyard to the winery, are crushed, gently put in a vat, fermentation takes place naturally, the wine settles and is then bottled.

This is a return to how wines historically used to be made. We believe that the resulting products offer the purest expression of the grape variety, soil type and climatic conditions of the vintage.

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The Curlew Restaurant exclusive Gifts now available to purchase securely online. Gifts can be personalised with a message and sent instantly by eMail, SMS Text, 1st Class Post or Recorded Delivery. We use a secure online payment provider to process your credit or debit card details, www.realexpayments.co.uk.


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Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Easter, St George’s Day and Burns Night – there have never been more excuses to enjoy oneself.

At The Curlew, we have our own particular recipe for merriment and revelry and will announce plans for glorious celebration and more in this section.

To view our Special Event Menus please move your cursor to the button on the right-hand side of the page and click to download a PDF version of the menu.

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Welcome to our direct booking system. For tables of 7 or more, please contact us directly.

Credit card details will be held to secure your reservation, no payment will be taken

We kindly require at least 24 hours’ notice to cancel restaurant reservations, otherwise we will charge a £20 per person cancellation fee to the credit card details taken upon booking.

TELEPHONE | 01580 861394
EMAIL | enquiries@thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk

If we are not around, leave a message on our answer machine and we will call you straight back.


OPEN | Tuesday - Sunday
LUNCH | 12pm until 2.30pm
DINNER | 6.30pm until 9.30pm (Closed Sunday night.)
CLOSED | Monday


The first alphabet was scribed in 3500BC, the first postal system used in 900BC, homing pigeons took flight in 776BC and the first newspaper was printed in 1450.

The first microphone was whispered into in 1821 and in 1914 the first cross-continental phone call took place. 1925 a television signal, 1965 the first email and 1985 the first mobile phonecall.

We have been getting in touch with each other for thousands of years in thousands of ways.

Today, you can get in touch with us by…

TELEPHONE | 01580 861394
EMAIL | enquiries@thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk
POST | Junction Road, Bodiam, East Sussex, TN32 5UY
IN PERSON | click here to find us
LOCAL ACCOMMODATION | click here to download PDF

Quick, before something new comes along!

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Whether we're committed to unearthing, establishing and analysing the truth or just committed to juicy gossip, the British news industry is the envy of the world.

A staggering 13 national newspapers, the BBC, SKY and creators of the internet prove we're a people who quite simply love new stuff.

In that vein we thought we'd bring you our new stuff via our monthly newsletter, where we'll tell you about new dishes, new additions to the team, new events, new reviews.

You can also hear about our latest news and views via our twitter and facebook pages. And if you’d like to send us your comments and pictures of visits to The Curlew, we’ll add them to our social media – making your news, our news

Click here for the latest Newsletter >

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This website is the property of The Curlew Restaurant. We take the privacy of all visitors to this Website very seriously and therefore set out in this privacy policy our position regarding certain privacy matters.

This privacy policy covers all data that is shared by a visitor with us whether directly via www.thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk directly or via email.

Our Privacy Policy provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you share with us, or that we collect from you either directly via this Website or via email.

[Certain businesses are required under the Data Protection Act to have a data controller. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 our data controller is Mark Colley and can be contacted by email at enquiries@thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk.

1. Information We Collect

  1. In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
  2. Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics and other communication data.
  3. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you register to recieve information, a newsletter etc or make a purchase.
  4. Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

2. Use of Cookies

    On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website to our advertisers.

    Such information will not identify you personally it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by use to analyse how visitors to [add website url] interact with the Website so that we can continue to develop this website and make it a better experience for our visitors.

    We may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

    All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website. Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.

3. Use of Your Information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide you with information requested from us, relating to our products or services. To provide information on other products which we feel may be of interest to you, where you have consented to receive such information.
  2. To meet our contractual commitments to you.
  3. To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.
  4. If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
  5. Further, we may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, so that you can be provided with information about unrelated goods and services which we consider may be of interest to you. We or they may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented at the time your information was collected.
  6. If you are a new customer, we will only contact you or allow third parties to contact you only when you have provided consent and only by those means you provided consent for.
  7. If you do not want us to use your data for our or third parties you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to us on the form on which we collect your data.
  8. Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.
4. Storing Your Personal Data
  1. We may transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Economic Area for processing and storing. Also, it may be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area who work for us or for one of our suppliers. For example, such staff maybe engaged in the processing and concluding of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in agreement with this Privacy Policy.
  2. Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into on our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
  3. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
5. Disclosing Your Information
  1. Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries (if any).
  2. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:
    1. Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
    2. Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
    3. To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.
6. Third Party Links

    You mind find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

7. Access To Information

    The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10 which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the contact details below.

8. Contacting Us

    We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at enquiries@thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk. If you prefer to write to us then our contact address is Junction Road, Bodiam, East Sussex, TN32 5UY.


The Curlew restaurant prides itself on the quality of its employees and the restaurant is always looking for dedicated people to join the team.

Whether your passion lies in the restaurant or kitchen, The Curlew is the perfect place to start your career in Hospitality.

Please send your C.V. to Corinne Niccoli – enquiries@thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk