Lovely Pub, Tasty Grub!
Posted on 06 / 07 / 2012
The Snowdrop Inn is a traditional & comfy small pub with quirky decorations, tucked away in a small back street of Lewes near the cliffs.
Friendly staff informed me on the phone that the menu changes regularly & there is always a vegan choice / ability to adapt some of the veggie choices. On the day we visited, of the four vegetarian starters (from 13 items), two could be vegan (eg houmous, olives & pitta; carrot & coriander soup). There were five vegetarian mains (out of 19) & three were easily veganised.
We chose the chilli, which came with rice & jalapeños, swapping the cheese & sour cream for more jalapeños & some houmous (see picture). It was a good-sized portion & very toothsome.
Also available was a brazil nut, cashew, pumpkin seed & cranberry mushroom burger, served with chips, salad & [dairy] coleslaw (which could be swapped for eg houmous or salsa) and a mezze platter of falafel, olives, houmous, cous cous, flatbread, leaf (!) & [dairy] tzatziki (again, could be swapped for eg salsa).
A tad expensive for pub food - we're talking £10 for veggie mains June 2012 prices - the same cost as the meat dishes (I'd expect to pay around £5 - £8 for similar size & quality in London) & £5 for starters & desserts. But a good, interesting selection, pleasant place for a meal & staff were clear about veganism.
They have won awards for best pub etc & had a wide selection of drinks, though I don't know which were vegan (they had Westons cider). Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Tasty food, Friendly staff & good service, Pleasant Atmosphere
Moderate - Expensive, Non-dairy equivalents would be nice, No vegan desserts