And The Gingerman begat the hugely popular Ginger Pig, which lives in a Tudorbethan roadhouse in downtown Hove. The consistent posh pub food has its solid foundations in a longstanding network of local producers and suppliers such as pork from Boyton Farm. Expect cheeses from Kent and Sussex, English wine from Chapel Down and decent cask beer. There’s a grounded earthiness about the food offering here. Obviously so with the £14.50 Mushroom Platter featuring Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Scotch Egg, Wild Mushroom and Pine Nut Risotto, along with Truffled King Mushroom. If you are more carnivore than fungivore, start with Hare, Pork and Black Pudding Terrine for £7.50, accompanied by Piccalilli, Brioche Loaf and Mustard Butter, and follow it with Confit Belly of Pork, Smoked Sausage Cassoulet, Burnt Apple, Sauerkraut and Black Trompette Mushroom (£16.50). Bramley apple and pecan crumble will finish it (and you) off nicely.