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The Jolly Sportsman - Pub in Sussex

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The Jolly Sportsman Chapel Lane East Chiltington, Lewes, BN7 3BA, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Rob Wilson & Christina Turner
+44 (0)1273 890400(landline)

A gem of an inn, nestled in the South Downs National Park with friendly staff, comfortable bedrooms and outstanding food with minimal miles

You'll be delighted to walk into the wood-burner warmed space after a long walk in the local woods or on the Downs: you can sup a pint of Harvey's, brewed in Lewes and fresh from the barrel, or choose something delicious from the busy wine list while you decide what to eat. They source as much as possible within a 20-mile radius, with a daily delivery of fresh fish from the coast and meat from local butchers and farms. Bread is home-baked and the pastry chef makes wonderful desserts. Choose to eat in the bar at a pine scrubbed table, more elegantly in the dining room, in the conservatory or outside on the terrace or garden where walkers with dogs are very welcome. In summer there are barbecues out here - children can run freely. It's a super spot to come for Sunday lunch after a long walk on the beautiful Downs.

Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.

Local points of interest from Rob Wilson & Christina Turner:

Local points of interest from
Rob Wilson & Christina Turner:

  • You are surrounded by some of the best English vineyards and our rooms are named after the four vineyards Bluebell, Court Garden, Albourne and Ridgeview all within a 7 mile radius of the pub.
  • Only 10 miles from the world famous Glyndebourne: Discover a world-leading opera house in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
  • Brighton (13-mile drive) This energetic seaside town just on the other side of the South Downs probably needs no introduction. Independent shopping and small eateries in the North Laines, walks along the seafront and possibly even a visit to Brighton Pier.
  • Travel back in time to the Bluebell Railway soaking up 11 miles of glorious Sussex scenery behind a steam engine.
  • You're a 15 minute drive to the historic and beautiful little town of Lewes Castle and Museum, Anne of Cleves house.
  • A glorious walk across the fields to Plumpton Races – Lovely day out at the races on one of the most attractive courses in the country.
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Nibbles from £2.50. Starters from £7.50. Mains from £14.50. Sides £4. Puddings from £5.50.


Sunday night - Wednesday morning.


The Jolly Sportsman Chapel Lane East Chiltington, Lewes, BN7 3BA, Sussex


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