The Jolly Sportsman

Location East Chiltington

Postcode BN7 3BA

Telephone 01273 890400

Why we love it...

Countryside walks and locally-sourced produce

The Place

Hidden in the South Downs National Park, the Jolly Sportsman is a warm and homely country pub with a sense of slow living. There are just four adequately sized yet comfortable bedrooms and a terrace for great views of the countryside.

We found the team’s dedication to maintaining a low carbon footprint especially impressive. They have adapted age-old cooking techniques, such as cooking over a wood fire, as well as baking their own bread. Working closely with local suppliers means the team can offer fresh fish from the coast and seasonal dishes such as fermented pearl barley risotto. A complimentary wine list featuring over forty wines accompanies lunch and dinner, served in a pub surrounded by vineyards.

In the winter food is served inside, but in the warmer months you can eat in the garden. The recently opened garden bar (spring 2023) is open every Friday and on weekends. Sip a refreshing Montenegro Spritz or order Jersey rock oysters. We especially enjoyed the easy-going atmosphere of the garden, with its wild flowers and hedging.

If you are staying a couple of days and wondering what to do, try the East Chiltington Circular Walk or the Hassocks to East Chiltington Walk – reception will provide information.

We see it as not just a great bed and breakfast, but a weekend destination in its own right with well above average food.

The Essentials

Price Band
Rooms 4; 3 double and 1 larger suite room. All with super kind size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, flat screen TV, Wifi, Nespresso machine, tea facilitiy
Food Breakfast, lunch, dinner (available 7 days per week from May 2023), vegan and vegetarian options available
Facilities Roof terrace, garden, outside bar
Children Welcome
Accessibility Not suitable
Pets welcome

To Book

Call 01273 890400
Fax none

Good To Know

Address Chapel Lane, East Chiltington BN7 3BA

The Location

Find this place: East Chiltington

What's nearby: Lewes

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