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The Jack and Jill Inn is a family-run pub situated in the picturesque Sussex countryside, just 8 miles from Brighton and overlooked by the famous Jack and Jill windmills. Located at the foot of the South Downs, next to historic Clayton, south of Burgess Hill, and just three miles from the Hickstead showground, the pub has many local attractions. Run by the Harman family since 1970 as a traditional English public house, the Jack and Jill offers a warm welcome, recently refurbished en-suite accommodation and home cooked meals, which can be taken by log fires in the winter or in extensive gardens throughout the summer.
The New Inn is a Grade Two listed, sensitively converted gourmet pub at the heart of the bustling village of Hurstpierpoint. At the foot of the South Downs National Park yet only 15 minutes from Brighton and the sea, we deliver delicious and unpretentious comfort food at affordable prices, an enviable wine cellar and locally sourced beers and ales. Have a drink in our vibrant front bar overlooking the village, or in our back bar decked out with shooting memorabilia over looking the courtyard. If it's privacy you seek, book a table for two in the candle-lit, low-ceilinged snug. The Barn is a gorgeously light, bright and spacious room filled with objets d'art, comfy leather sofas and antique wood tables that are great for long family lunches, business meetings and special occasions.
The Bull is a stylishly-converted British pub at the heart of Ditchling village. We're inside the South Downs National Park, yet only 15 minutes from Brighton and the sea. Favoured by locals and travellers alike, the pub offers a warm and vibrant atmosphere most evenings and weekends and four individually-designed guest rooms. Low timber beams, open fires and deep leather sofas make us a cosy retreat on chillier days; in the Summer, there's a terrace to enjoy and a large garden with a play area and views of the Downs. We have on offer a delicious, inventive menu, lots of local brews and an enviable wine cellar. Families are welcome, there's plenty of parking and dogs are allowed. Breakfast now being served on weekends.
Nestling at the foot of the South Downs, The Thatched Inn, in Hassocks near Burgess Hill, with its picturesque roof of Norfolk reeds and oak beams, has spectacular views over the Sussex countryside to the Ditchling Beacon. David and Leisa, your hosts and their friendly staff pride themselves in offering the best hospitality. Apart from the standard menu which includes chargrilled steaks and fresh fish,our special menu changes daily. To complement the food, we have a fine selection of real ales, chilled lagers, fine wines and spirits, soft drinks, not forgetting a range of non-alcoholic beverages for the driver. Families are very welcome with the option in summer of relaxing in our attractive garden where the children can have fun in the play house.
A village pub in the finest tradition. We provide locals and visitors alike with the opportunity to get together in friendly surroundings and enjoy a chat over a refreshing drink and some good food. We're easy to find, just a five minute drive from Haywards Heath or Burgess Hill and surrounded by many popular country walks and cycle routes as well as the country parks. Many a weary traveller pops in and we don't mind the odd pair of hiking boots inside or a few bikes parked out front. If you're slightly less energetic there is of course our free car park right next to the pub. We enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and welcome your children and your dog. If the weather's nice, you can sit out in the sunny beer garden or on our sheltered patio. We're a free house so you will find a variety of ales, ciders and lagers but you'll always be able to get a pint of well kept Harveys along with fine wines, or even a shot of something a little stronger.
The Woolpack is situated in Burgess Hill and was originally a farm, dating from 1621. It has, with old beams and large fireplace, retained all of its historic charm. A large barn extension was added in 1983 when it was converted into a pub. There is a restaurant area and large open bar with alcoves, nooks and crannies to enjoy intimate conversation. Good local food is freshly prepared and served in a family friendly atmosphere. In the summer, relax in the large garden with a jug of Pimms and simply enjoy the sunshine or dine al fresco. We have six real ales to choose from, draught lager and bottled beers, an inexpensive wine list and a menu that also provides smaller portions for the smaller appetite. A choice of roasts are always available on Sundays. We hope to see you soon and give you a Woolpack welcome.
The Sportsman is a Grade 2 listed building and recently refurbished pub. Sussex born Matt Palmer and Michael Dunne, have over 30 years experience in the restaurant and catering trade, and welcome you to their new pub. More parking is now available as we continue to improve the pub and its surroundings. We have free Wi-Fi, so why not pop in during the day, keep in touch with the world and have a lovely hot espresso to chase away those winter blues! We serve a range of local ales including Harvey's of Lewes and Dark Star brewed in Ansty. Periodically we source guest ales from other local breweries. We are in in Goddards Green, near Hurstpierpoint and Burgess Hill.
- CAMRA's South East Pub Walks
- A practical, pocket-sized guide to some of the best pubs and walking in the south eastern corner of England. Each route has been selected for its interesting and varied landscape, and its beer - with the walks taking you on a tour of the best real ale pubs the area has to offer » Buy the book
- Pubs and Inns of England and Wales (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay)
- Pubs with style and great food; with sustainability and provenance at the heart of what they do. Sleek city boozers and rural pubs with wonky walls and horse brasses above the bar. Chosen for their individuality, good cheer and friendly welcome. » Buy the book
- Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2013 (Michelin Pub Guides)
- Eating Out in Pubs 2013 includes 550 of the best dining pubs and inns in Britain and Ireland, featuring 81 new entries, to suit all tastes and budgets. Covering a range of establishments from country inn to urban gastro pub, each entry is tried and tested by the famous team of Michelin inspectors. » Buy the book
- Pocket Pub Walks South Downs
- Best Sussex Pub Walks: Circular Walks from Harveys Pubs
- Pocket Pub Walks West Sussex
- Pocket Pub Walks East Sussex
- Horsham Pub Guide
Pub Guide Books
- Good Pub Guide 2013
- Once again organized county by county, The Good Pub Guide is as invaluable as ever. Its comprehensive yearly updates and countless reader reports ensure that only the very best pubs make the grade » Buy the book
- AA Pub Guide 2013
- Over 2000 traditional countryside inns, taverns, gastro-pubs and welcoming hostelries, carefully selected on merit, are listed » Buy the book