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The Jolly Sportsman

Chapel Lane | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
+44 1273 890400
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“roe” (11 reviews)
“lamb” (31 reviews)
“pigeon breast” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Chapel Lane | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is in a lovely setting with a beautiful garden to sit in for drinks before eating. Very nice interior ambience to the restaurant. The staff are very friendly and quietly efficient. The menu is imaginative and I would have been happy to order...More

Thank jamest86121
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Jolly Sportsman with my partner for a Saturday evening meal. Everything was well cooked and delicious. Both had a starter if Asparagus, followed by the pork and lamb. Both excellent. Well priced wine options. Service was great, when visiting the area again we...More

Thank AlexF0289
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many thanks to Rob and his team, not forgetting those hard working cooks in the kitchen, for providing a great meal for our family lunch last Sunday. Everything was done to perfection, even on a busy sunny day when there were many other tables to...More

Thank UnclebenHove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been here for many years as when we last visited I felt it was over hyped and very expensive. We went for the set lunch today which was excellent value at £20 for 3 courses. We like our food and felt the portions...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

having passed the top of the lane many times, and seeing the "pub" sign, we decided on the spur of the moment to take a chance. Country pub it isn't, but first class restaurant, maybe. A pretty reasonable menu, with much local produce provided. (we...More

Thank fredandmay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we go to the Jolly Sportsman, we are surprised by what the chef creates ... and with a wonderful range of local ingredients, accompanied by local beer and fine wine. Thank you. We’ll be back soon!

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived half an hour early but they seated us no problem, at a table by the window, with really comfy fur lined chairs! The service was quick and friendly. Amazing choice of wines...we had the Brouilly with our mains of Sussex lamb and Venison, it...More

Thank wonkeymonkey
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

It was my husband’s birthday and we booked a table for an evening meal in the conservatory for 9 people. Very welcoming when we arrived. The table was set beautifully with candles. The service was faultless, the menu had something for everyone. The food was...More

Thank sally t
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

It's a bit remote but worth the trip. The approach is a bit off putting but once inside this is a lovely pub with excellent beer and the food brilliant. The staff ate so friendly and helpful.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We went for a meal with friends and whilst the weather was great the "Jolly Sportsman" provided us with great service and fare.It quite hidden away and it has a lot of charm and character and they appear to keep re-inventing the menu, which makes...More

Thank amgpatrick
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Rod J
3 May 2016|
Response from lsmu2016 |
Hi Rod, there is no need to worry, we will make sure the event will be a memorable one for the right reasons :) We look forward to meeting you on the 4th of Aug, and hopefully sooner. Best!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Lane | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 890400
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