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The Jolly Sportsman

Chapel Lane | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
+44 1273 890400
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“roe deer” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (28 reviews)
“pigeon breast” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Chapel Lane | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
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1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We hadn't eaten here for some time, but went for supper and were given a very warm welcome. The menu was wonderful and it was very difficult to choose.The Roe Deer was absolutely perfect and with a wonderful sauce, as was the braised ox cheek....More

Thank AnnaCrab
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a year since my last review of The Jolly, and I decided to re-visit for dinner mid week. The starters were OK, though the soup could have been hotter, I ordered 'Fillets of Plaice' note the description, what arrived were 2 squares of...More

Thank PeglegSussex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The winning feature of this place is definitely it's great location and a stunning garden. Hidden in the midst of the Sussex countryside, it's perfect for a walk from or around Lewes and a coffee/tea/meal afterwards. The food is extremely tasty, the menu quite fancy,...More

Thank MarzBrighton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very warm welcome and attentive, courteous service. We chose the set meal which largely coincided with our choices from the main menu. We were particularly pleased with the additional starters like olives, bread and dukka before tucking into the starters proper like haddock brandade, curried...More

Thank knappsp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taken for lunch by family. Delicious food from their menu of the day. Good value and excellent service

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally love this place. If only the bitter is served on hand pumps. Shame really, bitter never right straight from a barrel. Would had stayed for food otherwise.

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Jolly Sportsman last night. Wonderful all round experience, from the warm welcome from the manager to the food, choice of wines, atmosphere and attentive service. The locally sourced venison was cooked to perfection and followed by a delicious plate...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We attended a wedding here in September but have been going since we were children. The outdoor area is wonderfully secluded and peaceful, great for all the family. The food was beautiful (lamb with dauphinois potato’s is superb!) and the staff/atmosphere really add to the...More

Thank lm1986
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had the most wonderful day and evening at the Jolly Sportsman. The food was excellent. They catered for our friends and family. Some of whom were Vegan, Vegetarian and gluten free. The staff were professional, friendly and helpful. The garden was lovely. Can thoroughly...More

Thank Pearlyqueen13
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We held our wedding here and it was absolutely perfect. Truly, since our daughters birth, this was the best day of our lives. We shall never be able to eat lamb again as the sussex lamb was superb, the starter was fantastic and the dessert...More

Thank C C
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Rod J
3 May 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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