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The Bull Ditchling

2 High Street, Ditchling, BN6 8TA

(((() Modern British
  • The Bull Ditchling - East Sussex
  • The Bull Ditchling - East Sussex
  • The Bull Ditchling - East Sussex
  • The Bull Ditchling - East Sussex
  • The Bull Ditchling - East Sussex
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £22
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30.

We were seen quickly and seated at a lovely table. The staff were attentive, friendly and welcoming - the perfect blend of being available and not making us feel like they were keen to retrieve the table. The food was all very nice with the highlights being the starters and desserts.

Ben 10 October 2018
from Burgess Hill

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At the heart of the picturesque village of Ditchling inside the South Downs National Park, The Bull Ditchling is a stunning 16th-century pub serving modern British flavours. Outside there is a tranquil beer garden with fruit trees and a kitchen garden, while inside the bar serves beers from the pub's very own brewery.

The Bull Ditchling menu crafts beautifully presented dishes that offer bold, modern takes on long standing British favourites, all using ingredients from the pub's own kitchen garden. Small plates to start include wood pigeon with celeriac and pickled wild mushroom, wild larger plate mains feature exotic international influences, seen with the tandoori crusted sea bream with onion bhaji and coconut and coriander chutney.

Pub classics are also served at The Bull Ditchling in Hassocks, including beef and oyster pie, and beer battered fish and chips. On Sundays, enjoy hearty roast dinners with a generous wine list, or try the beers from the pub's own brewery.

Also offering children's menus, The Bull Ditchling is a charming, family-friendly slice of pub tradition with polished modern updates. Plumpton Rail Station is just an 11-minute drive away.

The Bull Ditchling

2 High Street, Ditchling, BN6 8TA

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Customer reviews for The Bull Ditchling

4.3 (((() (based on 78 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (52)
  • dinner (48)
  • romantic (24)
  • luxury (20)
  • child friendly (19)
  • trendy (19)
  • al fresco (17)
  • private dining (14)
  • breakfast (13)
  • large parties (13)
  • value (9)
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  • ((((* 12 October 2018 by Catherine from Heathfield

    Very good experience, staff very pleasant

  • ((((( 10 October 2018 by Ben from Burgess Hill

    We were seen quickly and seated at a lovely table. The staff were attentive, friendly and welcoming - the perfect blend of being available and not making us feel like they were keen to retrieve the table. The food was all very nice with the highlights being the starters and desserts.

  • ((((( 10 October 2018 by Ian from Worthing

    Booking service no faults, place is clean and fresh and had a lovely wintery feel in the snug/bar fireplace area and the new restaurant was great. Only 2 negatives which I hate to mention, the seats are amazingly comfortable but a little low for eating from and once we were given our food it took a little while for the extras to come (mint sauce/horseradish/apple sauce) these didn’t come at the same time. But apart from that we will definitely be back as it’s now our fourth visit and it’s still great.

  • ((((( 5 October 2018 by Richard from Hurstpierpoint

    First class food and service

  • ((((( 5 October 2018 by Maureen from West Sussex, uk

    Great food. We both had the Sea Bream which was excellent with some very good wine. The coffee also the best I’ve had apart from the Mediterranean countries.

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Robert from Hove

    Excellent Saturday afternoon lunch - delicious courgette fritters, very tasty & unusual ice cream (toast & marmalade!) & the local Sussex cheeses to finish. very friendly staff & nice gap between courses.

  • ((((( 1 October 2018 by Ruth from Hove

    We had a lovely meal. Nice relaxed atmosphere and helpful, efficient, friendly staff.

  • ((((* 24 September 2018 by Sally from Bristol

    Lovely food, and warmly welcomed.
    Sitting on the bench wall seat was a bit uncomfortable, too high for the table.
    Staff very helpful re Gluten free options, but as I'd said in my booking that I am Gf (coeliac), it would have been good to have had a marked up menu to give me.

  • ((((( 23 September 2018 by Sue from Haywards Heath

    Great restaurant and really lovely decor - very recently refurbished beautifully The food was excellent, delicious cheddar cheese tart, and green beans with hazelnuts as a side. The menu is uncomplicated and varied. The truffles and fudge I had to finish were so delicious. Great pub restaurant! We’ll definitely be going again.

  • ((((( 21 September 2018 by Sophie from Burgess Hill

    Beautifully decorated new extension at the back is spacious for seating larger groups. Lovely food, good selection although a vegan option or two would be great. Pleasant, welcoming and accommodating staff. One of the best pubs in Sussex

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