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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
Main course: £15
Food spend: £22
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30.

Excellent food, great atmosphere and friendly service. Very enjoyable Sunday lunch.

Mark 28 November 2018
from Haywards Heath

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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

Contact +44 1273843147

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Customer reviews for The Bull Ditchling

4.3 (((() (based on 91 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (58)
  • romantic (29)
  • luxury (25)
  • trendy (23)
  • child friendly (20)
  • al fresco (18)
  • large parties (17)
  • breakfast (16)
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  • (((** 12 December 2018 by N from Cambridge

    really like this place and have visited before. The layout and décor is great and staff but the start portion at £7.50 was laughable and the tempura batter was tempura it was just fish and chip batter. The fish and chip portion was also very small so disappointing really.

  • ((((( 12 December 2018 by Lauren from Burgess Hill

    Wholesome and delicious food. Service good and not overly fussy and without irritating interruptions when in mid conversation!

  • ((((* 28 November 2018 by Andy from Plumpton

    Great Sunday lunch but only 1 carrot 1 parsnip and no green veg at all. A roast should have more veggies

  • ((((( 28 November 2018 by Mark from Haywards Heath

    Excellent food, great atmosphere and friendly service. Very enjoyable Sunday lunch.

  • ((((( 27 November 2018 by Carol from Haywards Heath

    Not having dined here for many months, I was favourably impressed. The new decor and layout is greatly improved, light and spacious. Excellent selection on the menu and being gluten-free/cheese intolerant I was equally impressed that the waitress immediately offered me the amended menu. The food was beautifully presented and of an excellent quality and taste. Good selection of wines.

  • ((((( 26 November 2018 by Barry from ditchling

    Excellent service and surroundings. Food nice, I had lamb which was very tasty and not too "heavy".

  • ((((( 19 November 2018 by Sue from Haywards Heath

    The food was lovely - beautifully presented and delicious. The lamb with tzatziki starter was delicious, my friends loved the hake, and the desserts were also very nice. We had the frangipane, the alaska & the chocolate ganache between four of us, with truffles and fudge too. The truffles and fudge were not as delicious as last time I had them - there as hot chilli in the truffles which spoiled them for me, and last time I had vanilla fudge which was amazing, and this time it was chocolate with fruit in I think, which I wasn't keen on.
    The waitress was a little unsure when taking our drinks order, and it wasn't quite right, but nothing to moan about! We will definitely be back again.
    A lovely evening thank you :)

  • (((** 19 November 2018 by Rosalie from Lewes

    The Bull has been very tastefully modernised. The seats are wonderfully comfortable and the large glass windows create a bright and happy space.

  • ((((* 14 November 2018 by Sheila from Haywards Heath

    Our lunch last Sunday was generally a very enjoyable experience, the very traditional Sunday roast for the meat eaters was good, sadly the vegetarian option for my daughter, a sweet potato and lentil pie let things down. My daughter said it had little flavour and we all tried it and had to agree with her, given the price of the dish with no costly meat, it was very disappointing
    Otherwise the service and general ambience were all good. We also had one member of our party with reduced mobility which was taken into account re our table location and there was good easy access from the car park,

  • ((((* 5 November 2018 by Craig from HAywards HEath

    Loved it, tad expensive. But very nice none the less.

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