Pre booked set menu. Full payment required upon booking
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.
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- afternoon tea (8)
- al fresco (31)
- breakfast (25)
- business (14)
- child friendly (32)
- dinner (126)
- entertainment (7)
- large parties (30)
- lunch (132)
- luxury (40)
- private dining (31)
- romantic (53)
- trendy (52)
- value (20)
- views (14)
23 November 2019
Food was delicious and the timeliness of service was good However, a waiter tried to give us desserts that should have gone to another table even before we had our main course Then when our desserts were due a waiter tried to give us the wrong ones and said were we sure we hadn’t ordered a cheeseboard and finally we were charged for a beer and a coffee we hadn’t ordered
3 November 2019
We had a great family meal. We arrived for 6.30 early but were accommodated. The food arrived swiftly which was needed as we were in the mood. Service great. First card machine was dead so had to get a second machine. Ended up scanning and doing pin twice which makes you feel like you might mistakenly pay twice but I’m sure it’s fine although I’ll double check. Maybe stronger batteries or signal
1 November 2019
Lovely dining area in the conservatory, great atmosphere, staff/service friendly, prompt and attentive, food was excellent - presentation and taste.
1 November 2019
An enjoyable lunch with friendly service in a delightful location. Good food and wine choices available.
21 October 2019
Booking on line ok Ambience very nice Food excellent Staff good
18 October 2019
My husband & I had an excellent dinner at The Bull in Ditchling. The dining room is beautifully set out and relaxing to be in with a lovely ambience. The food, drinks & service were all excellent as always. We particularly enjoyed the excellent curried carrot soup which was delicious and perfect to warm us up on a cold Autumn evening. The haddock and monk fish dishes were also excellent, with really tasty, subtle flavours which were delicious and a delight to eat. We enjoyed our decaffeinated espressos at the end with homemade chocolate truffles which melted in our mouths as we did not feel like eating desserts. We also loved the beer & wine that we chose, which included glasses of white and red Rioja. The Bull's December & New Year menus look great and we will certainly be back to try these.
13 October 2019
Excellent dinner and service, although they had run out of the first choice of two of our party.
13 October 2019
Lovely restaurant, lots of light even on a grey day. Staff were friendly and informative, although there was no one to welcome us initially. We shared the trout starter and had roast beef for main. The beef was cooked beautifully and the seasonal veg were delicious
12 October 2019
A lovely meal. Friendly & efficient staff.
6 October 2019
We were sat at a lovely table for brunch. Staff were attentive and cheerful.
3 course menu £65 pp / £35 children
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