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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.

We had an excellent three course meal - will definitely come again.

Jenny 11 June 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

3.9 ((((* (based on 46 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (30)
  • dinner (24)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • luxury (10)
  • al fresco (6)
  • value (5)
  • private dining (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((( 20 June 2018 by Rosemary from Brighton

    2nd visit in short space of time - just as good. Particularly liked the rose wine I had. Service of drinks could have been a little quicker when we arrived

  • (((** 15 June 2018 by Steve from Cuckfield

    Surprisingly average given the ratings, a very mediocre Chorizo dish for breakfast and average coffee.

  • ((*** 13 June 2018 by Lee from Southwick

    The bar and restaurant were very nice however the food was not so nice it had very little taste and the cocktails were not so good we did tell the waitress as we thought you would want to know! Puds were good but the cheeseboard would leave even the smallest mouse hungry

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Jenny from Haywards Heath

    We had an excellent three course meal - will definitely come again.

  • (((** 9 June 2018 by Stephen from Ditchling

    We went for lunch with another couple. The menu is limited but the food good but the service is not particularly good egg bread was asked for twice but never appeared and then was cancelled

  • ((((( 5 June 2018 by Simon from Höllviken

    Very good

  • (((** 30 May 2018 by Alison from Hassocks

    Prompt, polite service. Menu for coeliacs refreshingly inclusive. Halibut cooked to perfection but I was a little disturbed by the slime accents on the plate, still unsure what they were. It wasn’t clear that the dish didn’t come with sides, this could have been made clearer, I was in need of carbs. Excellent wine choice, went with the Reisling - superb. Dessert was artic roll and delicious. All in all a lovely meal if not disturbed by out of control children. I would however argue the £13 a glass for Reisling was a little over priced and all in all, the meal was at the upper end of cost; which as delightful as it was, did not warrant the overall cost. Pricey lunch.

  • (((** 30 May 2018 by Lin from Hurstpierpoint

    Very nice meal
    Busy bank holiday Monday but disappointed some of menu not available at1pm and as a consequence service little slow

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Martin from Sompting

    Excellent food, service and environment

  • ((((* 29 May 2018 by John from Burgess Hill

    Good food and service.

    The new extension can be very noisy as little soft furnishings I would recommend the old restaurant if you can still use it.

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