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The Jolly Sportsman

€€ - €€€British, , Soups
Chapel Lane | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
+44 1273 890400
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“roe deer” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (27 reviews)
“pigeon breast” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Chapel Lane | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days 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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful and friendly attention and clean and lovely food. Terrific value is the prix fixe lunch and glorious Carlingford oysters to start with. Carafe Rose at lunch time and a local light ale just made it and the sun was shining too.

Thank timjanewales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is slighly hard to find, but generally worth it. Big garden out the back, classic olde worlde pub interior inside. BYO at £16 is rather steep, but I do like the idea of 'cakeage' - bring your own cake (less pricey I'm glad to...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and great food - thoroughly enjoyed our evening here Staff were fantastic - really friendly and helpful

Thank penelopestone
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Quiet location with an interesting church along the lane. Very good staff. Warm to dog owners. Nice atmosphere. Good selection of cocktails, wines and beer. Food good interesting dishes of all sorts. Nice desserts. But it is at the pricey end - three lunchtime courses...More

Thank peterpaddockhurst
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My friends took me here for my birthday. We had a very nice lunch sitting outside under the trees on a lovely summers day. The food and the wine were extremely nice and made this a luncheon to be remembered.

Thank dottie1943
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Questions & Answers
Rod J
2 May 2016|
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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