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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%
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“roe” (11 reviews)
“lamb” (29 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 4 days ago via mobile

Every time we go to the Jolly Sportsman, we are surprised by what the chef creates ... and with a wonderful range of local ingredients, accompanied by local beer and fine wine. Thank you. We’ll be back soon!

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived half an hour early but they seated us no problem, at a table by the window, with really comfy fur lined chairs! The service was quick and friendly. Amazing choice of wines...we had the Brouilly with our mains of Sussex lamb and Venison, it...More

Thank wonkeymonkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my husband’s birthday and we booked a table for an evening meal in the conservatory for 9 people. Very welcoming when we arrived. The table was set beautifully with candles. The service was faultless, the menu had something for everyone. The food was...More

Thank sally t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit remote but worth the trip. The approach is a bit off putting but once inside this is a lovely pub with excellent beer and the food brilliant. The staff ate so friendly and helpful.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a meal with friends and whilst the weather was great the "Jolly Sportsman" provided us with great service and fare.It quite hidden away and it has a lot of charm and character and they appear to keep re-inventing the menu, which makes...More

Thank amgpatrick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely walk we had lunch at 2.30. Simple menu, my fish was tasty and my friends venision too. Two disappointmens some of us had there was very poor vegetarian options and the portions! I don’t personally need to eat huge Sunday roast, but...More

1  Thank missiwasin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being told that a family of 30 want to descend on you for an 80th birthday gathering must be music to the years of licensees but ensuring that everything goes smoothly and that the party of people are all kept happy, is a pretty neat...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

A fantastic meal at The Jolly Sportsman tonight. We went in for a drink then couldn’t resist staying to eat once we had seen the Fishmonger Friday menu. I had a very generous dish of fish pie which was delicious & my daughter & husband...More

Thank vaheine
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A belated birthday day lunch. We sat in the conservatory area as it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. We had a glass of fizz followed by a white rioja which went well with our roe deer. The deer was sublime, really really good. I always...More

Thank SunLover1109
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Myself, my partner and my parents visited last night for dinner having heard good things. The first thing that stood out was that the food was quite pricey. I had oysters for starter which were very tasty and fresh. My partner had the foil gras...More

Thank Lauren B
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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