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The General Restaurant - CLOSED

1 High Street, Ditchling BN6 8SY, England
+44 1273 846638
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good6%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
23 Mar 2014
“Just for kids”
24 Jan 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1 High Street, Ditchling BN6 8SY, England
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I went there for a snack. Not much choice. Soup ok too cold to start with. Soup brought in. Not much choice of anything. Geared mostly to kids even the furniture. What a pity this could be such a great tea rooms/ bistro but it...More

Thank jillyh
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Though its name has changed as this cafe is now under new management, I regret I cannot recall its new name! What I do recall, however, is just how good my cappucino and panini was, that came with an unexpected and very pleasing salad in...More

Thank frankieDorking
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I was touring the area on bicycle and decided to stop at this conveniently placed restaurant for lunch. I was a bit wet and muddy from the bike and offered to sit outside but they insisted I sit inside and warm up a bit. i'm...More

1  Thank rednorvs
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We usually head down to Brighton for a Sunday breakfast treat but had heard good things about The General and with it being close by I thought we would give it a go. Tucked away in the dead centre of Ditchling I was surprised to...More

Thank Ayersy
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We had an excellent lunch here - the Puri puri was really delicious and the chef was extremely relaxed and friendly and went out of her way to make an off-menu lunch for the 4 young children in our group. We took some cake home...More

Thank ClaudiaT186273
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Have been to The General on a number of occasions and It has never disappointed. We had a very warm and good humoured welcome and the overall experience is that the people there really care about what they do. We only discovered the place last...More

Thank GuyMS
Reviewed 12 May 2013

It was the annual Ditchling Artists' Open House event and Ditchling was heaving with people. The General was hosting several artists' work so there was a steady footfall through the Restaurant at the same time as the owners and staff were juggling with serving a...More

Thank DollyPantry
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We went there mid afternoon yesterday - my wife, son and myself. We weren't sure whether it was open as the sun shining on the windows made the interior look dark and closed - but I'm glad I checked! We were greeted with a really...More

Thank Allan P
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Hi to all kids out there my name is Daniel and i have a sister Isabelle age 3 and we have just visited the general last week with my Auntie Nicola who lives close by .we called in for a drink and cake after a...More

3  Thank 595elizabethb595
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We were attending a craft show at the nearby community centre and wanted a bite to eat. We walked just a few yards to the cross roads and there was The General Restaurant and Tearoom. The menu was quite short but with a nice selection...More

1  Thank RogerS685
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegan Options
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 High Street, Ditchling BN6 8SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Ditchling
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 846638
  • E-mail
Popular casual and formal dining spot for brunch, lunch, drinks and easy suppers. Seasonal menus inspired by local flavours and produce form light contemporary dishes with fusion flair. Private hire and catering also available.
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