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The Half Moon Pub

££ - £££, British,
The Half Moon Ditchling Road, Plumpton BN7 3AF, England
+44 1273 890253
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
“sea bream” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Half Moon Ditchling Road, Plumpton BN7 3AF, England
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Three of us had a leisurely lunch here on Friday 10 November. We were greeted warmly and given a quiet table, as requested when booking.The dining area was cosy, with two woodburning stoves.Service was attentive and unhurried. There was a good choice of wines by...More

1  Thank RogerandAnn
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I an see from the reviews that the Half Moon can be either exceptionally good or invoke criticism. My experience falls into the former. We've only been once before & based on that experience decided another visit was worthwhile & we were not disappointed. We...More

1  Thank Vince A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We ate late Sunday lunch as a large family group, and enjoyed ourselves very much. This is an attractive country pub with very traditional decor, outside space, and a children's play area. The food was hearty, as traditional as the decor, and very good, too....More

1  Thank Traveller10071
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We have had Sunday lunch here at least 4 times, the quality is always high. The pub itself is good for families, good play area outside and books and toys available for younger children in the pub. One negative point is that they no longer...More

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Visited yesterday on a wet and windy Sunday. Were greeted with a very warm welcome by staff on arrival. We had the Belly Pork which was absolutely delicious - slow cooked, tasted as though it was milk fed, along with selection of hot green vegetables....More

Thank Lynnb110
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here recently. The pub is lovely looking. The pub is fairly sizeable and cosy and has a large terrace also to eat on. There is a large beer garden across the car park which you can't eat menu food at but there...More

Thank BecciT
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Four of us had lunch here. We thought the menu was a bit different, the food well cooked, and certainly well sourced. They even list their suppliers locally. We were served well by pleasant staff. The venue was quite busy. I thought the total bill...More

Thank 641rogerg
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great atmosphere great food great service Had a lovely meal last night, we all enjoyed the food and the Italian waiter was great offering a recommendation of wines for our meal selection, can't wait to go back.

Thank susan G
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner. Staff made great recommendations. Will come back! Forgot to make pictures of the food. Just had to eat it right away! Don't forget the deserts they are the best. Cheesecake is lovely

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Doesn't do plain children's food like chicken nuggets, fish fingers, burger etc. Ordered tomato sauce with pasta, but the 'sauce' was tinned tomatoes which was clear to taste and confirmed by staff. Couldn't blame my children for not eating it when I can't eat tinned...More

1  Thank tmcpher
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Jane F
18 February 2018|
Response from JeannieL_11 | Reviewed this property |
I just reviewed our visit you'll have to ring the pub!
14 October 2017|
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Response from Melle R | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we are very much so thanks .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Half Moon Ditchling Road, Plumpton BN7 3AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Plumpton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 890253
  • E-mail
Meals Are Served Monday To Saturday Between 12pm & 15pm and 18pm & 21pm Sunday Between 12pm & 16pm The Half Moon is a cosy, 200 year old country pub located in the Ditchling Road in Plumpton, only five minutes from Lewes. Popular as a meeting place for walkers and cyclists, the pub has a fresh, seasonal menu featuring local produce and is renowned for its home cooked specialties and traditional Sunday roasts. With an open fire, a bar serving Plumpton wines, fresh apple juice from Ringden farm and Sussex bitters, and a terrace as well as seven acres of picnic grounds – The Half Moon is a lovely spot to spend an afternoon. We highly recomend the Harvey's ale battered Pollock with hand-cut chips and minted pea purée, and the home made chocolate brownies with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
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