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The Sportsman Pub

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Goddards Green, in the heart of West Sussex, close to Hurstpierpoint and Burgess Hill, boasts the Sportsman public house, home of great cuisine and Casque Mark Ales. Formerly, two pubs, the Magpie and the Sportsman, the buildings were knocked through into one. This establishment dates from about 1800. Families and their children are most welcome as too are walkers and cyclists. Why not surf the internet on your smartphone using our free wifi to find the next part of your route! We can also cater for bespoke wedding parties, wakes, children’s parties and other private functions including company & private Christmas Parties We are proud to have been awarded the Cask Marque and serve a range of
US$6 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a friendly, country pub to have dinner on our way to Brighton, and The Sportsman proved to be a good choice. It was only a few minutes off the A23 and as soon as we entered it felt warm and friendly....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Daveg21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Sportsman with my wife and son just before Christmas, we'd visited at this time a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the warmth of the place. We weren't disappointed, the staff were friendly, there was a raging log fire going and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Keith D
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Sausage and Mash can be done in all sorts of ways but this Pub adds a hint of garlic to the mash and insures the veg is just right...a pub favorite done exceptionally well!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We were 5 for Sunday lunch including a vegetarian. The lunch was pretty much close to perfect. Crisp roast potatoes (not the usual soggy fare that you'll usually have on a Sunday) with the most delicious rich and flavorsome gravy to accompany the roast belly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AbuDhabiCalling
Reviewed 27 November 2018

On Saturday we celebrated my 50th birthday with a party at The Sportsman. A fabulous evening was had by all. Matt and his team were so accommodating throughout the evening and the early evening buffet was a great success. The band played, everyone danced and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jackjo2016
TheSportsmanPubcom, Owner at The Sportsman Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Jackie Thanks for the recent review! Super evening, great bunch of people to celebrate with you & of course In Yer Face such an amazing band as always! See you & your family again soon I hope Thanks M

Reviewed 26 November 2018

Excellent breakfast hosted by The Sportsman last weds 21st. Lovely buffet breakfast for 30 surveyors, hot, tasty and plenty of it ! We will be revisiting.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen O
TheSportsmanPubcom, Owner at The Sportsman Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Stephen Many thanks for taking the time to comment on the breakfast meeting you hosted with us last week Hopefully see more visits from you with new potential clients from the new site as construction develops further Thanks again Matt

Reviewed 16 November 2018

Nice peaceful environment inside the pub. We turned left to eat in the restaurant area as it looked more pleasant than turning right into the room to the left of the bar. Good menu selection plus specials. Three of us for lunch - one had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DIYMe
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Last time I ate here was very disappointing. However, tonight I was very impressed. Staff are polite, but not shy, assertive but not pushy. Food, we all had different things. All looked really good, and my camembert was really top notch. Served with big bulbs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lumponmyhead
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Having moved into the area recently, we've been here for many Sunday lunches already. Popular (recommend booking), but for good reason - Sunday roast is so good, especially the beef!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rainers000079
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner , the food was lovely home cooked food, friendly service would definitely recommend. Decent portions and well priced.

Date of visit: November 2018
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