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The Jolly Sportsman

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££ - £££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” (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 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
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A very nice place on a delightful walk route. The food was in itself beautiful..but you’d need a microscope to see the accompanying vegetables to the main meal. Only two vegetarian options...neither of which I fancied...no vegan options. Overpriced for what you got, but good...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is the second time I have been disappointed here. I won't come again. Original menu - as eighteen months ago when i was first here - was offering the same veggie options - risotto or gnocci. This is lazy. To be fair they did...More

2  Thank britinsussex
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Once again we were given a very nice welcome. The fire was blazing and it was very cosy, despite it being quite early and only one other couple there when we arrived. We chose a table near the bar and the fire, as the table...More

Thank AnnaCrab
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Went on a sunday and there was only 1 vegetarian option - which was a very small portion of gnocchi (like 12 pieces!) - compared to the roasts which were good, it seemed like they had made no effort whatsoever. If your going to have...More

Thank chazparslow123
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Friday night dinner! Very warm and cosy ! Staff very pleasant. Unfortunately food was very disappointing. My calves liver portion was minuscule!!! I thought it was a mix up in the kitchen and given a child’s portion! Very disappointing unfortunately!!

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to call on the off chance that they had a table and were told that wouldn’t be a problem which was great, also it was it ok to bring our dog ( which it was!) you reach the pub down the end of...More

Thank andyclarke90
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Not been out to the Jolly Sportsman for a number of years but we really enjoyed our dinner and received a very warm welcome. We both chose the chicken pie which was delicious and would recommend. We will definitely being going back

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Now not that good, food OK but nothing special, used to be great with many different whiskeys on the shelf the evening we went it was not very full but the food still took ages to arrive

Thank wilmy1
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This wonderful rural pub has nailed it - it just keeps getting better and better. The wine list is fabulous, with a broad range of wine offered by the bottle, glass and carafe. Beer is fab too. The atmosphere is relaxed, cosy and warm. Service...More

Thank Ontheroad9999
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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