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The Sportsman Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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The Sportsman Inn is a public house offering a selection of local and Cornish real ales and delicious pub food. We have 5 en-suite B&B rooms with spectacular views over the Amberley Brooks.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews burger sticky toffee pudding mash risotto fish and chips chicken ice cream salad sunday roast bread sandwiches the pub under new management fantastic views flood plain changed hands south downs way
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The first surprise was to find when we sat down that we were looking out across the flood meadows with herds of Deer left right and center. The pub had provided binoculars so we could look at them The service was excellent and most of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 36Wicks
scoopycoop, Owner at The Sportsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do currently have a venison dish on our specials board, which unfortunately was not on the board on Sunday. We would love to see you again if you fancied coming in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a last minute lunch. They managed to fit us in and kept us informed that there was a slight delay as the other people had not left the table yet. They settled us down next to the fire with some drinks and menu....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nikkisL1281ST
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up muddy after cycling some of the South Downs, no problem. Great service, Nice beer, lovely food. Room was very nice, big bath for tired legs. Nice view over the flood plain, easy connection to the South Downs way. Secure bike storage. We’ll go...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vussey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for Sunday lunch in the conservatory, and thoroughly enjoyed it- food was great (eg three roast pork lunches, which were outstanding) and service was friendly and efficient. Only one fly in the ointment. Would be good to get a carpet into...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

We stayed here but didn't have supper. Lovely rooms and great welcome with a top class breakfast. Great find thanks

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 7 January 2019

I first came here with family about a year ago, and really enjoyed it. It was even better this time! The food was brilliant again, everyone was very pleased! We sat in the conservatory this time with the beautiful view. My daughter (6) is a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 636DavidW636
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Don't be fooled by the rather conventional exterior, this pub which is ideally situated for the South Downs Way, is a hidden treasure. Sophie and her partner recently took over the pub and are building themselves a strong recommendation. The food is very well prepared...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Firejdb
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We were a group of 8 who booked to celebrate a birthday. A couple in the group turned up half an hour after our booked time but the team at The Sportsman were very accommodating. All of the group were very satisfied with the delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BestKeptWoman
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 12 that had dinner here the night before our wedding at the castle. We pre-ordered our food a few days before and when the food arrived none of us were disappointed. Piping hot, tasty food served quickly. I had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alfalfa99
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We arrived on a Sunday at 1pm and the having put in order waited 40 mins for food. The Burger was served in a bun that was stale and inedible. Waitress seemed disinterested in my comments and no response from a manager. Also a rather...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gerrynew
scoopycoop, Owner at The Sportsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to us on Sunday. I would like to take this opportunity to point out that the burger bun was not stale, it had been heated in the oven and...More

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Response from Pads_M_UK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 100%, open and well run.
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Yes, not sure from what time but it certainly can be booked.
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