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A classic, cosy country pub. We are dog friendly and child friendly. Our restaurant caters a menu of traditional pub grub (with a few twists!) but with a very special touch, applied by our superb chef, Oli. We have a beautiful open hearth, which adds to the atmosphere of our wonderful building, dating back to the late 18th century. Great food, great beer and a great atmosphere - come and see for yourself!
US$7 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 22 October 2020

Hadn't been to Balcombe for ages so decided to stop off here for lunch having made a reservation the day before. Plenty of choice on the menu. I chose Harvey's beer-battered haddock, chips & peas & my partner had pie of the day (lamb) with...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

I just stopped for a cheeky pint before I continued with my drive back to Eastborne! I missed a signed regarding COVID guidance but instead of explaining of my girlfriend and me the owner (assumed he was) bluntly asked what we wanted and told us...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020

One pint of Lager £6.00 I know that many pubs have lost a lot of money through the lockdown, but to increase pioces by around 20% is disgraceful. I would have expected to have paid around £4 for this lager anywhere else. And to be...More

Date of visit: September 2020
NickM5242, Owner at The Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2020

None of our lagers cost £6 in fact none of them even cost £5. We have not increased any prices since reopening all are exactly as they were when we closed in March. We have also extended the government Eat Out to Help Out scheme...More

Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

The food and service was great. Excellent value. Two 12 y-o boys and their Dad very happy and will be back.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

Just happened to be passing and popped in with 9 others. Food took a while to arrive but all our meals were excellent. May be pricey for some - £12-18 mains - but all real food cooked from scratch, nice range on the menu, not...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020

We were asked to join 2 relatives to make a foursome for lunch. First impression, clean and tidy, and comfortable. Reasonable menu, including a vegan curry choice. No problem choosing different dishes. Staff were very accommodating. Beer, pale, simply super. Small selection but as any...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 24 January 2020

There's always a warm welcome at the Half Moon and I love the community feel with the party atmosphere at the bar, especially on a Friday and Saturday nights. The food is always tasty and features local produce so the quality is second to none....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 January 2020

Warm pub with nice decor but incredibly rude and patronising staff. Food was average. Will not be visiting again.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2019

Popped in after visiting our daughter. Didn't think that at 19:30 hrs we would get a table as walk ins. We did, and so glad we did. Small and concise menu, with choices through all 3 courses. Didn't have to wait too long, and when...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

A good village pub with a range of ales and food on offer. Not the most comfortable of places but worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Very dog friendly
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    The Half Moon Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5