The Jolly Sportsman

Type:Bed & Breakfast

Chapel Lane, East Chiltington, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3BA

Tel: 01273 890400



Stylish and exceptionally comfortable, The Jolly Sportsman, near picturesque Lewes, is the perfect spot for a romantic and relaxing break nestled within the peaceful South Downs National Park. A hidden gem off the beaten path, yet only 45 minutes from London and Brighton, this is one of the most idyllic spots in the Sussex countryside to enjoy dining on delicious local food and wine and exploring Sussex’s many attractions including Glyndebourne, Plumpton Racecourse, Brighton, Lewes, Seven Sisters and the Bluebell Railway. With stunning views and walks on your doorstep, you can really disconnect from the everyday and get some much-needed R&R.


The Jolly Sportsman offers four beautiful boutique bedrooms above the pub; three doubles and a larger suite room. All rooms have comfortable super king size beds with Egyptian cotton linen and fluffy towels & robes, quality mattresses, luxurious en-suite bathrooms with spacious waterfall showers accompanied by sumptuous products, Nespresso machines, fair-trade tea facilities, flat screen TVs and Wifi.


A delicious local Sussex breakfast is served in the restaurant downstairs in our cosy red room during the winter months, and in our Garden Room in the summer months. There is a roof terrace with broad reaching views of the beautiful Sussex countryside, which guests can enjoy exclusively.


Guide Prices

Room rates start from £140 - £195

Bluebell £140
Albourne £160
Ridgeview £170
Court Garden £195

Price includes breakfast



  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI


  • Free Parking on Site

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Television

Site Features

  • Public house/Inn

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Lewes direction take the B2116. From the A23 take the junction signposted Hurstpierpoint (B2116)

We are located on a rural country lane called Chapel Lane with easy access by car and ample car park

Public Transport Directions

Plumpton (5 minute drive or 15 minute walk through the fields)

Lewes (10 minute drive - easy to get taxi )

Haywards Heath (15 minute drive - easy to get taxi)

Opening Times

* Open for rooms all year round
Pub closed for Sunday dinner October - March

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