The Jolly Sportsman

Type:Restaurant - Pub

Chapel Lane, East Chiltington, Lewes, BN7 3BA

Tel: 01273 890400

Dining room with wood burner


Nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park, The Jolly Sportsman pub and bed and breakfast is a hidden gem in picturesque East Chiltington, serving some of the best local food and wine in Sussex.  

Our cooking philosophy is one of classical techniques married with local, seasonal produce, creating a constantly evolving menu that has a low carbon footprint.  We have a daily delivery of fresh fish caught off the Sussex coast, and all our meat is sourced from local butchers and farms within a 20-mile radius.  We bake our own bread daily, and our pastry chef also makes some wonderfully comforting desserts.  

There is a stunning garden to dine in during the spring and summer, and cosy indoor dining with two roaring fires in the winter months.

Cuisine: British - classic and modern twist

Local attractions - Court Garden Vineyard, Glyndebourne, Plumpton Racecourse.  


By train - Plumpton (5-minute drive or 15-minute walk through the fields), Lewes (15-minute drive - easy to get a taxi), Haywards Heath (15-minute drive)

By car - From Lewes direction, take the B2116.  From the A23 junction signposted Hurstpierpoint (B2116).  Located on a rural country lane called Chapel Lane with easy access by car and ample car park.  





  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Locally sourced produce
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Opening Times

* Monday - Friday: Lunch 12-2pm / Dinner 6-9pm
Saturday: Lunch 12-3pm / Dinner 6-9pm
Sunday: Lunch 12-3.30pm
Bank Holidays: Lunch 12-3pm

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