The Half Moon in Plumpton is a beautiful two hundred year old traditional country pub nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, ten minutes from both the historic county town of Lewes and the charming village of Ditchling. A "quintessentially English pub" The Half Moon offers a menu that changes with the seasons and uses only the finest locally sourced produce. At the helm in the kitchens is award winning Chef Richard Willis, who has spent the past decade refining his skills in Sussex and brings with him an unrivalled knowledge of the best ingredients that the County can provide. The cellar is well stocked with the finest local beers from Harveys of Lewes to the local vicar's famous Rectory ales. There is also an extensive wine list of Old World and New World wines that has been chosen to compliment the menu. The Half Moon is also well equipped to cater for any wedding or event.
by ML on 16 Feb 2019
A lovely meal and efficient and friendly service - a most enjoyable evening!
by JohnnyHastings on 16 Feb 2019
Always a decent venue for meeting up and we'll placed for country walks.
by Rosie S on 14 Feb 2019
My friend and I had a great long walk over the South Downs Way and ended up in the Half Moon afterwards. It has a lovely, cosy atmosphere with a log fire and a wood burner, and nice comfortable furniture. The menu was absolutely fine (nothing new or particularly special) and the food was perfectly cooked. The staff were really lovely: we had been given a lift for half a mile by some nice person who saw us in the pouring rain. We asked our waiter and she asked the other staff and they worked out who he was, so we could leave him a drink behind the bar. They even knew his favourite whiskey! That's my idea of a local pub!
by Claudia on 11 Feb 2019
We were greeted warmly as we came in from the rain - a good start to a delightful evening.Had a cosy, quiet table near a wood burning stove. Delicious smoked mackerel pate and pheasant croquettes followed by a plump sea bream, good cheeses and yummy rhubarb mousse. Great pub grub. Nothing pretentious; just honest good cooking and good flavours. Friendly, attentive service (very flexible dealing with food intolerances). All in all, a lovely evening.
by Carole on 16 Jan 2019
An excellent meal - the pea and mint soup was wonderful