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 Emma on 11 Nov 2018
Excellent service and lovely food, really good steak and nice people highly recommend
by Philippa Wright on 23 Sep 2018
4 of us had a very good meal last night and couldn't fault anything with the quality of our food, service etc - the only thing I will add is the lack of choices for a vegetarian!
by Philip Evans on 09 Sep 2018
Perfect food, drink, service, ambiance and with knowledgeable and friendly efficient staff - and we bought some olives and olive oil. What more could you want! Many thanks Half Moon.
by Flora1898 on 23 Aug 2018
-We came again for your fish dishes and were not disappointed. Fresh Sea Bass, tartare sauce. Delicious. - Service was swift and the waitresses were delightful and smiley. - It was good to be offered Gluten Free bread, though the beetroot soup was not blitzed enough - too watery with lumps. - Children's menu a tad disappointing. Only one sausage and unsuitable choice of ice cream > no vanilla or chocolate!! - Though superb toy selection made up for lack of children's calories. Chips excellent. - Lovely that you still allow dogs. Water and biscuits provided! - Darling landlady(?) recognised us from the previous visit and landlord(?) took time out to discuss paint colours. Love that! - Smoking diners area appeared to be separate from other diners, which we appreciated. - Jugged water and napkins provided readily. - Loos in good order. - Rather ripe smell of field manure spreading combined with drain odours at the time of our visit! Not explained. Though this was the first time it had happened.
by Lorna, Jane and John on 17 Jul 2018
We had a lovely lunch in the garden at the Half Moon and really enjoyed our fish and chips and salad. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, even lending me a map for a walk nearby. The food was very fresh and tasty and well presented. I will definitely be back and look forward to sitting by the fire in the winter time as it looks very cosy in the main bar.