Chef/Patron Bruce Wass and his team of enthusiastic cooks offer fantastic, seasonal food, from lunchtime charcuterie plates & ploughmans with home made bread, to finely crafted dishes on the à la carte menu. The Jolly Sportsman provides a relaxed, friendly, professional meal experience. Fine cooking, not fine dining.
by Kenneth Ross on 16 Jun 2018
Our first time at the Jolly Sportsman for several years - the menu is similar to the past; modern British with local ingredients. The food and service were good and better than our previous visits. We had whole bream, cod, pigeon and lamb - all nicely presented, well cooked, fresh and tasty. Only minor negative was the narrow selection of deserts - good for the waistline but not for sales.
by Steven on 11 Jun 2018
Our first visit. Had table in the lovely garden. From the truffle crisps to the home made desserts, the food was excellent.
by Henry & Ginny Foster on 09 Jun 2018
Beautiful gardens and wonderful food in restful, friendly surroundings.
by Jeremy Page on 07 Jun 2018
The set menu (3 courses) proved to be an inspired choice. The linguine with mussels were excellent. The rib of beef main course was probably the best beef I have ever eaten (in my 60 years). And the baked cheesecake with apricots in grappa was a perfect combination of sweet and sour. The Chilean sauvignon blanc slipped down well, too. A five star experience - no question.
by Buntyboo on 06 Jun 2018
I am loathe to recommend this wonderful pub/restaurant/eatery/hangout/please-adopt-me home because it's already too popular - 300 covers every weekend. But I love this place. Never disappointed whether I stop for a cold beer after a long walk on the Downs or lunch with the gals or a family Sunday lunch. If I were single this would be 'the' perfect date pub. Menu is varied, food, flavours and plate presentation superb, wine list all you need and the "ambience" (see Micky Flanagan) is so relaxed and relaxing but without any slack in service. It's worth travelling the distance just to spend a few hours here. I just love it. Thank you to the Jolly Sportsman yet again for proving to friends down from London that Sussex does it better and please, please don't change a thing..