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 Matt on 19 Aug 2018
Superb menu, well executed. Reasonably priced fixed menu, good wine list. Some lovely seafood options. Very good for country pub food. Reason not 5 stars: Some parts of dining room / pub a bit tired (not in rustic way). Drinks came after starters, both for us and adjacent table - wrong dessert brought/alterations forgotten and felt that wait staff were not firing on all cyclinders (although they were very knowledgeable and polite when they were table side)
by Heather Lewis on 19 Aug 2018
Lovely pub/restaurant attended to celebrate exam passes. A bit pricey but worth it as the food was delicious!
by Mike and Pamela Burr on 15 Aug 2018
We go the Jolly Sportsman as often as we can, for small tete-a-tete, for lunches and family gatherings. The first thing you notice is the warm welcome, and attentiveness. Then the setting: if you don't want to sit right inside, then there's the conservatory with its garden views, and weather permitting, there are tables in the beautiful gardens, with views to the South Downs in the distance. We often take our coffees out and sit under the trees. The service is impeccable and the food always good, with different selections and specials (at the moment there's a special lobster menu). And withal, it's not expensive! Al in all our favourite restaurant.
by GP on 05 Aug 2018
Beautiful setting Impeccable service Great value wine Mains lacked Wow! Would return and recommend
by John T on 31 Jul 2018
The Jolly Sportsman never disappoints. Outstanding food in a delightful location. the wine list is admirable and I would recommend the Moreau 2015 Grand Cru Chablis with the lobster. One tiny gripe - which almost knocked a star - why isn't the mayonnaise home made?