Pubs in Sussex
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With over 30 breweries based in Sussex it's no doubt that there is a glut of excellent pubs and country pubs stretching across the entire Sussex landscape. From vibrant Sussex gastro pubs to cosy country pubs, Sussex is definitely the place to head to if you want to experience the quintessential English pub and sample some of the many beers made in Sussex or superb pub food using Sussex ingredients. Our Sussex pub guide aims to bring you the very best pubs that Sussex has to offer, featuring both fantastic Sussex food pubs and pubs in Sussex renowned for their spectacular choice of beers and wines. We love that fact that Sussex has such a diverse selection of pubs and it's this very fact that we dedicate an entire section to the finest pubs on offer both in East Sussex and West Sussex.
Our recommended pub in Sussex
The Jolly Sportsman
The Jolly Sportsman at West Chiltington near Lewes in East Sussex is wonderfully isolated gastropub with a small, stylish bar that mixes both a rustic look with contemporary artwork.
The menu at The Jolly Sportsman is a true gem for meat-eaters with such dishes as Roast partridge, braised red cabbage, chestnuts & bacon, Grilled local plaice fillets, fennel, chive beurre blanc or Horsted Keynes venison loin, green beans, Dauphinoise potatoes, cranberry jam, but there are also top-notch vegetarian options, and the fixed-price lunch menu starting at just £13.50 offers superb value.
The pub offers a wide range of micro-brewery delights, with ales directly from the cask and if the sun is out head for the Moroccan-tiled table terrace or the South Downs-facing garden. The Jolly Sportsman aim is to serve good reliably sourced food in a relaxed setting where you can enjoy a bar snack and a pint of local ale or a three course meal with fine wine from our very extensive list and they really do manage to do this exceptionally well
Pubs in Sussex