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All 87 Lewes Restaurants

The Jolly Sportsman

Chapel Lane, East Chiltington | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
01273 890400
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Ranked #21 of 87 Restaurants in Lewes
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lewes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I popped into The Jolly Sportsman for an evening meal. It was a cold evening outside so it was very nice to see a welcome fire. The manager always gives a lovely welcome and the staff are friendly as well as professional. We sat beside the fire for a drink before sitting down for our evening meal.... More 

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Brighton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A warm welcome for us and our dog at the Jolly Sportsman today. Very nice food in a comfortable dining room and a charming waiter. Well worth the trip for a relaxing lunch in an attractive setting. The garden looks lovely, even in January, so we'll be back to enjoy the open fire on colder days and the garden on... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We recently had our Christmas Party at The Jolly Sportsman for over 100 staff. The venue was perfect for this with the additional marquee attached to the entrance. The food was amazing and of a really high standard especially for this amount of people. The staff were friendly, approachable and on hand to help. I would highly recommend this perfect... More 

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sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

spent new years eve at the jolly sportsman with their special menu. Food was excellent and atmosphere very jolly. Would recommend to all for next new years Eve!

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Lewes
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Started our Christmas break with a meal at the Jolly on Christmas eve. We were made extremely welcome the moment we arrived and the good service continued throughout the evening. The food here is really good, definitely a step up from most pubs and restaurants. Really excellent Goose and a good steak with a decent bearnasie and great, proper chips.... More 

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Ditchling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Once again visited The Jolly, this time for a friend's Birthday. Fantastic food and really friendly genuine and attentive staff. Made a night we were looking forward to really special. Thanks again Andrew and your team.

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Sussex
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We haven't been here for about two years after a series of poor meals and bad service. It was a pity as we used to be regulars. However, having been advised to give it another try we did and were impressed - definitely back to the sort of standards that it used to have. Service was charming and efficient. The... More 

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

+ the partridge was one of the best dishes I've had this year. Breast moist, legs crispy, cabbage and bacon roll to accompany was perfect. - prices have moved from high to steep. Wouldn't mind so much but the lovely fresh and free bread is now just lovely. Linen napkins a thing of the past (but individual linen towel napkins... More 

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Robert W, Manager at The Jolly Sportsman, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your feedback, sorry for the late reply, busy month! Just a few things that I feel I need to correct. Firstly, we use paper napkins (Good quality ones) for lunch, and then linen ones in the evening. Secondly bread is still free, but we give it out only on request, or if the starter ordered requires bread... More 

Lewes
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Finding this pub in the narrow twisting lanes is part of the experience! Once found, it never disappoints. Sophisticated pub food, excellent service. Their Sunday roasts the best ever, no one can match their rare and tender roast beef! Ask for a table in the old part in winter, though, as it gets very cold in the conservatory extension. Lovely... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Had some good times and meals in the Jolly Sportsman, would always recommend booking and asking for a good table so you are not near the toilet. The menu is good and service has always been friendly.

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Address: Chapel Lane, East Chiltington | East Chiltington, Lewes BN7 3BA, England
Phone Number: 01273 890400
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
Cuisine: British

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