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The Bull

High St, Ditchling BN6 8TA, England
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1 room 1 adult
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this delightful establishment this weekend for a well deserved break outside of London. We walked from Hassock's train station a short and pleasant stroll and it took about 15mins. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the very friendly Martin who gave us a brief introduction to the place and house rules. The bar room was typically... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We headed here for a weekend without the kids and to catch up on sleep. We got far more than this. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty; it was the service from all the wonderful staff that made this so outstanding. The room we had was was small but beautifully done - with all the comforts... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the worst experience of a hotel I have ever had. The staff were rude and unhelpful . The food bland. Rooms were dirty with very small bathrooms and overpriced. Although a lovely location so near to Brighton and bitter disappointment ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Loved this pub for thirty years, Molly Phil and Phil have made a good pub into a great pub. Why oh why does one of the male staff have to wear a ring threw his nose, apologies if it's for medical reasons, if not, come on man you are in the service industry.....yuk. Won't stop us going in to this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The bull's a nice pub in a lovely Sussex village but the food was very overpriced and the service was disappointing when we complained about a small portion. I ordered a main minestrone £12.50 which came as half a portion smaller than a kids meal. I ate it in two minutes and it obviously didn't touch sides nor was it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Having visited the nearby Arts and Crafts museum, thought we'd have a pub lunch and the menu read ok. The young waiter was helpful and cheerful, but the older waitress was much less so...As for the food, left us a tad grumpy as the chips were thin and soggy, not what was expected for hand cut! My toasted sandwich would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Had the best fish and chips ever recently at The Bull ! 5 star home made skinny chips; 5 star crispy batter; 5 star tartar sauce - nowhere else has come close! Food as it should be! Great service too - yes, you pay a bit more than the average, but worth every penny! Can't wait to return !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We wanted to spend a few days in the Brighton area, but stay just a little outside of all the traffic and crowds. We found the perfect place - The Bull, in Ditching. There are 4 lovely rooms - the 2 large ones are for sure my favourites, but they are all beautifully done. The pub itself is a lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We have always met up with friends at the Bull and enjoyed great meals and wine. The prices have soared and choice now not so great. Very overpriced for what we had. Really sorry to say we are going elsewhere after many years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to get away in the beautiful English countryside, look no further than Ditchling on the way to Brighton. And, you have to stay at the Bull, only 4 luxurious rooms over a 16th century pub. An experience of a lifetime. You can get here by train from Victoria Station in Central London and it takes less... More 

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