We will be open 7 days a week
Bar open for coffee and drinks 12-11
Light bites menu available 3-6
Lunch Monday-Saturday 12-3
Dinner Monday- Saturday 6-9
On Sundays we serve our delicious Sunday roast in addition to an array of seasonal dishes 12-6
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Bat & Ball
Richard, Caroline and their team are very much looking forward to welcoming you from the 1st October. Following an amazing two and half years running Haywards Restaurant at Hurtwood Park, they are extremely excited to be re launching as The Bat & Ball Country Pub and Haywards Restaurant.
Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside they will be serving seasonal dishes in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Their bar boasts a great selection of real ales alongside a carefully selected wine list and soft drink selection and is a great place to enjoy a light bite in front of an open fire.
Alternatively dine in the restaurant and enjoy the a la carte menu showcasing dishes carefully selected by Head Chef Adam.
The Bat & Ball will also offer the ideal location for weddings, private parties, special occasions and other celebratory affairs. The surrounding grounds and gardens will all be available to hire and the pub itself has a number of private areas that are perfect for office lunches and dinners.
We had a surprise 70th party for our mum and the staff were great at organising it all in advance and a very smooth run on the day. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was great. Over all a lovely lunch was had by all. May thanks for all you.
Such a friendly pub
Great friendly service. Great food and drink. Thanks for making our Daughters Birthday special
Fabulous venue! Wonderful Baby shower! Staff so accommadating with nothing being too much trouble!
Afternoon tea for my daughters birthday was fabulous. Lovely setting in the Courtyard, great food and service. Staff were also so helpful in setting this up. Definitely recommended and will be back.
Had a lovely Sunday lunch here. Staff were fantastic and the food delicious
My only reservation about the Sunday lunch menu is that I would have preferred different alternatives to Roast dinner than was on the menu.
We had a lovely meal in the outside area, the pub and its surroundings are very nice. The food was of a very good quality and the staff excellent. Very pleased with the experience.
Although friendly, the staff had to be reminded for our drinks twice and our meals once, we also have to chase the bill. Several of the items on the menu were not available, but were only told of this when we tried to order. When we jokingly mentioned that there were no chocolates with the bill, were told they didnt as it would cost the venue £30 a day, which was a little bit annoying when we had paid a £170 bill! However, was great to see how pet friendly the pub was, and the staff were very friendly.
This is the 3rd time we have been here and the food and service has always been great.
It is a lovely place, it can be busy but you always feel the centre of attention, amazing staff, mouthwatering food and stunning location. A little pricey but you don’t mind when you experience such amazing quality.
Lovely pub & gardens with good atmosphere. Very good friendly staff & good service. The menu needs a bit more choice. Food a little on the pricey side & our fish & chips were not freshly cooked & not golden batter as I would have liked. Overall a very nice pub/restaurant & we will go again soon
Interesting sitting outside among the campers! But good fun and decent food with friendly service
We were made to feel extremely welcome. The food was delicious and the staff were very professional and courteous.
I cannot stress enough how grateful we are to Caroline, Holly - and the chef! - for making our wedding lunch so very special. It meant so much to us. The Bat and Ball is a beautiful pub in a beautiful location - and to have such warm, friendly, caring service - and excellent food on top! Fantastic! The cocktails were out of this world too. Thank you. We will be back!
Great location layout and atmosphere. Tasty food and friendly staff. All very good
The team here are amazingly friendly and customer focused. A real treat! The chef's clearly love their job, as evidenced in their attention to detail, and you must ask the barstaff for a speciality cocktail..
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Bat & Ball. We have visited many times and always come back again.
Wonderful service and food! Extremely friendly and helpful staff even though they had had a very busy day and were expecting 60 guests in the evening, they made us feel most welcome!
We had a fabulous private party in the courtyard area of your beautiful pub. It was the perfect setting for our intimate celebration and the staff were friendly and attentive. Lovely place and will recommend.
Unfortunately , we had to send our food back twice as it was not hot. We were presented the 2nd time with the same plates and food and told it had been heated up in the oven! REALLY! After the 3rd attempt the food was hot. Didn't make for a great relaxing Sunday lunch! Granted one of the dinners was taken off the bill along with the drinks which was a lovely gesture. The restaurant was not full but we were told it was really busy with lots of big party bookings..humm..Anyway...its a real shame as the venue is great and really charming. Such as shame as not inclined to want to go back now and spend money there.
Fantastic country pub, lovely food and surroundings. Will be back!
Service although pleasant and friendly foood delivery was slow even though the restaurant wasn’t full
This is the best service we have received for a long time start to finish. We camped here for our anniversary, facilities and surroundings amazing, food choice great, but most of all it was the service nothing was a problem, everything was so relaxed and everyone so helpful even to the point my husband forgot to get me chocolate and the barman gave us his!! Already planning our next stay. Thank you so much this is a little hidden gem 5*