We will be open 7 days a week
Bar open for coffee and drinks 12-11 Mon - Sat. 12-7 Sundays
Food served 12-9pm Monday - Saturday
On Sundays we serve our delicious Sunday roast in addition to an array of seasonal dishes 12-6
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
About The Bat & Ball
Please note from the 12th April - 16th May we will only be offering outside tables. Please select either a COURTYARD table (with roof cover) OR an OUTSIDE FRONT table (garden umbrella cover).
We will not be taking bookings for Garden tables.
Richard, Caroline, Dan and their team look forward to welcoming you to The Bat and Ball.
Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside we serve 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 from the a la carte menu showcasing dishes carefully selected by Head Chef Chris Upton.
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.
The food was generally good, however the desserts were disappointing. It would have been nice to have a hot dessert option, apple crumble or similar. The choc trifle tasted 'synthetic'. It's great that so many different diets were catered for but maybe there needs to be more choice to allow for that. The two ravioli for the starter were a bit 'minimal'. Otherwise we couldn't fault the service or atmosphere.
I thought the Bat and Ball has done an excellent job of making their premises as Covid secure as possible while nonetheless enabling a very enjoyable atmosphere. I don’t normally leave reviews but I thought all the team at the Bat and Ball deserve recognition.
Was very impressed by the range of vegan options available. Great covered area in the courtyard. Friendly staff. All round a great place!
We had a lovely relaxing roast dinner. The staff as always outstanding, friendly, helpful and attentive. I can not speak highly enough and highly recommend.
Best Sunday roast I’ve had for a long time
Good food and nice atmosphere with pleasant wait staff. Happy to be out despite a little rain!
Such a lovely setting. Lots of heaters and fire pits dotted around. Blankets if needed. Service was great with every request catered for. I wasn’t impressed with the menu but what we had was good.
We throughly enjoyed our meals the food was amazing & great value for money. The service was really good. Will definitely be coming back & recommending.
Relaxed atmosphere and great service.
It was a cold lunchtime but the area looked pretty. Food was cold but I appreciate it’s very hard to keep soup and mussels hot when it was such a cold day. It was busy so we had to ask for our bill twice and our food took 45 mins to reach us. I think the staff are amazing and working hard in these v stressful times. I’ve been a few times abs I’d go agsin. Maybe they need some heaters for outside during the cold days not just evenings.
We had a lovely lunch in the courtyard. It was a shame the weather was cold and wet but we appreciated the blankets and heaters! The food was delicious and we enjoyed the wine and real ale. Looking forward to being able to eat indoors.
The staff were very friendly and the restaurant is well set up for Covid restrictions
Great service and fantastic food - we are so lucky to have the Bat and Ball on our doorstep!!!
Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch yesterday. Perfect in every way - weather, service and food. Could not have asked for more.
Great meal and fabulous service, really friendly and attentive, sadly we got over charged on our bill which we didn’t notice until we got home!
Lovely atmosphere in the Courtyard and delicious food.
Lovely food abs service as always. Thank you!
Everything was perfect!
Delightful evening with delicious food and excellent friendly service . Sat in the courtyard with heaters so not too cold !
Everything was perfect for celebrating my husband’s special birthday. The staff were efficient and very accommodating with his birthday cake. The Courtyard table was in an ideal position and sheltered from the wind.
Our waitress was absolutely lovely, but there was one waitress was quite rude and didn’t want to be there at all.
Brilliant first out out after lock down. Staff were brilliant,, they seemed to be so pleased to be back in the thick of it. Good, only criticism was a limited menu, unless you’re vegan. The food we had was lovely and a great way to kick off going out. Thanks, we will be back.
Our first lunch out for over a year. The Bat and Ball proved an excellent choice. The burger I had was as good as I’d find in America. The hand cut chips were better. The service, atmosphere and setting were as good as they could be in these troubled times.
Exceptional!! Such a beautiful lunch in a stunning location. So great to see you all again!
I had mentioned it was my husband’s birthday and that a candle would be nice in his dessert but this didn’t happen. Seats are very low to the tables. Plates could have been heated to keep the food hot.