The Bat & Ball

The Bat & Ball, Newpound Lane, Billingshurst, United Kingdom, RH140EH
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Opening Information

We will be open 7 days a week
Bar open for coffee and drinks 12-11

Lunch Monday-Saturday 12-6
Dinner Monday- Saturday 6-9
On Sundays we serve our delicious Sunday roast in addition to an array of seasonal dishes 12-6

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Bat & Ball

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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

The Bat and Ball always go above and beyond to accommodate us as a large party. We never feel rushed, the food is always amazing, and the atmosphere is always very relaxed. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Main menu not very extensive so maybe a couple more choices on the Specials Menu to compensate

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We spent Father’s Day here and were made to feel very welcome. Great food and service!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Your restaurant/pub is consistently busy/ full when we come on a Sunday. Your bar is the best for miles. Tio Pepe ( chilled ), ginger beer, good real ale, champagne or Prosecco by the glass, excellent choice of glassware, very very pleasant staff, super fast service, and consistently fantastic roast beef. Seriously good value. Why would I not come back on a regular basis. You have a formula other pubs/ restaurants should aspire to.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

WE DECIDED TO REVISIT THE BAT AND BALL AFTER MANY YEARS AND WHAT A TRANSFORMATION! IT WAS ALWAYS ONE OF OUR MANY FAVOURITES, BUT THE ATMOSPHERE, STANDARD OF FOOD, WELCOME AND STAFF HAVE ALL PUT IT FIRMLY AT THE TOP OF OUR LIST AND WE WILL RETURN. A HAVE TO MAKE A SPECIAL MENTION OF OUR WAITRESS WHO WAS CHARMING, ENTHUSIASTIC AND ENHANCED THE EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FAMILY OF 6. HIGHLY RECOMMNDED.

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Really friendly staff and very tasty food. Lovely artefacts around the pub enhancing general atmosphere! Will definitely return! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Thank you to all your staff for their warm and attentive service throughout. Congratulations to the chef as well!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We had a great time, awesome food, bonus head-buts and banter.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

The food was great, and the customer service from bar staff and waitresses was amazing. Great job and highly recommended establishment

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

First class restaurant, highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Super friendly service, great ambience and lovely food. Well presented and well attended to without being rushed or wanting for anything. Love this place. Top marks, well done to all the team.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Fantastic food and fantastic service

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

This is our third visit, having had 2 good visits we were excited to take another family mamber with us this time. Sadly we were really disappointed. The menu was really limited, a lot of things were served with chips and we had been hoping there would be a roast option being Bank Holiday Monday and there wasnt. Service was very slow and we waited about 40mins for our starters, considering we were there at 12.15 and it was very quiet we were surprised how long it all took. Sadly we won't be so keen to return after this experience.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Really lovely lunch in lovely surrounds . Friendly staff . Very enjoyable all round .

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

The service very slow this week, and wasn't very busy. Waited about 20 mins for a dessert menu and another 20 for someone to take our order. Gave up waiting and just paid the bill

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Excellent - as usual! We visit regularly.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Another very enjoyable lunch - lovely food and service. Thoroughly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Great place, interesting menu, best steak eaten for a long time. Very friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Delicious food and great service as always

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Visited On Monday, 13 May 2019

Lovely pub ,great helpful friendly staff and smashing cocktails!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

We’re very lucky to have this pub in our village! Always get a nice welcome, the staff are very attentive and the ambience is great. Very nice menu choices, beautifully presented.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Great location, food delicious, service attentive and good value for money. Great for a romantic meal or a family gathering.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

A lovely evening with friendly and efficient staff, great food and a nice, laid back atmosphere. Perfect!

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

Very good, many thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Great service

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