or

The Bat & Ball

The Bat & Ball, Newpound Lane, Billingshurst, United Kingdom, RH140EH
Restaurant info
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
Menus

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
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
200
4 Stars:
53
3 Stars:
8
2 Stars:
4
1 Star:
3
Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Food not as good as usual

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Food ok, service ok, had better

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Having booked a table online a day before in advance it would have been nice to be seated in a quieter eating area and not with a loud drinking section which made the meal a bit uncomfortable.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch. Good was delicious & service excellent. Loved the Virgin Mary's!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

I was really impressed with the venue, food and service. This was our first visit and certainly won't be our last!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Great pub and restaurant, good atmosphere and dogs allowed - perfect.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Had a wonderful Mother’s Day meal at the Bat & Ball. Service was fantastic and the Mother’s Day gift bag was a really lovely touch! Will be recommending!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Mothers Sunday lunch: Lovely restaurant, food had been pre cooked that morning so Yorkshire’s and potatoes were rock solid. Other than that all good, enjoyed the meal and good service.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Just a bit cramped 6 on a table for 4

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Always enjoy a visit to the Bat and Ball

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

We booked The Snug for my mums birthday meal. Caroline was brilliant in helping me with my enquiries and arranging it all. The waitors and waitress were fab, really friendly & attentive. The building itself is gorgeous, very oldd woldy. Unfortunately two of our party ended up with the wrong meals but this was corrected immediately. I found a bone in my chicken but apart from that everyone enjoyed their food. The warm bread is a brilliant touch. Would recommend and will definitely be back! Thank you guys!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Great service even though you were very busy. Great food great place

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

always, always a georgous meal in a wonderfully laid out, homely style location. one of the best places and meals ive ever had. thanks

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

We came to sample the afternoon tea and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! I would highly recommend it!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Love this place and no where makes cocktails as good!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

We had a really great evening. The food was excellent, our waitress, efficient yet warm and welcoming. All the small touches were really noticed. Loved the juniper berries in my G&T!!! It's been a while since I ate with you, and I was really impressed and have been recommending you to all my friends!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Excellent service and nice food.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

We had recently received information that the Bat and Ball had gone downhill. We heeded this information and came along. What a mistake we made. We came for a roast, and found it difficult to find the 2 miserable little so called “roast potatoes”. We had a table booked for 1pm. Unfortunately our friends were delayed due to a diversion. We were then told we had to vacate the table by 3pm. We had no time for a sweet or coffee. If this is now your policy it would have been polite to have informed us of this when booking. My daughter had booked a table for 6 for next Saturday week. This will most certainly be cancelled.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Only 1 member of staff working when we arrived trying to do everything.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Maddie and the team for looking after us so well as we celebrated my husbands 60th birthday surprise. The night was a great success and greatly enjoyed by all.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Great service by the team and charming atmosphere!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The Bat & Ball is a step above normal pub meals - everything is tasty and cooked to perfection. Above normal prices but well worth it for special occasions.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 25 February 2019

We had a great evening at the Bat & Ball, food, drink & service all top class. Will be going back again soon. Thank you to all.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

The waiting staff were all excellent and very friendly. The food was superb. The pub itself was very tastefully decorated. All in all a great experience

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Sat in the bar/snug area lovely pub atmosphere. Great service. Long wait for food on a busy mid-week night. Over-all good food though.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money