We will be open 7 days a week
Bar open for coffee and drinks 12-10
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 be aware that from 3rd December 2020, we are unable to offer tables for drinking only and that each person will be required to order a 'substantial' meal.
Please also remember that it is not permitted for more than one household to mix internally. We do have a limited amount of tables available in our courtyard, which offers partial cover and patio heaters.
PLEASE CALL THE PUB ON 01403 700199 PRIOR TO BOOKING THESE TABLES AS AVAILABILITY IS EXTREMELY LIMITED
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.
Absolutely AMAZING!! Very friendly helpful staff, gorgeous food and just a lovely place!!!
It was a bit quiet when we arrived but livened up as the tables started filling up with other families. Great decorations, lovely food, lovely atmosphere! My husband said that his steak was one of the best ever, while also drooling over my delicious pheasant pie. The Vegan Daughter would have liked a couple of more exciting vegan choices (everywhere else does burgers and risotto) But then again she didn't starve either. We'll be back as soon as you reopen!
Another excellent meal, giving us much needed boast given we were about to go into Tier 4. Great service from a lovely team. Can’t recommend them Morley highly
Amazing food, amazing staff, in a very safe environment a really wonderful dinner - thank you Bat and Ball
You have done such a fantastic job of creating a welcoming, Christmasy outside space. It was lovely to enjoy such a gorgeous roast dinner with my friends. Thank you for making this possible. I am recommending you to everyone! Happy Christmas x
Frankly I was disappointed in the roast. The service was good though.
This would have been a very good meal out in normal times BUT in the time of COVID we were not happy about the distancing of tables and the fact that we had a table of six close on one side and another table of six opposite . Very surprising when households are not permitted to meet inside !!! We will return but not until if returns to normal
Lovely setting , beautifully decorated interior , we sat in your courtyard which was cosy , clean and incredibly hospitable for and outdoor winter setting ! Your staff are attentive and professional and the food is excellent .
Really don’t like the new tonic water 😩 Fish was so over done 🥴 Ice cream & service good
Well done and keep going. Thank you for making our group so welcome.
Lovely lunch Nice surroundings Pleasant staff
Another tasty lunch of fish and chips ( perfect crispy beer batter ); this time with friends in the outside heated courtyard.
The Bat and Ball has been beautifully decorated for Christmas and provides a happy and welcoming ambiance because of this and the general positive and helpful attitude of the staff. The food is tasty, the portions plentiful and of good quality. A very enjoyable experience all round.
We had a wonderful dinner in the outside dining area. We had pre ordered our dinner from the festive menu and it was nice to not have to deal with menus. The food came out when it was ready but we weren’t rushed at all. A really enjoyable night.
We had a wonderful pre-Christmas lunch on 4 different tables. Thanks to all of the team for making this possible. We will be back!
First time here and it was excellent. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Food was delicious and we were made to feel really welcomed. We’ll be coming again!
Superb lunch in a cozy Xmas setting with attentive staff and great menu. We love the “ski lodge” external decorations and the snow machine was great! It was our second visit in a year but we’ll certainly be back.
As always, great food, lovey atmosphere and excellent service!
Had lunch with friends in the courtyard. Perfectly set up for Tier 2 meets, we were so glad we went. Booked again straight away!
Amazing indoor/outdoor space for socially distanced eating. And heated too, which seems to be too difficult for some other pubs to offer! And blankets. And lovely staff. Back again on Saturday. Keep it up!
I wish there were more chicken options, with different sauces. The curry. Was a good thing if there was nothing else that took your fancy.
Amazing restaurant. So nice to be out post 2nd lockdown. Food, atmosphere and staff are amazing. We will be back on Xmas eve to celebrate a special occasion. Well done all.
Brilliant. Staff, food, service and atmosphere was perfect. Even more so for a first date! Thank you. You made it special. Will be back to make many more memories.
Unfortunately my beef was very dry, tough and fatty, my partners pork was also very dry. I know 2 other tables weren’t happy with the beef either. The crumble we ordered was virtually crumble free. We did get a bill discount, but were disappointed as it was a birthday surprise. I hate to say it but my last visit the food wasn’t to standard either as the shell on prawns ran out on the starter and were replaced with frozen bagged prawns. The price was not a fair price on that occasion either because of this and that starter should have been withdrawn when the shell on prawns ran out. Sorry butI won’t be revisiting in any hurry, such a shame as my previous visits have been faultless. On a positive note the staff were excellent!
Excellent quality beef and pork roast dinner with good vegetables and lovely rich gravy. My only complaint is that the roast potatoes were under the meat on the plate, so were not crunchy. Having said that, I’ve never had a really good roast potato unless I have been at home or at mums.