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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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, 23 February 2020

Lovely food and staff. We will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

It would have been 5 stars all round but I'm afraid that I was disappointed that the waitress got our order wrong. We ordered three fish and chips and one pie - so not very complicated and fair enough mistakes happen. But when I explained that 2 of us weren't prepared to eat 15 minutes ahead of the rest of the group (this was a special family meal) she offered to put the meals back under the heat. I asked her not to do this as 15 minutes (the time she gave) under a heat lamp would ruin the meals. I asked instead that the 2 meals were remade with the rest of the order and she agreed to do this. However this did not happen and the 2 previous meals were left under the heat lamp and re-served. I could tell because the little gravy on my pie had a skin on, as did the mash potato and the meat in my pie was very dry. I didn't want to cause a scene so i asked the waitress for some gravy, which she provided. But my meal was dried out and disappointing. The waitress did provided complimentary coffees without hesitation which was a nice gesture and overall the staff were polite and very friendly. I will chalk this up to a one-off and we will try again as if the order had been correct and the food not reheated it would have been lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

A warm welcome and great atmosphere, excellent food and lovely venue. We will certainly be back

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Always a great visit to The Bat & Ball with great food and great service. You have the best staff of anywhere! Back soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Such a wonderful evening celebrating my birthday. Such a warm, welcoming pub with lots of friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Very good food as usual, the service was a little disappointing however as our order had been mixed up hence our starter arriving around 50 minutes after we had been seated, in the meantime the couples to one side of us who had arrived after us had been served both starter and main and were almost finished with their main by the time our starter arrived.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

We love it here! Having only moved to the area 3 months ago, we’ve visited 4 or 5 times for lunch/dinner and twice for the quiz too! Such a great atmosphere, lovely food and thoughtful, kind service

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 February 2020

We had a most enjoyable lunch at the Bat & Ball yesterday. The food was good, the service efficient and friendly while the ambiance was both relaxed and welcoming. Definitely recommended; we will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Four of us ate, three of the dishes were very good however the fourth, a steak bavette and fries was very disappointing, the steak was tough and garnished with what looked like limp watercress and the fries were underdone .

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

Excellent service great food

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 January 2020

All very satisfactory. Will certainly book again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Great welcome and service. Excellent varied menu with local produce. Party of 6 and we all enjoyed our food and drink. Lovely non alcoholic wine and beer offered for non-drinking amongst us. This is a great place with excellent ambience, decor and service. Would love to visit in summer as outdoor areas look lovely too!

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Our first visit. We will return! An interesting place, great atmosphere with very friendly staff. The food was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

The food was delicious. The service was outstanding and the staff were really very friendly and accommodating. Our dogs were made to feel very welcome. This is going to be our favourite pub.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Gorgeous as ever, you can’t beat the ambience and the wonderful service from the cracking team at The Bat and Ball.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We had a great family Birthday evening, even though the pub was extremely busy all the staff were friendly, fun and kind. We would always recommend the Bat and ball for any occasion.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

Lovely atmospheric and excellent service

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Everything was perfect ! We had family over from Poland and they enjoyed their lunch very much as did my friends. However I think there could be an improvement on the farewell as we left the pub. No one said thank you or goodbye and we did spend a lot of money in there that day. Other than that it was superb!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Very pleased to see a number of vegan options on the menu however the prices did seem a little more expensive than similar places I have visited. Great staff and a lovely warm friendly atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

We have been before but we brought friends this time and we were all very happy with our lunch. The only small problem was difficulty parking which apparently was due to the auction house having a sale, so tricky for you to monitor.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Our experience on Tuesday night was nowhere as good as previous visits and disappointing for the first timers.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Delicious lunch, with excellent service.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Fabulous food

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Food wasn’t as good as previous I’m afraid.

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