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 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

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
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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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

This was our second meal out since restrictions have allowed and far surpassed our expectations. The staff were friendly, relaxed but attentive and the service was prompt. The food was incredible and again served very quickly. Have already recommended to colleagues and friends!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, good food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Lovely lunch. Tasty food, felt safe and the service was excellent. They were strict on the covid rules and I liked that!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Was very impressed by the range of vegan options available. Great covered area in the courtyard. Friendly staff. All round a great place!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Best Sunday roast I’ve had for a long time

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Good food and nice atmosphere with pleasant wait staff. Happy to be out despite a little rain!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

We throughly enjoyed our meals the food was amazing & great value for money. The service was really good. Will definitely be coming back & recommending.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Relaxed atmosphere and great service.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

The staff were very friendly and the restaurant is well set up for Covid restrictions

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Great service and fantastic food - we are so lucky to have the Bat and Ball on our doorstep!!!

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch yesterday. Perfect in every way - weather, service and food. Could not have asked for more.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Lovely atmosphere in the Courtyard and delicious food.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Lovely food abs service as always. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Everything was perfect!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Delightful evening with delicious food and excellent friendly service . Sat in the courtyard with heaters so not too cold !

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

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.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Our waitress was absolutely lovely, but there was one waitress was quite rude and didn’t want to be there at all.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

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.

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