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, 20 September 2020

We enjoyed a late lunch and staff were friendly and, on the whole, attentive (despite ordered item never arrived, despite having politely asking a couple of times). It was, however, removed from the bill. The food came quickly and tasted good! It was my mum’s birthday and I had asked if a little candle could be placed in the dessert. It never happened, but that’s ok. Lovely environment for our children to observe and enjoy. The pond went down well! Note for future: we love hot horseradish sauce. The one we had wasn’t at all hot. Be great if you had one a little hotter for roast beef!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Fantastic place, well selected local food hosted by attentive, friendly and efficient staff. Atmosphere was perfect if you like something clean, rustic and welcoming. Firepits burning in the courtyard were great for a cool autumn evening.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Really lovely evening. Great service and fabulous food

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Fabulous afternoon, staff bubbly and polite, great table outside and good social distancing arrangements. Oh... the food was great too!! Thank you xx

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Extremely friendly and efficient staff. Good quality food. Always feel welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Really good experience given the current conditions, very friendly staff, A would recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Excellent food,excellent service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Very friendly and helpful staff and excellent food that is good value. Very pleasant location

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Visited On Monday, 14 September 2020

Great experience in every way !

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Staff are always very polite and helpful. Nice to see a couple of new dishes on the menu as we are frequent customers. The monk fish was delicious. Would like to see a bit more variety for vegetarians.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Always such a lovely atmosphere at the Bat & Ball and consistently delicious food. Definitely the best local in the area.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Very friendly attentive satff. Covid aware with all necessary precautions in place.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Everyone was friendly. They were very prepared for my gluten free lactose free diet.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Consistently high quality

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

Excellent arrangements, very warm welcome, great menus, delicious lunch. Altogether a great tonic ....

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Friendly efficient staff, great food, lovelt atmosphere sitting outside and felt safe without being stilted and odd.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

I adore the Bat and Ball. They have the social distancing thing all sorted and working. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. The abundance of sparkly fairy lights and flowers make it a special place.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Very enjoyable visit as always We were regulars before the Virus and will be regulars again

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Staff just lovely and I know it’s difficult times so well done Bat and Ball. My superfood salad was lovely but the extra chicken I ordered was a let down. Didn’t need to be breaded and was thin and tough. No coating needed just succulent chicken would’ve been very welcome. Service impeccable! We are local, have been here many times and will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Service was brilliant, very fast and friendly staff. Lovely setting and atmosphere. Would definitely return

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Great atmosphere with excellent service from the staff and good food.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Poor service - slow and when told the chicken was not cooked properly after the waiter asked how the food was, he just said ‘oh’. Food was dry

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Great as always....

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

All staff members were so attentive . Amazing customer service and made us feel really valued . Food was wonderful and the firepits outside was a brilliant touch and created a really beautiful atmosphere . We will definitely be back

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Great location, appearance and staff. Marred a little by the coffees arriving about 30 minutes before the desserts (which I think had been forgotten about.) But in the main, mostly perfect

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