The Bull Ditchling

“Inn with a rich history plus 21st–century service and hospitality” - AA Inspector

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DITCHLING, EAST SUSSEX

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Dating back to 1563, The Bull is one of the oldest buildings in this famously pretty Sussex village. First used as an overnight resting place for travelling monks, the inn has also served as a courthouse and a staging post for the London-Brighton coach. Accomplished dishes, using local produce, together with local ales are available in the award-winning restaurant. There is a landscaped garden with seating that enjoys stunning views over the South Downs. Bedrooms are very comfortable, offering many stylish features and a range of amenities. An extensive cooked and continental breakfast is served daily in the restaurant.

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5 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
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1-Rosette restaurant
The Bull Ditchling
2 High Street, DITCHLING, Hassocks, BN6 8TA
Phone : 01273 843147

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 6
  • Family bedrooms: 1
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • Children's play area
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Opening times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover East Sussex

East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.

There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion. 

 

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