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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 278 reviews

Inn with a rich history plus 21st–century service and hospitality

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1 Rosette restaurant
Dogs welcome

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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  • Rooms: 6

Room rates

  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries, mineral water, mini-bar
  • Dogs allowed on premises


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Safe play area


  • Golf course nearby
  • Secure cycle storage

Getting here

Exit A23 signed Pyecombe, left onto A273 signed Hassocks. Up hill, pass Pyecombe Golf Club on right, 2nd right into New Road (B2112) to Ditchling. Right at mini-roundabout, next left into car park.

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