Welcome to the Witch

Bookings for the marquee can be made via our booking form 'Contact Us', garden tables are first come first served.

We aim to reply to all booking requests in 24 hours, if you have not heard back please check your junk mail folder as we sometimes end up in there.  

Please arrive promptly for your table - if you are unable to make your booking please do call and leave a message on the answer machine.

We are fully booked in the marquee on Thursday 13.5. evening, Friday 14th evening, Saturday 15th lunch & evening (tables still available between 3.00pm & 4.00pm), Friday 21st evening, Saturday 22nd evening 


Monday & Tuesday - closed


Pub open 12.00pm - 3.00pm & 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Food service  12.00pm - 2.30pm & 5.00pm - 7.00pm (last table booking 6.45pm)


Pub open 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Food service 12.00pm - 2.30pm & 5.00pm - 7.00pm (last table booking 6.45pm)


Pub open 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Food service 12.00pm - 7.00pm (last table booking 6.45pm)


Pub open 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Food service 12.00pm - 4.00pm



The Witch Inn is run by Sean Turner who has not only owned the business for the last seven years, but is also head chef.  Sean is Sussex born and bred and learnt his trade whilst living at The White Horse in Ditchling, where he grew up.  After two years working as a chef at Bill and Bull in Uppsala, a city north of Stockholm in Sweden, he returned to his beloved Sussex to run The Witch, working alongside French chef Frederic Bodeau.  The weekly changing menu is a fusion of English, French and Swedish dishes, using locally sourced products.

The Witch Inn dates back to the mid 18th Century and was originally an 'Inn' housing travellers and highwaymen on the main coach route between London and Brighton.

Child friendly - high chairs available
Dog friendly in the bar area and garden.  Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. 

The safety of staff and customers is of the greatest importance to us and we ask that you adhere to the following measures we have in place:

It is now mandatory to wear a mask at all times when in the pub or garden, unless you are seated at your table.  Please remember that when visiting the toilet you are still required to wear a mask.

Hand sanitizer stations are available at the entrances and by the toilet - please do use them.

All customers over the age of 16 are required to check in using the NHS Covid-19 app. or by signing the form at the entrance table.

We are allowed to take bookings of up to six customers per table, at this present time we are unable to take any larger bookings.   Tables can be booked in the marquee.    Booking more than one table to make a larger party is not allowed at present but we will let you know if and when this changes.  

We would prefer payment to be by card.

We understand you may not be able to make a booking you have made but we do please ask that you let us know.

Children are very welcome but must be seated at your table at all times.

Dogs are welcome in the garden and marquee, please make sure they are on a lead at all times.

Please enter by the garden gate.


Local Suppliers:

South Downs Cellars, High Street, Lindfield

360 Degree Brewing Co, Sheffield Park

Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Sheffield Park

Longman Brewery, Polegate

Caroline's Dairy, Chichester

The Cheese Man - Brighton / I.A Harris - Covent Garden Fruit & Vegetables / Chapman's - Fish / Gunne Butchers

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