Welcome to the Witch

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

NB We are not participating in the government Eat Out scheme.  To find participating restaurants please visit the Gov.UK website.

We are allowed to take bookings of up to six customers per table, at this present time we are unable to take any large bookings.   Tables can be booked both inside and in the garden.    Please do let us know if you cannot make a booking you have made.

When eating or drinking out with people you do not live with (and who are not in your support bubble), you should keep to the wider guidance on group sizes: up to two households indoors, and up to either two households or six people from more than two households outdoors.

You must book a table prior to arrival even if you are coming for a drink, and we will require a contact phone number.

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

Please enter by the front door if you have booked a table indoors, and by the side gate if you have booked an outside table.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at both entrances please do use them.

Payment must be by card, we are not accepting cash payments at present.

Please do not come into the bar/restaurant or garden if you are feeling unwell.

Please do follow government guidelines on social distancing.

Pub Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday: 12.00pm - 3.00pm & 5.00pm - 11.00pm 

Friday & Saturday 12.00pm - 11.00pm

Sunday: 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Food Service Times:

Monday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 2.00pm & 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Sunday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm 

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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