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About us

The white horse is a historic inn at the heart of the village of Ditchling, situated at the foot of the Sussex south downs, showcasing plenty of history

The pub offers a wonderful place to eat, drink or sleep, with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced food, a well stocked bar offering local ales and a choice of varying accommodation with its 7 bedrooms

With real ales sourced not only from sussex, but across the counties, the bar also offers a great selection of wines and lagers. The comprehensive wine list will appeal to a wide range of tastes and is regularly updated to compliment our changing seasonal special board.

We have a spacious area with plenty of tables and chairs, and a lovely new outdoor area made into booth seating(Delightful sun trap when the weather is good).

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AccommodationBeer gardenDogs allowedFamily friendlyFoodFunction roomOutside areaReal aleReal fireSmoking areaWiFi freePub shopTakeaway foodTakeout drinksLive music

Pub reviews



Keith Barry

4 months ago

Update: the same lovely staff, delicious food and excellent beer, great decor and great atmosphere. What's not to like? Fabulous pub. Definitely five stars for this pub. Rocked up with a muddy walking group and received a very warm welcome. The food looked fabulous but we'd already eaten on the trail, so we settled for a couple of pints each of the truly excellent choice of ales, all served by super staff. Top notch!

Pauline Willis

6 months ago

Went for Sunday lunch with friends. Had the pork which was delicious on on the whole food was really nice. We arrived at Midday and the pub was absolutely freezing, one stove and a smouldering fire remained freezing throughout the meal. Staff were a bit surley and later were over stretched because pub was full.


9 months ago

a truely beautiful english beer garden which encapsulates the old saying “one sunny day in england beats a thousand foren sunny days”🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪

Peter L

10 months ago

Ditchling Village is famous for Dame Vera Lynn and the tough hill towards the end of the London to Brighton bike ride. It is also famous for both the Bull and the White Horse Inn The White Horse has a great menu with meat, vege and vegan choices. The outside area is sheltered and very attractive in a cute village way. The staff here are lovely and attentive and cater to individual needs. A lovely local pub that is far less pretentious than The Bull. Worth a visit on a country walk. Generally the cost is as per this review, though taking the baguette options and choosing soft drinks would lead to a much cheaper meal.

Richard Linstead

10 months ago

Great village pub with a small but well done food selection, and daily specials. Very reasonably priced for food and drink - and a very relaxed ‘local’ feel. Great garden out the back and friendly regulars and staff. Hand-made chips are really good, as are the baguettes and burgers 👍

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Opening Times

Mon11:00 – 22:00
Tue11:00 – 22:00
Wed11:00 – 22:00
Thur11:00 – 22:00
Fri11:00 – 22:00
Sat11:00 – 22:00
Sun11:00 – 21:00
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Food & drink

Our lovely pub and garden is now open 7 days a week from 10am
Serving breakfast from 10am till midday
Lunch and dinner differs in opening times so do check when you book (especially at weekends)
Our phone number is 01273 842006
We look forward to seeing you in the lovely cosy pub soon!

Food Times

Mon12:00 – 15:00 17:30 – 20:30
Tue12:00 – 15:00 17:30 – 20:30
Wed12:00 – 15:00 17:30 – 20:30
Thur12:00 – 15:00 17:30 – 20:30
Fri12:00 – 15:00 17:30 – 21:30
Sat12:00 – 21:30
Sun12:00 – 19:00

Last Food orders 15 minutes before the kitchen closing times

Pub accommodation


The White Horse Inn has 7 bed and breakfast rooms, offering views either across to the South Downs or St Margaret’s church dating from the late 12th century.

For more information, please contact us directly on 01273 842006.

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