Welcome to the Witch

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.  

We will keep your table for you for 15 minutes after your booking time, if you are going to be late please do telephone us so we can keep the booking open for you.

If you are unable to make your booking please do call and leave a message on the answer machine.

Please remember your mask!  You will need to wear it at all times inside unless seated at your table.


Monday & Tuesday - closed


Pub open 12.00pm - 3.00pm & 5.00pm - 10.30pm

Food service  12.00pm - 2.00pm & 6.00pm - 8.00pm


Pub open 12.00pm - 11.00pm

Food service 12.00pm - 2.00pm & 6.00pm - 8.00pm 


Pub open 12.00pm - 11.00pm

Food service 12.00pm - 2.00pm & 6.00 - 8.00pm


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 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.

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

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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