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Welcome to the Witch!

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please scroll down for full opening and food service times and Christmas opening times.

The Witch Inn is run by Sean Turner who has not only owned the business for the last eight 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. 

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.


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 - 2.30pm


Christmas Eve - 12.00pm - 11.00pm Lunch service 12.00pm - 2.00pm, dinner 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - 12.00pm - 6.00pm lunch service 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Bank Holiday Monday (27.12.) 12.00pm - 6.00pm lunch service 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Bank Holiday Tuesday (28.12.) 12.00pm - 6.00pm lunch service 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Wednesday 29.12. - Closed

Thursday 30.12. - 12.00pm - 10.30pm lunch service 12.00pm - 2.00pm, dinner 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Friday 31.12. - 12.00pm - 6.30pm lunch service 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Saturday 1.1. - 12.00pm - 6.00pm lunch service 12.0pm - 2.30pm

Sunday 2.1. - 12.00pm - 6.00pm lunch service 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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