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Parties & Events in Sussex

For business or pleasure, our beautiful country pub is a spot-on backdrop for any toast-able occasion.

From celebrating a micro-wedding, a casual birthday dinner, engagement celebrations, raising a toast to your wedding anniversary, or entertaining clients over lunch.

Renowned for our warm hospitality, the team are always busy-bee-ing around the pub, setting the stage for those memory-making moments. Head Chef Henri uses the best Sussex produce to whip up dinners to delight, or lighter bites for those more casual drinks & nibbles parties.

With six boutique bedrooms just upstairs, your guests haven’t got far to go to rest their weary head after an evening of partying. Our wonderful breakfast host Philo will host you for a Full English (and a strong cuppa) to set you up again the next day.

Occasion parties
Private Dining
Tea and Coffee

Host Your Party

  • Restaurant and Cook House
  • Back Bar
  • The Snug
  • Beer Garden

Perfect for family meals (large or small) our Cook House and restaurant space is a light, bright and cosy space. With loads of natural daylight and little pops of colour, this space is perfect for intimate gatherings, or larger casual lunches with friends.

The Cook House can be closed off with bi-fold doors, making it spot-on for more private dinners. We have a TV too, so it is ideal for meetings as well.


16 Seated
- Standing

If you are looking for a bookable room to host a casual drinks & nibbles event or a more formal sit-down meal, then look no further than our cosy back bar. 


20 Seated
30 Standing

Small groups – big flavours. This intimate bookable pub space is perfect for a cosy gathering of friends for drinks, or a meeting, or for a family meal.


10 Seated
- Standing

With an outside bar, woodfired pizza oven (open selected summer weekends) and plenty of space to spread out, our beer garden is a great place to host your garden party.

20 Seated
30 Standing

Parties & Events in Sussex

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have private dining options?

We can comfortably seat up to 21 guests in the back bar for a meal. Any more than that and you’ll be on each other’s laps (and that’s not ideal.)

Can I book for drinks & nibbles parties?

Absolutely. We can host up to 30 for casual drinks and light bites in the back bar. Or you can book a spot in the garden. There’s a bar (and wood-fired pizza oven too) so your guests can head to the bar for a perfectly poured pint.

Can I book a birthday meal?

Yes, our pretty restaurant area (with floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors) is spot-on for hosting a meal. Tables up to 10 people can sit together for a scrumptious celebratory lunch or dinner.

Is there parking at The Bull?

Yes there is. We have around 30 spaces at the pub and there is also the Ditchling Village Hall free car park opposite the pub. There is a larger car park a short walk away too.

Do you have bedrooms?

Oh yes. Six comfortable, country-style bedrooms with wonky walls, oak beams, modern bathrooms, and all the mod-cons too.