The Jolly Sportsman, Lewes, review: 'fine cooking, not fine dining'
Credit:clara molden for the telegraph
17 February 2017 • 9:54am
, Chapel Lane, East Chiltington, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3BA t: 01273 890400; thejollysportsman.com : lunch for two, £70 This time last year, The Jolly Sportsman (TJS), nestled on the South Downs in bosky East Chiltington, five miles or so north of Lewes, was on the market. However, it hasn’t sold; whether that was a down to a change of heart on the part of chef-patron Bruce Wass or a lack of interest from would-be gastrepreneurs, it’s good news for the locals. On its website, TJS declares itself to be “fine cooking, not fine dining” and while it has lots going for it – appropriate “Pavilion Grey” paint on the exterior, numerous micro-brewery delights and a great wine/aperitif list on the interior – not the least of these lots is a landlord who offers more than keg-hauling and making with the bantz at the bar. Since he took TJS on in 2008, Wass has won AA...
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