The Sportsman Pub - Dog Friendly Establishment in Hassocks, West Sussex

The Sportsman Pub

Cuckfield Road
Goddards Green
West Sussex
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  • Set in the heart of West Sussex
  • Locally sourced & freshly cooked food
  • We are open 7 days a week
  • Awarded the Cask Marq
  • Now serving breakfast
  • Children's play area

The Sportsman Pub

The Sportsman Pub - Dog Friendly Pub In Hassocks, West Sussex

Goddards Green, in the heart of West Sussex, close to Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint and Burgess Hill, boasts the Sportsman public house, home of great cuisine and Casque Mark Ales. Formerly, two pubs, the Magpie and the Sportsman, the buildings were knocked through into one. This establishment dates from about 1800, when it was recorded as a ‘beer house’.
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Families and their children are most welcome as too are walkers and cyclists. Why not surf the internet on your smartphone using our free wifi to find the next part of your route! We can also cater for bespoke wedding parties, wakes, children’s parties and other private functions including company & private Christmas Parties.
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We are proud to have been awarded the Cask Marque and serve a range of local ales including Harvey’s of Lewes and Dark Star brewed in Partridge Green. Periodically we will source guest ales from other local breweries.
We are within walking distance of the All England Jump Course at Hickstead, The Hickstead Hotel and the Premier Inns at Hickstead and Burgess Hill, so please pop and visit us
Our menus are seasonally changed, with daily specials always available, that include both vegetarian and gluten free options. We will endeavour to accommodate where possible all dietary needs.
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We pride ourselves on trying to buy as locally as possible, Sussex and the surround counties, produced bountiful selections of meats, wines and beers, thus enabling us to support our local community.

We are not a fast food restaurant, our food is freshly prepared for you, and during the summer months we can be very busy (please try to book to avoid disappointment!), so please be patient and enjoy our extensive range of craft beers, wines and spirits.
Dog Walkers
The Sportsman is a dog friendly pub and reward all dogs who bring their owners to the pub with a dog biscuit and a bowl of fresh water!
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(A Circular walk from Goddards Green)
This walk starts and finishes at The Sportsman Pub at Goddards Green to the west of Burgess Hill. Parking is possible in the pub’s large car park. It is a relatively easy walk mainly along field paths and quiet country lanes through restarting pointlatively peaceful countryside.
We are open 7 days a week from 830am Mon-Sat & 9am Sun
The Sportsman Pub


“I had lunch at The Sportsman recently. My friend is vegan and the staff were very helpful and checked ingredients in her menu choices to ensure everything was suitable for her. I had one of my rescue dogs with me, he was made very welcome and made a big fuss of. He behaved impeccably enjoying treats from the jar on the bar. ”

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“Lunch was the highlight of my day on Sunday. The snails were beautifully cooked. It was a brave trial for me as I would only pick a dish like this in France . I was more than impressed. Many thanks to the chef who came out with this wonderful dish. Friendly staff and excellent service despite a busy afternoon. It's a pleasure sharing a wonderful time with those lovely dogs in the pub. Finally, brownie points to my friend's boyfriend who recommended this pub. Lynn May 2012”

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“I am just writing to say that we had a lovely lunch yesterday at the Sportsman. We had our grandson, Finn, with us and were delighted to find a place laid for him at the table. The staff were lovely towards him. We enjoyed our meal very much and were impressed with the menu. Many thanks, Margaret Y”

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“Stopped off on a day out at The Sportsman for lunch as my husband had been before on a car club meet. Very impressed with the menu our Ploughmans were delicious and well presented.The staff were very friendly, even our dog was offered water and biscuits. These small touches mean so much. Thank you and we will be returning with other family membersLynda Streeter (March 2012)”

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