The Sportsman Pub in Hassocks, West Sussex | Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants

The Sportsman Pub

Cuckfield Road
Goddards Green
West Sussex
  • Set in the heart of West Sussex
  • Locally sourced & freshly cooked food
  • Free wi-fi
  • Awarded the Cask Marq
  • Car park with over 100 spaces
  • Dog and children friendly pub
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The Sportsman Pub - Dog Friendly Pub in Hassocks, West Sussex

The Sportsman Pub is a dog friendly pub set in the heart of West Sussex, close to Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint and Burgess Hill, boasts the Sportsman public house. 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’.

Families, children and their dogs are most welcome as too are walkers, cyclists and horses and their riders. Why not surf the internet on your smartphone/tablet 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

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. The Trading Standards have vetted the pub and given us the "Buy With Confidence" award.

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.

"Locally sourced, freshly cooked, just for you" "Local ales, freshly poured, just for you"

We now serve food every Saturday from 12noon till 9pm (last orders)

Most dietary requirements can be catered for, if possible, please call us in advance.

Parking is NEVER an issue, we have over 100 spaces !

The Sportsman Pub Past & Present

The Sportsman Pub, a dog friendly grade 2 listed building run by Sussex born Matt Palmer.

Matt has over 25 years experience in the restaurant and catering trade and he and his staff welcome you to The Sportsman Pub.

There is now plenty of parking at the back of the pub as we continue to improve the pub and its surroundings. We have free wi-fi, so why not pop in during the day, keep in touch with the world and have a lovely glass of something cold, sit outside and enjoy the summer holiday weather!


“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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