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The Eight Bells, Bolney - pub details

Eight Bells

Address: The Street, Bolney Village, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5QW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25790) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Wivelsfield (4.4 miles), Burgess Hill (4.5 miles), Haywards Heath (4.7 miles)

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Bolney Stage, Bolney (0.8 miles), Ansty Cross Inn, Haywards Heath (1.9 miles)

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We went back for another meal on the 24th April but to be honest it seems that the quality of the meals and the service is not as good as it was. Again only one member of staff dealing with the meals and she seemed more interested in what the bar staff had been doing during the day chatting instead of serving customers. Nobody dealt with the fact that we wanted to pay our bill at the end of the meal perhaps IF there is a next time we should walk out. The free meal voucher scheme is a con as you can only get a couple of very basic meals for under £13. (Read the reverse of the voucher). We won't be going back for sometime.
brixhampete - 25 Apr 2013 23:02
Had a meal here on Thursday 21st March 2013. Arrived at 1830 and taken to our table by the only member of staff on duty for the dining area. Service for the meal was good and the quality of the meals superb as was the Harveys best bitter. After three courses we sat for several minutes waiting to be asked about coffee etc in the end we had to ask the member of staff for the bill without being asked if we wanted coffee. Great shame but it was due to the member of staff having too many customers to deal with. Well worth a visit just for the quality of the meals.
brixhampete - 24 Mar 2013 15:23
Good food at lunchtime outside in the sun. Also has a non smoking outside terrace.
rpf1955 - 23 Oct 2011 18:34
Obnoxious locals hold sway over any interlopers: "You're standing in the way of the (widescreen) telly" boomed out from miles away at the other end of the bar.
Has a privately-owned bar billiards table......find a better pub for it, Ros !
tommo5 - 24 Jul 2011 15:12
I last visited the Eight Bells about 5 years ago, but seeing it get a mention in the Sussex Drinker, I thought I'd pop in for a mid-week pint. The ales on offer were Harveys Sussex, GK Abbot Ale and 'Bolney Best' (aka GK Morland Original) which I plumped for. Apparently the delicious Dark Star beers also put in an appearance here from time to time.

A good section of the interior is still 'pub' wich is always nice to see, and diners have plenty of space in a dedicated dining area that sports a very ornate 'scooter' on the sideboard! There is also a large garden/deck area that's the perfect sun trap for lazy afternoons. I didn't try the food, but it certainly looked hearty. Service was friendly and there was some cheerful banter from the locals. I hear they may have their first beer festival this year so should be worth a future visit or two.
fazerblue - 25 Mar 2011 12:31

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