The Half Moon

Ditchling Road, Plumpton BN7 3AF
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Ditchling Road, Plumpton BN7 3AF
  • Cross Street: Plumpton
  • Cuisine: Continental | Desserts | English | European | Hamburger | Mediterranean | Seafood | Steak | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Google Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01273890253
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Lunch 12:00 - 17:45
Tuesday
Lunch 12:00 - 17:45
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
Lunch 12:00 - 17:45
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
Lunch 12:00 - 17:45
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 17:45
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
Indoors Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Outside Dining 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Inside Dining 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Outside 12:00 - 16:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.51 out of 5 stars based on 506 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2024
Dan S.
A friendly welcome, great service, good range of beers and pub food offering in a beautiful location. An excellent family pub with brilliant garden and play area facilities. We'll be back....

Overall: 10/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 29, 2024
Magdalene M.
Sadly food has gone down hill since we were last there, pork belly was very dry, mushrooms on toast was cold. Ambience and service very good though

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 18, 2024
Don B.
Good food, nice staff, all good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2024
Julie K.
Great pub, service and meal. Would fully recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2023
Charles M.
It's a warm, friendly pub, serving excellent food at reasonable prices. Thoroughly recommend the Half Moon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2023
Kim F.
Very helpful and friendly staff. Service was very good, not rushed and we had time in between courses. The food was all very good and good value. Will go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2023
Steve S.
Great pub serving excellent food and beer, would highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 24, 2023
Debs T.
Lovely place, excellent service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 24, 2023
Simon M.
We arrived late due to the downs walk going wrong! The landlord and staff were excellent and still acted as though we were on time. The food was great and overall we would strongly recommend the Half Moon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2023
David H.
Wonderful experience, great food and brilliant staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 01, 2023
Jules M.
Delightful traditional pub. Warm and friendly staff who were very attentive. Good traditional pub grub. Made a perfect Wednesday night dinner out!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 17, 2023
Patrick M.
Excellent pub meal -- cozy interior, great service, and delicious food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2022
Mark r.
Loved it! Food was great and the waitress attentive and engaging. Thankyou

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2022
Jay W.
Delicious food, really friendly service, in a gorgeous setting with interesting original paintings. Highly recommended.
Business Response:
Thank you for your lovely response we are so glad you had a lovely visit to the half moon and hope to see you soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2022
Ali A.
Excellent service and delicious food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2022
Liam C.
Everything was great but there definitely needs to either be more staff or an awareness to how long people are waiting for drinks and food. The pub was busy, so I’d suggest getting more staff!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2022
Julia W.
Excellent meal & service 10/10. Really recommend the Half Moon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2022
Michele M.
My friend and I went to the Half Moon for Sunday lunch. It was a warm day so we didn't want to order any of the roast mains. We instead ordered 2 starters which were delicious but very small. They cost £8 each so we paid the equivalent of a main course. We were disappointed that the portions were so small. There was nothing on the mains menu that was suitable for those not wanting roasts or fried food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
May 05, 2022
Barbara B.
Realise difficulties in catering industry these days, but food was not up to usual standard we've had here before. What a shame!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 05, 2022
Tracy W.
Superb meal and fantastic service. Highly recommended. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 04, 2022
Andrew F.
Great service even though they said they were quite busy. Recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2022
Peter K.
Good food Nice atmosphere. Much enjoyed

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2022
Jessica W.
Amazing food, friendly staff, great pub with the added extras of an outside bar, children's play area and mini golf.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2022
Rebecca K.
Tasty food and great service. We will be sure to return again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 15, 2022
Paul T.
Very helpful and understanding about an early lunch booking - food and Harveys beer all excellent as usual !! Very friendly and efficient staff as always - thank you !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 10, 2022
Andrew T.
A lovely countryside pub with a great atmosphere, open fires and a lovely play area. Mel the publican, is a terrific host.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2022
Ron J.
Excellent fish menu. We had mussels for a main course.. Fabulous!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2022
John E.
The perfect way to finish a long and muddy walk! Staff were super-friendly and great with our little ones. Good food and tasty beer. Definitely recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2022
Barry S.
An excellent dining experience at The Half Moon pub. The meal was accompanied by a couple of pints of the local ale from Harveys Brewery in Lewes.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 13, 2023
Marie B.
Lovely host, good food. Background music a bit intrusive although turned down when we mentioned it I don't really see the need for it at all especially as it wasn't a party but dinner where we wanted to talk. Would overall recommend and will definitely go again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2023
shaun d.
Very friendly staff not feel rushed and Dog friendly as well. Food was fairly priced and good quality

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 25, 2023
Rachel M.
Lovely to sit beside open bi-fold doors on a hot summer evening. Enjoyed the charcuterie board to start and everyone enjoyed their main courses. Great that there was a mini dessert with coffee, but would be good to have a choice of a few others. Service was very good.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2023
Jacqueline B.
Lovely staff who were attentive and knew exactly what was on the menu and what was off the menu. A really good roast dinner and crumble. Not the cheapest but VFM. We will return I have no doubt.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 15, 2023
Oliver S.
Great steaks (mine was a bit salty but I like that) and great service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2022
Stephen J.
An enjoyable meal and good friendly service. Use of the car park while we enjoyed a local walk was appreciated.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 20, 2022
Jamie W.
Thanks for a lovely meal, atmosphere was great and staff were very helpful and accommodating. Roasts were very good. Sticky toffee pudding could do with more sauce to our liking but was very tasty. Looking forward to visiting again soon cheers

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2022
Jacqueline B.
We loved our visit to the half moon recently and always have done. We will go back again I have no doubt. Thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 01, 2022
Lucie B.
Lovely lunch out for my husband’s birthday. Staff were attentive and friendly even though they were obviously busy.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 23, 2022
Fiona B.
I went for my birthday Sunday lunch and had a lovely time. Excellent service and lovely food.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2024
Oliver N.
My Specials Minty Lamb Burger wasn't minty and, unlike all the other burgers on the menu, didn't come with onion rings. My wife's Specials Caesar Salad was a big pile of lettuce with not much of anything else - 'bland' was her description. I think we caught the Chef's night off...

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 09, 2024
Richard M.
Great food today. This is the 4th time we have had lunch at the Half Moon since January and not been disappointed each time. Good menu, excellent well cooked food.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 01, 2024
Larry A.
Fantastic vibe.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 08, 2023
Frances C.
Good food and a cheerful smiling waitress- a very pleasant experience and we would happily go there again

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 08, 2023
Mary R.
Attractive surroundings. The staff were very friendly but slow service. Most of the food was very good - steak, desserts, but the vegetarian pie was almost inedible - no taste of cheese and just a rather glutinous consistency and no flavour.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 03, 2023
Jo Q.
Food good, service was great. Only gripe was that the glasses were dirty looking and we could smell blocked drains from the table we were sitting at.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 1/10
Apr 24, 2023
Nicola M.
The pub is lovely inside and out and the staff friendly. We ordered the kids fish and chips which was fine but also the steak and ale pie of the day which was honestly terrible. The meat was unpleasantly tough and stringy, the gravy watery and the potato tasted like it came out a packet. Really not ok to charge £16 for this. I couldn’t finish the meal which has never happened to me before! Such a shame as I really wanted to love this pub- hopefully the kitchen was just having an off day but not sure I’d risk going back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2023
Lesley H.
Whilst the waiter was very attentive, we had to wait over half an hour for our food even though the restaurant wasn't full. I appreciate some dishes take longer than others to prepare but we all three had burgers. Nevertheless we will go again as we still enjoyed ourselves there.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 15, 2023
cathy w.
Lovely old pub with plenty of parking. Had the pie of the day -chicken and ham which was very tasty. Friendly staff. They had both log burners going but still a bit on the cool side.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 11, 2023
Christine G.
Was very busy but the waiter coped admirably. Nice atmosphere.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2023
ALICE C.
Lovely food, really nice staff but really annoying table with a high pitched yapping dog next to us, we had seen this dog on the way chasing a horse with a rider, the owners did nothing - idiots, anyway that is not the the pubs fault, they just really got on my nerves.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 17, 2022
John B.
Lovely service, fish and chips excellent although we found the scampi a bit heavy. Harvey's and Rose wine excellent. Menu a bit less choice than we remember? We will be back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2022
Lynn S.
Food good but a bigger choice would be better.. staff lovely but we had to come in from the garden to order extra drinks. Crazy golf a good idea.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 14, 2022
Christopher D.
The staff were great and the premises nice. However, the pie and mash, whilst vert tasty, was quite basic with poor vegetables. The food was a little pricy.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 29, 2022
Ben W.
Thanks great work

Overall: 8/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 12, 2022
Jerry D.
The Half Moon is a lovely pub with lots of character, good beer and friendly service. However, we were disappointed in the food: my pork loin was tasteless and the burgers and fish/ chips were soggy. I was also surprised that the default service %'s on the credit card machine started at 15% and went upwards, which is very unusual in the UK. You had to do a "custom tip" to change it to a more usual 10% or 12.5%

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 08, 2022
ROBERT D.
Great location. Friendly service. Overall good value for money. Would recommend.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 9/10
May 29, 2024
Robert W.
We ate quite late at about 4pm. The food was delicious but looked as if it had been dumped on the plate without any thought to presentation. Slightly cranky man behind bar who was a bit too vocal about his thoughts on customers! All felt a bit shabby, shame as used to be a great place to eat and drink. We probably won’t go back despite the good food

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 07, 2023
Julia R.
From car park, the rear entrance is dangerous as poor lighting and steps not marked and handrail rotting. Interior was dingy and lacked comfort, however the young staff tried hard and the steak was delicious, but the salad was a bit limp. We will return as the steak was lovely.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 06, 2023
Mandy T.
Chips fantastic. Service fine. Meat fatty,grizzly and bitter where singed. Green salad lovely. Beer great.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2023
Caroline S.
Went with 2 children friendly staff lovely play area very relaxed

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 27, 2023
David R.
An enjoyable evening, with good food and drink. Perhaps a need for more attention (eg menu's delivered for desserts, then a need to track someone to take an order). A lack of atmosphere - probably due to only a few customers.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 02, 2023
Tracy D.
This is a great pub with several different eating and drinking spaces both indoors and out and with lots of parking. Staff were all really friendly. The food was average but not over priced. Would definitely recommend and will visit again.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 12, 2022
Patrick O.
Had Sunday lunch. Food was well cooked and nicely presented. We both had the lamb. My lamb shoulder was more bone than meat but it was very tasty. Unfortunately there was a power outage just after the food was served so not sure what the ambiance and service would be like under normal conditions.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 07, 2022
Pascale B.
Setting is amazing, lovely beer garden and great for the kids. Love the idea of the pizza bar outside but it just didn't deliver. The staff were underprepared for the amount of guests, and the food was sub par. We even heard the guy serving us saying to another member of staff that came to help him - 'have you any idea how to make pizzas?' to which the reply was 'nope'. I'd go again for the gorgeous setting but I probably wouldn't eat there. Such a shame.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 2/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 19, 2022
Sarah C.
We had a delightful waitress who couldn’t have been more helpful. I was in a group of four and although they all enjoyed their meals, my fish was absolutely full of bones, that could have been removed before I got it and my potato’s were not fully cooked, they were very hard. The other vegetables were lovely. Apart from this it was a very pleasant meal.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2022
Janey M.
Delicious pasta Table was dirty & drinks took a while but overall experience was nice

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 20, 2022
Barbara D.
Excellent service and food. I thought the pub looked a little tired since the last visit but could not fault the staff’s welcome and the delicious fish & chips we had.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 19, 2022
Mike S.
Lovely outdoor area for the kids to play and easy car parking. Food was pretty good with a good menu, but service was very slow and staff communicating with one another by endless shouting made it very noisy when there was hardly anyone there!