Missing Link Brewing Tap Room

The Old Dairy, Chiddinglye, West Hoathly RH19 4QS
$$ English

Missing Link's Taproom is an amazing place to get away from it all- a uniquely set brewery and taproom sat on a private estate in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex.

We've become known for having some really outstanding beers, great service and awesome local food.

It's a great place to come with family and friends.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: The Old Dairy, Chiddinglye, West Hoathly RH19 4QS
  • Cross Street: Selsfield Rd
  • Cuisine: English | European |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | PayPal | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Becky Cook | Catering Manager
  • Phone: 01342 895796
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Dog Friendly,

Photos

Missing Link Brewing Tap Room - Morrocan Lamb
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Events & Special Hours

Bocados Tacos 5pm- 8.30pm
May 20, 2022 Dinner 17:00 - 21:00
The Grilling Greek from Midday to 5pm
May 21, 2022 Lunch 10:00 - 22:00
Brunch with @thegardenchef
May 22, 2022 Brunch 10:00 - 12:00
Ox Burger from Midday - 5pm
May 22, 2022 Lunch 10:00 - 18:00
The Garden Chef's Bao Buns 6pm - 8:30pm
May 27, 2022 Dinner 12:00 - 22:00
Garden Chef Sharing Plates Midday - 5pm / Taproom closing at 6pm
May 28, 2022 Afternoon 10:00 - 17:00
Bocados Tacos 12pm- 5pm
May 29, 2022 Lunch 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday Brunch 10am-12pm
May 29, 2022 Brunch 10:00 - 12:00
The Garden Chef's Bao Buns 6pm - 8:30pm
June 3, 2022 Dinner 12:00 - 22:00
Ditch Brisket Midday - 5pm
June 4, 2022 Lunch 10:00 - 22:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Bar - Tap Room 12:00 - 18:00
Friday
Bar - Tap Room 12:00 - 20:00
Beer Field 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Bar - Tap Room 10:00 - 20:00
Outside Beer Field 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Bar - Tap Room 10:00 - 18:00
Outside Beer Field 12:00 - 18:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We love dogs, providing they're well behaved and on a lead at all times.
Yes
Unfortunately we can't provide high chairs.
No, we have our own food & drink offering
Yes- we usually use: Western Cars - East Grinstead OR Station Taxi - Haywards Heath
We run a hot bar snack menu or hold food events on Saturdays & Sundays See our social media or check the main page of table agent for our events.
False

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 209 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 04, 2022
Lucinda S.
We had a really lovely time at the Sunday roast club, the tap room is lovely, as is the beer and as is the food! The roast dinner was probably one of the best roast dinners I have ever had. There was so much food and I love how you could go up for seconds and thirds should you choose! The group we went with haven’t stopped talking about how amazing it was either and we are already looking forward to the next time we go!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 01, 2022
Anthony E.
Everything about this hidden gem is superb. Great choice of ales and the food was also spot on. When you getting the biltong back???

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 01, 2022
Anna G.
Wonderful as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 24, 2022
samantha M.
The brewery was amazing and good value for money. The beer was lovely! The food - from the stand outside was in my opinion well over priced. The food was very tasty and good however, we spent £40 on 4 burgers and one portion of chips and left hungry. We will come to the brewery again but will make sure we’ve eaten before next time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 13, 2022
Darren O.
Only thing missing is a sampler board, beers are all very tasty.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2022
Ann B.
A wonderful Christmas lunch, the food was incredible, the atmosphere lovely and the staff worked incredibly hard.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 13, 2022
Jenny H.
We are two couples who all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at the Missing Link taproom. The food was amazing & our compliments to the ‘Garden Chef’ who produced extra vegetarian options for the two vegetarians in our party, all was delicious! The beer pairing & sharing plates where a special touch. Can’t wait to go again!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2022
Laura Dunne D.
Amazing roast club, can’t wait to return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2022
Sas W.
Delicious food, Pie night is always a treat! Best pies around - perfect pastry, full of delicious fillings! Together with a choice of 8 superb beers. Plus homemade desserts! Fabulous team, nothing too much trouble and service great. Really good value for money.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2022
David C.
Super friendly quick service. Great pies. Sublime beer. We will be back again and again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2022
Sara J.
A fantastic evening at pie night. Possibly the tastiest pie I have ever eaten crammed full on a bed of delicious mash potato & the gravy was spot on not to mention the tasty veggies - definitely not from the supermarket. Great atmosphere & friendly service. Friend enjoyed trying the different beers!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2022
Tim W.
Excellent experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 23, 2021
Susan O.
We had a superb family pre Christmas lunch at the Missing Link Brewery. Very relaxed atmosphere (essential with young children), plenty of great tasting food and cheery, helpful staff. And pretty damn good beer! Brilliant all round.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2021
Tina H.
Sunday Roast. Delicious food, plenty of it. Good choice of beers and soft drinks. Great service from very friendly, efficient staff. Can't wait to go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2021
Gill H.
It was a great experience friendly staff, good food and company. What more do you need? Except it would be good for us of a different age group to be able to sit on a chair which has a back to it so we can relax. :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2021
Oliver W.
Pie and mash night. Fabulous pie and veg with lashings of gravy. Pity the tap room is bare and uncomfortable

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2021
Abby L.
Perfect find for us the taproom is beautiful wonderful atmosphere and Rubin and Becky were a delight to talk to 10/10 would recommend. Next time we are back in this neck of the woods we will be back. Thank you for your hospitality.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2021
Chloe C.
Really great, relaxed venue - a big range of beers brewed on site and delicious food - we had a vegetarian and a chicken & ham pie and both were excellent and the best brownies around

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2021
Sophie A.
Phenomenal food, service and beer. Our large group were fantastically well catered for and we had an incredible time. We can’t wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Clare J.
Great food and very accommodating staff. Will book again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Laura M.
Relaxed family style sharing Sunday roast dinner. The locally sourced food was incredible and plentiful (Roast belly of pork with all the trimmings). Such a wonderful atmosphere and the staff were very attentive and friendly. Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2021
Peter F.
Spent a couple of hours relaxing at Missing Link with the family. We all had a very tasty 'roast in a wrap' to accompany the excellent craft beers. Definitely looking forward to our next visit already!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Mike B.
Awesome place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2021
Douglas G.
Awesome place, service was great and the food truck was amazing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 06, 2022
Ian R.
Like a hidden gem near East Grinstead. Wonderful. The beer is excellent, mind you it will take me a while to drinking cloudy beer! We have booked for the Sunday Lunch event !! Well done team ! Ian

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 23, 2022
Steve T.
The service for drinks was a little slow , the food was fantastic really good value for money .

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 06, 2022
Laura P.
Great setting, choice of beers and food options (brownies were also delicious). Thanks!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 01, 2021
Graham D.
Enjoyable long lunch! Good service; only comment would be to suggest that with every table full of noisy families/friends, the background music was too loud, or even unnecessary, especially for some people without perfect hearing. Not a complaint about the choice of music tho'! Cheers.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 08, 2022
James G.
Good beer, good service and good snacks. It is a shame that there isn't food on a Friday during the day although their website advertises it, but if you factor this in beforehand its a great place to go. They even raged a cab for us at the end!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 18, 2021
MICHELLE R.
The starters were very substantial ie heavy / stodgy considering the main is a huge roast meal. Pudding more stodgy, a bit like a school meal pudding. Something light and refreshing after a massive croast like a lemon sorbet might have been nicer. The portions were excessively generous. Overall however it was a lovely experience.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2022
Claire A.
Concept and food was lovely. Only issue was allowing the whole restaurant to take their own cheese from a shared cheeseboard. This made me really uncomfortable and I think this should have been served per table as all the other courses were.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2021
Amy R.
Drinks very well supplies and served . Once again , ran out of food very esrly on despite checking with the food van earlier on