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,

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Events & Special Hours

Pie Night by The Garden Chef (6pm - 9pm)
Dec. 2, 2022 Dinner 14:00 - 22:00
BREWERY TOUR 2PM
Dec. 3, 2022 Event 14:00 - 15:00
Sharing Plates by The Garden Chef (12pm - 4pm)
Dec. 3, 2022 Lunch 10:00 - 18:00
Ukrainian Night 7pm
Dec. 3, 2022 Dinner 19:00 - 23:00
MISSING LINK ROAST CLUB (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 4, 2022 Lunch 12:30 - 18:00
Pie Night by The Garden Chef (6pm - 9pm)
Dec. 9, 2022 Dinner 14:00 - 22:00
Italy On Wheels Takeover Lunch (12PM - 5PM)
Dec. 10, 2022 Lunch 10:00 - 23:00
Italy On Wheels Takeover Supper Club (6pm - 9pm)
Dec. 10, 2022 Dinner 18:00 - 23:00
MISSING LINK ROAST CLUB (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 11, 2022 Lunch 12:30 - 18:00
Meet the Brewer and Flight Night 6pm
Dec. 16, 2022 Evening 14:00 - 23:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Bar - Tap Room 14:00 - 22:00
Saturday
Bar - Tap Room 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday
Bar - Tap Room 10:00 - 18:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We love dogs, providing they're well behaved and on a lead at all times. PLEASE NOTE: We don’t allow dogs to our Roast Clubs as we are at full capacity and it’s a long service.
Yes
Unfortunately we can't provide high chairs but you can bring your own.
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

4.86 out of 5 stars based on 339 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2022
Darren H.
We loved it , the best roast we’ve had , great value and a great atmosphere! Definitely coming back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2022
Tes C.
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish! The food was incredible, great quality, plentiful and delicious. The staff were friendly, helpful and happy. Overall I would highly recommend it and look forward to visiting again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 31, 2022
Helen D.
Lovely all day brunch! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2022
Melissa J.
Lovely afternoon at the Taproom. Delicious sharing plates from the Garden Chef. Really friendly staff and nice relaxed atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2022
Sas W.
Another enjoyable supper club. An infusion of delicious flavours and always great value for money.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2022
Rachel J.
This was our first visit to Missing Link (2 adults, 2 kids). We really liked it. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, child-friendly and good beer. We'll definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2022
Kieran F.
Great little venue. Was nice to enjoy the beer garden one last time before it closes for the winter. Nice warm, clean, modern taproom. Plenty of options to choose from and a fridge full of cans if you don't see something you fancy on tap. And family friendly! No other venue like this in the Surrey-Sussex area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Neil M.
This is the third time we have been to a Sunday Roast. And we will be back again. The quality of the four courses has been consistently good. If you want to know how a roast meat should be, try this!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2022
Keith P.
Excellent brunch Lovely staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2022
Ann B.
Thoroghly enjoyed the food from 'Italy on wheels' and as always excellent beer and lovely welcome.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2022
Storm C.
Great place and really friendly staff and great field for the kids to play safely. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2022
Kayleigh M.
The food was amazing, everyone really enjoyed their breakfast. Always a lovely atmosphere in the tap room and great service as always. Will continue to recommend the missing link tap room to all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2022
John P.
This was our second Sunday brunch at The Tap Room, and we will be back again. Super food, super staff and a great ambience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2022
Duncan H.
The beer field over delivered - a brilliant place to be, with fun for all the family - even a sprinkler in the heat to keep the kids cool! Beers were great as always, as was the service from the knowledgeable and friendly staff :-) Definitely going back and telling my friends about the experience. Thank you Missing Link for offering something different!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 03, 2022
Karan F.
Great setting! Lovely food with friendly staff. Beer excellent - good selection. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2022
Heidi J.
Fantastic food and beer. Great place

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2022
Sally R.
Our first time and such a wonderful celebration lunch! Thank you so much.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 24, 2022
Euan C.
Great beer and service out in the field. The food (Dirty Mac) was really good, so overall was a very nice couple of hours spent in the sunshine!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 29, 2022
Nick M.
Such a pleasure to be able to walk here on a weekend and have great food with a variety of accompanying beers. Thank you

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: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 29, 2022
Alan P.
First time for Taproom food. Bau buns great, but ran out early. Bar service slow with one staff member serving drinks and taking food orders. Try a table ordering app? Will definitely come back.

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.