£720k East Sussex pub & restaurant changes hands

The Jolly Sportsman, a country pub and restaurant, situated in East Chiltington in East Sussex, has been sold via Christie & Co to Chris Colville, who plans to develop it even further.

The Jolly Sportsman, which was sold off a guide price of £720k, is tucked into South Downs National Park near the town of Lewes. East Chiltington is a great place to go walking with family and friends to work up an appetite for the seasonal food on offer at the pub.

This is a smart, country pub-restaurant and beer garden has counted comedian and actor, Steve Coogan, stand-up comic, Sean Lock and TV and Heart radio presenter, Jamie Theakston as local fans.

The previous owner, Bruce Wass has managed the Jolly Sportsman for many years and has taken the decision to sell to retire from the business.

James Hughes, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Maidstone Office handled the sale and said, “I am very pleased to announce the sale of this beautiful pub in East Sussex. The county always attracts lots of interest due to its beauty and tranquillity. We achieved a good sale price for this pub and I now await in anticipation to see how Chris will take the business forward.”