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BEST WESTERN The Birch Hotel.

Homely character in Haywards Heath.

BEST WESTERN The Birch Hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Haywards Heath, and in the heart of Mid-Sussex. With a bucket load of attractions nearby, not to mention the South Downs; time in this beautiful part of England will definitely be well spent!

Great road and rail links make the hotel (and Haywards Heath) a great base for family breaks and business trips, with lots to do (or not do) on a romantic weekend as well. Whether you're toddling off with the kids or treating that special someone to a long-overdue getaway, you can wrap yourself in a big cosy blanket of tranquility back at the hotel itself - while you take in the classic period features, comfortable rooms and excellent facilities.

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Lewes Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 7SF


Dining restrictions Christmas Day & Boxing Day - please see Dining & Bars section for further details.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted Not allowed in Food & Beverage outlets
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

We're fanatical about food at BEST WESTERN The Birch Hotel.

That's why our Chefs serve up consistently high quality food. Our mouth-watering dishes are freshly prepared to order; from classic Fish & Chips, Gourmet Burgers, Sharing Platters and Light Bites to our Grill selection.

BEST WESTERN The Birch Hotel offers a unique blend of modern contemporary dining with classic service you have come to expect from us.

*** Please be aware that over the festive period on Christmas Day and Boxing Day our Courtyard Restaurant will be closed both evenings. For these nights we will be offering our resident guests a selection of soup and sandwiches in our Bar area. Please also note that Christmas and Boxing Day Lunch is now full and we are only able to accommodate guests who have pre booked. ***

Chef Tony Bright


Courtyard Restaurant

The Courtyard Restaurant offers relaxed dining in the traditional surroundings of the original building. We offer a wide variety of traditional dishes with a modern twist. All our dishes are cooked fresh to order, using locally sourced suppliers offering the freshest ingredients. We are open for lunch and dinner every day with the exception of Sunday dinner, and bookings are strongly advised especially for Sunday lunch.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 06:45 - 09:45
Lunch: 12:30 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:15
Weekend times may vary

Bar & Bistro

Our new Bar & Bistro offers a more informal dining experience.
Our Head Chef has created a range of dishes, inspired from a modern European flavour, to tempt and tantalise you with a new perception for food combinations. The Bar & Bistro is available for Lunch and Dinner every day.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Lindfield Park

Course information

Course Type: Traditional
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5957 Yards
Handicap required


4.00 miles away in Lindfield


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £11.00
18 holes £18.00
Trolley hire Yes
Driving Range Yes

Haywards Heath

Course information

Course Type: Traditional
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6216 Yards
Handicap required


3 miles away in Haywards Heath


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £15.00
18 holes £28.00
Trolley hire Yes


To us, every wedding is unique, and should be bespoke to your requirement, that's why we don't set packages for you to be constrained by.

From small, intimate wedding ceremonies to opulent black tie galas, everything we do for you and your guests from handling the initial details to offering those exquisite touches, will make your event a one of a kind day

We believe in personalised service and the attention to all the littlest details.


Wedding service and reception venue

With a license to entertain, we can point you in the direction of some fantastic bands, DJs, Harpists, Magicians, Murder Mystery casts and more!


We can make recommendations for the menu selection to suit your theme and even arrange entertainment and decorations. Our head chef is looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your ideas and explain the best seasonal, locally sourced produce.


Registry office:
West Sussex
West Sussex County Council Offices, Haywards Heath
01243 642122

Richie will be your point of contact at the Birch Hotel from your initial enquiry right up until your special day ; advising

For any enquiries please call Richard Hawker on 01444 451565

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M23, J11, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Haywards Heath, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: london Gatwick, 20.00 miles
Free parking on site (40 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Lewes Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 7SF

What's nearby?


  • Brighton & Hove Albion (14 miles)

  • Olympus Leisure Burgess Hill (5 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Wakehurst Place and the Millennium Seedbank (7 miles)

  • Bluebell Railway (6 miles)

  • Nymans (5 miles)

  • Wings Museum (4 miles)

  • Brighton (12 miles)


  • Brighton (14 miles)

  • Orchard Shopping Centre (2 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


From interviews to sales meetings and even family get-togethers, our choice of rooms offers something for every occasion.

Available room set ups

U shape

Sussex Room

This beautiful meeting room is located in the heart of the old house, still retaining the original features

Free WIFI and wired Internet access in the bedrooms, LCD, and audio-visual equipment
Max Capacity: 60 theatre-style,

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Lindfield Room 12 0 0 8 0
Haywards Room 30 12 12 12 0
Sussex Room 60 30 24 26 50
Birch Room 25 12 0 12 0
Bridge Room 45 20 20 20 40
Oval Room 0 0 0 6 6
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Weekend Break

18/11/2015 Allan/maryl W, Bedford, United Kingdom

Had a birthday trip to Wakehurst Place NT during the day then ended up at hotel stay over ready for a day out to Brighton ! Lovely staff and the second room was a relatively new & fresh one (initial o... more


Great rooms

12/11/2015 Anna88402, Felpham, United Kingdom

We were welcomed in very professional manner and given a lovely room 235 and it was comfortable and clean the let down was our anniversary dinner in the courtyard hotel restaurant service was in diffe... more


Great hotel

10/11/2015 Raine6648, Oxford, United Kingdom

Can't find a fault with this hotel at all really. Very clean and nice comfortable rooms. Nice bathroom and shower. The food was really good and the service excellent. It was in a really handy location... more


Nothing to complain about at all

26/10/2015 ajsaks64, Brighton, United Kingdom

Spotlessly clean, rather dated but charming, good breakfast. The staff were very friendly and professional and accommodating. Wedding was taking place and it didn't impact on me at all. Staircase and ... more


Mid week lunch

22/10/2015 Nicolahappyshopper, West sussex

My friend suggested we have a bite to eat and catch up as convenient for both and she has eaten some vey nice food previously and it's a good price for a mid week lunch. So she's right about price ap... more