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Best Western The Birch Hotel.

Treat yourself to homely character in Haywards Heath. The Best Western The Birch Hotel in West Sussex is ideally located on the outskirts of Haywards Heath, with an abundance of attractions nearby, including the seaside delights of Brighton. So, you can be sure time in this beautiful part of England will definitely be well-spent.

This charming hotel near Brighton dates back to 1874. As a former country house, it still maintains many of its original features, such as an oak-panelled lounge and Victorian staircase. As a hotel in West Sussex, it's close to the both the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty and the South Downs, for scenic walks and beautiful countryside. If you're a real nature lover, there are some fabulous garden attractions too - including Sheffield Park, Borde Hill and Wakehurst Place.

Great road and rail links make Best Western The Birch Hotel in West Sussex the ideal base for family breaks, business trips or a romantic weekend. Whether you're spending time with the kids or treating that special someone to a long-overdue getaway, you can enjoy tranquillity back at the hotel itself thanks to the classic period features, comfortable rooms and excellent facilities.

This well-situated hotel with its handy road links is also a fantastic conference venue near Brighton, with beautiful function rooms for hire in the heart of the old house. The opulent surroundings make for a lovely place to hold a wedding too.

You could well find your home from home in Best Western The Birch Hotel, for a sublime place to stay near Brighton.

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Lewes Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 7SF
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6215*


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, which makes for us a great place to eat in West Sussex. Our mouth-watering dishes are freshly prepared to order - from classic fish & chips, gourmet burgers, sharing platters and light bites to our grill selection.


Courtyard Restaurant

This popular restaurant near Brighton 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 using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. We are open for lunch and dinner every day with the exception of Sunday dinner, and bookings are strongly advised as were are in high demand.

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 and 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 and Bistro is available for lunch and dinner every day. Expect a sincere welcome and pleasant company whenever you choose to visit, from morning to midnight.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Lindfield Park

Linfield Golf Club is a parkland course that was designed by Patrick Tallack and was founded in 1990. It stretches 5957 yards and plays to par of 70. The course is great for golfers of any standard.

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

Haywards Heath Golf Club is another parkland course and is made up of 19 challenging holes. The course has an 80-year history and boasts a 6216-yard course. It's a great test for long hitters with spot-on accuracy.

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


The sumptuous surroundings of Best Western The Birch Hotel make for a wonderful wedding venue in Haywards Heath. 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 will make your event truly memorable.


Wedding service and reception venue

With a selection of elegant rooms to choose from, this is a great place for a wedding in Haywards Heath. We have a licence to entertain and can point you in the direction of some fantastic acts - whether it be bands, DJs, harpists, magicians, murder mystery casts or anything else you fancy.


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 provide delicious fresh food made with the best seasonal, locally-sourced produce.


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

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

For any enquiries please call Caroline Chong 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- making Best Western The Birch Hotel a great conference venue in Hayward's Heath, and near to Brighton.


This beautiful meeting room is located in the heart of the old house, still retaining the original features. The room is able to accommodate up to 60 delegates in a theatre style. Facilities include free Wi-FI and wired Internet access in the bedrooms, LCD, and audio-visual equipment.

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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Good hotel

12/02/2017 Robert3856, Surrey, United Kingdom

Stayed at the Birch Hotel prior to flying from Gatwick. The hotel is about a mile outside of the town centre opposite the Princess Royal hospital. Unfortunately the Hotel does NOT have a lift, but the... more


Great place and even greater staff

30/01/2017 lillystone, leicester

Stayed 2 nights for a wedding. Room was lovely and clean and had everything you'd want including the TV which had free Sky sports ! Didn't eat in the restaurant/bar but others did and it looked reall... more


Great New Yers Eve

27/01/2017 Malcolm D, Wadhurst, United Kingdom

As we usually do we met up with our very good friends for a new years eve dinner/dance. We live quite a distance apart so we just select a hotel at random and take our chance. This proved to be an exc... more


Just The Job

17/01/2017 Paul B, Liverpool

I stayed here last night, whilst working away on business. The staff were friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. It's a fair old walk back into town, but probably not a bad thing really. Wil... more


Comfortable beds and friendly staff

08/01/2017 TPHants, Hants

I stayed at the hotel over New Year and the beginning of January. The stay was comfortable and staff were accommodating. Breakfast was excellent with a variety of choices and the dinner menu was sub... more