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  • A very friendly team

  • Homecooked specials

  • Snug interior

Cafe by the Lake

Please note that on the days of the Sumners Ponds Polar Express breakfast service will finish at 11am and the Polar Express menu will run from 12 midday through until 7pm. No other menus are available on these days and the kitchen will be closed from 7pm onwards.

The Cafe by the Lake is family run cafe, bar and restaurant at Sumners Ponds in the quaint picturesque village of Barns Green. We are open to all, including day visitors, from 8.00am each day serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, snacks and ice cream. Tuesday to Sunday our bar and restaurant is open until 10.30pm serving evening meals. See the current opening times below.

Enjoy a full English breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea on the decking overlooking the Sumners Lake, or something a bit more warming, during the winter, inside the cosy restaurant. Home cooked meals are also available in the evenings on Tuesday - Sunday nights as well as drinks from the bar. Our licensed bar has Peroni and Kozel on draught with a wide selection of other bottled lagers and ciders, an extensive wine and spirit selection and local ales both on draught and bottled. Live music and quiz nights as well as other larger events are planned throughout the year. Please see the events page.

Sunday roasts are back every Sunday at lunch and dinner time. All menus can be viewed by choosing one from the list to the right.

We look forward to welcoming you.

The ceramics used at The Cafe by the Lake are handmade by Yvonne Kirk - www.sageceramics.co.uk 

Book a table

We recommend that you book a table to avoid disappointment, especially in the evening and when there is live music or other special events taking place.

To book a table please email cafe@sumnersponds.co.uk or call 01403 732734. If you haven't received a response to an email within 24 hours we ask that you give us a call to make sure that we have received you enquiry.

Please note on occasion we do become fully booked in which case it is not always possible to cater for walk-ins.

Festive Celebrations

Christmas is a time for celebrations so whether it's with friends, family or colleagues, what better way to celebrate than in the picturesque surroundings of Sumners Ponds with a lovingly prepared traditional Christmas dinner.

Call 01403 732734 or email cafe@sumnersponds.co.uk and one of the team will be able to help you with your enquiry. Festive Menu available 23rd November - 23rd December 2015.

Download our Festive Menu and Booking Form here.

Contact Us

Sumners Ponds
Chapel Road
Barns Green, Horsham
West Sussex, RH13 0PR

Reception: 01403 732539  
Cafe: 01403 732734
Email: bookings@sumnersponds.co.uk

Reception Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday : 9am - 5pm

Cafe Opening Times

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 8am - 10:30pm