Best Western Birch Hotel

Best Western Birch HotelSituated in the peaceful West Sussex town of Haywards Heath, this charming hotel is ideally located within easy reach of Brighton’s bustling city centre (29 km) and Gatwick Airport (24 km). Originally built around 1874, the hotel still retains some of the original features, including oak panelling and stained-glass windows. Most of the Birch Hotel has been refurbished within the last 3 years. The Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath is the ideal destination for visiting the numerous National Trust Gardens in the area, or the centre of Brighton, with its shopping, marina and historical features. Please note that there is no lift.
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Hotel details

Ideal for both business and leisure stays, the hotel boasts a range of facilities, including: 6 meeting rooms; 3 banqueting rooms; a restaurant, bar and lounge with open fire place; and on-site car park.

General information

Rating : 3 stars
Size : 51 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)


  • Room Service
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Ironing Service
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Car Hire
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

Best Western Birch Hotel offers 2 dining options. The Pavilion restaurant offers a set priced menu for lunch and dinner with a mixture of British and cosmopolitan cuisine. The Brasserie Bar offers a less formal setting and offers light meals to a limited selection of main courses. The Pavilion restaurant is very popular for family traditional Sunday lunches and is renowned in the area for its diary of events, from murder mystery evenings to themed disco nights.


Wi-fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.  Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


Lewes Road
RH17 7SF Haywards Heath


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Area information

Best Western Birch Hotel is situated in the heart of West Sussex with numerous places of interest within easy reach from the hotel. The Bluebell Railway, Borde Hill Gardens, Sheffield Park Garden, Leonardsee Lakes and Gardens, Wakehurst place, Nymans Gardens are all within reach. It is also just 18 miles from Brighton with its shops and marina to visit.

Travel information

Road Situated on the A272, half a mile east of Haywards Heath town centre. from the town centre follow signs for Lewes and for the Princess Royal Hospital. you will come to a roundabout with a Shell petrol garage opposite and the Hospital to your right . Go across roundabout the Birch Hotels entrance is just beyond the Garage. The A23 /M23 is approximately 5 miles from the Hotel RAIL Direct Rail links to London Victoria( 50 minutes), London Bridge (1hr 15 minutes) and Brighton (20 minutes) from Haywards Heath. AIR London Gatwick 20 minutes

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate.  Dinner costs GBP 19.95 per person per night. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  There is no capacity for extra beds/cots in the room.  

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy