Hamilton Arms/Nava Thai Restaurant

“Well known for the excellent Thai food”



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Opposite the village common, this country free house serves authentic Thai food, wine and beers – but if you prefer you can opt for English bar snacks, including a wide selection of sandwiches, paninis and salads – and traditional ales. Thai food devotees will be spoilt for choice – the extensive menu features soups, salads and curries such as beef in coconut milk and bamboo shoots. For vegetarians the choice includes mushroom soup flavoured with lemongrass, lime leaves and chillies, perhaps followed by fried broccoli with garlic and oyster sauce. There’s a small shop selling Thai ingredients and handicrafts, and the pub is an important part of the community, with regular events including darts competitions, quizzes, monthly music nights and charity/beer festivals.

Hamilton Arms/Nava Thai Restaurant
Hamilton Arms, School Lane, STEDHAM, WEST SUSSEX, GU29 0NZ


About the area

Discover West Sussex

Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.

In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham. 

West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.

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