Handy for race-goers to nearby Goodwood, this 200-year-old country dining inn occupies a tranquil spot in a village between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour. Drinkers revel in the choice of local real ales from the likes of Langham, Bedlam and Dark Star breweries. The kitchen team produces an arresting range of modern dishes, using materials derived from the immediate area. Start with pan-fried pigeon, glazed shallots and raspberry gel before pork belly, celeriac mash, greens and a red wine jus. Time a visit with the early May beer festival.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
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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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