The Earl of March

“Country-plush ambience on the edge of a National Park” - AA Inspector



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The current Earl is the founder of the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, held on the nearby family estate of the Dukes of Richmond. In the pub in 1803 William Blake wrote the words to Jerusalem; today’s visitors can enjoy much the same memorable South Downs’ views that influenced his verse. The excellent dishes, courtesy of Giles Thompson, former executive chef at London’s Ritz Hotel, depend on local estates and the nearby English Channel. Taking the Earl's Menu, might see you enjoyoing a pan-fried pork fillet, white bean and wild mushroom cassoulet, cavolo nero, rösti and port wine jus. Plenty of bar and lighter meals are offered too.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Earl of March
Lavant Road, Lavant, CHICHESTER, PO18 0BQ
Phone : 01243 533993


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

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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