An engaging mix of beams and timber framing, log-burners, deep leather chairs and an eye-catching stone fireplace set the scene at this 16th-century inn at the heart of a pretty South Downs village. Beers come from Upham Brewery, and the tempting menu offers pub classics and ever-changing specials. Sharing boards include garlic and thyme stuffed camembert with onion marmalade and olive oil croute; or the Ramblers Board – ham hock terrine, black pudding Scotch egg, cured ham and sausage roll, with onion marmalade, cornichons and crusty baguette; alternatively, kick things off with spiced dressed crab; grilled celeriac with pickled beets, kale, and goats’ cheese; or smoked haddock fishcake. Mains might include cep gnocchi; roast breast of pheasant; or tandoori cod with red lentil dhal, cauliflower puree and onion bhaji.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Open all year
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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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