Unicorn Inn

“A favourite with walkers and cyclists plus great views” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

HEYSHOTT, WEST SUSSEX

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Our View

Enjoying stunning views of the South Downs from its beautiful, south-facing rear garden, Jenni Halpin’s 18th-century free house is the perfect spot to relax on sunny day with a pint of Adnams. This sleepy Sussex village is in the National Park, so it’s a fair bet that you’ll share the pub with walkers and cyclists (and, of course, some locals) seeking out the home-cooked food listed on seasonal menus that make sound use of locally sourced produce. The bar, with beams and a large log fire, is particularly atmospheric, while the subtly lit, cream-painted restaurant is where you can sample fresh fish from Selsey, or dishes like grilled pork belly with Stilton sauce; rib-eye steak; fish pie; or pheasant breast with apricot and date stuffing. Good sandwiches (perhaps roast beef and horseradish) and popular Sunday lunches complete the pleasing picture.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
Unicorn Inn
HEYSHOTT,GU29 0DL
Phone : 01730 813486

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • 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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