A deservedly-popular foodie pub in an area where you might feel you are spoilt for choice. But if you are seeking a traditional inn, dating back many centuries, that's been painstakingly restored, this is hard to beat.
You'll find real ales, low beamed ceilings, brick floors, inglenook fire places, an old bread oven and old pews.
On the food front, you can eat in various bar/dining areas or on the pleasant terrace. The kitchen bases its menus on carefully-sourced local produce, and what's on offer ranges from Filled Baguettes, through traditional items such as 'Sausage & Mash with Onion Gravy'; 'Steak & Mushroom Pie' and 'Battered Cod & Chips with Salad' to more elaborate dishes such as 'Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Braised Red Cabbage, Olives & Port Jus' and 'Crispy Confit of Duck Leg with Sarlandaise Potatoes & Hoi Sin Jus'.
If you plan ahead, you can stay in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat & Sun 12.00-22.00; mains about £11 to £19
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 18.30-22.00, Sat & Sun 12.00-22.00; mains about £11 to £19
- Wine: a concise but well-chosen list
- Nearest station: Chichester Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th Dec.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available