Find this deservedly-popular foodie pub on the banks of the Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve. You'll find real ales, slate floors, large fireplaces and a counter covered with pebbles from the nearby beach.
The pub is really geared to feed its visitors, whether it's a decidedly-upmarket sandwich or from their à la carte menu. Seafood figures prominently!
An late autumn menu included 'Sautéed Calamari with Chorizo, Chili, Roasted Sweet Peppers & Green Olives'; 'Pan-Seared diver-caught Scallops with Crab Risotto and Port & Red Wine Reduction'; 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Homemade Chutney' and 'Baked Wealdway Goat Cheese on a Plum Tomato Crostini' among the starters.
'Fresh Fish in Beer Batter with Hand-Cut Chips & Tartare Sauce'; 'Wild Mushroom & Pea Risotto with Parmesan Shavings & Wild Rocket'; 'Fish Pie with Cod, Smoked Haddock & Prawns' and 'Char-Grilled local Rib-Eye Steak with a Wild Mushroom & Tarragon Sauce' listed among the mains.
Puds might be difficult to resist with the likes of 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce'; 'Coconut Pannacotta with Strawberry Sauce' and 'Apple & Winter Berry Crumble with Bay-Scented Custard' on offer. While those with a more savoury tooth should enjoy their selection of English Farmhouse Cheeses offered with Raisin & Walnut Bread.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; sandwiches from £8.50; mains £13.50 to £27
- Dinner: all week 18.00-21.45; mains £13.50 to £27
- Seats: 50, plus 40 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list, with plenty of choice under the £20 mark, and an excellent selection by the glass
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Chichester Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available