Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Category: Area Guide
The best pub lunches in the county
West Sussex is spoilt for great pubs with a warm atmosphere and quality food. Here’s our round up of 10 of the best. Cheers.
Duke of Cumberland
The Duke of Cumberland is a charming 16th century pub sat in a peaceful corner of West Sussex. It’s renowned for its local ales and has a spacious beer garden and a delicious food menu. The meat comes from nearby organic farms, fish from the South coast, and the pub even has its own vegetable garden.
Address: Henley, West Sussex, GU27 3HQ
Telephone: (01428) 652280
The Shepherd and Dog
This bucolic pub is sat in a picturesque location at the foot of the South Downs. The pub has a relaxed atmosphere, and dogs are welcome. The food is delicious and is focused on local, organic and free-range produce.
Address: The Street, Fulking, West Sussex, BN5 9LU
Telephone: (01273) 857382
The George and Dragon
Situated in Houghton, near Arundel, The George and Dragon is one of the oldest pubs in the county. It’s jam-packed full of character and charm, and has a pub garden with breath-taking views across the South Downs. The restaurant also bakes its own bread, including gluten free.
Address: Houghton, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LW
Telephone: (01798) 831559
The White Horse
The White Horse is another beautiful pub sat at the foot of the South Downs. It offers sweeping views and a warm atmosphere. Game is sourced directly from local woodlands, farms and country estates. The White Horse also offers rooms, should you be looking for a place to stay.
Address: 1 High Street, Chilgrove, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9HX
Telephone: (01243) 519444
The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Inn, in East Lavant, is a fantastic destination gastropub. The pub has adopted a field to fork mentality and all produce, from Selsey crabs to pheasants, is locally sourced.
Address: Pool Lane, East Lavant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0AX
Telephone: (01243) 527434
The Horse Guards Inn
Nestled in the South Downs National Park, the 350-year-old Horse Guards Inn is a perfect spot for a post-walk feast. The pub specialises in delicious seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from its own vegetable garden. The pub also boasts an open fire, board games and a picturesque beer garden.
Address: Upperton Road, Tillington, West Sussex, GU28 9AF
Telephone: (01798) 342332
The Woodman Arms
This charming 16th century thatched is a fantastic choice for dinner and a pint. It offers a great selection of beers to accompany its well-regarded Sunday lunch. Reservations are not taken on Sundays, so arrive early to be seated.
Address: Hammerpot, Angmering, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 4EU
Telephone: (01903) 871240
The New Inn
The New Inn boasts an impressively large pub garden, perfect for those long summer evenings. The pub itself is housed in a beautiful Grade II listed building and is renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and good food.
Address: 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9RQ
Telephone: (01273) 834608
The Earl of March
This idyllic pub has glorious views over the beautiful Goodwood estate. However, should you be looking for more than just an awe-inspiring view, then the cosy open fire and home cooking won’t fail to impress.
Address: Lavant Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0BQ
Telephone: (01243) 533993
The Snowdrop Inn
Last but by no means least is the Snowdrop Inn, Lewes. Resembling a wood cabin, this buzzy local pub offers a wide range of locally brewed beers which are the perfect accompaniment for its simple yet well executed food menu.
Address: 119 South Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2BU
Telephone: (01273) 471018
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