Hotels in the South Downs

Whether you’re spending your time walking in the South Downs National Park, dressing up for Glyndebourne or revving those engines at Goodwood, hospitality comes in all shapes and sizes in this picturesque part of Sussex. This elegant part of the world has gained a reputation for English wine in recent years, including the likes of Three Choirs and the award-winning Wiston Estate, while its hotels are also well known for serving exquisite food.
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Hotels in the South Downs

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The Halfway Bridge

The Halfway Bridge

Petworth

At the heart of the South Downs national park, this village pub-with-rooms is the rural sister of the seaside Crab & Lobster (see Sidlesham), country but no bumpkin.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • pub_with_rooms
  • great_breakfast
  • dog_friendly
  • good_value
2
The Pig in the 
South Downs

The Pig in the 
South Downs

Arundel

'The perfect restaurant-with-rooms for lovers of British bubbles', this latest addition to Robin Hutson's Pig litter is surrounded by some of Britain's best wine-making country and offers 'plenty of fizz with your food'.
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • garden
  • child_friendly
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wifi
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
3
The Star

The Star

Alfriston

Mother and daughter Olga and Alex Polizzi have beautifully reinvented this picturesque 15th-century hostelry in a medieval South Downs village.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
4
The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

Chiddingfold

This black-and-white timbered medieval inn overlooking Chiddingfold’s village green is almost ridiculously picture-perfect.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • historic
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • walking
  • golf
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
5
The Lamb at Angmering

The Lamb at Angmering

Littlehampton

Between the South Downs and the Sussex coast, the Newbon family’s revived village pub enfolds locals and visitors alike in its warmly welcoming atmosphere.
  • child_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • outdoor_dining
6
The White Hart

The White Hart

South Harting

In a peaceful village near the South Downs Way, ramblers join locals at this dog- and family-friendly 16th Century inn.
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wifi
  • walking
  • parking
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
7
Park House, Hotel & Spa

Park House, Hotel & Spa

Midhurst

More than 70 years after the O’Brien family first opened their Edwardian country house to the Cowdray Park set, third-generation owner Seamus O’Brien presides over a thriving spa hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • wine
  • value
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • gym
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
8
The Old Store

The Old Store

Chichester

There is a warm welcome in store for guests at this B&B and former 18th-century bakery in a South Downs hamlet on the edge of the Goodwood Estate.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • guest_house
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • babyfriendly
  • great_breakfast
9
The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Readers report transports of delight this year after staying at this B&B, occupying surely Britain’s prettiest disused station, a former stop on the Mid-Sussex line in the South Downs national park.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast

Where to stay in the South Downs

From the Itchen Valley of Hampshire in the west to Beachy Head, in the Eastbourne Downland Estate, East Sussex, in the east and amazing wildlife by The River Meon, the South Downs is home to spa hotels and Michelin Star favourites, romantic retreats and family-friendly getaways. It is a feast for the senses in all ways.

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Last updated: December 09, 2022