Good Hotel Guide Review
In a village on the edge of the South Downs national park, the Newbon family has given a new lease of life to a run-down West Sussex pub. Expanded and restored, the Grade II listed building has half-timbered walls, oak flooring; ancient fireplaces and characterful brickwork in the ‘lively’ bar. In the smart, informal restaurant executive chef Richard Cook’s gastropub dishes are ‘delicious and reasonably priced’, served by ‘unfailingly smiley staff’. ‘The shellfish bisque was particularly flavoursome.’ Sunday roasts for both lunch and dinner. Softly coloured, plain-walled rooms (one with its own entrance) have space for a large bed, vintage furnishing, well-placed sockets, a coffee machine. A peaceful terrace has views across St Nicholas Gardens.
all year, restaurant closed 25 Dec.
bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, terrace, garden.
‘quiet’, in public spaces.
all ages welcomed; not in bar area after 9 pm.
per room B&B from £115. À la carte £35.