West Sussex Gastropub Guide

West Sussex Gastropub 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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