The Victoria Inn, Pub & restaurant, West Marden, 4 miles
Donna and Toby welcome you to the Victoria Inn West Marden, a traditional pub based in a small community. We love it and go there often. They are fun and the food is great. It is a great starting point for a walk or cycle ride and close-by are the Goodwood Estate, Stansted Park and Uppark House so there is plenty to explore.
The George Inn, Pub & restaurant, Finchdean, 2 miles
Wonderful old-fashioned slightly scruffy country pub and restaurant situated in the quiet village of Finchdean just 2 miles away. They love dogs in the front bar, where you can also have a meal, but no dogs in the restaurant. It has a big garden for the summer and in the winter has a log fire in the cosy traditional bar with good food in the bar or restaurant.
The Robin Hood, Pub & restaurant, Rowlands Castle, 2 miles
Big pub with country house decor and an open fire, where South Downs Way walks pass close by. Lovely setting on the village green.
The Castle, Rowlands Castle, 2 miles
Right by the railway bridge. Lovely to stop for a pint after a long walk in Stansted Park in the public bar. Nice dining-room, scrubbed tables and log fires. Standard wholesome fare.
The Richmond Arms, West Ashling, 8 miles
This pub is pure heaven! It’s actually much more than a pub, a proper special occasion dinner place! We just love it, and the food is outstanding and has won all sorts of awards. Run by a delightful husband and wife team who have the highest standards. Try it – it’s really worth the extra few pounds (money, and round your tummy!)
The Woodmancote Arms, Pub and Restaurant, Southbourne, 6 miles
The Woodmancote is eclectic in style, is fun and successfully mixes contemporary and traditional styles. The food is simple, fresh and well prepared. All home cooked fare – tailored to most people’s pockets; ranging from fresh fish, great Sunday roasts, innovative vegetarian options
Phone: 01243 371019 Web: www.woodmancotepub.co.uk/
The Three Horseshoes, Pub and Restaurant, Elstead, 7 miles.
A hidden gem overlooking the Downs, with scrumptious pub meals, log fires and a cracking garden. Well-behaved walkers, kids and dogs welcome.
Phone: 01730 825746
Five Bells, Buriton, 7 miles
This is one of our favourites for supper in the deep mid-winter. The menu isn’t terribly ambitious, but the food is delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful and cosy, specially if you ask for a table by the fire in the little room!
Phone: 01730 263584 Web: http://fivebells-buriton.co.uk/
The White Hart, South Harting, 8 miles
Recently taken over by new people and thoroughly refurbished. We haven’t tried it yet, but apparently it’s lovely, much more up-to-date, really comfortable and delicious food.
Phone: 01730 825124 Web: http://www.the-whitehart.co.uk/