Main Road, WEST DEAN, PO18 0QX
In a village between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, this 200-year-old country dining inn is a great place to relax and unwind but also handy for race-goers to nearby Goodwood. It maintains a community pub ethos, with drinkers revelling in the choice of real ales including Dark Star Hophead. With a home-based smokery preserving meat, fish and cheese, the kitchen team produces an arresting range of pub stalwarts and modern dishes, using materials derived from the local area. Start with ham hock terrine and grape chutney before sea bass fillet, potato cake and tarragon sauce.