Commanding the centre of a pretty South Downs’ village, this 17th-century coaching inn is now run by Dave and Paul. They've updated the Victorian bar, with its two open fires, and as likely as not, you'll find Harvey's Sussex bitter in residence. The oldest part is the beamed restaurant where you may take your pick from baguettes to banoffee tart, by way of chilli vegetable fritter; breast of duck with plum sauce; grilled fish of the day; or chickpea tagine.
Closed: 26 December, 1 January
Days closed: Monday
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 12–11
Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–2.30
Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 6.30–8.30
Food and drink
Real ales available: Ballards Best Bitter, Bowmans, guest ales
Real ciders: Thatchers
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
On B2146, south of Petersfield. In village centre.