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Duke of Cumberland Arms

'Pretty as a picture' inn with good beers and good food

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

In an absolutely delightful setting, this beautiful 16th-century pub, perched on a wooded hillside in the South Downs National Park is a real gem. Inside are flagstones, brick floors, scrubbed tables, and ales served straight from the barrels Harvey's and Langham breweries deliver them in. The first-rate menus impress at lunchtime with braised oxtail, horseradish mash, curly kale and red wine jus; or grilled south coast mackerel fillet open sandwich, while in the evening you might choose pig’s head ballotine, smoked potato croquette, quail’s egg and brown sauce to start ,followed by Selsey crab thermidor; or an 8oz grain-fed sirloin steak, with roasted tomato, mixed leaf, peppercorn sauce and chunky chips.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 7–9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Harvey's Sussex, Langham Best Bitter and Hip Hop
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A286 between Fernhurst and Midhurst take single-track road signed Nicholsons and Aspinals. Pub on right.

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