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Pint of beer on a bar

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. There’s a terrace, and the gardens are lovely, with fabulous views of the Weald, pools of trout, and plenty of places to sit, whether you’re having a pint or stopping for something more substantial. 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 be choosing from salt and pepper squid, garlic mayonnaise, wasabi nut dust and toasted sesame seeds; or 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
  • 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


  • 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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