Next to this charming period pub is Houghton Bridge over the River Arun, while across the road is the fascinating Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, once a busy chalk quarry. The pub has a long association with the museum's industrial heritage theme, since quarrymen and limekiln workers once slaked their thirsts here. Attracting people to the pub today are its candlelit bar's log fires, real ales from Harvey's brewery in Lewes and Long Man in Litlington, the sheltered garden with views of the South Downs countryside, and the extensive menu. This offers a broad range of dishes, among which you can expect prawn and crayfish cocktail; steak and kidney suet pudding; pan-fried sea bass with samphire and pea risotto; and Tunisian shakshouka, a spiced tomato, pepper and shallot stew. Vegetarians will find options too. Traditional roasts on Sundays usually include beef and pork, and sometimes a chicken or lamb dish. Before coffee, maybe order strawberry, basil and lime cheesecake with a gingernut base. Sandwiches, filled ciabattas and ploughman's lunches are available Monday to Saturday lunchtimes, and ploughman's all day Sunday. In addition to the South Downs Way, there are riverside and other downland walks right on the doorstep.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 12–9)
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12–4
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9, Sunday 5.30–8
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
5 miles north of Arundel on B2139. Adjacent to Amberley rail station.