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The Cricketers

Ideal rest stop when exploring the South Downs

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

Named to commemorate its one-time owner John Wisden, the first-class cricketer and creator of the famous sporting almanac, this attractive whitewashed pub sits in beautiful gardens behind Goodwood. Dating to the 16th century, with an inglenook fireplace, the inn has hardly changed over the years. Well-kept real ales include Arundel Sussex Gold, while the blackboard menu offers lunchtime sandwiches and traditional favourites, home-cooked from locally sourced ingredients. Look for the likes of a trio of Old English sausages, mash and onion gravy; sizzling pork, pear and parsnip skillet; and confit duck leg, bubble-and-squeak with spiced orange dressing. Children are welcome and there’s a menu to suit younger tastes.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12-9
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday to Sunday 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Triple fff Moondance, Dark Star Partridge Best Bitter, Arundel Sussex Gold, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers and Heritage

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A285, 3 miles from Petworth, 8 miles from Chichester

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