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The Dean Ale & Cider House

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

In a village between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, this 200-year-old country dining inn is a great place to relax and unwind but also handy for race-goers to nearby Goodwood. It maintains a community pub ethos, with drinkers revelling in the choice of real ales including Dark Star Hophead. With a home-based smokery preserving meat, fish and cheese, the kitchen team produces an arresting range of pub stalwarts and modern dishes, using materials derived from the local area. Start with ham hock terrine and grape chutney before sea bass fillet, potato cake and tarragon sauce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon (Sep-May)
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-3, Sat & Sun 12-5
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 5-9.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Dark Star Hophead, The Dean Ale
  • Real ciders: Westons Old Rosie

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Early May


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Between Chichester & Midhurst on A286

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