Handy for race-goers to nearby Goodwood, this 200-year-old country dining inn occupies a tranquil spot in a village between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour. Drinkers revel in the choice of local real ales from the likes of Langham, Bedlam and Dark Star breweries. The kitchen team produces an arresting range of modern dishes, using materials derived from the immediate area. Start with pork belly, hock, Jerusalem artichoke and balsamic jus before partridge, boudin blanc, fondant potato, pumpkin, red cabbage and smoked bacon. Time a visit with the early May beer festival.