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The Dean Ale & Cider House

Contemporary community pub on the downs

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Wheelchair access

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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-3 5.30-11 (Saturday 10am-11pm Sunday 10-6.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Dark Star Hophead, Langham, Bedlam Brewery, Timothy Taylor

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
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Between Chichester and Midhurst on A286

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