An engaging mix of beams and timber framing, log-burners, rustic furnishings, deep leather chairs and an eye-catching stone fireplace set the scene at this 16th-century inn at the heart of a pretty village in the South Downs. Ramblers diverting from the nearby long-distance footpath sup beers from Upham Brewery's tasty range, kept well by the licensees who also tempt with a good menu. Home cooking and local producers ensure that both standard dishes and ever-changing specials have something for all tastes. Crispy duck salad, pomegranate, red onion and roast garlic mayo; or a meat and fish sharing board could kick things off, before moving on to pan-fried hake, wild mushrooms, watercress, new potatoes, clams and bacon marinière perhaps. Views from the garden encompass the rolling downland edges.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch opening: all wk 12-3
Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 6-9, Fri-Sat 6-9.30, Sun 6-8.30