In a sleepy village tucked beneath the South Downs amid
a maze of the narrow lanes, this 250-year-old pub has been
transformed into a stylish modern country inn since the current
owners reopened the place in late 2018 following extensive
refurbishment. Being so handy for polo at Cowdray Park and racing
at Goodwood, it's a peaceful retreat for good food and comfortable
rooms at the end of a hard day's entertainment.
Hunker down beside one of the log fires following an
invigorating walk or head for the suntrap rear terrace for summer
alfresco sipping. Stay a couple of nights and stroll to nearby
Bignor Roman Villa, then stride out across the South Downs (just
behind the pub), or head to Petworth to hunt for antiques.
Smartly upgraded country-chic rooms are named after
racehorses and feature super-comfortable handmade beds, pastel
hues, rich fabrics and colourful throws, big lamps, gun safes,
bespoke wooden furnishings and cosy tiled bathrooms with under
floor heating, big walk-in showers or shower over baths, and Noble
The two new garden lodge rooms interconnect so are perfect for
family stays, while the secluded and beautifully refurbished
Gardener's Cottage is a peaceful, romantic bolthole for two.
Restaurant & bar
Chef Jonny Trent's menus make good use of seasonal
produce from local suppliers, including South Downs Venison &
Game in Duncton and shorthorn beef from Goodwood Estate, to create
some imaginative and good value dishes classic British dishes with
a modern twist.
Hand pumps on the fine oak bar in the smart bar-cum-dining
dispense the likes of local Langham Hip-Hop and Arundel Stronghold
Nearest station: Pulborough Taxi from station: 15min Drive: 30min from Chichester, 1hr 10min from
Winchester, 2hr from London
The Street, Sutton, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20