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Overview

Surrounded by rolling hills at the foot of the South Downs and with the Goodwood Estate on its doorstep, The White Horse is a perfect base from which to explore the great British countryside. Along with a welcoming bar decked out with super-comfy leather armchairs, open fireplaces, flagstone floors and art-filled walls, the inn offers superb dining in the restaurant.

The award-winning menu features fresh, locally sourced fish and game, including venison from the Goodwood estate, wild woodpigeon and rabbit from Chilgrove, and the wine list offers a handpicked selection of the world's finest reds and whites.

15 cottage-style guest rooms combine rustic charm with supreme comfort and elegance (two of them have private hot tubs), the perfect setting to enjoy the peace and calm of the countryside. In the morning, following a hearty cooked breakfast, head out into the rural splendour of the South Downs National Park for plentiful walking, cycling and riding trails, the coast for seaside adventure, or nearby Chichester for a culture fix.

Rooms from

Classic: £75
Feature: £100
Indulgent: £140


Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Helicopter landing site available
  • £15 dog stay charge
  • Z-beds provided for an additional £30

Family favourite
Ideal for a family getaway with two adjoining double-rooms available, offering private en-suites for both parents and children, while cots and Z-beds can also be provided. A private courtyard makes for an excellent private play area and can even be set up for a family croquet match.

Events and celebrations
Up to 14 guests can be accommodated in the stately Baron Lafite private dining room. For larger gatherings, including weddings and corporate events, you can reserve the private garden during the summer months.

Dog-friendly
Dogs are very welcome in the bar area and can stay overnight in each of the rooms, too.

Crown collection
Part of the original Epicurean Collection, you can earn and redeem Crowns here if you are one of our Crown members.

Rooms

The White Horse's 15 elegant rooms areeach designed and decorated with supreme comfort in mind - think sheepskin rugs, beautiful English wool throws and king-sized beds with the finest Egyptian cotton.

Mod-con facilities include 50inch flatscreen TVs and internet. En-suite bathrooms have roll-top copper baths or calming rain showers, all complemented by handmade bath oils and soaps from Bramley. Each room opens out onto a courtyard offering views of the beautiful landcaped garden and lush Sussex countryside.

The two stag rooms have hot tubs on private terraces, ideal for a long soak after strolling the Downs. And to guarantee that perfect cup of coffee or tea, the team deliver a bottle of fresh milk to your door daily.

Restaurant & bar

Kick off your wellies, sink into one of the leather chairs and settle in for the duration. A true country pub offering the best in food and drink, so whether you simply want to unwind with a coffee (or something stronger) and the papers, or tuck into a delicious meal, there's something to suit every mood and every palette.

Everything on the menu has its roots in the beautiful surrounding South Downs countryside - whether that be fish, game or meat - and is prepared in-house, from fresh bread to mouthwatering local venison, butchered and aged onsite.

Goodwood cheeses often appear on the menus, too. A carefully curated wine list includes opulent Burgundies and delicate Chardonnays, so do ask to order from the bar's "Red Book" of the world's finest vintages. Other drink highlights include West Sussex Ales and a special Martini menu.

Private dining

Experience a slice of regal English countryside in the stately Baron Lafite private dining room. Located in the separate barn conversion, up to 14 guests can wine and dine under magnificent candelabras. For larger parties, including weddings and corporate events, you can reserve the private garden (there's a croquet lawn to keep guests amused) during the summer months. And for something extra special, why not hire our handsome vintage Citroen van, which has been converted to a stylish alfresco lobster bar, to offer your guests ice-cold glasses of Nyetimber Champagne?

Things to do

Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, recognised as one of the most important chalk landscapes in England. This lush, wildlife-rich countryside offers abundant opportunities for walking, cycling and riding.

For reviving country walks head to Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve or the Halnaker Tunnel of Trees, but if you'd prefer to feel the sand between your toes or see the ocean stretching out in front of you make your way to East Head beach, West Wittering beach and Chichester Harbour, all of which are a short drive away.

For golfing, horse racing and motorsport events head to Goodwood, which is on our doorstep. There are plenty of sites of cultural interest to explore, too, including the Roman city of Chichester, Arundel Castle, Boxgrove Priory and the Weald and Downland Living Museum.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Chichester
Taxi from station: about 15min
Drive: 55min from Southampton, 1hr from Brighton, 1hr 45min from London

Address

1 High Street, Chilgrove, Near Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9HX

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