If you are looking to combine a Sussex pub with a hearty walk, then we've listed some of our favourite places to eat and enjoy the Sussex countryside. Sussex is not short of quaint pubs, delicious food and beautiful countryside so it isn't too hard to enjoy a nice day out! To make it a little easier to decide where to go, take a look at our pub walks below.
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The Noahs Ark in Lurgashall is a 16th century pub, located in the quiet village of Lurgashall. On warmer days, you can enjoy sitting out and looking out onto the green. The food is delicious also, with all of your traditional pub classics!
Suggested Pub Walk: Our Lurgashall walk is a 1 hour circular walk through an orchard and brings you out on a footpath just next to the pub. A little wet in January (wear wellies!) but would be lovely in summer months!
The Duke of Cumberland pub in Henley has a stunning landscaped garden and is a 16th century pub and importantly, dog friendly. This pub is lovely to enjoy on a summers day, sitting out on the many tables in the garden, enjoying the ponds and birds and there are different areas to enjoy in the garden. The pub also serves delicious food – we went at lunch and had a delicious BLT!
Suggested Pub Walk: Our Woolbeding Common Circular Walk includes the Duke of Cumberland roughly half way round and is a lovely 7km walk featuring the Serpent Trail, Lipchis Way and stunning views.
The Amberley Black Horse is also relatively new to the scene, which opened at the end of 2018. It is located in the beautiful village of Amberley, nestled in the South Down’s National Park. The pub has 11 bedrooms, a tastefully decorated restaurant, a private dining room, bar and dining terrace and garden. They serve a range of British classics, serving seasonal food and changing their menu regularly. We would recommend one of Johnnie’s pies, which is served with the creamiest mashed potato! They have a great range of cocktails, or if ale is more your scene, why not try their ‘Amberley’s Ale’, a blonde bitter made just up the road in Petworth.
Address: High Street, Amberley, West Sussex, BN18 9NL.
Suggested Pub Walk: Our Amberley Brooks walk is 9.5km or 5.9 long and begins at the pub and takes you on a circular route through the Amberley Brooks and past the Greatham bridge.
The Red Deer is a new pub on the scene, opened in 2019 in Horsham town centre. They serve a mixture of French seasonal dishes and some British pub classics and have a range of locally-brewed ales and beers, wines and cocktails to complement their dishes. They also serve some fantastic Sunday roasts and indulgent desserts!
It is located just by the Carfax, near to the Bandstand and it is dog friendly.
Address: 24D Carfax, Horsham, RH20 1EE.
Suggested Pub Walk: Our Chesworth Farm walk is 5km or 3.1 miles long which starts at the Carfax by the pub and takes you on a circular loop down to Chesworth Farm and back across Denne Park.
The George is located in the small pretty village of Burpham, just 2 miles from Arundel, which has some spectacular views of the South Downs. The pub serves modern British food with their own twist, which includes some traditional dishes and some more seasonal dishes which are changed regularly. They also dish up a fantastic roast, most importantly served with a very generous Yorkshire pudding.
Address: Main Street, Burpham, Arundel, BN18 9RR
The Black Rabbit has arguably the best views in Sussex, situated next to the River Arun with views over towards Arundel Castle. There is plenty of crowd-pleasers on the menu to choose from, including fish & chips, pies, steak frites and a good selection of burgers but they also serve some more unique dishes depending on which mood you’re in. They also serve up a great Sunday lunch with unlimited Yorkshire puddings and gravy – we’re sold!
Address: Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PB
Suggested Pub Walk: Our Arundel Park – River Arun walk is 9km or 5.6 miles long and commences just down the road from the Black Rabbit at Swanbourne Lake. The walk takes you through Arundel Park before heading over to the pretty village of South Stoke and back towards the Black Rabbit.
The Burger Shop Co. which has a branch in Arundel has opened a new branch in the up-and-coming Piries Place in Horsham opposite the Everyman Cinema. Tuck into a range of beef, chicken and vegetarian and vegan burgers alongside some delicious sides (we recommend the bacon fries!). Wash this down with a shake, craft beer or one of their tasty cocktails.
Address: The Burger Shop Co., Piries Place, Horsham, RH12 1EH
Suggested Walk: Our Chesworth Farm walk is 5km or 3.1 miles long which starts at the Carfax, just next to Piries Place and takes you on a circular loop down to Chesworth Farm and back across Denne Park.
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