Visiting some favourite Sussex pubs with rooms

28 October 2016

It’s always good to get on the road to visit our member inns and meet other inn owners who are keen to join Inn Places (watch this space!) – I’ve recently been out and about in Sussex..


InnPlaces Sussex Inn takes top spot – The Horse Guards Inn, West Sussex

It’s a real pleasure to visit the Horse Guards Inn at Tillington in West Sussex, a pretty village situated on the edge of Petworth Park. They have deservedly just won Pub of the Year in the 2017 Good Pub Guide. Congratulations to them – the food is sensational, Sam & Misha are very welcoming and the pub has a unique and happy atmosphere. The quirky pub garden is a secluded haven on sunny days, with an inviting hammock, rugs and cushions for cooler days, and there are some friendly chickens to keep children amused.  It is well worth booking ahead to stay in one of their three lovely country chic bedrooms.

Other Super Sussex Inns


On the way back home to Kent, I stopped in at The Halfway Bridge, Lodsworth, West Sussex – a perfect A272 stopover with excellent food and stylish contemporary rooms tucked away in a converted barn. The inn has been lovingly restored by enthusiastic owners Sam & Janet Bakose and is the sister inn to the south coast seafood favourite – the Crab and Lobster at Sidlesham, West Sussex.

The ‘Serengeti’ garden at the superb Griffin Inn at Fletching, East Sussex is not to be missed on a warm sunny day. It made a welcome pit-stop and it was good to relax with a refreshing pint of Harveys Sussex in hand and savour the gorgeous views across Sheffield Park Garden and the Sussex Weald to the South Downs.

Griffin -Garden

I’m looking forward to my next visits…

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