The White Horse
What We Love
- A sumptuous country inn on the edge of the South Downs, with breakfast and moreRelaxing in the friendly local pub with an equally local ale
- Sampling some of the fine local produce on The White Horse's varied menu
- Staying in a prestigious Epicurean Collection country inn
What To Know
- Walls are very thin – a problem if your neighbors are night owls or particularly loud
- Stag rooms have a private courtyard and hot tub
- Free WiFi works best in the reception and bar area
Featuring its own helicopter landing site and chic designer cabins, The White Horse in Chilgrove, West Sussex, takes its place at the luxurious end of the country-inns spectrum. This boutique inn offers an equally warm welcome to its visitors who’ve come from far and wide as it does to its friendly local regulars. The White Horse’s dedication to championing Britain’s rich culture, heritage and natural beauty has led to its inclusion in The Epicurean Collection.
Not forgetting its village roots and with a GQ Food & Drink Award for “Best Pub” and a Harpers award for the Best Drinks Offer in a Pub under its belt, the homely watering hole offers the perfect stop off for walkers and cyclists who fancy a pint of real ale or a coffee and cake on the pub benches, which dot the green out front. The AA Rosette-awarded restaurant prides itself on its “forest-to-fork” ingredients. Expect to dine on a menu of South Downs lamb, field mushrooms and pork tenderloin, plus plenty of seafood options and pub classics, all washed down with an equally impressive wine selection.
Rooms come with or without hot tubs and copper baths and feature a selection of Bramley bathroom amenities, alongside a private courtyard boasting spectacular South Downs views. Wrap yourself in four-poster sheepskin, wool and Egyptian cotton luxury, surrounded by elegantly rustic furnishings. After a sound night’s sleep in your relaxing room, wake up to a delicious full English to recharge your batteries before venturing out for some fresh South Downs air.
The White Horse Inn has recently won three more awards, and was crowned “Part of the Pub Group of the Year” by The Good Pub Guide, the “South East Winner” at The Good Shoot Hotel Awards 2015 and was named runner up for the “Funkiest B&B of the year 2016” by the AA.
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An unusual and pleasing menu. The meals we ordered were very good as was the service. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable and we were made to feel welcome. The restaurant was fairly full and it was fortunate we had booked.
Fantastic Rooms, Food and atmosphere. Dog Friendly too. Will certainly be back in the warmer months!! The walks were amazing lots of ones to choose from. Beautiful countryside. Will book a hot tub room next time as they looked really nice.
Popped in for a quick lunch. Nice pub, spacious and nice atmosphere. However, very disappointed with our food. £8.50 for a sandwich which was small and boring (and the chops were so salty I couldn't eat them 🤢). Apparently it won Pub of the Year last year and can't help but think they're resting of their laurels.
Visited in a Sunday lunch, calling ahead in advance. Luckily they could squeeze us in.
There was some live music inside which meant a lovely atmosphere. Staff very helpful.
Food was superb, roast beef, risotto and burger equally good. Will be returning if in the area!
Wonderful food and relaxed atmosphere.Very dog friendly, he wants to go again for the treats!We will most certainly visit again for more of the delicious food from a great menu.Could not have enjoyed the whole experience more.Highly recommend.