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The Coach And Horses

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The Square, Compton, Chichester PO18 9HA, England
(02392) 631228
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hayling island
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned an 8 mile walk to the pub and back and hence had already walked 4 miles on arrival. We checked food serving times first and planned our day around this. When we arrived we were told that there was no food being served. This was even more annoying as there were two parties being served food (who... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Called in for an afternoon pint after a long walk and we were welcomed with a bit of banter which took us aback and very nice welcome. The beer was superb very local and well kept. They were selling some local giant garlic in a tray so we got stocked up and went on our merry way. Shame we didn't... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Joined friends for dinner at The Coach and Horses which is fine example of a well run, traditional country pub/restaurant. Fine beers too - almost all from local microbreweries. Overall it offers good quality dining with excellent value. We will keep returning.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for an evening meal. Arrived at 7.30 and pub very busy. Had prawns as a starter which were very good if messy! Main course was sea bass on samphire with chips. Again very good but portion of chips a bit small with one bowl between three. Overall a very nice old fashioned pub with very nice food,... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you want a branded, 'chain' experience then this pub isn't for you. You won't be greeted with a perky "Hi Guys" or "Is this the first time you've eaten at a ..." If you need that, then you should find yourself something next to a large cinema perhaps. What's on offer here are beers and home made food, and... More 

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Thank DonaldShepherd
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, steak was cooked to perfection with a lovely garlic sauce. Friends also had some tasty pub grub. Followed off with a couple of games of bar billiards (a first for me!). Was a quiet night in the pub but a great atmosphere with the staff. Beer was also good, though could have done with a bit more choice.... More 

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Thank secretmoustache
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Visited this pub on a Wednesday for steak night food was ok but the waitress was extremely rude just dumped salad and chips on table she just didn't want to be there spoiled our evening with friends landlord really unfriendly if you don't want to be there get out you are spoiling a lovely village.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for lunch. Good old fashioned English pub with real ale and good pub grub. Food was excellent, huge portions and very reasonably priced. Not at all trendy, no wifi or phone signal and definitely old fashioned. Well recommended. We will return.

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Thank Rodkoi
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

The Coach & Horses is a traditional country pub in the lovely village of Compton. We were staying for a week in a nearby cottage with our cockapoo, Henry, and were so impressed with our first meal of fish & chips (with skin on or off!) that we became regular visitors during our stay. We, invariably, received a warm welcome... More 

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Thank Dennis E
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We called into the Coach and Horses for lunch after a walk on the South Downs which encircle this attractive village. We ate in the public bar and enjoyed a freshly cooked all-day breakfast from the standard menu - there are also interesting blackboard specials featuring local produce. The well-kept beers are from local microbreweries including one brewed specially for... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British
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  • Address: The Square, Compton, Chichester PO18 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: (02392) 631228
Description
The Coach and Horses is located at the centre of the lovely village of Compton, about 3 miles from Finchdean; it is frequently visited by walkers in this part of the South Downs. It deserves full recommendations for the following reasons:a. The landlord is extremely welcoming and helpful. b. It offers a good choice of beers and finally, last but certainly not least, the food served is of a very high standard. I am led to understand that the landlord is a former chef and that the current cook is herself a chef. It surely shows: I visited the place with some relatives; we all chose different dishes and we were all impressed. I cannot recommend the place enough. Prices are middling and certainly very good value for the quality of what is being served (£8-9 for the starter; £12 - £15.00+ for the main course).Tips: it can be difficult to park in the village so join up forces and share lifts if you can. Also, we had all ordered a starter and a main course for lunch; however, for those like me who do not eat big meals, the starter with perhaps an added side salad and/or a bowl of crispy French Fries would have been more than enough.Thirdly, I advise you to book if you come with a group especially at the week-end.

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