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The White Horse

££ - £££British, ,
1 High Street, Chilgrove PO18 9HX, England
+44 1243 519444
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1 High Street, Chilgrove PO18 9HX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in after a visit to Uppark House & Gardens. Pleasantly surprised. The service was very welcoming and food excellent. Interior quirky.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the white horse in the summer this year. We were both very much looking forward to this place as we live close and have driven past a few times. The pub itself is beautiful. We were particularly excited about the chilgrove gin also...More

Thank Pip C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely, long dinner in The White Horse. The food was all wonderful and the wine list, although not cheap, was extensive. The bar was friendly and there were lots of choices for beer and gin drinkers. Beautifully decorated inside as well. If you...More

Thank Travelbugextra
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the white horse and maybe not the best week as goodwood was on. Service from some staff was boarding on rude, with one drink slammed down on the table without a word. Food was nice and well presented but...More

Thank Coatesd
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Maybe we shouldn't have chosen Goodwood week to experience the food and service here, but it fell very short of expectations. Food was good, but service was poor becoming rude in places, ordered drinks smashed down on table, finished plates left in front of us...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Been visiting the white horse for several years now but this visit was not the best. The menu was not the best we have seen, with peas in the soup, the risotto and even the chicken and pea pie! The service was slow and the...More

Thank chrismranger
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I used to live in Chichester many years ago and the White Horse was fabled for the theatre crowd (Festival Theatre Chichester) that used to go there in the '70's. I hadn't been there for 45 years and this was a special occasion taking Mum...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A pub, come restaurant and hotel north of Chichester near to Goodwood. Stopped off here for Sunday lunch yesterday, very welcoming staff. We chose to eat indoors but there is an excellent area outside for eating or drinks. The young well trained staff were most...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Firstly, our accommodation (Fallow) was very good although the lighting was a bit odd (was it a Martian Death Ray on a tripod as not much use as a light and no Martians). Bit upset to detect Tom Cat Spray in the bathroom which was...More

2  Thank BarkingMad_11
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Initial visit for a family birthday lunch party where they all stayed but I had to go home left me wanting to go back. Took Hubby and dog this time and were made very welcome on arrival. Beautiful setting and good pub grub, and we...More

Thank Anjosi
ManagmentWH, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you so much for writing and letting us know about your visit. We are so glad that all 3 of you enjoyed your stay, as we are very dog friendly, and the walks around here are wonderful. The kitchen door, is opened sadly by...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 High Street, Chilgrove PO18 9HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chilgrove
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 519444
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Set in the South Downs National Park, in acres of rolling Sussex countryside, The White Horse is an award-winning country inn offering seasonal British cuisine, stylish bedrooms and a warm and friendly service. Combining rustic elegance and contemporary design, The White Horse has won 'Best Pub' of the year at GQ Food & Drink Award 2015, 'Best Drinks Offer in a Pub' by Harpers Awards 2015 and has been awarded 1 Rosette and 5 Star Accommodation by the AA. The White Horse is also part of 'Pub group of the Year 2016' by The Good Pub Guide and is 'South East Winner' in Guns on Pegs Good Shoot Hotel Awards 2015. The spacious rooms include king-sized beds draped in the finest Egyptian cotton and luxurious English wool throws. The en-suite bathrooms are a mix of roll top copper baths and calming rain showers, complete with handmade bath oils and soaps from Branche d'Olive. Some bedrooms also feature private patios fitted with large hot tubs. Rooms also include 50" flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk delivered at the door every morning. Dogs are very welcome and dog beds and bowls are available. Guests can enjoy seasonal British food including home-made bar snacks, fresh game, fish and seafood and pub classics. The Chef sources his produce from the surrounding estates and farms and from the South Coast. To accompany the food, an extensive wine list and some regional ales are available. Goodwood Estate, featuring a golf course designed in 1914, motor racing, horse racing and flying club is just 10 minutes' drive from The White Horse, as well as the Chichester Festival Theatre and Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. There is free parking and an helicopter landing pad at the property.
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