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A nice country pub with a small brick fronted bar but an excellent range of real ales. Seating is a bit basic with long rectangular tables. Apparently it has an extensive garden but I didn't see it since I arrived at night with a coach party.
boozers_knows - 3 Dec 2012 15:19
i can only echo the comments below, I visited the pub for the first time recently and it is one of those places you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door, which is something not many pubs/landlords achieve. Add to that the excellent range of beers, and all I can say is I wish I was a local....
happy_wanderer - 9 Jul 2012 12:30
When a pub is this good, it deserves a good review. A fine selection of session bitters, well kept and served with a friendly welcome. I will go back here because this is the best pub I have been to for a very long time. It's a real country pub and has a real homely feel. 10/10 without a doubt and a return visit very soon.
spectrumisgreen - 27 Jun 2012 12:06
A lunchtime visit to this Good Beer Guide pub (has been in the guide for 26 years) did not fail to impress. A friendly welcome and a homely feel, it was all that a country pub should be. The selection of beers included Harveys Sussex Best Bitter, Ilkley Black (3.7% Mild), Welton's Pride & Joy and 1648 Bee-Head. Hepworth Conqueror Stout was seen on the row of fonts. There was also JB Cider, locally produced. The Welton's Pride & Joy and the Bee Head were in excellent condition. Well worth the visit and one to head for again.
Slipkid - 24 Jun 2012 21:53
What a charming place. Plenty of real ales and a very good range of ciders and also lager. Like somebodys very cluttered front room which makes it so charming. Nic nacs everywhere. A barman that gives a good tale and banter. Didn't eat there but the menu although basic was very reasonable.
Will definately go back there.
My pertner and I loved it. There are not many unspoilt pubs left anymore. 10/10 to the landlord for this little gem
susie.p - 21 Jun 2012 00:15
Fabulous PUB. This is a real PUB, not a restaurant. FANTASTIC !!!

A good range of well kept ales, friendly staff and locals. They do perfectly good straight forward pub grub at a reasonable price.

They don't do credit cards or stay open all day, which I suspect keeps a lot of the yuppies with their Range Rovers full of badly behaved kids away and thank heavens for that.

Dogs and children are allowed though thankfully there were more dogs than children when I visited.
gareth1011 - 18 Mar 2012 11:09
Very traditional pub; feels like someone's house. Lots of characterful locals and good range of decent beer.
mtaylor40 - 15 Jul 2011 22:52
fantastic pub cheap food NICE people .............LOVE IT ........
bonsaiboy - 30 Apr 2011 23:41
Dark Star Porter (on gravity) and APA, Weltons Pridenjoy and Harveys Sussex Best. Some real cider as well. Traditional country pub with a smart conservatory and plenty of room outside at the back. Lots of irritating kids on a Saturday lunchtime. Decent.
GuideDogSaint - 24 Oct 2010 23:41
One of the best pubs in the area, always got a good drop or three on tap. Called in y'day whilst cycling from Seaford to Horsham. Superb pint of Hepworth's Chanctonbury Ring Oatmeal Stout to take the pain of the last 6 miles to home out of my legs. Friendly locals, though one pointedly remarked about my cycing whilst dressed in black. He was wearing hi-viz whilst at the bar, not much danger of getting run over there I'd have thought, but each to their own.
workhard - 2 Jun 2010 17:21

good little pub in a lovely spot. simple but reasonably priced food, decent beer and a bar with a lot of character

nice garden out the back too, so plenty of things for the kids to play on or space for them to run about

doesn't take cards though - so take plenty of cash if you're planning a session or a meal!
alexr2010 - 21 Aug 2009 22:52
I never get bored of visiting this pub, such a warm feeling for such an old building, friendly staff and the beer selection is 10/10 and the house cider isnt bad either.
One of the top pubs in the South of England.
superseagulls - 12 Feb 2009 16:07
I love this pub because it is still a pub - not a restaurant. Great selection of beer, staff who like to chat, simple but tasty bar food. Locals, cosy fires in winter, conservatory and garden in summer. If only it was in walking distance of my house.....I'd be a ruined man!

Moses - 6 Jan 2009 12:20
Quite a find! Well-kept John Batcheldon real cider, good bar food, comfy building, no canned music, all reigned over by a haughty tortoishell cat who clearly knows she is the real boss.

This place is accessible by postbus from Horsham at Mon-Fri lunchtimes but don't take a party - the post-van 'bus' has only four seats!
jgurney1 - 21 Sep 2008 11:58
If you like good beer, do yourself a favour and visit this pub. Too many different beers to mention as they constantly change, but to name a few (always in tip-top condition) they've had: Weltons Treefellas, WJ King Old, Prizefighter, Pride'n'Joy, Dark Star Best etc etc. Never the same selection but always something worth trying. Bar food is basic but well cooked (the home-made chilli with chips is excellent) and is great value for money. All staff always happy to chat. A real beers lovers pub, probably not best for families.
auqeam - 15 Apr 2008 17:46
Beer 10/10. Food OK but nothing special. Message to the landlord/staff. In an area virtually devoid of public transport, you should be more welcoming to walkers.
southdown12jack - 7 Apr 2008 14:35
Characterful pub (1950's American car outside, Victorian nudey ladies in the gents etc) serving an excellent range of ale in very good condition.

Winner of CAMRA awards and a perennial GBG entry, this is a must-visit.
Quinno - 2 Apr 2008 18:37
Perfect pub to visit on a sunny day, with a big garden and beautiful views it's wonderful to just kick back with a good beer here... I can't wait until summertime now!
tabbycat - 12 Feb 2007 17:21
I haven't visited for some while, but this pub was a definite mecca for ale enthusiasts, with a constantly changing rota of interesting beer; Archers and Weltons featured prominently. Friendly, civilised and articulate chat between punter and staff abounded.
Although bar food is served, this isn't really what you'd call a foodie pub and it mightn't be the best choice if you want to take your familyout for a good meal. Really, it is most favourable to discerning drinkers who appreciate the efforts that go into the cask ale provision.
TWG - 25 Oct 2006 17:47
This pub has been in the good beer guide for as long as I can remember and has won the CAMERA north sussex pub of the year 3 times. It is easy to see why with a friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk in and a regular rotation of well kept cask ales. There is a garden out back with children in mind, and a menu consisting of home made pub food completes this pub.
anonymous - 16 Jun 2006 21:25
Traditional old pub, recommended in CAMRA. fREEHOUSE WITH A GOOD RANGE OF REAL ALES. hOME COOKED FOOD.
Kit Johnson - 30 Nov 2004 13:09

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