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Pub near the centre of Chichester and handy for the railway station. 3 ales on from Badger in reasonable condition. (no guest ales unfortunately, which would have provided some variety). Friendly service and not poncy: definitely a pub not a restaurant or bar. The front bar is quite smart, and there's a dining room at the rear (didn't try food).

JonRambo - 19 Jul 2017 11:30
One of my favourite pubs I visited back in rainy June in Chichester. The pint of Badger - "Hopping Hare" was divine, the atmosphere was relaxed and the interior clean and comfortable and the service quick and friendly, 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 9 Sep 2012 16:16
Our first visit was 22 years ago when it as one of the few pubs in Chi to let kids in because they had a dining room for meals. Have had occasional visits for a drink ever since when passing through but ate there today, monkfish with mash & samphire, & lamb rump with baby veg (fennel, carrot courgette & squash) was classy but not overpriced. Bread & butter pud comes with a wee saucepan of single cream. L

oos need attention though...

c_and_j - 7 Jun 2012 23:04
3 roomed pub about 5 minutes from the station. Also has a large outdoor seating area which is somewhat of a sun trap. Beers from Hall & Woodhouse - Badger, Tanglefoot, Hopping Hare and K&B Sussex on yesterday. All in good nick. Fairly standard pub menu available with specials.
cheshirecat - 20 Apr 2011 09:33
A refreshingly traditional pub in a city with too many fancy 'gastro' joints. The front bar is fairly spartan, with the regulars all to be found in the more cozy back room. A blackboard indicates frequent live music nights. The same four beers are available from handpumps in each bar, including a decent pint of Pickled Partridge at 3.10 (and it appears to be a freehouse despite all the ales coming from Hall & Woodhouse).
rpadam - 3 Feb 2010 23:23
Only proper and 'ye olde' pub in central chichester, has an anti-gastro pub restaurant - not highly recommended, Badger ales are the stock and trade plus guests. Not exactly well maintained, rubbish toilets, friendly but basic.
parmantom - 24 Oct 2009 14:44
Had a lunch time meal here. Very pleasant atmosphere, good food and friendly staff, strongly recommended.
assortedcreams - 1 Aug 2009 22:22
Nice pub on the former site of the South Gate in Chichester. Got quite an oldy-worldy feel to it in keeping with the area. Choice of 4 ales including 2 from Fullers and 1 Sussex Brewery offering. Food quite and service fairly fast. I noticed on the walls they also do live music and other entertainment.

All in all a nice venue especially if you want a swift pint and a bite to eat at lunchtime.

wezmiester - 2 Jul 2009 11:44
Without a doubt the best pub in the city. Good atmosphere, friendly locals and staff and always good beer. Drinking up encouragement is on the harsh side...
waveydavey - 4 Jan 2008 17:18
This is a great boozer, one of the few left in Chichester that hasn't been turned into a wine bar/restaurant. They serve good food and stock a wide range of ales. Regular live music nights make it a good bet at weekends for something a bit different. One criticism is that we were moved from the back room because they were closing it up, which is fair enough, so we sat outside only to be asked five minutes later to move inside because of some rule about people drinking outside the pub after a certain time, which is a bit odd.
oxenhillshaw - 22 Aug 2007 09:37
Old fashioned pub with wood-panelled interior and good beer.
Uncle_Dunkel - 24 Jun 2007 23:45
anonymous - 15 Mar 2007 01:04, choice of ales is only quantity which has nothing to do with quality. You will find plenty of "choice" around Chichester and most of them taste like recycled bilge water from the nearby canal !. This pub is now almost certainly the best pub in Chichester by contemporary standards.
Biker - 16 Mar 2007 07:52
anonymous - 15 Mar 2007 01:04
Nice to see well kept beer in the center of Chichester. Much nicer than other bars etc in the high street. Last time i went there it was very bussy and had loud but good live music. I liked it.
tommyn11685 - 27 Feb 2007 23:38
yet another hearty clap to the badger. mmmmm
domus1 - 26 Oct 2006 03:10
Like an oasis of pubness in a desert of bars.

Can heartily recommend a quality pint of Badger.
lonelybob - 14 Jun 2006 10:07
Great pub, good beer and food. Live music!!! and Sunday Quiz although the quiz master does scare the living shite out of me with his booming voice, great fun all the same.
thedazzla - 29 Mar 2006 21:35
Live music - Chichester?!!!

What a pub! Fantastic atmosphere, genuinely all walks etc.

Up the Alibi!
DeanMachine - 4 Feb 2006 10:56
Quiz night on Sundays is great, with a host who looks like Riker from Star Trek. Just don't slag off Arsenal near him!
Good beer - Badger - and friendly atmosphere.
Phmoo - 1 Sep 2005 16:48
Lovely pub. Warm atmosphere, good ales, outside bit to sit in summer, genuine character. And great jazz/funk nights. Pub quiz on a Sunday is good, too.
pissaboutcharlie - 28 Aug 2005 12:38
Went here yesterday, after perusing most of the other pubs in the centre of town it seemed like the best bet. The barman confirmed (well he would) that it was 'the last real pub in Chichester'. Had two quick pints of very well-kept Sussex outside on the picnic tables given the gorgeous weather. The interior seemed comfortable, with old floorboards and just a few tables and chairs in the two bar areas at the front and a restaurant area at the back. The gents upstairs were not as pleasant, and needed a bit of work. Otherwise a really nice place to stop for a pint.
benr - 11 Apr 2005 10:08
It is a wonderfully warm traditional pub witha a great selection of spiritys of ales. This pub is renouned for it's wonderful Jazz and funk nights. The staff are warm and friendly and guarantee you a very pleasant evening.
Francesca Reid - 16 Mar 2004 16:21

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