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The Swan Inn, Midhurst

The current landlords took the pub over in May 2010 and we had the pleasure of staying overnight and it was a pleasure! We were attending a wedding nearby so the pub's location was ideal. Before we left we had time for a competitively priced pint of real ale and the landlady advised us that if we got back before 1am the door would be open, if later just phone the number on the key fob and she'd let us in. She asked US what time we'd like breakfast (none of your 7.30am-9am nonsense) and we agreed 9.30am would be a civilised time. We returned about 10.30pm and the pub was nicely busy with a congenial crowd gathered outside and in. The room was very comfortable and on a hot balmy evening having a ceiling fan silently whirring all night was a bonus. Being in the roof we were also able to leave the window fully open all night and, despite facing a busy road, had no trouble with traffic noise. In fact the only noise was the church bells directly opposite which started ringing at 9.30am. We slept in one of the most comfortable hotel beds we've every slept in with freshly laundered bedding and the en-suite shower room was very clean with one large and one small soft towel each, two tablets of pure soap and complimentary shower gel/shampoo. There wasn't an alarm clock/radio in the room but I'm quite sure if we'd asked the landlady to wake us at 6am she would have done! Breakfast was ample with cereal available to start, a large box not those small variety pack boxes, followed by a cooked English (2 sausages, 2 rashers of back bacon, a grilled tomato, mushrooms and freshly fried egg) with 3 slices of toast each served with a steaming mug of tea. Real butter and jam or marmalde to finish off the toast if needs be. The landlady was charming and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it highly. We wish the landlord's every success with this venture.

9 Aug 2010 07:41

The Bear, Horsham

What a great little pub right in the centre of the Town. We called in for a "spot of lunch" and to rest weary feet from shopping and had a really lovely lunch. Just a sandwich, I say "just a sandwich" but WHAT a sandwich. Lovely tasty fresh bread, non of this mass produced "steamed" stuff, plenty of tuna and mayo filling with a side helping of creamy mayonnaise and hand-cut crisps. All washed down with some Bishops Finger. Lovely!

10 Apr 2010 15:38

The Inn On The Green, Ockley

This pub was recommended to me and I'm so glad I looked it up. We were on our way back from Guildford ice rink and took a short de-tour to Ockley.

The pub was warm and friendly and Paul, the manager and his staff are polite and attentive. Varied choice of lagers/beers and wine.

We stayed to eat and my smoked haddock fishcake was delicious, a meal in itself and I somewhat regretted choosing to have the moroccan style chicken because I didn't have room for a pud. My dining companion had the Soup of the Day (which would give Heinz a run for their money) followed by the ribs which were meaty and very tender. He did manage to squeeze in some cheese and biscuits with a choice of four different cheeses, three different types of biscuit and a choice of butter or low-calorie spread (guess which he used?)

Sadly the pub is a bit too far from where we live to make it a regular, but the next time I'm in the vicinity......

10 Apr 2010 15:06

The George and Dragon, Tarring

Best pub in Worthing - now has the Cask Marque and voted Best Pub 2010!

Great atmosphere, extremely good food, home cooked, real value for money. Staff friendly and polite. Bar prices good too. Would definitely recommend this one (it's my brother's favourite pub but I'm not biased)

10 Apr 2010 14:53

North Star, Worthing

A typical chain pub - lost it's atmosphere (I used to be a regular here about 5 years ago when I was working at NU)

Food not up to much, typically microwaved to heat.....not a traditional pub by any stretch of the imagination

10 Apr 2010 14:49

The Swan Inn, Worthing

Liked this pub. Very roomy, bar staff friendly. No parking facilities.

10 Apr 2010 14:38

The Jack Horner, Worthing

Friendly enough, bar staff chatty but the "ladies" is far too small and there's NO mirror.

10 Apr 2010 14:38

The Hare and Hounds, Worthing

A wonderful find in the heart of the Town Centre - a real oldy worldy pub.

Staff friendly and efficient. Had a lovely pub lunch. The food was tasty and hot and the waitress attentive.

Will definitely go back next time I'm in town.

10 Apr 2010 14:37

Downlands, Worthing

Good for a quiet drink with a group a friends when you want to have a good old natter. The smell of a roast dinner hits you as soon as you walk in the door. Food typically chain orientated though, mostly microwaved to heat i should think. Maybe the smell comes out of a packet too.

Staff quite friendly. Prices average.

10 Apr 2010 14:35

The Clifton Arms, Worthing

Didn't like this pub, too noisy, a bit rough

10 Apr 2010 14:33

The Charles Dickens, Worthing

Quite a nice pub, friendly, food's not bad a little bit pricey.

10 Apr 2010 14:33

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