CHILGROVE WHITE HORSE ENTRY IN 2007 GOOD HOTEL GUIDE
Found 'excellent' in 2006, Charles and Carin Burton's wisteria-clad 18th-century coaching inn (a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme) has a prominent position on a winding country road across the South Downs between Chichester and Petersfield. All around is heavily wooded countryside. Footpaths lead to the South Downs Way. 'Accommodation, service and quality of everything was first class,' one visitor wrote. The unpretentious bedrooms are in a modern extension at the rear. Each has its own entrance, allocated parking, and use of the secluded walled garden. The large bar has an open log fire, a short menu, and many wines by the glass (600 wines are stocked). The lounge area in the restaurant, decorated in neutral colours, has a 'welcoming log fire on chilly evenings'. Cooked breakfasts are available only for groups that book all the rooms and eat together. Other guests get a 'very good' continental breakfast, brought to the room in a hamper at a chosen time between 8 and 10 am. In summer you can breakfast alfresco. (Prof. Geoff Southworth, NF, and others)
8 bedrooms. 1 suitable for disabled. 5 miles NW of Chichester. Closed Mon. Restaurant closed Sun night/Mon. Lounge area, bar area, restaurant (all only accessible during opening hours); background music; live piano Sat night. 1-acre grounds. No smoking. No dogs in restaurant/lounge area. MasterCard, Visa accepted. B&B £37.50--£80 per person. 2-night min. stay summer weekends. Christmas/New Year/Easter packages.
Please note: The bar and restaurant are closed Sunday evening and all day Monday. Accommodation is open seven days a week.
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