After a visit to Petworth House, head for the pub on the park’s western edge. Up from the tiny lane, views sweep towards the South Downs from the pub’s hammock’d garden. Inside: a series of rambling and intimate rooms furnished with quirky pieces, fresh flowers, wonky beams, brick floors, painted panelling, old pine tables and four log fires – one in an old back range. Sam and Misha love this pub and their passion is reflected in the homemade treats on sale by the door and the chalkboards championing the producers (the latest a goat farmer with a dairy). Beautiful dishes include summer soup of local berries with mint and crème fraîche, gazpacho of heritage tomatoes, potted rabbit, a rich fish pie. Our hot beef sandwich, served with homemade horseradish sauce, was delicious. Each of the three bedrooms is simple, characterful and contemporary, from the smallish brass-bedded double with a sloping floor and a view of the church to the wonderfully romantic cottage. Hand-made chocolates are on the house; bathrooms stock local treats. A very happy place in a sleepy Sussex village.