A true country classic where the views stretch for miles and the staff are warm, friendly and attentive. The kitchen turns out delicious modern British dishes; start with duck hash, hen’s egg and crispy bacon crumb followed by pan-fried hake with spiced lentils and pot-roasted cauliflower and fennel. Finish up with a moreish pudding and coffee. Or just pop in for a drink and a bar snack: the large convivial space is full of happy diners making the most of the knock out views over the South Downs. The bar and dining area of this 300-year-old stone, slate-roofed inn has a fresh yet traditional feel: roaring fire, bespoke oak furniture, local art. Drink in the picture-perfect vistas or spill onto the terrace. And they’ve got 14 en suite bedrooms, some in the pub and some in a separate courtyard. The calm contemporary rooms have top quality Hypnos beds with attractive upholstered headboards; and all of them make the most of the scenery, while some windows frame spectacular views. Excellent walking all around; Chichester, sailing and National Trust properties are close.