Reviews: The White Horse in the Press

Read what’s been said about The White Horse in the Press…


British GQ: March 2015 – Winner of ‘Best Pub’ in the GQ Food & Drink Awards

“It has the feeling of being almost the perfect inn” – Tom Kerridge

Read the full article on GQ’s Pub of the Year here.

Esquire: February 2015

“This is no typical B&B, more a restaurant with rooms that marries classic country with contemporary touches – sheepskin rugs and four-poster beds alongside vitra chairs and trendy lighting. It can be a tricky style to get right but here it’s done very well…”

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Chichester Observer: August 2014

“I have visited the White Horse over many reincarnations. But in its current form – for food, service, and a truly unique sense of country style – it has never been bettered.”

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Shooting UK: June 2014

“With a private dining room and tailor-made menus for your shoot party, the White Horse is one sporting hotel which ensures visiting guns have almost as good a time at night as they do in the field during the day.”

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The Times ’50 Best Summer Pubs’: June 2014

The Times Weekend selects The White Horse as number 12 in their round of the best British pubs to enjoy during the summer.

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The Sunday Mirror: March 2014

We have made The Sunday Mirror’s list of the Top Ten Foodie Stays in the UK.

“Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, The White Horse in Chilgrove is a traditional West Sussex country pub with a superb private dining room and a superior fine wine cellar, sponsored by Baron Rothschild of Chateau Lafite fame.”

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The Times: March 2014

Tom Chesshyre of The Times features The White Horse in his ‘Cool Hotel Guide’.

“Set in prime walking country on the South Downs, the rustic-chic White Horse inn offers good value near Goodwood.”

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Cosmopolitan UK: October 2013

Sally Dixon from Cosmopolitan UK takes a quick road trip and stops by The White Horse.

Step inside and you’re greeted by an eclectic mix of cosy furnishings that make for an instant ‘at home’ feeling (although at home in luxury).”

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Hampshire Society: September 2013

The Hampshire Society finds fabulous food, designer style and sublime relaxation at the The White Horse on South Downs.

Drafted Magazine: September 2013

Andy Ritchie from Drafted visits The White Horse for a shooting adventure in the Cowdray Park Estate followed by dinner and a stay in one of our rooms.

With 12 bespoke guesthouses that are draped in yak skin rugs, have 50-inch plasmas in clear view of your four-post beds, and feature

standalone bronze bath tubs that could bathe a small family, The White Horse is staggeringly well equipped for its price range.

Country & Town House Magazine: September 2013

Country & Town House Magazine has included the White Horse on its list of the top shooting lodges in Britain. Read the review below or follow the link to download the entire article.

Good pubs have good nicknames (The Swan in Fleet Street, for example, was always known as the Mucky Duck) and The White Horse at Chilgrove is still referred to by locals as the Swinging Pussy because the old pub sign looked more like a cat than a horse. Nowadays the moniker is ironic for the fine old Sussex inn is anything but swinging. Food is locally sourced and is top-end fare. Taxidermy abounds, the bars and private dining room are beamed and have leather seats while the bedrooms are decorated with sheepskin and the bathrooms are `a mix of calming rain showers and roll-top copper baths complete with hand-made soaps’. A friend of mine with a lodge is Scotland thought the bath so important to shooting that he installed a boiler from a cruise ship so that the guns could all take a soak at the same time. A hot bath, a large whisky and locally sourced grubin the Sussex Downs is all most shooting men would wish for.

Etc Magazine: June 2013

Laura Cartledge from Etc Magazine takes stops by The White Horse for a delicious look at our locally sourced menu. “To say The White Horse, in Chilgrove, is a cut above is not an exaggeration. In fact it could not be more true – especially when you learn the “shotgun” listed on the menu refers to a cut of meat they have invented.”

Sussex Life Magazine: June 2013

Jenny Mark-Bell of Sussex Life magazine recently visited The White Horse to sample our menu and stay in one of our luxurious suites. After a meal of the finest in British seafood, including Selsey lobster and seared cod in saffron clam broth, Jenny finished off her meal with chocolate fondant and honeycomb parfait.“After this parade of gluttony, during which we chatted to our next-door neighbours – a local chef and his companion, surely a good sign – we retired to the convivial bar. And from there it was just a few steps to bed in one of the self-contained en-suite cottages, with a sumptuous four-poster and copper free-standing bath. Sweet dreams are made of this.”

The Daily Echo: June 2013

Lorelei Reddin from the Daily Echo recently paid us a visit to sample our new menu and stay in one of our newly renovated hot tub rooms. Read her review below:

“Basking in the sunshine in our private hot tub overlooking stunning hills, we could have been anywhere in the world. In fact, we were a mere hour from our home in Southampton after a meandering drive, with the roof down, through the stunning South Downs brought us to our home for the night – the White Horse at Chilgrove. I was excited about my mini-break a la Bridget Jones!

Situated just seven miles from the Hampshire border, between Petersfield and Chichester at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex, this is no ordinary pub. The former coaching inn, which dates back to 1765, of course boasts an eye-catching selection of wines, real ales and more besides. Its cosy, beautifully decorated, modern interior and extensive countryside grounds make it a popular haunt for drinkers from far and wide.

But it’s in the restaurant, rooms and cheery welcome that this upmarket watering hole really comes into its own…”