Storrington Pubs

Storrington is a small town in West Sussex, a few miles inland from Worthing. Its in the South Downs National Park, at the foot of the downs, on the north side of the ridge.

This is a guide to its pubs, well places that serve alcohol and food, so that includes the odd cafe and restaurant as well.

To Do: The Countryman (Shipley), Horse Guards Inn (Tillington), Big Plant Nursery Jungle Cafe (Ashington), the newly re-opened Black Horse in Amberley, and some local vineyards.

Sadly, my frail lunch companion succumbed to coronavirus. Appropriately, The Moon was our last meal. Thank you, to The Moon, and to every one else. Cheers!

Final Update: Jan-21.

The Pubs


The Moon
Storrington, RH20 4DR

The Moon pub Storrington West Sussex UK

[Dec-19] Pleasant pub in the Storrington Town centre. Pretty beer garden at the back. Park in the Waitrose or Library car parks.

Friendly. Food patchy of late. Awesome Sunday roast carvery. Our 'go to' pub.

Crown Inn
Storrington, RH20 4JN

The Crown Inn Cootham near Storrington West Sussex UK

[Sep-19] Just outside Storrington on the Pulborough road. Parking. Pubby part, a conservatory, and a beer garden. Very good value lunchtime 2 or 3 course deal.

New landlord - Sep'19 with a much shorter menu (thank you!). Variable food in the past, but by far the most popular lunchtime food pub in the area.

White Horse Hotel
Storrington, RH20 4DJ

White Horse Hotel Storrington West Sussex UK

In Storrington town centre. Small car park. New management (again?). Pleasant but very quiet one lunchtime. Check if serving weekday lunch

Anchor Inn
Storrington, RH20 4DU

The Anchor Inn Storrington West Sussex UK

[Oct-19] In Storrington town centre. Large car park. Small outside space.

No food and a lads-drinking atmosphere when we visited one evening. A quiet lunchtime had a much better atmosphere. Food 1/3 to 1/2 the price of other pubs in the area, e.g. £7 burger.

North of Storrington

White Lion Inn
Thakeham, RH20 3EP

White Lion, Thakeham, West Sussex

On a quiet road in Thakeham, north of Storrington. Lovely country pub, but you'll need a satnav to find it. Beer garden. Ample parking.

Truly a gastro pub. Excellent food. A large menu but brings it off. Easily the best food on this list. Highly recommended!

Roundabout Hotel
West Chiltington, RH20 2PF

Roundabout Hotel

Picturesque hotel with pub, restaurant and outside seating in West Chiltington, north of Storrington. Ample parking.

Quite busy at lunchtime. Nice enough but not special.

Five Bells Inn
West Chiltington, RH20 2QX

The Five Bells Inn West Chiltington West Sussex UK

Quiet, pretty looking roadside pub in West Chiltington, north of Storrington. Real ales. Expensive food did not impress.

Red Lion
On the A24, Ashington, RH20 3DD

The Red Lion pub Ashington West Sussex UK

Very large food orientated pub in Ashington, just off the A24. Nice outside seating. Ample parking.

Been there 3 times. First time had a great lamb shank. Second time was so so. Third time I got the runs from a cloudy pint and was charged £8 for a glass of house red.

Queen's Head
Near Storrington, RH20 2JN

The Queen's Head pub West Chiltington West Sussex UK

Rambling pub with parking in West Chiltington village center, north of Storrington. Nice but not special.


White Horse
Pulborough, RH20 2DX

The White Horse pub Pulborough West Sussex UK

On the Amberley-Pulborough Road. Ample parking opposite.

Expensive, £5.75 pint, double expresso charged as 2 expressos, limited menu choice (most items were off). Cool music (or very noisy if you use hearing aids )

Rising Sun
Near Pulborough, RH20 2HE

The Rising Sun pub Nutbourne near West Chiltington West Sussex UK

In Nutbourne. Very pretty pub in a very quiet hamlet. Easy road parking outside. Outside seating

Great drinkers pub. Excellent gastro-food. Pubby atmosphere. Nice service. Busy on a Friday lunchtime, but we were the only customers on a rainy Wednesday lunctime.

White Hart
Pulborough, RH20 1DS

The White Hart

Riverside country pub by the old (by-passed) Stopham bridge, west of Pulborough. Idyllic setting with lots of outside riverside seating. Ample parking

Highly recommended for a drink on a warm summer's day. So-so food (watery curry with little rice and less chicken, unseasoned fish).

The Swan Inn
Fittleworth, RH20 1EN

Swan Inn, Fittleworth, West Sussex

A great village pub for a coffee or drink (opens at 8:30am !). Real ales. Very welcoming. Beer Garden. Lovely history... artists used to stay here, including Constable, and paid their tab with paintings, which now adorn the walls. Sadly, food not so good.

A few miles west of Pulborough. There's a gantry over the road by the pub, so you can't miss it! A few parking spaces outside, or along the busy main road.


Bridge Inn - Amberley
Amberley, BN18 9LR

The Bridge Inn

Nice country pub with pleasent outside seating by Amberley Station and the old bridge. Parking outside.

Continue down the quiet lane the pub is on, then turn right at the end, for a pretty 1km walk to a historic church in North Stoke. Nice food.

George & Dragon
Amberley, BN18 9LW

George and Dragon Inn, Burpham

Country pub on the road out of Amberley towards Arundel. Parking. Rear suntrap terrace with a nice view.

Food a bit mixed ... kofta, salad, home made hummus, and, err, potatoes

Riverside Tea Room
Amberley, BN18 9LW

Tearooms with large terrace overlooking the river an historic bridge.

Idyllic riverside setting. One for the summer. Haven't been there since it reopened. Its strange website doesn't have a riverside picture!

The Sportsman (re-opened, again)
Amberley, BN18 9LR

Pretty Pub in Amberley

Pub on a quiet road, but the terrace has great views overlooking the wetlands. Ample road parking.

Now re-opened under new management. Rumour has it a 50K annual rent doomed the previous owners. Great views as ever. Drinks seemed expensive (£18 for pint, a large and a small wine). Food not special for the price.

The Black Horse (re-opened)
Amberley, BN18 9NL

Black Horse, Amberley, West Sussex

[Oct-19] A very warm welcome to the re-opened Black Horse in Amberley village. Very nicely refurbished modern interior. Restaurant. Bar. Garden Room (for tea and cake). Garden patio. Expensive for the area - weekday lunch is £20/£25 for 2/3 courses. Open all day. Access via 4 steps or a longish step free ramp. Slightly awkward parking in the narrow village streets. Our experience was spoilt by their billing policy.


Black Rabbit
Near Arundel, BN18 9PB

Black Rabbit Arundel - Panorama

Remote but very popular pub at the end of a quiet lane with a large riverside terrace overlooking river meadows, with Arundel Castle views. Access via Arundel (no direct route from Amberley) via a pretty riverside lane below the castle. Part of the pub is done out as a coffee shop.

Idyllic setting. Highly recommended on a summer's day. Food quickly served, but a bit overpriced for the portion size / quality. However, the outstanding river terrace view trumps everything. Easily the best summer pub on this list!

George at Burpham
Near Arundel, BN18 9RR

George and Dragon Inn, Burpham

In Burpham, a quiet hamlet. Access via A27 near Arundel (no direct route from Amberley)

Not been there for years. On our to-do list.


The White Horse Smokehouse and Grill
Steyning, BN44 3YE


[Sep-19] The stables of a former coaching inn in Steyning village centre. £8 set lunch (not Sunday) excellent value for the area. Evening mains around £13. Large pubby part and restaurant part by an open kitchen. Outside seating, some raised overlooking the high street. Only a few parking spaces. Village pay car park, or park a 5 min walk away.

Recommended. Interesting mix of grill and fine dinning. Ribs had been so slow cooked, the bone was soft, served on greens with mash! Busy at lunchtime. Will return. Easily the best value weekday lunch on this list

Worthing (coast)

Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion
Worthing, BN11 3PX

Blue Pier1

Art deco glass pavilion at the end of the pier. Drinks only. On-street pay parking, or 10 mins walk along the coast promenade to the end of the CPZ

Stunning. Very highly recommended. Access - no steps but 150m walk along the pier (but plenty of seats for a rest along the way)

Cafe des Artistes
Worthing, BN11 2ES

Cappuccino at Coast

Cafe on Worthing pedestrian promenade. Small, but has a roof terrace (drinks only), and a beach terrace. Swimming pool pay car park 100m, or walk 10 mins along the prom. to the end of the CPZ

Simple food, but great location. Very highly recommended.


Bridge Inn - Shoreham
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DE

River Views - Bridge Inn - Shoreham

Town centre pub. Rear terrace has great views over the river estuary. Small car park.

Lancing (coast)

The Perch
Lancing, BN15 8RA

The Perch Lancing theperch

Cafe on the raised seafront promenade. There is a road outside, but it is private, i.e. no drop-off or parking for the disabled, but there is level access for wheelchairs from a pay beach front car park about 100m away. Free parking on nearby streets.

Outside seats and bar stools have a sea view. Table seats not so much because of the raised shingle bank.