Sussex bed and breakfast, South Downs, England

Description of Sussex bed and breakfast, South Downs, England

This B&B not only boasts six beautifully finished rooms, but also exceptional pub food and local ales.

Ideally situated for visiting any of the exciting events at the nearby Goodwood Estate which is less than 10 miles away, our B&B also offers a fantastic location for walking on the South Downs, we often get visitors who are walking the entire 100 mile South Downs Way.

Also the award winning West Dean Gardens which surround the West Dean Estate is just an hour’s walk or 15 minute bike ride down the road. The gardens have been beautifully restored after the storms of 1987 and 1900 and have been awarded English Heritage Garden Grade of II. There is a restored kitchen garden and 13 Victorian glasshouses as well as Edward James sculptures.

Petworth House and Park is 10 miles away. A beautiful 17th century mansion which is in the centre of a 700 acre deer park (recognisable in Turner’s Paintings). The house contains a stunning varierty of paintings by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds, Blake as well as sculpture, furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.

Rooms, food and facilities

We have three 18th century en-suite bedrooms in the Pub itself and further three more en-suite rooms in Will Cottage which is just opposite.

All rooms come with:

A flat screen TV, wifi, tea and coffee making facilities.
As well as a hearty breakfast.
Children are welcome at a cost of £10 per child, per night, including breakfast.

Goodwood Room has a four-poster bed, as well as two seater sofa ideal for relaxing with views of the Downland village. It has a large en-suite.

Downsview Room is airy and elegant twin room with large windows.

The Garden Room is a cosy double room which overlooks the pub garden with its apple and fig trees.

Starview Room is a contemporary double room, with hand painted furniture, with a view of the brick and flint pub.

Village Room is also a contemporary double with views of the Downland village and hills.

Valley Room is a double room with beautiful sloping ceilings with views across the Lavant Valley.

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How to find us

By Public Transport:
We are around 8 miles from Chichester Train Station.
The 99 bus passes through East Dean via, Midhurst, Petworth and Chichester, running every 2 hours.

From Chichester:
Take the A286 towards Singleton and Midhurst.
At Singleton, take the right turn to Charlton and East Dean.
When you arrive in East Dean, the pub is on the right – just after the pond.

From Midhurst:
Take the A286 towards Singleton and Chichester.
At Singleton, take the left turn to Charlton and East Dean.
When you arrive in East Dean, the pub is on the right – just after the pond.

From Petworth:
Take the road Petworth to Chichester.
Just after Upwaltham, take a right turn towards East Dean (down a country lane). Once in East Dean, follow the main road and the pub is on the left – before the pond.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sussex bed and breakfast, South Downs, England


We love sourcing quality produce for our customers, and endeavor to supply local and fresh where possible. Our chef Malcolm changes a couple of dishes on our menu from week to week, to ensure freshness, quality and seasonality.
Droke Farm based on the Goodwood Estate is pretty much as local as it gets, just 0.2 miles down the road, which really helps us keep our carbon footprint at a minimum! The farm is a family run, infact run by a third generation farmer and tenant on the Goodwood estate. Not only is it local but the farm has been praised for its commitment to improving herd longevity which is another reason why we buy our beef from Droke Farm.

All our eggs come from Hallgate Farm in Petworth, another great local supplier; the eggs are free range and look as well as taste absolutely delicious. Deserts containing apples, figs and raspberries, are made from those grown organically in our own back garden when they’re in season. We hand pick them and they get served almost straight away ensuring they are as fresh as possible. All of the fish on our menu comes from Fisherman based in Portsmouth, but the Crab and Lobster is from even closer, and is from various fishermen dotted along the South Coast.

Arundel Brewery is 12 miles down the road, and we’re proud to have three of their ales straight from the barrel at the pub!


We believe that a pub cannot call itself a pub if is not involved with the community which it serves.

East Dean village itself is inhabited by around 200 people. The wider community that we serve is known as the Valley, which comprises of not only East Dean, but Charlton and Singleton as well which gives us an animated community feel.
We hold a wide variety of events throughout the year to engage our customers and the villagers, from quiz nights to wine tasting, we also occasionally have live music.

The annual village fete in July is a fund raising and social event that Valley members love to get involved in. It’s a quintessentially English affair, with tractor rides, tombolas, bric a brac stalls and strawberries and cream!

Events at Goodwood also have a tremendous influence over East Dean, there is usually something going on and we always get an influx on visitors bringing the place to life.


The B&B and pub is located in the centre of the village. Views from the front stretch across the village to glorious views of grazing cattle on the downs. From the garden, you can spot the village pond on the village green as well as the hills.

There are plentiful routes to go walking, a word from the wise; you must be able to cope with the constant inclines, as you can’t go a mile from here without walking up a hill! The local landscape offers beautiful viewing spots from Court Hill where from you can see the old Celtic field systems.
There is a vast cross-section of wildlife here, deer, pheasants, partridges, badgers as well too many rabbits! We’re especially lucky to be haven for Red Kites.

The building’s history is intertwined with that of the landscape, it’s built from classic Sussex flint and many of the Oak features inside are from trees felled in the local area 300 hundred years ago. Even the wood that fuels are fires is from the Goodwood estate supplied by a neighbour!

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