Mike and Michelle Martell would like to Welcome you to The Horse and Groom

The Horse and Groom is a unique 17th century country pub, with a restaurant and rooms, located in the village of East Ashling, near Chichester and Goodwood. At the heart of a good pub you will always find the hosts, this is especially true of The Horse and Groom and the friendly welcome you will receive.

Mike Martell acquired The Horse and Groom in September 1994 and has run The Horse and Groom for over 24 years, and has carried out substantial renovations throughout the building during that time. This includes improvements to the cellar and the flint barn which now houses the accommodation.

Mike and Michelle Martell have worked hard to build a hospitable and pleasant place to have a drink, meal or a pleasant break, making sure that their customers experience good quality food and drink in simple, traditional surroundings whilst enjoying value for money.

Listed in The Good Beer Guide, The Horse and Groom is a friendly and welcoming country pub located in East Ashling, a picturesque village at the foot of the South Downs just a short journey from the charming city of Chichester. The cask beers are expertly cared for and maintained by the landlord in an old-fashioned underground cellar.

With its traditional bar, oak-beamed restaurant and 17th-century flint barn accommodation, the Horse and Groom is a great local meeting place with a comfortable atmosphere that is nurtured by the landlord and landlady, Mike and Michelle Martell.

A Rustic and Traditional Country Inn

When entering the bar for the first time our guests are immediatly made to feel welcome and at home by our friendly staff. The red bricked walls, flag stone floors, scrubbed wooden tables, inglenook fireplace, wood pannelled bar all help to evoke a cosy, familiar feeling like you have always belonged here.

Mike has built an enviable reputation for his cask beers over the last decade. His secret lies in his constant pursuit of perfection, his cellar skills and the cellar itself. Unlike many ‘corporate’ and more modern pubs, the Horse and Groom has a traditional underground cellar so the beer is kept at a constant temperature. A constant temperature ensures a better beer taste whilst raising the beer from the cellar by traditional hand pump improves the presentation of the beer in the glass. There is also a good choice of chilled lagers including the premium brand Warsteiner. No wonder the Horse and Groom is mentioned in dispatches in the Good Beer Guide.

Whether you prefer beer or wine, if the weather is right you can enjoy your tipple in our fully enclosed garden to the rear of the pub.

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