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

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

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

Mike & 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 bed and breakfast 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 & 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 & 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 presentaion of the beer in the glass. There is also a good choice of chilled lagers including the premium brand Warsteiner. No wonder the Horse & 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.