Drink with us.

You are guaranteed a friendly greeting and a warm smile at our cosy bar, which particularly comes alive during popular events such as the horseracing at Goodwood and the Festival of Speed where it’s the ideal stop-off after an action-packed day out.

As you enter, you are greeted by a beautiful equestrian portrait adorning the open brick fireplace to your left. Painted by the South Downs-based artist Andrew Hunt, this delightful piece has been inspired by the 18th century era – a period when the pub first opened its doors. A collection of horseshoes from the First World War serve as a reminder of the pub’s previous life as a farrier’s shop.

We offer an inviting selection of ales and beers on tap, including the award-winning ‘Summer Lightning’, and ‘Hophead’ – the golden pale ale from Sussex’s own Dark Star Brewing Company, based in nearby Partridge Green.

The revered actor and director Laurence Olivier, who founded the Chichester Festival Theatre, was a Horse & Groom regular in the 1960s, where he visited the bar to learn his lines. A small portrait donated by the theatre marks his much-loved seat.

Follow in the footsteps of Olivier and pop by for an evening G&T, or while away the time in front of our roaring log fire on a winter’s afternoon; whatever the occasion, we are always ready to welcome you.

The wines

We take great pride in carefully hand picking our wines to accompany and compliment our seasonal menus,
whilst also offering a great selection to enjoy in good company.