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.