Our Recommendations

Places to visit.

All of our recommendations come from personal experiences enjoyed by members of the Horse & Groom team. We’ve detailed a few of them below for you to explore yourself and hope that you enjoy them as much as we have.

VISITS

Fishbourne Roman Palace
3 miles


Roman Way, Chichester PO19 3QR
01243 785859 visit website

Fishbourne Roman Palace dates back to 75AD, around 30 years after the Roman Conquest of Britain. It is a lavish Roman Villa with a recreated Roman garden.

Chichester Cathedral and Surrounds
4 miles


Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester PO19 1PX
01243 782595 visit website

For over nine centuries, Chichester Cathedral has been the centre of life in our neighbouring City. Original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks commissioned by successive deans. Unmissable.

Pallant House Gallery
4 miles


8-9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ
01243 774557 visit website

Pallant House Gallery is an 18th century town house, turned into a 21st century art gallery with probably the best collection of Modern British works outside the Tate. It is particularly strong in early British Pop Art. Lovely summer garden and a good place for lunch.

Goodwood House
7 miles


Goodwood, Kennel Hill, Chichester PO18 0PX
01243 755000 visit website

Goodwood House is the home of the Richmond family, (former owners of the Horse & Groom!) and the heart of an internationally recognised sporting estate. Renowned for incredible annual events such as the Festival of Speed, Qatar Goodwood Festival and Goodwood Revival to name a few. Great paintings and 18th century interiors.

Arundel Castle
17 miles


Arundel Castle, Arundel BN18 9PA
01903 882173 visit website

Arundel Castle is a remodelled motte and bailey castle, dating back to 1069. It is set high on a hill in West Sussex, commanding wonderful views of the Sussex Downs. The town has a great selection of hostelries and antique shops.

GARDENS

West Stoke Bluebell Woods
1.5 miles


West Stoke, Chichester PO18 9BQ
visit website

West Stoke Bluebell Woods is renowned for delivering a carpet of beautiful bluebell colour from mid-March through to early May. As well as this, the delightful ancient wood contains a mix of native broadleaf and exotic conifers, and a wide variety of bird and butterfly species.

Bishops Palace Gardens
4 miles


4 Canon Lane, Chichester PO19 1PX
01243 785166 visit website

Surrounded by the historic Roman city walls and in the shadow of Chichester Cathedral, Bishops Palace Gardens is the perfect place to take a quiet walk away from the hustle and bustle of Chichester City centre.

West Dean Gardens
6 miles


West Dean, Chichester PO18 0RX
01243 818215 visit website

Situated at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens offers the chance to enjoy a gentle walk around a stunning setting. The walled garden is spectacular including working Victorian glasshouses. Outside there is a 300 foot pergola, a spring garden with flint bridges and a spectacular park and arboretum.

Arundel Castle Gardens
14 miles


Arundel Castle, Arundel BN18 9PA
01903 882173 visit website

Within the beautiful surroundings of Arundel Castle lies a vinery and a nineteenth century walled kitchen garden in addition to the quirky stumpery.

WALKS

Kingley Vale
0.8 miles


Funtington, Chichester PO18 9BE
visit website

Known for its amazing chalk grasslands and ancient twisted yew trees, some of which are among the oldest living things in Britain, Kingley Vale offers visitors a chance to enjoy one of the most important archaeological sites in southern England. It’s worth taking the walk up to the ancient burial mounds for incredible views of Chichester Harbour. 1.5 hour walk.

Bosham Quay
4 miles


Bosham Quay, Bosham, Chichester PO18 8HR
visit website

Head to Bosham Quay for lovely walks around the shoreline and village. Bosham church is so ancient it featured in the Bayeux Tapestry. The terrace of the Anchor Bleu is a great place for a sunset drink. 1 hour walk.

East Head
12 miles


Coast Guard Lane, Chichester PO20 8AJ
01243 814730 visit website

With its shifting sand dunes, salt marsh and flowing tides, East Head offers a beautiful coastal path walk with stunning views across to the Isle of Wight. The circular route taking in East Head, Chichester Harbour and West Wittering Village is the perfect way to enjoy one of the south’s most picturesque coastlines. 1.5 hour walk.

FOOD

Adsdean Farm Shop
2 miles


Adsdean, Chichester PO18 9DN
01243 575212 visit website

The award-winning Adsdean Farm Shop has been plying its trade for more than 60 years. The working family farm with its mixture of cattle, pigs and 240 acres of arable crops supplies our South Down breakfast sausages.

Ice Cream Dave
4 miles


Bosham Shore
visit website

Delicious ice cream served every day from a vintage ice cream van. Careful where you park during high tide. Watch ‘Bosham Car Wash 2, The Movie’ on YouTube before you go!

East Beach Café
17 miles


Sea Road, Littlehampton BN17 5GB
01903 731903 visit website

The Thomas Heatherwick designed beach front cafe offers an uncomplicated but modern English seaside menu, East Beach Cafe is the perfect setting to enjoy a tasty and relaxed meal after a long walk along the promenade.

SHOPPING

Beyond the Fringe
4 miles


21A The Hornet, Chichester PO19 7JL
01243 513343 visit website

We love the vintage fashion, perfect for the Goodwood Revival.

Candida Stevens Gallery
4 miles


12 Northgate, Chichester PO19 1BA
01243 528401 visit website

Well curated 20th century British and contemporary art. Candida puts on interesting exhibitions often mixing contemporary and established artists.

Draper’s Yard
4 miles


16 The Hornet, Chichester PO19 7JG
01243 533180 visit website

A quaint, yet delightful selection of independent creative businesses that are all housed within a mini village of sheds. Well worth a visit for inspiration.

Little London
4 miles


40 Little London, Chichester PO19 1PL
01243 539969 visit website

A long-standing local favourite, modern ladies fashion in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Lyn the owner and buyer has a great eye.

Spencer Swaffer Antiques
14 miles


30 High Street, Arundel BN18 9AB
01903 882132 visit website

Eclectic and tasteful antiques in the centre of Arundel selected by Spencer and Freya who supplied much of the furniture in the Horse & Groom.