Our Recommendations

Things to see and do.

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.


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.


West Stoke Bluebell Woods
1.5 miles

West Stoke, Chichester PO18 9BQ
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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.


Kingley Vale
0.8 miles

Funtington, Chichester PO18 9BE
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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
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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.


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
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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.


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.


Guided walk with the Birdman of Bosham!

From £30 per person
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Join local ornithologist Hugh Baggaley for a guided walk around the Harbour at Bosham ( a five minute drive from the Horse & Groom) to discover the remarkable array of birds found here. On the walk you will learn how to find and identify different species, as well as learn about their lives and habits. Chichester Harbour is an internationally important site for wintering wetland birds including waders, ducks and geese. Many migratory birds also stop off here on their travels, owing to the position on the south coast. The walk is suitable for all levels of knowledge, and no prior experience is required.

The tour takes approximately 4 hours.

Ebike tours of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs

From £55 per person
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Experience riding an ebike from the Horse & Groom across the beautiful harbour landscape to arrive at one of England's best beaches or up and over the South Downs towards South Harting. James is the perfect guide. No previous experience is needed and he will make ebike experience perfect. James is also a superb local guide with history, culture and the natural world all explained along the way.

The tour takes approximately 4 hours.

Chichester City Walking Tours

£5 per person
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Join an experienced guide on a leisurely walk around the centre of the City and learn about the history of some of the main buildings in the four principle streets and in some of the quieter side roads.

The tour takes approximately 90 minutes and is available Wednesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 2pm.

Chichester Cathedral Guides

£4 per person. Under 12s free.
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Chichester Cathedral is full of history art and intrigue and there is no better way to see it than with the expert Cathedral guides. The Cathedral is particularly renowned for its modern artworks, including important pieces by John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Marc Chagall. Many of these were commissioned by Dean Walter Hussey, a great patron of the arts, during his time in office from 1955-77. As well as the general tours specialist tours of the art and stained glass are available.

Guides offer tours of the Cathedral at 11.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday – approximately 45 minutes duration. Booking is at the Cathedral Gift Shop within the Treasury on the day of the tour.

Boat Trips in Chichester Harbour in Captain Beaky

From £12 per person
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Chichester Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in England. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it has been voted as one of the best places to visit in the UK by Lonely Planet.

Departures are available most days from May until October, from Chichester Marina.

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