FOOD & ACCOMMODATION ALONG THE TRAIL

PHOTO: Fox Goes Free, Charlton

It would have been silly to try to include up-to-date information about facilities along the trail in the first 2,000 printed copies of the guidebook. Some of these details change so frequently that even the 'locals' are unaware of them.

And we have therefore offered this webpage as a place where we can at least try to keep each other up to date with changes along the trail. We cannot, of course, accept responsibility for the information printed below - much of it has been submitted to us without verification. 

General Tourist Information 

Horsham Tourist Information Centre .   Tel: 01403-211661

Chichester Tourist Information Centre . Tel: 01243-775888 

Some of the waymark discs have been 'removed', particularly near the urban areas. Look for the two screws that the vandals weren't able to remove ! We are constantly replacing them and any information on missing discs would be appreciated.

Chapter One : Horsham to Barns Green

PUBS : Red Lyon, Slinfold:01403-790339 11am-3pm 

           Queens Head, Barns Green:01403- 730436 12noon-2:30pm 

B & B's: Travelodge, Worthing Road, Horsham. Double from £48 without breakfast. 0871 984 6447. 

            Red Lyon (see above). Rooms £50 to £60 without breakfast (full English £5.50 p.p.extra - or cereal & juice                     £1.95) 

SHOPS: P.O. Stores, Slinfold Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Sat 9am-1pm 

            P.O. Stores, Barns Green Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri/Sat 8am-6pm. Wed 9am-1pm 

BUSES & TRAINS: Slinfold to Horsham No 63 hourly Mon - Sat. 

Chapter Two : Barns Green to Nutbourne 

PUBS : Queens Head, Barns Green. Rising Sun, Nutbourne. Both close 3pm 

B & B's: The Blue Idol, Coolham (on trail) 

             Selsey Arms, Coolham (2miles off trail down unwalkable road). Open all day from 11am. Tel: 01403 -741537.                  (Ask them about a taxi) or try : 01403 - 730901 or 786818 

             Library Cottage, Stile Place Farmhouse, Gay Street, Pulborough 20m off trail; self catering double at £70 per                    night. Tel: 01798 - 817282 

SHOPS: Good village store & post office, Barns Green. 

 BUSES: Not a lot. See possible taxi numbers above. 

Chapter Three : Nutbourne to Houghton Bridge 

PUBS :The Rising Sun, Nutbourne. Tel: 01798 812191

         The Crown, Cootham, Tel: 01903-742625

         The Sportsman, Amberley, Tel: 01798 831787 Food 12 -2 weekdays / 12 -2:30 weekends

         The Black Horse, Amberley, SADLY CLOSED 

         The Bridge Inn, Houghton, Tel: 01798 831619 - one of our favourites.

B & B's: Foxleigh Barn, near Houghton Bridge (5 mins from The Bridge Inn). Tel: 01798-839113

            The Thatched House, Amberley. B & B from £80 twin/double Tel: 01798-831329

            The Old Bakery, Amberley. B & B from £80 double. Tel: 01273-252272

            The Sportsman, 5 ensuite rooms. £70 twin/double £50 single Tel : 01798-831787 

            Riverside Cafe - re-opened and a nice spot for tea. Has 1 room B&B.  

SHOPS:Great tea shop in Amberley village. Open every day except Wed. from Easter to end September.

           Very good village store & post office in Amberley on the trail open long hours throughout the year. 

BUSES & TRAINS: Cootham to Petworth & Pulborough. Trains at Houghton Bridge. 

Chapter Four : Houghton Bridge to Duncton 

PUBS : The Bridge Inn, Houghton. Excellent all-round pub.

          The Squire & Horse, Bury (on A29), Tel: 01798-831343 More a restaurant.

          The White Horse Sutton. Tel: 01798-869221 More reports please.

          The Cricketers Duncton (now open all day).Tel: 01798-342473. Delightful garden. 

B & B's: Toad Hall, Church Lane, Duncton. Two bedroom 'self-service' apartment. Help yourself continental breakfast.                   Single night B & B from £100 for the apartment. TEL :01798- 344398 

            Stane House, Bignor RH20 1PQ - three ensuite rooms £75 per room. On the trail.  Tel: 01798- 869454.                          www.stanehouse.co.uk  'Quality in Tourism' breakfast award. 

           The White Horse Sutton - three rooms from £85 B & B. Tel: 01798-869221. The original 'gastropub' - really ! 

SHOPS: Take away food & drink from Amberley Village or Houghton Bridge Riverside cafe 

            Small shop / post office on the trail in Bury (irregular hours). 

BUSES & TRAINS. Good rail connection to Horsham, Chichester & London from 'Amberley Station' at Houghton Bridge. Infrequent bus service through Bury, West Burton & Sutton. Buses from Duncton to Chichester 

Chapter Five : Duncton to Charlton 

PUBS : The Cricketers, Duncton. Tel: 01798-342473 

           The Fox Goes Free, Charlton. That's all. 

B & B's: The Fox Goes Free, Charlton. Tel: 01243-811461 Three rooms from £75 B & B. (or walk on a mile or so to Singleton) 

SHOPS: Nothing, sorry..But Duncton Mill Fishery are always very friendly - so ask as you go through. 

BUSES: Bus service Duncton (near Cricketers) to Chichester 

Chapter Six : Charlton to Chichester 

PUBS : The Fox Goes Free, Charlton, Tel: 01243-811461 

           The Partridge, Singleton, Tel: 01243-811 251 

           The Earl of March, Mid Lavant, Tel: 01243-533993 Michelin starred chef !

           'Wests', West Street, Chichester (opposite St Richard's Statue) Tel: 01243-539637 

B & B's: Rose Cottage at Singleton Tel: 01243-811607. www.1rosecottage.com(Double ensuite £80)

            The Royal Oak, East Lavant. Tel :01243 527434 (Rooms from £90 ++) 

            The George & Dragon Inn, Chichester Tel: 01243-785660 or The Ship Hotel, Chichester Tel: 01243-778000 (both              near the theatre) 

SHOPS: Village store at Singleton, by the duck pond on A 286. Does nice teas / sandwiches 

            Good store & post office in Mid Lavant on A286. Then Chichester City Centre. 

BUSES & TRAINS : Singleton and Mid Lavant to Chichester.Good train service Chichester to Horsham & London. 

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