The Chequers Inn

“Award-winning food in delightful country pub”



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A striking, 400-year-old higgledy-piggledy pub with a classic interior of flagstoned floor, low beams and blazing fire in the inglenook. The Chequers Inn is run by Master Chef of Great Britain Tim Neal, also the holder of an AA Rosette. The bar offers Firebird Heritage XX and Long Man Best Bitter on tap and an impressive wine list to partner dishes of quality from the menu. These can be eaten either in the bar or in the restaurant. You could snack on baked ciabatta, smoked bacon and Somerset brie; and a ploughman’s proffers Sussex Charmer cheese with ham, pickles and bread. Harvey’s beer-battered fish and chips with mushy peas; or home-made sausages with mashed potatoes and onion gravy are among the tasty crowd-pleasing hot dishes. Tim delights in using only the best local produce, often sourcing seasonal wild mushrooms and even truffles from the generous woodlands around the hamlet of Rowhook.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Chequers Inn


About the area

Discover West Sussex

Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.

In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham. 

West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.

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