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The White Horse

Chilgrove, West Sussex

Blessed with a landscape of rolling hills as far as the eye can see, The White Horse is a boutique Chichester inn on the edge of the stunning South Downs is true countryside elegance defined.

The Head Chef demonstrates a flair for delicious flavours and beautiful presentation. Everything is prepared from scratch in-house, from fresh breads to the mouthwatering local venison which is butchered and aged onsite. Featuring the finest contemporary furnishings along with cosy sheep skin rugs and wool throws, you’ll be able to keep toasty on those chilly first spring nights, and some rooms even come complete with their own private hot tubs.


  • The outdoor hot tubs in the private patios of the 'Stag' rooms offer supreme luxury
  • The spectacular Baron Lafite private dining room and their 'Red Book' of the world's finest wines
  • The incredible location deep in the South Downs makes it a truly beautiful destination inn
Things to Do


Each of the White Horse’s 15 rooms have been designed with elegance and supreme comfort in mind and include luxurious steamer trunks, sheepskin rugs, king-sized beds draped in the finest Egyptian cotton and beautiful English wool throws. En-suite bathrooms are a mix of roll top copper baths and calming rainbow showers, complete with handmade bath oils and soaps from Bramley.


  • Dog-friendly rooms
  • Egyptian cotton bedding
  • Internet connectivity
  • 50″ TVs
  • Branche d’Olive toiletries

The Stag Room

Restaurant & Bar

As a true country inn, the White Horse serves delicious British cuisine, creating menus from the freshest local produce sourced directly from the surrounding woodlands, farms and country estates. When it comes to wine, they don’t do average. For something special, ask to see The Red Book, a handpicked selection of the world’s finest wines. From opulent burgundies to delicate chardonnays, there is something for every palate to enjoy.

Fresh Selsey Coast Mussels

Private dining & events

The regal Baron Lafite private dining room offers the perfect venue for a special occasion for up to 14 guests. Located in the barn, it provides a sophisticated space for guests to enjoy their event. Dine beneath magnificent candelabras and indulge in a lavish feast surrounded by countryside elegance.

The Baron Lafite Private Dining Room

Country Pursuits


Only 15 minutes away lies the fantastic Goodwood Estate where you can enjoy a day out golfing, flying or motor racing. Every year you can experience world renowned events including the Festival of Speed, Glorious Goodwood and Goodwood Revival.

Also visit:

  • Uppark & King’s Walk: shooting and stalking
  • Cowdray Estate: clay pigeon shooting, golf and polo
  • West Sussex Countryside: rambling, cycling and riding

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Culture & Heritage

Chichester Festival Theatre

From April to October, the celebrated Chichester Festival Theatre features a diverse programme of theatrical classics, musicals and a showcase of new writing. Ideal for adding a little culture to your visit.

Also visit:

  • Chichester – town, harbour and museums
  • Weald and Download Open Air Museum
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace
  • Arundel Castle
  • Petworth House & Park
  • Uppark House & Garden

Chichester Festival Theatre


South Downs National Park

Located as we are on the edge of the South Downs, why not spend the day discovering the beauty of this stunning National Park which is recognised as one of the most important chalk landscapes in England. Perfect for walking, cycling or riding.

Also visit:

  • Kingsley Vale National Nature Reserve
  • Chichester Harbour AONB
  • West Wittering Beach

South Downs Natural Park

Getting Here

Nearest train station: Chichester - 1h40min from London
Taxi from station: approx. 15min
Drive: 1h45min from London, 1h from Brighton, 55min from Southampton.
Helicopter landing site available.

The White Horse

1 High Street, Chilgrove, Near Chichester,
West Sussex, PO18 9HX
01243 519 444