A Compendium of Sussex Walks

Sussex Pubs

There are many excellent pubs in Sussex in prime positions for walkers. In recent years, many have become more food-oriented with a positive emphasis on local food and beers but often with prices to reflect this. Most are very welcoming to walkers.

Shepherd and Dog Fulking

Shepherd and Dog, Fulking

East Sussex

The Star, Alfriston – 13th century half-timber framed pub and hotel on the South Downs Way.

The Anchor Inn, Barcombe– riverside pub ideally situated for a walks around Barcombe and along the River Ouse. With boats for hire. Barcombe Walk.

Anchor Inn Barcombe

The Anchor Inn, Barcombe

The Cricketers, Berwick – idyllic flint stone cottage pub in quiet village at the foot of the South Downs near Alfriston. Try the Alfriston Clergy House Walk.

The Bull, Ditchling – 16th century pub, traditional and stylish at the same time, in the heart of the attractive downland village of Ditchling. To leran more about the viallge and visit the pub, try some Short Walks in and around Ditchling.

The Tiger Inn, East Dean – traditional pub on lovely car-free village green near Seaford. Squeeze inside (mind your head!), sit on the outside seats or on the grass on the green. Try the challenging Friston Forest and the Seven Sisters Walk or shorter Birling Gap walk to enjoy a walk and visit to this pub.

Tiger Inn, East Dean, Sussex

The Ram Inn, Firle – rambling pub in the lovely village of Firle at the foot of the South Downs

The Griffin, Fletching – historic pub with wonderful garden views over the ‘Sussex Serengeti’ (aka The Ouse Valley and Sheffield Park).  Fletching walks .

The Griffin Pub Garden Fletching

The Griffin Pub Garden, Fletching

The Shepherd and Dog, Fulking near Brighton – tucked right under the downs near Devils Dyke, with a stream running through the garden and a path leading directly up to the downs. See Devil’s Dyke walks.

The Eight Bells, Jevington, near Eastbourne – village pub with lovely garden and beautiful downland views.

The Half Moon, Plumpton – nestled under the Downs, this attractive pub with a large garden, has links to various Plumpton walks on their about page.

Yew Tree Inn, Chalvington, eight miles east of Lewes  – traditional village pub with large attractive garden.  Good value food. Try the short Ripe Walk.

Yew Tree Inn Chalvington

The Yew Tree Inn, Chalvington

West Sussex

The Bridge Inn, Amberley – busy traditional pub by Houghton Bridge. See Amberley, Burpham and North Stoke Walk.

The George at Burpham – Burpham near Arundel. Combine with A Pint and a walk in the Adur Valley or the Amberley, Burpham and North Stoke walk.

The George at Burpham

The George at Burpham


The Fox Goes Free, Charlton near Goodwood – 400  hundred year old flint and brick downland pub with wonderful garden views.

Jack and Jill, Clayton near Brighton – traditional pub overlooked by the Jack and Jill windmills high on the downs with a garden popular with families. On the Jack and Jill Windmills walk.

Crown & Anchor, Dell Quay – quay side pub ideally situated on Chichester Harbour – see Fishbourne & Bosham Walks.

Crown and Anchor Dell Quay

Crown and Anchor, Dell Quay

The BullHenfield – the pizza pub with a good garden, located in rural Sussex just outside Henfield. Try the Upper Adur Riverside walk.

The George and Dragon, Houghton – one of the oldest pubs in Sussex with beautiful downland views from the garden.

View from George & Dragon

View from George & Dragon

The Black Horse, Nuthurst – 17th century pub with its own walks page.

The Black Rabbit, Offham near Arundel – pub with a beautiful riverside setting not far from Arundel Castle – try the Black Rabbit Pub Walk

Black Rabbit pub near Arundel

The White Hart, Stopham – situated by the River Arun and next to the seven stone arches of Stopham Bridge, very picturesque. See Pulborough – The History Walk.

Hall & Woodhouse Pub Walks

The pub chain, Hall & Woodhouse,  which has a number of decent pubs across the south of England, feature several West Sussex pub walks on their website, as well as a couple of East Sussex pub walks.

Time for Tea?

Sussex Tea Rooms



  1. Natalie Martin

    You should try out the Earl of March in Lavant near Chichester if walking in that area!

  2. Maudie

    An absolutely fantastic list – Just what I have been looking for!

    Thank you very much, I will be returning often and signing up!

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