Whether you’re in the area visiting us or just passing by, there are so many reasons to take a pitstop nearby the Star & Garter Pub in East Dean. From Goodwood race course to the Weald & Downland Museum the South Downs has something for everyone. Use the filters below to search local attractions and see how close they are to us.

Food & Drink


01730 816953

11.8km away

Enriched with medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, Midhurst is a delightful country market town. Learn about its history and political significance. Indulge in the food and drink in the cafes, restaurants and bars. Do a spot of shopping in the independent retailers and enjoy the riverside walks and stunning countryside. There is something for everyone in this picterquesue country market town of Midhurst.

Address : The Old Library
Knockhundred Row
Midhurst GU29 9DQ


14.2km away

Situated in the heart of the South Downs, the picturesque market town of Petworth is full of arts and culture, independent gift shops, traditional country pubs and cafes and cosy bed and breakfasts, hotels and Inns.
Why not spend the day or weekend soaking in the heritage this beautiful market town has to offer.

Address: Petworth Business Association, Market Square, Petworth, GU28 0AP


01730 812423
12.9km away

Nestled in the South Downs, Cowdray Estate enriched with history and famous for its polo is an ideal setting for weddings and corporate events. Take advantage of the estate’s therapy rooms, indulge in the farm shop and relax in one of its luxury cottages

Address: Cowdray Estate
Cowdray Park Midhurst
West Sussex GU29 0AQ

Opening Hours
Please visit the website for opening times


01483 548484
39.9km away
Taurus Wines is an independent, award-winning wine merchant and importer near Bramley in the Surrey Hills. They specialise in parties, weddings and celebrations, as well as having an extensive range of fine wines, beers, spiris and cigars, all nestled on the shelves of their beautifully renovated barn.

Address : Whipley Manor Farm Palmers Cross
Guildford GU5 0LL

Opening Hours

Monday 9am–7pm
Tuesday 9am–7pm
Wednesday 9am–7pm
Thursday 9am–7pm
Friday 9am–7pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm


01428 707292
21km away

Blackdown Distillery is an innovative award-wining producer of finely crafted spirits; creators of unique drinks striving for quality, refinement and provenance.
Established in 2012, the Distillery is nestled in the foothills of Blackdown Hill, South Downs National Park, West Sussex. A luxurious collection of distinctive spirits are handcrafted in small batches in the oldest distillery in Sussex, can only be described as poetic, set amid a sprawling ancient woodland near where Lord Alfred Tennyson once lived; writer of such epic works as Charge of the Light Brigade.
The surrounding 40 acres of ancient woodland bursting with Silver Birch trees are the inspiration for the first ever Sussex Dry Gin, Silver Birch Vermouth and Silver Birch Vodka. Also included within the portfolio are, Black Cherry Liqueur, Elderberry Liqueur, Christmas Pudding Vodka, Meads, Botanical Wines and Regency Bitters.
Blackdown Distillery prides itself on using only natural botanicals, focusing on quality and provenance. They are proud to use only British suppliers for all its ingredients and packaging, ensuring that these products are truly British.

Address : Jobson’s Lane
Dial Green Lurgashall
West Sussex GU28 9HA

Opening Hours

11am – 5pm


01243 537372
7.5km away

Tinwood Estate is located near to the South Downs National Park in West Sussex and has gained a reputation for producing quality English sparkling wine. Tinwood vineyards boast a selection of fine tasteful wines, including; the Estate Brut, the Blanc de Blancs and an exquisite Rosé. It offers daily wine tours around the picturesque vineyards and luxury private lodges available to hire.

Address : Tinwood Farm
Halnaker Chichester West Sussex PO18 0NE

Opening Times

7 days a week: 9am – 17:30pm
Daily tours at 3pm
Weekend tours at 12 & 3pm for availability click here

To book accommodation in one of the Tinwood Estate lodges click here.

Food & Drink - Historic Sites


01243 755000
6.5km away

Goodwood House set in the picturesque countryside of Westhampnett, Chichester is home to the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon. The country house is a Grade I listed building and boasts one of the country’s most important private art collections.

Goodwood House is a great day out for all the family. The house is open to the public between March and October and offers guided tours for groups and schools. Why not indulge in a delicious afternoon tea in the Ballroom or celebrate a wedding or milestone in style at the Goodwood Estate. The house is also available for meetings and events.

Address: Kennel Hill
Chichester PO18 0PX

Opening Hours

Monday 1-4:30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1–4:30pm


01420 83262
45.1km away

Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire, is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world.

It was here that Jane’s genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all her major works: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Alton Hampshire GU34 1SD

Opening Hours

Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm


0370 333 1181
45.6km away

The remains of this Norman castle are perched on a high natural knoll overlooking the River Adur, defending a gap in the South Downs. Built soon after the Norman Conquest to help protect William I’s newly won territories, the castle was the Sussex seat of the de Braose family. The one surviving wall of the tower, standing 14 metres high, provides a glimpse of how imposing the castle once was. Climb to the top of the motte for stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Address: Bramber Castle
West Sussex
BN44 3WE

Opening Hours

All year round

Historic Sites


01420 511275
38.7km away

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’ but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.
The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

Address: The Wakes
High Street Selborne GU34 3JH

Opening Hours

Tuesday -Sunday 10:30-5:00.

Open every Bank Holiday including Easter Monday.


023 9259 8838
27.2km away

Butser Ancient Farm is a unique experimental archaeology site nestled into the rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park. The farm features archaeological reconstructions of ancient buildings from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman Britain and the Anglo-Saxon period. The buildings are internationally famous and appear frequently in documentaries and feature films. Butser Ancient Farm grows its own crops from prehistory and keeps rare breeds of animals, such as goats and sheep.

Address: Butser Ancient Farm Chalton Lane
Chalton Waterlooville
Hampshire PO8 0BG

Opening Hours

10am – 5pm


01730 825415
20.2km away

A tranquil 17th-century house set within intimate gardens and woodland.

Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English Channel. Outside, the intimate gardens are being gradually restored to their original 19th-century design, with plenty of space in the adjacent meadow to play and relax with a picnic. The nearby woodland is great for exploring and den-building.

Uppark’s Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. A highlight of its collection is one of the best examples of an 18th-century dolls’ house in the country.

Address: South Harting
Petersfield West Sussex
GU31 5QR

Opening Hours

10am – 5pm

Historic Sites - Cultural sites


The Weald and Downland Living Museum is a museum located in West Sussex, England. It is an open-air museum that focuses on preserving and showcasing historic buildings from the Weald and Downland region. The museum is set on a 40-acre site and features a collection of over 50 historic buildings that have been rescued and reconstructed on the site to provide visitors with a glimpse into the past.

Key features of the Weald and Downland Living Museum include:

Historic Buildings: The museum houses a variety of historic buildings, including traditional houses, barns, a watermill, a medieval shop, and more. Each building has been carefully restored and furnished to represent a different period in history.

Demonstrations and Workshops: Visitors have the opportunity to witness traditional crafts and skills in action through various demonstrations and workshops. Craftspeople often showcase activities such as blacksmithing, pottery, and traditional cooking methods.


01243 538 449
3.8km away

The Cass Sculpture foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1992 by Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.
Set across 26 acres of the outstanding Goodwood Estate, the park is home to over 50 innovative sculptures created by well-established sculptors within the industry.

Address: Cass Sculpture Foundation New Barn Hill Goodwood West Sussex PO18 0QP

Opening times

Monday 10am–4:30pm
Tuesday 10am–4:30pm
Wednesday 10am–4:30pm
Thursday 10am–4:30pm
Friday 10am–4:30pm
Saturday 10am–4:30pm
Sunday 10am–4:30pm


0370 333 1181
45.6km away

The remains of this Norman castle are perched on a high natural knoll overlooking the River Adur, defending a gap in the South Downs. Built soon after the Norman Conquest to help protect William I’s newly won territories, the castle was the Sussex seat of the de Braose family. The one surviving wall of the tower, standing 14 metres high, provides a glimpse of how imposing the castle once was. Climb to the top of the motte for stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Address: Bramber Castle
Bramber West Sussex BN44 3WE

Opening Hours

All year round

Historic Sites


01903 885866
21.4km away

Historic Arundel in Sussex is most famous for its 900 year old castle. You can learn more about the history of the castle and town at award winning, Arundel Museum. Discover how millions of years ago, Arundel was covered by a warm Cretaceous sea and meet the creatures that thrived in it. Meet Homo heidelbergensis, who, 500,000 years ago lived in the area, and the neanderthals who hunted mammoths in Palaeolithic Arundel. Discover objects left behind by the Romans who lived locally. You can even enjoy a bespoke Museum walking tour of the town.
There is something for everyone at Arundel Museum
- Enjoy our Family Events Days
- Encourage your family to take the Museum Detective challenge
- Experience our Walking through History Tours
- Visit the Museum Shop
- Find out what to do and where to go at our Tourist Information Point
- Rest and relax with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee
- Fully wheelchair accessible
- Assistance dogs welcome

Address: Arundel Museum
Mill Road Arundel
West Sussex BN18 9PA

Opening Hours

7 days a week between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm including Bank Holidays


01903 882297
19.9km away

Built astride a hill the Cathedral sits majestically, overlooking the ancient town of Arundel and stands out as an inspiring landmark in West Sussex. Henry, 15th Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, was responsible for the commissioning of the present building in December 1868. The architect was Joseph Hansom, known principally for invention of the Hansom Cab, who had designed a variety of Catholic churches, convents and other buildings.

Arundel Cathedral supports the annual Arundel Festival by being a venue for the highly popular Arts Trail around the historic town and all year round there are concerts and recitals being performed in the Cathedral.

Address: Arundel Cathedral London Road
Arundel West Sussex
BN18 9AY

Opening Hours

Regular Mass Times in the Cathedral Parish

Sunday Masses
Saturday Vigil Mass 6.15pm at the Convent of the Poor Clares, Crossbush
Sunday 9.30am & 11.15am in the Cathedral

Weekday Masses
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 10am in the Cathedral
Thursday at 8.30am at the Convent of the Poor Clares, Crossbush

Sung Compline (Cathedral Choir, term time only)
Tuesday at 8pm and Wednesday at 8.30pm in the Cathedral


01730 812423
13.3km away

Step back in time and visit the ruins of Cowdray. This tudor house was partially destroyed by a fire in 1793 and a popular visitor attraction, visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII. The incredible Cowdray ruins is set in Cowdray Park, nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

Address: Cowdray House
Easebourne Midhurst
West Sussex GU29 0AQ

Opening Hours

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays – May to September

Historic Sites - Theatre


01243 782595
12km away

Chichester Cathedral is enriched with culture, history and elegant architecture and has opened its doors to the public for over nine centuries.

Nestled in the centre of Chichester, the Cathedral welcomes everyone and offers a variety of services to suit all tastes, from worship, arts, music, learning, events and heritage.

Why not spend the day admiring the fine design, immerse yourself in the history of the Cathedral and enjoy a bite to eat in the Cloisters Café.

Address:  The Royal Chantry Cathedral Cloisters Chichester
West Sussex PO19 1PX

Opening Hours

7.15am to 6pm Every Day


01798 869259
13.2km away

Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Bignor Roman Villa, the remains of a Roman home, complete with some of the most finest mosaic floors nestled in the heart of the South Downs.

Bignor Roman Villa is the perfect place to visit for history lovers keen to discover what life was like living in a Roman Villa.

Address: Bignor
Pulborough West Sussex
RH20 1PH

Opening Hours

Please visit the website for opening times


01483 278000
39.6km away

Cranleigh Arts Centre offers the best in live music, theatre, comedy, film, talks, event cinema, workshops, family events and free-to-explore exhibitions. From classical recitals to children’s activities – its vibrant programme has something for all ages and tastes.

Cranleigh Arts Centre’s friendly gallery tea bar serves a delicious range of snacks, homemade cakes and refreshments throughout the day, and its fully licenced bar is open for many of its evening events.

Address: 1 High Street
Cranleigh GU6 8AS

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Theatre - Sports


01243 781312
11.2km away

Chichester Festival Theatre located in the heart of Chichester is one of the UK’s flagship theatres. It opened its doors in 1962, by founder Leslie Evershed Martin. The theatre has built a solid reputation within the arts industry for its exceptional productions and working with young people and the community.

Address: Oaklands Park
Chichester PO19 6AP

Opening Hours

Please visit the website for show times


01483 200900
39.6km away

With over 39 years of experience in providing incredible Driving Experiences, Everyman Racing has built up a perfect line of experiences to satisfy the driving dreams of you and your friends. With Provisional Licence driving experiences, Junior driving experiences and Adaptive driving experiences, we’re confident that almost anybody can fulfil their dreams and get behind the wheel of their most desired vehicles.

Address: Dunsfold Road CranleighGU6 8HY

Opening Hours

Please visit the website for opening hours


01243 755168
5.3km away

Goodwood boasts an impressive two 18-hole golf course, adding another sporting collection to its bow.

Choose from a selection of golfing experiences to suit all tastes, from Pay and Play – open to all, to the Academy – for those wanting to understand and learn the ins and outs of the game and Corporate and Membership packages. Be part of the game with golf at Goodwood.

Address: Kennel Hill
Goodwood Chichester PO18 0PN

Opening Hours

Please visit the website for opening times

Sports - Outdoor activities


01243 755055
7.6km away

Goodwood’s Motor Circuit is renowned for bringing the creme de la creme of race cars to its tracks every year, from classic sports cars to modern masterpieces. Be part of the world famous Goodwood Revival and Member’s Meeting, enjoy one of Goodwood’s ultimate driving experiences and rise early on a Sunday for the Breakfast Club. There’s something for everyone at Goodwood Motor Circuit!

Address: Goodwood Motor Circuit Chichester PO18 0PX

Opening Hours

Please visit the website for opening times


01243 755022
3.4km away

Goodwood racecourse is set amongst the rolling hills of the South Downs. The horses took their first gallop in 1802 and the racecourse has since become one of the finest racecourses in the country.

Goodwood’s racing season is a much sought after event, with a horse race for everyone, from Three Friday Nights – live music and racing, Family Race Day, Qatar Goodwood Festival and Midweek racing to name but a few.

Address: Selhurstpark Road Chichester PO18 0PS

Opening Hours

Please visit the website for race dates and times


01420 22140
39.6km away

Birdworld is home to over 1,200 birds and a variety of animals ensuring there is plenty to see and do to make a fun day out for all the family.

Spend the day exploring the 26-acre park which includes a farm, children’s playground area, and extensive landscaped gardens.

Discover over 200 different species of animals from all over the world including penguins, parrots, flamingos and much more.

Throughout the day, enjoy a jam-packed programme of daily talks and watch live animal feeds to learn more about the park’s animals and their habitats.

Conservation is at the heart of the park’s offering and visitors will also have the opportunity to learn more about how Birdworld is helping to preserve the world’s bird population, through its breeding and conservation projects.

Birdworld Attractions and Animals

The Jenny Wren Farm is one of the most popular areas of the park and is home to a range of farmyard animals including guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs and sheep – promising a whole host of fun for the whole family!

Penguin Island and Penguin Beach are both home to two colonies of penguins. Watch them jump and dive for their lunch during daily penguin feeds and you can even take part in a penguin feeding experience!

Outback Landing is a walkthrough aviary where you can experience up close the Australian Outback’s most iconic birds.

Owl Parliament is a quieter corner of the park dedicated to the most majestic group of birds – owls! You can see distinctive owl species in this exhibit including Snowy Owls and Burrowing Owls.

Address: Holt Pound
Farnham Surrey GU10 4LD

Opening Hours

10am – 6pm (BST)
10am – 4:30pm (GMT)