The White Horse Graffham
This family-run free house is in an idyllic rural location overlooking the owners’ farmland and the nearby South Downs. The land provides vegetables and game for the ever-changing menu – with dishes such as roast partridge, shiitake mushrooms and potato croquettes with blackberry jus – while the lamb comes from the farm next door and the eggs from a local producer. Amanda’s flair for interior design is reflected in the calming grey furnishings and polished pine tables, lending a sophisticated yet unfussy touch to what remains a country pub at heart, complete with open fire and well-stocked bar. Drinks include varied local ales, a good selection of wine, and a wide range of interesting gins. The neighbouring rooms at Willow Barns hold four AA gold stars and make a luxurious base for visiting nearby National Trust properties or for walking and cycling holidays.