The Anglesey Arms
This traditional pub on the outskirts of Chichester is part of the famous Goodwood Estate and is also handily located for visiting other local attractions, including the Boxgrove archaeological site and priory church. When we arrived, there was a lively buzz around the bar, which serves quality hand-pumped ales recommended by CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide. The Anglesey Arms also boasts a spacious separate dining room and a large and leafy garden, and dogs are welcome both inside and out.
The kitchen team has carefully put together a seasonal menu that offers an excellent range of pub favourites as well as some enticing specials, giving us quite a dilemma as to what to choose. In the end we selected starters of chicken liver pâté and spiced potted Selsey crab, and were not disappointed. Both were simply delicious. Our mains were generously portioned and equally scrumptious. My Anglesey beefburger came topped with smoky bacon and Monterey Jack cheese, while my partner’s pan-seared breast of duck was beautifully tender and served with creamy garlic mash. With just enough room to share a dessert, we chose an inventive seasonal variation on a traditional classic: fig and autumn nut Bakewell tart. The unusual combination of flavours worked perfectly, and the tart was delectable with a portion of ice cream.
With ample menu choice, lavish portions, great beer and friendly service, this pub definitely knows how to keep its drinkers and diners happy.