The Half Moon
Glasshouse Lane, Kirdford, Nr. Billinghurst, RH14 0LT
The Half Moon is a delightful country inn in the heart of West Sussex, between the market towns of Petworth and Billingshurst. Having been taken over by new owners in May 2012, it is fast developing a reputation for top-quality food and a friendly atmosphere. The stunning building dates from the mid-17th Century and lays claim to no less than three open fireplaces, while the extensive lawned gardens provide a perfect location for alfresco dining and marquee-based functions. Menus change regularly, due to their purchasing ethos: respond to the quality and freshness of available produce. Current dishes include steamed asparagus with soft-poached egg and Hollandaise, noisettes of rolled pork with sweet potato mash and red cabbage and award-winning local steak. With fresh coffee, newspapers and free Wi-Fi available all day and excellent Sunday roasts, this charming spot is a must-add to your to-do list.