The George Hotel
Step through the elegant entrance to The George Hotel in Henﬁeld and you enter an historic building that unites two characterful halves – a Victorian wing on the left, with high ceilings and wood-panelled walls, and a Tudor wing on the right, featuring ancient wooden beams and a huge ﬁreplace.
The beautiful Tudor bedroom combines modern elegance with stunning period features, and the calm, sophisticated dining room exudes the cosy ambience of a country house or upmarket rural pub. Secluded patio seating is also available for al fresco dining.
The menu combines old-fashioned favourites with intriguing, international options. The chef makes a wonderful authentic goulash and braised brisket of beef that by popular demand, feature regularly on the menu. The chef also makes a magniﬁcent massaman sous-vide lamb. Every Wednesday is Thai night, and the ﬁshmonger’s special is so popular that it’s offered not just on Friday but on Saturday and Sunday as well. You might ﬁnd as many as ten different choices of ﬁsh on the menu, all sourced locally from Shoreham. The Sunday roast receives equally high praise.
A la carte dishes might include starters of chicory stuffed with goat’s cheese mousse, and cream of vine tomato soup topped with crispy bacon and served with homemade cheese pizza. The sous-vide rib-eye steak is a perennially popular choice and there are also plenty of inventive options for vegetarians, such as zucchini koftas and zucchini chips with coconut rice. Many of the desserts are gluten-free, and the homemade ice creams, French chocolate cake, brownies and chocolate soufﬂé are particularly appreciated.
Set menus offer amazing value. Served at lunchtime and from 6pm to 7pm, one course is priced at £10, two courses at £13, and three at £16. These include pub classics such as burgers and ham, egg and chips.
Besides stylish decor, comfortable accommodation and delicious food and drink, the hotel is in an ideal location for enjoying rural walks and bike rides. Visit and you’re sure to agree that The George is a hidden gem.