This 16th-century Grade II listed coaching inn can be found tucked away in the village of Henfield. The warm, traditional interior boasts original features like wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace – pleasant reminders of the venue’s history. These features, along with the warm ambience, make for a cosy setting in which to settle down on chilly evenings. Whether you’re drinking or dining you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome and an enjoyable evening. If you’re looking for a weekend escape, The George Hotel also offers a number of pleasant boutique bedrooms. The bedrooms blend the inn’s traditional features with contemporary creature comforts. Situated an easy drive from the bustling seaside towns of Brighton and Worthing, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area.
For those who happen to be in the area on a Sunday, The George Hotel has an outstanding reputation for its mouth-watering roasts. Diners rave about the chef’s melt-in-the-mouth beef, the juicy pork and the delicious fresh vegetables. If you’re visiting earlier in the week, the main menu is fantastically varied, and there’s something to suit every palate. Starters range from tomato- and mozzarella-stuffed mushrooms, to a lightly spiced Mediterranean soup. For meat-lovers, the exceptional chicken liver parfait is the perfect blend of rich and delicate and it’s bound to whet your appetite. For mains, indulge in a homemade steak and kidney pie – a real British classic – or opt for succulent roast lamb with mushrooms, asparagus and tasty croquettes. There is also succulent roast pork fillet wrapped in bacon, accompanied by cauliflower cream, cauliflower cake and apple. If you prefer poultry dishes, the chicken supreme comes very highly recommended, and is served with spinach, red onion petals and hearty bubble and squeak. For vegetarians, the refreshing beetroot and feta salad is a great option, while the pea, broad bean and Parmesan risotto is creamy and satisfying. The George Hotel also plays host to a range of different events, offering everything from gin tasting and wine sampling, to quizzes and open mic nights. Be sure to check the venue’s Facebook page for the latest schedule.