The Giants Rest
When you’re next in this neck of the woods, don’t forget to call in at The Giant’s Rest. It’s a small family-run pub with plenty of character and a relaxed, friendly vibe that feels inclusive – those who have never been before feel instantly at home.
Just as you’d expect from a traditional watering hole, there are plenty of classic dishes to choose from. Kick things off with homemade smoked mackerel pâté or delicious pan-fried garlic mushrooms. As well as a succinct specials board, there are regular staples such as slow-roasted pork belly with South Downs cider sauce and braised red cabbage, and homemade pie of the week, which has become such a hit with diners that the chef can hardly keep up with demand. Stop by at lunchtime for lighter bites like sandwiches, jacket potatoes and ploughman’s lunches. Although portions are hearty, the homemade puds are well worth saving room for. On Sundays an incredibly popular roast lunch is served and devoured by many looking to refuel after a day spent walking or cycling in the South Downs National Park. Booking is highly recommended as tables fill up quickly.
The team is just as passionate about the drinks they serve as the food. Local ale, lager and gin are stocked at the bar, and regularly rotating beers means that you can always try something new. There are also two bed-and-breakfast rooms on the first floor.