Open-plan, light and airy rooms in well run inn, with local ales, modern food and seats in terraced garden; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
Consistently cited as one of Surrey's most winsome villages, Chiddingfold is a popular refreshment spot for walkers and riders, who love the garden at this attractive tile-hung pub. It can get pretty busy at the weekends, so book a table if you want to eat. The bar has an open fire in an inglenook fireplace with leather armchairs in front and antlers above, wooden tables and chairs and cushioned wall seats on pale floorboards and leather-topped stools against the counter where they keep Crafty Brewing Crafty One and Otter Ale and a guest on handpump, 19 wines by the glass and a good choice of spirits. Staff are helpful and friendly. A dining room leads off here with modern chairs and chunky tables on more bare floorboards. The three-tiered terraced garden has plenty of seats and tables. The 11 well equipped and comfortable bedrooms make a good base for exploring the area ' there's plenty to do: the Goodwood Estate and its many charms are a drive away and a six-mile walk from the village green takes in some beautiful timber-framed Wealden buildings, ancient churches and a donkey sanctuary.
The good pub guide food review
Food (starting with breakfast) is enjoyable and includes classic prawn and avocado cocktail, fried buffalo chicken wings, a pie of the day, (short rib, chicken or vegan) with toppings and fries, local ale-battered fish and chips, gnocchi with triple cheese sauce, fresh basil and white truffle oil, rib-eye steak with caramelised onions, grilled tomatoes, herby mushrooms, watercress and fries, and puddings such as dark chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream or crumble of the day.
Swan, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4TY
Pub Group: Upham