Everything good about our stay. Easy to find, helpful reception and bar/restaurant staff. Very good food - evening meal and breakfast. It was great to be able to eat and sleep in one place as we'd travelled for over 4 hours. Met our needs. Happy to recommend. Would stay again if ever in the area.
We needed somewhere to stay prior to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and chose this Inn based on other reviews. It suited our preferences perfectly! The room (the Goodwood Suite, appropriately) was large, clean, comfortable and recently refurbished, with everything one might need for a one or two night stay. Car parking is on the road outside, but due to its rural location, hardly anything drives past!
Our only criticism of the room is that the bath has a very rounded bottom to it, which makes it tricky to stay upright when showering. The selection of teas and coffees were better than the norm, and the bed was comfortable (if a little creaky when you moved).
The pub was a lovely place for dinner and breakfast. A choice of 6 real ales (only one of which I'd heard of before) and two ciders was a real treat. The menu was ambitious - maybe a little too ambitious, because most people we saw opted for the traditional steak and chips! Feeling adventurous, I chose duck with wild rice - the duck was beautiful, but I wasn't a fan of the rice. Still, the deserts made up for it!
Breakfast was another treat, using better than usual ingredients - bacon and sausages sourced from the local butcher and the deepest yellow eggs, multigrain bread for the toast, and Dorset Cereals' muesli.
The owner and staff were extremely friendly, making us feel like locals.
All in all, it's well worth heading off the beaten track if you're looking for somewhere to stay in the area.
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