This pretty inn sits in a sleepy village with the South Downs rising above and the coast below. Attractive, rustic interiors have stripped floors, low ceilings and the odd racing print (the inn was once part of the Goodwood estate). There’s a small bar for a pint in front of an open fire, but these days it’s a mostly dining pub, the restaurant spreading itself far and wide, then bursting onto a couple of terraces in summer. Delicious food flies from the kitchen, try Funtington pork tenderloin and confit belly with pear puree and cider jus. Our pan fried calves liver with dauphinoise potato was full of earthy, hearty flavour. Bedrooms are scattered about, some in courtyard cottages, others upstairs. All have a warm, contemporary style with smart fabrics, leather armchairs, comfy beds and good bathrooms. Staff stop to chat, complimentary newspapers arrive with breakfast. There’s lots do: Goodwood, the South Downs, Chichester and its excellent theatre, and the Witterings for miles of sandy beach. Don’t miss Bosham, where King Canute tried to turn back the waves.