Our local pub – less than a minute’s drive North on the A24. Good for basic, very local food and drinks; the Owl has a large lounge and some outdoor seating. It’s big car park sometimes hosts meet-ups for classic cars; see also blog post about Horsam’s annual Americana festival, in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice!
The Sussex Oak is our local village pub in Warnham, less than 5 minutes drive south along the A24. It’s surrounded by good walking paths that take the visitor through the Warnham Estate & Deer park, with some great views of the countryside and magnificent specialist deer. The pub itself is popular with locals, although the quality of food can vary!
Bill’s restaurant – funky, zesty and fun for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Seated in Horsham’s buzzing restaurant district. See post: Eating out in Horsham: Bill’s
– Tristans is the top restaurant of the Town, Michelin rated, and needs to be booked well in advance. http://www.restauranttristan.co.uk/
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is worth a visit to explore the beautiful woodland gardens & landscaped lakes, or for a booked wine tasting. Special events including musical and theatrical shows are held throughout the year in the grounds. In October 2019, the fine dining restaurant, Interlude, gained its first Michelin star under Executive Chef Jean Delport. Expensive but exquisite teas and dinners are a total treat!
The Chequers Inn, Rowhook
The Chequers Inn is a friendly gastro pub in the small hamlet of Rowhook, about 10 minutes drive. Well worth a visit for a delicious supper in convivial surroundings.
The Giggling Squid is a chain restaurant that was started by a husband and wife team in near by Brighton. Looking for a Thai Tapas serving fun, fresh dishes, their restaurants have been very successful across the country. Our local is based in the busy restaurant area of East Street, close to the cobbled market area in Horsham’s town centre. Fun, easy, mid priced eat in and takeaways.
– A little further afield, Dorking has a good range of eateries. Just outside the town is a lovely pub, The Wooton Hatch. http://www.wottonhatch.co.uk/
– Gomshall Mill, Gomshall, towards Guildford – a little further afield, but an interesting place in a pretty cluster of businesses on the road to Guildford. Good food and warm atmosphere, despite the mill actually running through the building! http://www.homecountiespubs.co.uk/gomshallmill/homepage/
– The Parrot Inn is around 10 – 15 minutes away, in Forest Green. It has a good atmosphere and lovely food. Next door is a farmers shop worth a visit too. http://www.theparrot.co.uk/pub.htm