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After a very wet day on Friday walking the South Downs Way with my son we both decided, after checking the weather, to finish the walk on Saturday. We headed for Graffham to catch a bus. Having found the Foresters Arms they said buses rarely stop in Graffham.
Explaining our predicament they couldn’t have been more helpful, organizing a taxi for us. After a relaxing lunch in the garden and a most welcomed beer. It would have been great to stay a little longer to enjoy the live music in the evening.
My friend and I had calamari for a quick lunch today. The worst calamari I have ever tasted. Straight out of the freezer I suspect, thin rings of bland rubber - absolutely dreadful. Accompanied by a few bits of salad leaves with dressing that tasted like it came out of a bottle. The Foresters used to be good three owners back - what a waste of a potential gem
This was our first visit after a 4 mile walk from cocking and needing a good lunch. We had 3 dogs and the publican was happy with this. There was a good welcome, the pub looked ready for business and was welcoming with a fire and tables and chairs well arranged. The ambience was warm even though it wasn't busy. The beer is great and as we didn't know what to choose we were given samples to try. That was really interesting. I don't mind that the menu is not extensive ( criticism on trip,advisor ) as long as it's good. Extensive can lead to old kept or frozen food which no one orders . Small but good is a winner. We shared beef and horseradish sandwiches with crisps and salad and Brie and tomato sandwiches. All delicious...beef perfect, generous, bread lovely.
We had a dog with a sore leg he'd injured during the walk and he wasn't walking on it. The pub was very helpful and managed to,get me and that dog a local taxi home. May I add quickly that it's not my dog and i was more concerned than I would have been with mine. It all worked well. My husband walked home with the other two dogs. We both agree it was a good valentines experience!!
We ate Sunday lunch here after a beautiful walk over the Downs. The day was idyllic and we were happy to eat in the garden. The menu is not extensive but was good with all of us having at least 2 things we wanted to...More
This was a first visit for a very long time. One thing I really liked was that the menu was not overloaded with choices. There was a specials board with extra choices including 2 roasts. The yorkies were huge!!!! There was a good amount of vegetables to share between 3 of us. Very nice. Two of the party had battered haddock and chips. The consensus was that the batter was the crispest they had ever had and the fish was lovely. The only criticism was it was served on a board and the chips kept escaping!!! For desserts 2 had the sticky toffee pudding which got the thumbs up, one salted caramel ice cream, (lovely), one lemon sorbet (very lemony) and a chocolate brownie. All very nice.
The staff were nice and friendly and gave us good service.
The food was not over priced and the portions good.
Would we go there again. Yes. Absolutely. The setting is great, right at the base of the South downs . I think it will be really nice place to visit in the summer when you can sit outside and enjoy the view.
Absolutely amazing service, came here for my birthday- amazing hospitality! Even gave me and my other half complimentary prosseco, and even helped him embarrass me by singing happy birthday! Big thanks to the bar staff, the chefs- great food! And also the management! Very welcoming!...More
We came here after spending a night locally. I had looked up the menu online + decided on this pub over the other local pub as it was a much more extensive menu + had loads of gluten free puddings. Before we went out our...More
Refurbished pub in the quiet village of Graffham run by a very friendly couple, close to Petworth and with its grand National Trust house and antique shops. Our room on the first floor was modern and comfortable and the bar/dining areas downstairs were very pleasant. Our only reservation was whether the renovation had been over-enthusiastic and might have left more antique patina of what is a very old pub. Food was great - including excellent Spanish dishes one evening. Cooked breakfast was terrific. The South Downs Way is within uphill walking distance of the pub.
We thought we would try the Foresters as the other pub in Graffham was closed due to a burst water main.
The pub has apparently undergone renovation under new ownership and the interior was nice enough. Pine pews and ticking cushions and overall quite nice and relaxed.
We ordered a risotto and a mixed meze platter. The risotto apparently was quite ok but the meze platter was without doubt one of the most unpleasant meals I have ever eaten. The marinated pepper was icy cold and watery, the baba ganoush completely inedible, falafel like deep fried wallpaper paste and all served with a sorry looking ramekin of dry breadstick bits. I felt quite nauseous.
The meal took over 40 minutes to arrive despite there only being 2 other tables occupied.
The waiter/bar staff was good enough to not charge us for the meze platter without being asked and also kindly gave us a 15% discount at their other restaurant in Chichester which was a nice gesture but really I think they should either improve or remove this dish from their menu.
I am incredulous that the other restaurant is a tapas restaurant but can only hope that the can offer better Spanish fayre.
Stayed here in April 2019, very wintery outside, the bedroom was bright and clean, really warm and welcoming, superb tub and walk-in shower with under floor heating.
The quality of the food at dinner and breakfast was outstanding.
We found the all the staff very courteous, helpful and friendly, will definitely be returning later in the year as we found the whole experience truly excellent .
Absolutely amazing service, came here for my birthday- amazing hospitality! Even gave me and my other half complimentary prosseco, and even helped him embarrass me by singing happy birthday!
Big thanks to the bar staff, the chefs- great food! And also the management!
Wonderful evening and would highly recommend to anyone nearby.
We stayed at Graffham camping and caravan site, even though it was a 20 minuet walk from where we stayed- it was totally worth it!
Graffham is tucked away south of Midhurst, underneath the South Downs on a lane to nowhere, so is not the sort of village that you'd pass by chance. It is a beautiful area with lots of deciduous forest, horses, old houses and great for walking,...More
Lovely little country pub with a very well thought about menu - both traditional and Spanish
We are real foodies and the quality of food here was fantastic ! Would highly recommend.
Lovely staff and good attention to detail
We’ve tried a few pubs in the area and this for us was the best one.
This was our first visit after a 4 mile walk from cocking and needing a good lunch. We had 3 dogs and the publican was happy with this. There was a good welcome, the pub looked ready for business and was welcoming with a fire...More
We had an evening meal for 2 as we were staying at the nearby campsite. We shared a starter, had a main course and 2 drinks each and the bill including 10% service was £50. We enjoyed the food and the waiter was charming but...More