Walk Your Way To One Of These Nearby Pubs

Autumn is well and truly upon us!

Although we can all mourn the loss of the balmy summer months, there are a few silver linings to the changing of the seasons.

British pubs take on a completely different vibe during the colder months. The outside seating is abandoned from October, open-fires are lit inside and menus are changed to reflect the change in consumer appetites. Gone are the Summery BBQ options and old familiar friends, like warming game pies and stews return to the table, along with stocky stouts and hot sticky desserts.

Don’t let the shorter days and chilly nights keep you inside this Autumn, wrap yourself up in a cosy jacket and scarf, then stride off into the great outdoors to find one of these fantastic pubs in the Arundel area:

The Black Horse

 

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Clive and Victoria are the owners of this classically decorated country pub in Walberton just three miles away from Arundel. This family run pub was completely refurbished in 2012, brightening the interior and modernising the spacious dining area, whilst retaining its quintessential traditional charm. The menu changes seasonally and features a rotation of pub classics and a few new ideas that you might not be so familiar with.

The Spur Country

 

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This spacious 17th century pub comes recommended by The Good Pub Guide and features all the hallmarks that you’d expect from a cosy traditional pub. Household name ales, such as Sharp’s prolific Doom Bar and Courage’s Directors can always be found on tap, and two large log fires merrily crackle throughout the colder months. Hot food is available on a daily basis with the menu catering to casual diners, as well as those looking to get a full blown three-course meal.

The Holly Tree

 

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Built in 1867, The Holly Tree is the other pub in Walberton that provides a bit of healthy competition for The Black Horse. Recently under new management, this tidily presented pub is a magnet for hikers throughout the year and makes for a great pit-stop in a long day of hiking. Those looking for a slap-up meal will not be disappointed as the team at The Holly Tree are constantly working to improve their menu with a range of specials, discounts and deals.

The Maypole Inn

 

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The humble surroundings of the Maypole Inn are at their most idyllic during the colder months when locals stamp the snow from their boots upon entering and cheerfully greet newcomers. There’s a truly charming family vibe at this little pub and whilst they’re not currently serving food, you’ll find their wide selection of excellently kept ales will prove to be a meal in themselves. Regular fancy dress nights and pub quizzes also keep this little community humming along throughout the week.

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