Fleur’s guidebook

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Fleur’s guidebook

Beach

Much quieter than all the others in the area. A lovely big bay with sand dunes at the back. Dogs allowed off lead all year, Ringo Parking app or cash. Toilets and a cafe. Only 8 min drive from The Barn and where I go with my dog most mornings Summer or Winter. You can walk west to the other end of the Bay which is Climping Beach.
12 locals recommend
West Beach
12 locals recommend
Much quieter than all the others in the area. A lovely big bay with sand dunes at the back. Dogs allowed off lead all year, Ringo Parking app or cash. Toilets and a cafe. Only 8 min drive from The Barn and where I go with my dog most mornings Summer or Winter. You can walk west to the other end of the Bay which is Climping Beach.
The big famous Wittering beach. You must pre-book at least a few days in advance using Just Park App. An enormous stretch of beach with soft sand, cute beach huts, watersports, restaurant and plenty of space. At the far end is East Head sand dunes and where dogs can run off lead all year. Restaurant and toilets all maintained really well. Walk along East along the beach and nose at all the impressive seafront properties or head West to the sand dunes. On a clear day you can see the Isle of White.
169 locals recommend
West Wittering Beach
169 locals recommend
The big famous Wittering beach. You must pre-book at least a few days in advance using Just Park App. An enormous stretch of beach with soft sand, cute beach huts, watersports, restaurant and plenty of space. At the far end is East Head sand dunes and where dogs can run off lead all year. Restaurant and toilets all maintained really well. Walk along East along the beach and nose at all the impressive seafront properties or head West to the sand dunes. On a clear day you can see the Isle of White.
3 mile promenade along beach front, great for a long walk (dogs on lead) or run. Park at Hothampton car park, near the pier. Lots of interesting construction projects along the seafront and renovated buildings are really changing the look and feel of the place. A small pedestrian high street and lots of independent businesses as well as high street classics, New look and Boots etc Live webcam on the pier link click here https://www.bognorregisbeach.co.uk/live You can walk onto the pier, flat shoes advised, heels get caught in the planks. Actually a really lovely seaside town and Bognor has the most sunshine year round so what’s not to love!!
14 locals recommend
Bognor Regis
14 locals recommend
3 mile promenade along beach front, great for a long walk (dogs on lead) or run. Park at Hothampton car park, near the pier. Lots of interesting construction projects along the seafront and renovated buildings are really changing the look and feel of the place. A small pedestrian high street and lots of independent businesses as well as high street classics, New look and Boots etc Live webcam on the pier link click here https://www.bognorregisbeach.co.uk/live You can walk onto the pier, flat shoes advised, heels get caught in the planks. Actually a really lovely seaside town and Bognor has the most sunshine year round so what’s not to love!!
A stoney beach in a little town, great fish and chips from the cafe by the beach or a co-op to get picnic things. You can see Bognor in the distance.
Pagham Beach
2 East Front Road
A stoney beach in a little town, great fish and chips from the cafe by the beach or a co-op to get picnic things. You can see Bognor in the distance.

Pub

Set on top of a hill with a garden view to die for. Amazing food, beautifully refurbished. Dogs welcome in Bar area and Garden. Not open Mondays or 3pm-5.30pm every day, sometimes we get there at 5:30 to guarantee a table outside for dinner with a view. About 12 mins drive from The Barn. There are a couple of outside heaters in a covered area if you wish to sit outside.
10 locals recommend
The Black Horse
10 locals recommend
Set on top of a hill with a garden view to die for. Amazing food, beautifully refurbished. Dogs welcome in Bar area and Garden. Not open Mondays or 3pm-5.30pm every day, sometimes we get there at 5:30 to guarantee a table outside for dinner with a view. About 12 mins drive from The Barn. There are a couple of outside heaters in a covered area if you wish to sit outside.
A Vintage Pub Chain with range of good food and drinks, look for seasonal offers on their website. Dogs very welcome in the bar and garden, huge bar area with plenty of seating and tables or at the other end of the pub is a nice restaurant. Plenty of tables outside for sitting in the sun - although is on a busy main road. Great for popping in after a beach walk or for the evening as its only a £13 taxi ride with Yellow Star.
8 locals recommend
The Oystercatcher
8 locals recommend
A Vintage Pub Chain with range of good food and drinks, look for seasonal offers on their website. Dogs very welcome in the bar and garden, huge bar area with plenty of seating and tables or at the other end of the pub is a nice restaurant. Plenty of tables outside for sitting in the sun - although is on a busy main road. Great for popping in after a beach walk or for the evening as its only a £13 taxi ride with Yellow Star.
10 mins walk from The Barn, turn right up Shripney Lane and turn left onto pavements by the main road, it’s round the corner on the right. Or on Shripney Lane look for the wooden footpath sign (ignore the metal one) and take the path through the old houses, brings you out nearly opposite the pub. Next to a Premier Inn but never very busy, good variety of food and drink deals for nearly every day, see their website. Dogs very welcome .Great for when you just don't want to drive or pay for a taxi.
The Robin Hood
10 mins walk from The Barn, turn right up Shripney Lane and turn left onto pavements by the main road, it’s round the corner on the right. Or on Shripney Lane look for the wooden footpath sign (ignore the metal one) and take the path through the old houses, brings you out nearly opposite the pub. Next to a Premier Inn but never very busy, good variety of food and drink deals for nearly every day, see their website. Dogs very welcome .Great for when you just don't want to drive or pay for a taxi.
Nicely refurbished and great prices. Dogs welcome. Lovely comfy booths and easy food. Good for on the way back from West Wittering Beach. 15 mins drive form The Barn.
The Spotted Cow
Nicely refurbished and great prices. Dogs welcome. Lovely comfy booths and easy food. Good for on the way back from West Wittering Beach. 15 mins drive form The Barn.
Fab pretty garden with views of the South Downs, lots of footpath walks nearby, dogs very welcome. At the pricey end of the pubs but the food is delicious!
52 locals recommend
The Fox Goes Free
52 locals recommend
Fab pretty garden with views of the South Downs, lots of footpath walks nearby, dogs very welcome. At the pricey end of the pubs but the food is delicious!
16th century pub and restaurant on the waters edge with views over Chichester Harbour. Lots of seating outside and in, dogs welcome. Best to book way in advance, it’s very very popular.
71 locals recommend
Crown & Anchor
71 locals recommend
16th century pub and restaurant on the waters edge with views over Chichester Harbour. Lots of seating outside and in, dogs welcome. Best to book way in advance, it’s very very popular.
Amazing food, seriously amazing. Booking essential, small, nooks and crannies pub, dogs very welcome, suntrap gravel garden full of picnic benches so everyone can eat their amazing food.
16 locals recommend
Gribble Inn
16 locals recommend
Amazing food, seriously amazing. Booking essential, small, nooks and crannies pub, dogs very welcome, suntrap gravel garden full of picnic benches so everyone can eat their amazing food.
Nice friendly pub with outside covered seating right on the seafront with big benches. Dog friendly, good food, the best pub on the seafront. At the other end of the promenade past Butlins is a lovely cafe called the Lobster Pot in Felpham about a 30-40 min walk along the seafront.
7 locals recommend
The Waverley
7 locals recommend
Nice friendly pub with outside covered seating right on the seafront with big benches. Dog friendly, good food, the best pub on the seafront. At the other end of the promenade past Butlins is a lovely cafe called the Lobster Pot in Felpham about a 30-40 min walk along the seafront.
A hidden gem! At the end of a country lane that has beautiful old houses that you can drive slowly past you’ll find a fabulous place. At the back of Pagham Harbour (more nature reserve than boats) so you can park up and go for a walk before a meal. Outside seating area is lovely with heaters, lights and rugs for your comfort. The food never disappoints, at the pricey end and don’t expect big portions but it’s beautifully presented and delicious. Staff are great and attentive and I always look forward to going.
54 locals recommend
The Crab & Lobster
54 locals recommend
A hidden gem! At the end of a country lane that has beautiful old houses that you can drive slowly past you’ll find a fabulous place. At the back of Pagham Harbour (more nature reserve than boats) so you can park up and go for a walk before a meal. Outside seating area is lovely with heaters, lights and rugs for your comfort. The food never disappoints, at the pricey end and don’t expect big portions but it’s beautifully presented and delicious. Staff are great and attentive and I always look forward to going.
Fantastic pub, great modern decor, huge garden so suitable for dogs. Fabulous staff, so friendly and welcoming. Big menu and £7 cocktails! Entertainment in the evenings etc check Facebook for details.
The Thatched House
8 Limmer Ln
Fantastic pub, great modern decor, huge garden so suitable for dogs. Fabulous staff, so friendly and welcoming. Big menu and £7 cocktails! Entertainment in the evenings etc check Facebook for details.
Gorgeous pub, gorgeous food and very dog friendly
21 locals recommend
The Earl Of March
21 locals recommend
Gorgeous pub, gorgeous food and very dog friendly

Restaurant

Beautiful atmosphere and décor inside with an equally beautiful courtyard garden with a new outdoor dining area with heaters so suitable all year round. Also allow dogs outside! Don't expect big portions but do expect to enjoy the food, drink and service. Set menu prices are very reasonable and can be found on their website. Plenty of car parks in Chichester or £17 taxi with Yellow Star.
41 locals recommend
Purchases Restaurant & Bar
31 North St
41 locals recommend
Beautiful atmosphere and décor inside with an equally beautiful courtyard garden with a new outdoor dining area with heaters so suitable all year round. Also allow dogs outside! Don't expect big portions but do expect to enjoy the food, drink and service. Set menu prices are very reasonable and can be found on their website. Plenty of car parks in Chichester or £17 taxi with Yellow Star.
5 mins drive from The Barn or £7 taxi so our absolute favourite when friends come over. Newly refurbished, family run (Luciana the daughter is amazing) Italian restaurant. They have a website where you can see their menus, great prices and I thoroughly recommend trying their Fino Fizz. Now have a new outdoor seating area where dogs are very welcome.
Fino - Restaurant and Bar
3 Flansham Ln
5 mins drive from The Barn or £7 taxi so our absolute favourite when friends come over. Newly refurbished, family run (Luciana the daughter is amazing) Italian restaurant. They have a website where you can see their menus, great prices and I thoroughly recommend trying their Fino Fizz. Now have a new outdoor seating area where dogs are very welcome.
Great staff, great food and prices. Very busy in the evenings so do book a table. Nice toilets too! A favourite for when we want to graze on a variety of food and take our time.
6 locals recommend
Reina Kitchen Meze and Bar
11/12 Market Rd
6 locals recommend
Great staff, great food and prices. Very busy in the evenings so do book a table. Nice toilets too! A favourite for when we want to graze on a variety of food and take our time.
Really well run restaurant chain, great staff and delicious food. Expect a pricey bill or check online for their offers. Dogs are allowed outside on the terrace area but during the winter or rainy days if you phone them and explain you have a dog they will seat you away from the kitchen and bar quite happily. Its one of the few restaurants in Chichester that allow dogs. (Purchases is the other)
11 locals recommend
Brasserie Blanc - Chichester
11 locals recommend
Really well run restaurant chain, great staff and delicious food. Expect a pricey bill or check online for their offers. Dogs are allowed outside on the terrace area but during the winter or rainy days if you phone them and explain you have a dog they will seat you away from the kitchen and bar quite happily. Its one of the few restaurants in Chichester that allow dogs. (Purchases is the other)
On the beach in Bracklesham, fab food, dogs allowed inside, see offers on website, booking recommended for large tables, but they will try hard to accommodate walk ins
55 locals recommend
Billy's On The Beach
55 locals recommend
On the beach in Bracklesham, fab food, dogs allowed inside, see offers on website, booking recommended for large tables, but they will try hard to accommodate walk ins
Wonderful food by the sea, seating inside or outside by the promenade. Takeaway available for munching on the beach too. Heading west along the promenade past the pier at the other end you’ll find The Waverley, a lovely pub.
25 locals recommend
The Lobster Pot
25 locals recommend
Wonderful food by the sea, seating inside or outside by the promenade. Takeaway available for munching on the beach too. Heading west along the promenade past the pier at the other end you’ll find The Waverley, a lovely pub.
Vegetarian restaurant with a lovely enclosed garden. Dogs very welcome in the garden. One of the few places in Chi that has a garden.
Cafe Paradiso
45 North Street
Vegetarian restaurant with a lovely enclosed garden. Dogs very welcome in the garden. One of the few places in Chi that has a garden.
Fabulous tapas restaurant, 2 min walk from Chichester shops and hidden away. Sit in the sun or under covered seating for outside or their huge cellar downstairs. Food is great, we normally get 3 dishes each then share. Staff are lovely, cocktails are yummy. A real hidden gem !!!
Viento De Levante - Chichester
24 Saint Pancras
Fabulous tapas restaurant, 2 min walk from Chichester shops and hidden away. Sit in the sun or under covered seating for outside or their huge cellar downstairs. Food is great, we normally get 3 dishes each then share. Staff are lovely, cocktails are yummy. A real hidden gem !!!
Lovely decor and food for a romantic dinner
8 locals recommend
Giggling Squid
8 East Gate Square
8 locals recommend
Lovely decor and food for a romantic dinner
Really friendly Bulgarian restaurant, attentive staff and delicious food. Great if you want to try something different, I like their Bulgarian house white and save room for the 359 cake!
359 Bistro Bar
6 Sudley Road
Really friendly Bulgarian restaurant, attentive staff and delicious food. Great if you want to try something different, I like their Bulgarian house white and save room for the 359 cake!
Fine dining at reasonable prices. Close to seafront for a pre meal stroll. Excellent staff and service and always enjoyed our meals.
12 locals recommend
Mustards Bar & Restaurant
8-10 York Rd
12 locals recommend
Fine dining at reasonable prices. Close to seafront for a pre meal stroll. Excellent staff and service and always enjoyed our meals.
American diner (also delivers) in between the shops and the beach. Great burgers and chicken. Can sit outside or in and their cocktails are very good too.
Tbone Burger
19 High Street
American diner (also delivers) in between the shops and the beach. Great burgers and chicken. Can sit outside or in and their cocktails are very good too.
Starbucks
Small wine bar with meze boards. 2 for 1 Prosecco and a nice environment.
The Town House
Small wine bar with meze boards. 2 for 1 Prosecco and a nice environment.
Fabulous! Marvellous food, staff are great, lovely restaurant. Enclosed courtyard garden. We normally have pre drinks at The Town house at the top of the high street then walk down to Butlers.
13 locals recommend
Butlers
25 Tarrant St
13 locals recommend
Fabulous! Marvellous food, staff are great, lovely restaurant. Enclosed courtyard garden. We normally have pre drinks at The Town house at the top of the high street then walk down to Butlers.
Brand new bar serving food and drinks all day, dogs welcome, no booking system, huge place with a large area upstairs too. Attentive staff, great menu and good location near shops and beach.
Bonito Lounge
1 London Road
Brand new bar serving food and drinks all day, dogs welcome, no booking system, huge place with a large area upstairs too. Attentive staff, great menu and good location near shops and beach.
The Beach cafe, (not East beach cafe) dogs allowed inside or out, fantastic food, lovely atmosphere, open till 9pm. Right on the beach. Plenty of parking in Littlehampton and then a little walk along the beach to get to the cafe. I always enjoy hanging here with a sandy wet dog and enjoying the views of the beach.
Sea Road
The Beach cafe, (not East beach cafe) dogs allowed inside or out, fantastic food, lovely atmosphere, open till 9pm. Right on the beach. Plenty of parking in Littlehampton and then a little walk along the beach to get to the cafe. I always enjoy hanging here with a sandy wet dog and enjoying the views of the beach.
Brand new opening 21st June 2022, in the centre of Chichester by the Market Cross and Cathedral. Everything you would expect when dining at any Ivy. Chichester is a very pretty little city well worth visiting.
The Ivy Chichester Brasserie
89-91 East Street
Brand new opening 21st June 2022, in the centre of Chichester by the Market Cross and Cathedral. Everything you would expect when dining at any Ivy. Chichester is a very pretty little city well worth visiting.

Walks

Slindon estate (National Trust but free parking everywhere) has a variety of walks, there's a leaflet with map inside The Barn. Choose from walking around the woods or park outside Slindon College (boarding school) and walk up to The Folly, have a picnic underneath it as you look out south to the views of the sea. My favourite place to walk, rest and natter with my best friend. Hardly anyone else goes so its nice and private.
Slindon Wood
Slindon estate (National Trust but free parking everywhere) has a variety of walks, there's a leaflet with map inside The Barn. Choose from walking around the woods or park outside Slindon College (boarding school) and walk up to The Folly, have a picnic underneath it as you look out south to the views of the sea. My favourite place to walk, rest and natter with my best friend. Hardly anyone else goes so its nice and private.
Great woods walk, lots of paths and short hills going up and down making it a great pre lunch walk. Also nice and shaded in the summer so a favourite for our dog.
Eartham Woods Car Park
Great woods walk, lots of paths and short hills going up and down making it a great pre lunch walk. Also nice and shaded in the summer so a favourite for our dog.
10 mins walk from The Barn is a small nature reserve, turn left down the lane with dogs on lead (you might meet a tractor and some horses in paddocks) then at the end turn left. Dogs can run free off lead and there's lots of paths to follow. You can see the Barn in the distance across the field.
Bersted Brooks
10 mins walk from The Barn is a small nature reserve, turn left down the lane with dogs on lead (you might meet a tractor and some horses in paddocks) then at the end turn left. Dogs can run free off lead and there's lots of paths to follow. You can see the Barn in the distance across the field.
Lovely tunnel of trees track up hill to the windmill, with a wonderful view of the sea. You can see the windmill from shripney Lane in the distance even though it’s a 15 min drive away.
10 locals recommend
Halnaker Mill
10 locals recommend
Lovely tunnel of trees track up hill to the windmill, with a wonderful view of the sea. You can see the windmill from shripney Lane in the distance even though it’s a 15 min drive away.
Amazing views! Tiered parking so you can stay in your car if weather is bad and enjoy the view.
27 locals recommend
The Trundle
27 locals recommend
Amazing views! Tiered parking so you can stay in your car if weather is bad and enjoy the view.
Hidden away in a residential area is our favourite park to walk the dog. Big open playing field with a section left to grow long with a path to follow. Or walk across the playing field to Worms Wood, a little wood with criss crossing paths to follow.
Larksfield Recreation ground
Hidden away in a residential area is our favourite park to walk the dog. Big open playing field with a section left to grow long with a path to follow. Or walk across the playing field to Worms Wood, a little wood with criss crossing paths to follow.

Castle

Their Afternoon Tea is truly 5*, inside or outside depending on the weather, gorgeous little castle run as a fabulous hotel. Easily bookable online via their website.
16 locals recommend
Amberley Castle
16 locals recommend
Their Afternoon Tea is truly 5*, inside or outside depending on the weather, gorgeous little castle run as a fabulous hotel. Easily bookable online via their website.
Marvellous Castle definitely worth a visit, see their website for events and info. The walled garden is opulent and amazing, look for the levitating gold crown.
170 locals recommend
Arundel Castle
170 locals recommend
Marvellous Castle definitely worth a visit, see their website for events and info. The walled garden is opulent and amazing, look for the levitating gold crown.

Food scene

3pm every day stand amongst the vines and hear Tinwood Estates story and how they make their wines, then relax on their lovely terrace and whilst sampling you are talked through each one. A really enjoyable afternoon with a view. Easily bookable on their website and do select the cheeseboard when booking because everybody does! Dogs are also very welcome and they have 2 extremely well behaved dogs that roam about.
33 locals recommend
Tinwood Estate Ltd
33 locals recommend
3pm every day stand amongst the vines and hear Tinwood Estates story and how they make their wines, then relax on their lovely terrace and whilst sampling you are talked through each one. A really enjoyable afternoon with a view. Easily bookable on their website and do select the cheeseboard when booking because everybody does! Dogs are also very welcome and they have 2 extremely well behaved dogs that roam about.
Fantastic farm shop, great butchers, fresh bread, lovely produce. Also pick your own strawberries etc in the summer.They now have a new cafe but no dogs allowed.
19 locals recommend
Runcton Farm Shop
19 locals recommend
Fantastic farm shop, great butchers, fresh bread, lovely produce. Also pick your own strawberries etc in the summer.They now have a new cafe but no dogs allowed.
Fantastic ice creams! Right by the sea front, classic and new flavours. My fave is Turkish delight and I enjoy it whilst strolling along the promenade along the sea front.
Sweet Flamingo
Fantastic ice creams! Right by the sea front, classic and new flavours. My fave is Turkish delight and I enjoy it whilst strolling along the promenade along the sea front.
Fish and chips on the sea front, newly refurbished, always nice and friendly. Seating inside if bad weather. Always busy but they’re fast so queues go down quickly.
Yanni's
27 Lennox Street
Fish and chips on the sea front, newly refurbished, always nice and friendly. Seating inside if bad weather. Always busy but they’re fast so queues go down quickly.

Things to do

On our lane, 2 mins away is a dog swimming pool! Do call them for an appointment to book it for your pooch!
Splash Hounds 💦🐶💦Dog swimming pool
On our lane, 2 mins away is a dog swimming pool! Do call them for an appointment to book it for your pooch!
£27 each for 2 people so ideal for couples. Choose from 3 rooms, easily bookable on their website.
Chichester Escape Rooms
£27 each for 2 people so ideal for couples. Choose from 3 rooms, easily bookable on their website.
Goodwood is a historic venue for motorsport, driving and flying experiences can be easily booked, the restaurants are lovely too especially their afternoon tea. Great hospitality provided by excellent staff.
126 locals recommend
Goodwood Motor Circuit
126 locals recommend
Goodwood is a historic venue for motorsport, driving and flying experiences can be easily booked, the restaurants are lovely too especially their afternoon tea. Great hospitality provided by excellent staff.
£2.50 per person during the week!! Refurbished, small, quiet cinema showing a variety of movies and live theatre streamed from London. Park at Hothampton car park and walk towards train station.
19 locals recommend
Picturedrome
51 Canada Grove
19 locals recommend
£2.50 per person during the week!! Refurbished, small, quiet cinema showing a variety of movies and live theatre streamed from London. Park at Hothampton car park and walk towards train station.
Not spectacular but really well kept and run, right on the seafront by the pier so is a nice place to spend an hour.
Bognor Regis Crazy Golf
Not spectacular but really well kept and run, right on the seafront by the pier so is a nice place to spend an hour.
Fab park, Ringo or Cash car park, dogs allowed off lead and plenty of space for them, adventure golf, lovely cafe (great cooked breakfast and pizzas from the pizza oven) then 5pm-7pm more of a restaurant with dogs allowed in the day before 5pm. A little train goes round the park but is very slow.
20 locals recommend
Hotham Park
20 locals recommend
Fab park, Ringo or Cash car park, dogs allowed off lead and plenty of space for them, adventure golf, lovely cafe (great cooked breakfast and pizzas from the pizza oven) then 5pm-7pm more of a restaurant with dogs allowed in the day before 5pm. A little train goes round the park but is very slow.