Archive for April, 2011

Easter and the Royal Wedding at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20th, 2011 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

The next couple of weeks are all about the bank holidays and we’re gearing up for some busy times at the Horse & Groom. The garden has been well and truly dusted off now, so hopefully the sun will stick around so we can all stay out there.

We’re looking forward to a big Easter weekend, when we’ll be serving our award-winning beer (and lots of other drinks) and Mal’s great lunches and dinners to those need of refreshment after all the Easter egg hunts, trails, etc., and to those just keen to celebrate with a family meal.

Of course, the long weekends are a great opportunity to do something a bit special. Whether around Easter or the Royal Wedding or in between, our beautiful converted barn accommodation makes a great base for getting out and about around Chichester.

If you want to spend some time on the beaches at West Wittering or at West Dean Gardens, or if the Fontwell Park Royal Wedding Racenight on April 29 or the Goodwood Garden Party on April 30 are more your thing, we’re perfectly placed.

Talking of the Royal Wedding weekend, we’ve got plenty of room for those who want to raise a glass to our future king and queen and to those who just want to celebrate the extra day off. Everybody’s welcome at the Horse & Groom.

Also, on the Sunday of the Royal Wedding weekend, Goodwood Motor Circuit is hosting a special Breakfast Club meet – Supercar Sunday. Well worth an early start before popping over to us for a bite of lunch and a drink.

For more info on the Horse & Groom or to book a table or a room, contact Mike and Michelle on 01243 575339 or info@thehorseandgroomchichester.co.uk.

Springtime and sunshine at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8th, 2011 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

It’s April and the sun is out, so it’s the perfect time to tell you about the garden at the Horse & Groom. Surrounded by the West Sussex countryside, it’s a great place to enjoy an award-winning beer and a bite to eat.

Talking of getting outside, I’m sure some of our regular mountain bikers will be taking advantage of the good weather and hitting the local trails. The Goodwood Spring Challenge may have been put back to the summer, but there are still plenty of forest tracks, climbs and descent crossings to get to grips with. We’re looking forward to seeing them for their usual post ride wind down.

If you like something a little more sedate in your outdoor pursuits, West Dean is holding one of its Saturday Garden Lectures on 16 April. The talk is titled Crûg Farm Plants – extraordinary tales of modern day plant hunting and will tell the story of the owners’ incredible travels around the world in search of elusive specimens. West Dean is close by, so the Horse & Groom is the ideal place for a post-lecture drink and dinner or even a base for a weekend break – details on our renovated barn accommodation here.

Of course, you don’t have to go to any events. The beautiful Kingley Vale is on our doorstep and the walks are free, as are the stunning views of Chichester. The cathedral, the coast, Goodwood – you can see it all!

If you like views, you might like this: the South Downs Planetarium is putting on a couple of great events shortly. On 12 April, it is hosting First Flights in Space, while All Aboard – A Tour of the Planets takes place on 15 April. You can drop into the Horse & Groom afterwards for some out-of-this-world dinner chat!

For more info on the Horse & Groom or to book a table or a room, contact Mike and Michelle on 01243 575339 or info@thehorseandgroomchichester.co.uk.