Archive for March, 2012

Sunshine and Easter at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29th, 2012 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

Spring has definitely arrived – the garden has been busy and some of the regulars have been eyeing up the water. I hope the sunshine stays around for the Easter weekend: it would be the perfect excuse to book accommodation in Chichester at the Horse & Groom for an Easter break.
But before then, there are a couple of special events only a stone’s throw from the pub that are well worth catching. Goodwood Breakfast Club is holding its second meet of the year, Everything but the Car, from 8am at Goodwood Motor Circuit on 1 April (it’s free!). Once you’ve refuelled with one of Mal’s lunches, Chichester’s very own best-selling author Kate Mosse is in audience with Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry series, (there are still tickets available) at West Dean College from 2pm.
Getting back to the Easter week, book a stay in our converted barn and there are some hearty walks to enjoy, including up the Trundle and around Kingly Vale. If you’re bringing the kids or just out and about locally with them, the Weald and Downland Museum, Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Festival Theatre are all putting on children’s activities during the school break.
If the weather doesn’t play ball, there’s an Antique and Collectors’ Fair at Goodwood Racecourse on Easter Monday. The Art of Chichester Festival Theatre exhibition continues at Pallant House Gallery, and you’ll find The Iron Lady and George Clooney’s latest The Descendants on at the New Park Cinema in Chichester.
And, of course, there’s a bar stocked with some great real ales (and plenty other drinks!) and a lovely restaurant just waiting to be enjoyed at the Horse & Groom!
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

Rugby Sunday and Mothering Sunday at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8th, 2012 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

Not so much rugby and romance at the Horse & Groom as rugby and regret against Wales, and all without Charlie in the end. We should have beaten them and hopefully we’ll take the same drive into the showdown with France in Paris on Sunday. We’ll have all the action here.

We’re also showing the last round of games the following weekend (17 March). England versus Ireland should be good but Wales against France might be the one to watch over a couple of pints of real ale. No doubt there will be plenty of daffodils being waved about in Cardiff, which should serve as a good reminder of Mothering Sunday.

If you do forget, then the combination of Mal’s menu and the Weald and Downland Museum could get you out of trouble. The nearby Weald and Downland Museum is putting on a daffodil-themed open house for Mothering Sunday, where you can probably pick up a bunch or two. After a visit there, you’ll be ready for our delicious Mothering Sunday lunches.

If you really want to make a weekend of it for mum, and if she likes opera, there is another chance to see the West Sussex Opera production of Dido and Aeneas on 17 March at West Wittering Hall. She might also like the designing your own garden course at West Dean College, which runs from 16 to 19 March.

If you prefer the beat of hooves to the beat of classical music, Fontwell Park is hosting the first of its Spring Afternoon Racing meets on 22 March. We’re always good for a post race drink and bite to eat.

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.