Merry Christmas and a happy new year from the Horse & Groom

There are only a few days left, so the bar at the Horse & Groom is full of talk of last-minute shopping, late-night wrapping and when, where and how to cook the turkey. Thank goodness for the beer and fire.

As usual, we’re open till late on Christmas Eve, 12-2pm on Christmas Day and 12-6pm on Boxing Day, the 27th and the 28th. It’s normal hours between the 29th and 31st, and then on New Year’s Day it’s 12-6pm. There’s always plenty of Christmas cheer, so pop in whenever you fancy.

Before we hunker down for seven days of festive eating and drinking, there is still the chance to get some Christmas carols in. There are free carol services at Chichester Cathedral every day up until Christmas, including midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

If you’re out and about over the Christmas week, and the weather permits, the Weald and Downland Sussex Christmas kicks off on Boxing Day (and runs until New Year’s Day) and is a chance to walk off the Christmas pudding. Also, Fontwell Racecourse has its annual Boxing Day race meet for those who fancy a festive flutter.

We’re all looking forward to a festive couple of weeks and hope to see you in the bar or restaurant. If you can’t make it in, merry Christmas and a happy new year from 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

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