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Auntie Val's team

AUNTIE VAL'S IN STORRINGTON

We meet Val Challis, founder of the award-winning business Auntie Val’s, on a busy day of production inā€ˆStorrington. For story click here

The Half Moon

THE HALF MOON IN KIRDFORD

The Half Moon Inn, a charming 15th century pub, has long been at the heart of this idyllic village of Kirdford. With low ceilings and protruding oak beams, the pub wasn’t built with 6’2 international models in mind. Yet the new landlady is indeed Jodie Kidd.. For full story click here

We-Fi-Fo

WE-Fi-FO

n 2016, Seni Glaister and Jon Stefani took a break from successful careers in publishing to launch a social eating revolution.Click here for More

Carmela, Horsham

REVIEW: CARMELA, HORSHAM

Unlike some Italian chain restaurants in the town with a high staff turnover, visitors at Carmela in Horsham are still met by the same familiar faces.  For full review click here

Solid Chocolate Company

THE SOLID CHOCOLATE COMPANY

Simon Allison has created the first multi-piece solid Easter egg.Now, Solid Chocolate Company is attracting interest from around the world. For full story click here

Benguela Brasserie

BENGUELA BRASERIE, MANNINGS HEATH

A new brasserie has opened as the venue embarks on an exciting path, with a wine estate at the heart of plans by ambitious new owners. Full story here

Smoked salmon at The Tich

THE ROGER TICHBORNE

There’s a great mystery by the pub name, but it’s indisputably the great food that keeps people coming back to ‘The Tich.’ For the full story click here

The Queens Head

THE QUEENS HEAD IN BARNS GREEN

The Queens Head has been a key part of the village for centuries, but there has been changes in personnel of late. Now residing at the pub are Ben and Becks Shire, with their young family. For fll story click here

Carmela, Horsham

REVIEW: CARMELA, HORSHAM

Unlike some Italian chain restaurants in the town with a high staff turnover, visitors at Carmela in Horsham are still met by the same familiar faces.  For full review click here

Red Mullet at The Pass at South Lodge

THE PASS AT SOUTH LODGE HOTEL

Head Chef Ian Swainson has created a story in his menu that can be surreal, divine and artisitic, and it creates plenty of excitement for diners. Click here for More

The Moon, Storrington

THE MOON IN STORRINGTON

We visit the Storrington pub where “the outside of the pub betrays what we have inside" and have a great evening of big portions and fantasy board gaming. Click here for full story.

Joanna's Boutique Tearoom

JOANNA'S BOUTIQUE TEAROOM, STORRINGTON

How a touch of class has seen a new tearoom be described – by one customer at least – as ‘a slice of The Savoy in Sussex.’ For story click here

Blue India

BLUE INDIA IN BILLINGSHURST

Under the leadership of a vastly experienced Executive, Blue India is proving a popular additional to the Billingshurst High Street.! For full story visit http://aahorsham.co.uk/content/blueindia

The Storehouse Restaurant at Random Hall Hotel

REVIEW: THE STONEHOUSE, RANDOM HALL HOTEL

THe hotel itself is charming, but is the food good enough to entice non-staying guests to travel out to Slinfold? Full review at http://aahorsham.co.uk/content/stonehouserest

Pizza pollo at Piazza Italia

LA PIAZZETTA, HORSHAM

After six months, La Piazzetta is starting to build up a reputation for its Neapoloitan inspired pizza and homely atmosphere. Full story at http://aahorsham.co.uk/content/lapiazzetta

Restaurant Tristan

RESTAURANT TRISTAN IN HORSHAM

Tristan has endured a tough start to 2016 after a fire closed the Michelin starred restaurant for two months. However, a relaxed atmosphere and fantastic food has ensured customers quickly returned... Click here for More

Jengers Craft Bakery

JENGERS CRAFT BAKERY IN BILLINGSHURST

Independent bakeries are disappearing from our villages and towns, but in Billingshurst, the craft bakery contrinues to thrive. What's its secret? For full story visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/jengersbakery

The Six Bells

REVIEW: THE SIX BELLS, BILLINGSHURST

This beautiful 16th Century pub has had its ups and downs but is starting to turn a corner with good value meals and a young management team. For more visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/sixbells

Wabi

WABI IN HORSHAM

Following the departure on the original owners, the dramatic fire, and its emergence as a popular cocktail bar, can Wabi still cut it as a Japanese restaurant? Click here for More

The Three Crowns

THE THREE CROWNS AT WISBOROUGH GREEN

The pub has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity under Tim Skinner, thanks to good food and wide, and the occasional hoedown! For full story visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/3crowns

Garlic Wood Farm Shop

GARLIC WOOD FARM IN STEYNING

Garlic Wood Farm sources its beef from the longhorn cattle, part of the rewilding project at Knepp Castle, and Dexter cattle from the Downland Scheme. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/garlicwood

The Old Forge, Storrington

REVIEW: THE OLD FORGE, STORRINGTON

Still, The Old Forge makes for an enjoyable evening, with good, fresh and surprisingly inventive dishes cooked in a homely setting by a warm and welcoming couple. For more visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/oldforge

The Wisborough

REVIEW: THE WISBOROUGH, WISBOROUGH GREEN

Unless you've got very deep pockets, be careful when selecting a bottle from the cellar! But The Wisborough serves terrific food in an interesting setting. Full review at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/wisborough

Lakeview Restaurant at Gatton Manor

THE LAKEVIEW AT GATTON MANOR

There has been extensive changes at the Gatton manor restaurant in Ockley, with a new chef and extensive refurbishment. WIll it make a difference? For full story visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/gattonmanor

The Cabin at Faygate

THE CABIN AT FAYGATE

The Cabin on the side of the A264 in Faygate, has won the 'Best Food' award at the Truck Stop of the Year Awards. So we popped along too! For the full review read http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/thecabin

The Windmill at Littleworth

THE WINDMILL AT LITTLEWORTH

The Windmill at Littleworth was on the ropes when the brewery decided to sell, but with a new menu in place and a sommitment to the regulars, its fighting back. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/windmill

The Blue Ship's Ultimate Burger

REVIEW: THE BLUE SHIP, THE HAVEN

If you can find it, you'll find that this tucked away pub is more than just a quirky bar, with good hearty grub and a warm welcome awaiting guests. For more visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/blueship

Buenos Aires Steak House

BUENOS AIRES STEAK HOUSE, HORSHAM

Traditional, hearty Argentinian dishes cooked by an experienced Argentinian chef, served with good Argentinian Malbec wine. Yet we're left wanting a little more Argentinian! For the full review read http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/buenosaires

The Countryman at Shipley

REVIEW: THE COUNTRYMAN INN, SHIPLEY

At The Countryman Inn, they take the term ‘local produce’ quite literally. The lamb, for instance, comes from Sussex Lamb, next door neighbours to The Countryman. Click here for More

The Sussex Oak

The SUSSEX OAK AT WARNHAM

The pub is best known for its fine range of ales, but the family-friendly set up and honest, hearty food makes for a nice day out for all. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/sussexoak

The Greets Inn

REVIEW: THE GREETS INN, WARNHAM

The Greets Inn in Warnham is busy on a cold Thursday night, which tells you all you need to know about how far the pub has come in recent years Click here for More

Giggling Squid

REVIEW: GIGGLING SQUID IN HORSHAM

The new Thai restaurant in East Street has a quirky decor and hopes to recreate an authentic experience of everyday Thai dining. Can it pull it off? For more visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/gigglingsquid

Haywards at Hurtwood

HAYWARD'S AT HURTWOOD

Haywards is based in the scenic setting of Hurtwood Park Polo Club, but cant he restaurant entice people at all times and prove successful in its own right? For the full review read http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/haywards

Green Man, Partridge Green

REVIEW, THE GREEN MAN, PARTRIDGE GREEN

Nick and Becky Illes are celebrating 21 years in the restaurant trade, and have learnt that simplicity is key to success. Click here for More

Billys on the Road
BILLY'S ON THE ROAD, BILLINGSHURST
It may be a roadside cafe, but by offering fresh, locally-sourced food, Billy's is providng popular with more than truckers. it's dragging people in from the surrounding villages too. Read review at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/billys


Haldi in Southwater

HALDI IN SOUTHWATER

It's a tried and tested formula, but Haldi offers consisently good, clean Indian cuisine with a smile in the heart of Southwater. Read full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/haldi

Chequers of Rowhook

THE CHEQUERS OF ROWHOOK

Tim and Kate Neal have managed to create the very definition of a destination pub in the heart of the tiny hamlet of Rowhook. Wherever on Earth that is. Read at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/chequer

Venison

REVIEW: THE CAMELLIA AT SOUTH LODGE

We visit the five star hotel's 'in-house' restaurant to see how Steven Edwards' triumph on MasterChef: The Professionals has affected The Camellia's reputation. Click here for More

Crown Inn
THE CROWN AT DIAL POST
James Middleton-Burn has gone back to basics at the Dial Post pub, and his Crown Comforts are proving a great hit. Read tthe full review on the Food and Drink menu
New Curry Centre

NEW CURRY CENTRE IN HORSHAM

The Curry Centre was the first Indian restaurant in Horsham when it was opened back in 1968. But doe it still set the standard here in Horsham? Click here for More

 

Firebird Brewing Co.

FIREBIRD BREWING CO.

Bill King, the fifth generation of the renowned brewing family King and barnes,  is back in local brewing. He has joined forces with Richard Peters to form Firebird Brewing Co. Click here for More

The Orchard

THE ORCHARD IN WEST GRINSTEAD

It’s been well over a decade since Little Chef picked up the last handful of children’s lollypops and departed the building. Now David and Sarah Chadburn are in charge. Click here for More

 

The Bax Castle

REVIEW: THE BAX CASTLE NEAR HORSHAM

A new landlord and his team of chefs are continuing to revive the fortunes of the Downs Link pub through good food and a focus on families. Click here for More

Filippo's

FILIPPO'S IN HORSHAM

The menu is simplistic and familiar, but it is all freshly made to order and offers an honest interpretation of Sicilian and Mediterranean home cooking. Click here for More

Bill's Restaurant

REVIEW: BILL'S RESTAURANT IN HORSHAM

In years to come, Horsham may well be listed amongst Bill’s most rewarding ventures. Opening at the Old Town Hall in Market Square was a long and no doubt exhausting road. Click here for More

Wendy Keating

THE HARE AND HOUNDS IN COWFOLD

When Wendy Keating took over the Hare and Hounds pub in Cowfold two and a half years ago, she was aware of the importance of simplicity. Click here for More

 

Black Horse Inn

REVIEW: BLACK HORSE INN, NUTHURST

“It’s lovely from the outside, and you walk in and there’s an inglenook fireplace right in front of you. It’s a quintessentially British pub.” Click here for More

George and Dragon

REVIEW: GEORGE & DRAGON, DRAGONS GREEN

With a string of landlords failing to revive its fortunes, the 16th Century pub was put up for sale by the brewery, Hall and Woodhouse. Nobody was interested. Click here for More

Nick Williams

THE FORESTERS ARMS IN HORSHAM

I had been told that The Foresters Arms was well worth a visit, but there was an initial reluctance on my part to investigate... Click here for More

The Garden at Cisswood House

REVIEW: THE GARDEN AT CISSWOOD HOUSE HOTEL

‘People want a lot more for their money these days and expectations have changed’, says Gary Hall, the food and beverage manager at Cisswood House Hotel. Click here for More

The Crabtree team

THE CRABTREE IN LOWER BEEDING

It’s only been six months since The Crabtree re-opened in Lower Beeding, but the pub has quickly built a good reputation. Click here for More

Random Hall

REVIEW: SANMAE, HORSHAM

“There’s so much choice on the menu here but I’m amazed that people are not willing to try new flavours." That's the view of Melissa Li, manager at Sanmae. Click here for More

The Partridge

REVIEW: THE PARTRIDGE, PARTRIDGE GREEN

A year ago, The Partridge was a pub in decline. The interior was dull and lifeless, food was not served and it wasn’t renowned for its real ales either. Click here for More