between Harting and Midhurst
Mon-Sat 11-2.30; 6-11, Sun 12-3; 7-10.30 (closed w
The allure of this popular 16th-c pub changes with the seasons. In summer, it?s very easy to while away an evening in the lovely garden with free-roaming bantoms and marvellous views over the South Downs, while in winter, the snug little rooms provide a wonderfully cosy refuge from the cold night air, when candlelight and enormous log fires illuminate the ancient beams and flooring, antique furnishings and attractive prints and photographs. Enjoyable bar food includes home-made soup, a generous ploughman?s with a good choice of cheeses, prawn mayonnaise wrapped in smoked salmon, tomato and goat?s cheese tart, chicken and sage pie or braised lamb with apples and apricots in a tomato chutney sauce, fresh seasonal crab and lobster, and home-made puddings such as raspberry and hazelnut meringue and chocolate truffle torte. Well kept changing ales racked on a stillage behind the bar counter might include Ballards Best, Cheriton Pots, Timothy Taylors Landlord and a couple of guests such as Hop Back Summer Lightning and Ringwood Fortyniner on handpump; summer cider; friendly service; dominoes. No accommodation here.
We visited the three horse shoes in August, The menu was excellent, The quality of the food also. Well worth a visit..... (Garry Hughes)
Excellent location, shame it was raining when we went as the views were second to none. Large, well looked after and very pretty gardens with chickens and cockerels wandering around as they liked.?Very busy pub, always a good sign. Staff were friendly. Only the one menu on the wall of the main bar which caused a few problems as when people were ordering drinks or their food etc they were in the way of everyone else.?Food was good, not the best I'd ever had but nice all the same. Good portion sizes. Only grumble was that my brie and broccoli lasagne was cold in the middle. Price wise it is a bit on the expensive side - approx ?135 for 6 adults and 1 child + drinks.Drinks came to about ?55, that included 3 soft drinks per round as well. Worth the drive though, had it been sunny though it would have been a different place as we'd of been outside instead of squashed into a corner. (16/8/04)
Cheriton Pots Ale
Elsted Inn, off A272
nr old railway bridge