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The Horse guards inn

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Upperton Road | Tillington, Tillington, England
01798 342 332
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Great time here, buzzy and full. Shared cod tongue and razor clams to start a hit with all. Then I went for for ribeye and it was very good worth having the onion and horseradish dip, chips were ok had better, managed a taste of the pigeon interesting, but the Bouillabaisse looked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Dee C
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Booked this for an anniversary on a Sunday evening in late May. Found menu very limited. Starters were o.k. though rather expensive for what you had. Ordered two of their 35 day matured sirloin steaks as medium for £20 each, came with chips and some green salad leaves. The steaks arrived very burnt on the outside, looked like they had... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great time here, buzzy and full. Shared cod tongue and razor clams to start a hit with all. Then I went for for ribeye and it was very good worth having the onion and horseradish dip, chips were ok had better, managed a taste of the pigeon interesting, but the Bouillabaisse looked the winner. Service little slow, ( they were... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A gem of a pub--especially when outside in the sunshine-- The starters are imaginative,the main courses, particularly the steaks and pies are fab-- Personally I would make more home made puddings like jam rolly poly,Eaton mess and spotted dick,and use a local ice cream maker like-- Seriously Real from Pulborough Overall fab-- better than all the fast food London pubs,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had high hopes for this place, having read Sawday's rave review, placing it as runner up as best pub, and the food was good, if not exceptional - lovely sea buckthorn ice cream and very good potted shrimp as starter. But the atmosphere is off-putting. Our welcome was perfunctory rather than genuine, it is absolutely crammed with stuff, little... More 

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Berkshire, UK
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32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My second time here for Sunday lunch and it remains one of the best pub Sunday lunches I have had. We had to wait a little for our table as guests from the previous sitting were slow to leave but that was the only minor hiccup. My wife had the lamb which she thought was very good, and I had... More 

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UK
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106 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I went for lunch with my husband after we read glowing reports. The place is cosy, there is a big garden, it's a mix between a pub and a shop (you can buy flowers, eggs and bread). The menu: it is limited, it is very limited with an interesting variety of dishes. There were no pub staples like soup, sausages... More 

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London, England
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74 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It holds one of the Good Pub Guide's County Dining Pub of the year which it richly deserved. We got there through the GPG - sadly so did what looked like most of the county as, on a Saturday lunchtime it was heaving. We were so lucky that the helpful and efficient young staff were briskly dealing with the large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautiful Inn with lots of character. The food is excellent and the service is efficient and polite.

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Sussex,England
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36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We met up with two old friends for lunch.The menu is changed daily and we were all four delighted with what we had.Pate and potted shrimp starters very nicely done.Venison,mutton(what a joy to see it instead of lamb) and cod main dishes very nicely presented and tasty.Nice wine list,exceptional Vinho Verde.None of it cheap but good value.Service by two young... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

haven't been here for 20 years + since the king and Barnes days. Called in on the off chance on a Sunday evening, when staying locally. The decor and pub inside is wonderful, hasn't lost its old pub style and charm, real fires going, great real ale ( Harvey's), staff were helpful quick to get food etc The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Upperton Road | Tillington, Tillington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Tillington
  • Phone Number: 01798 342 332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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