We stayed here last week taking advantage of the midweek special offer. Dinner bed and breakfast for £100. And quite frankly at the price you cannot go wrong. From the moment we arrived the staff could not do enough for us, eve keeping the kitchen open so we could have a light lunch. They also managed to find us a OS map so we could go walking.
The rooms are situated on the ground floor to the side of the pub. They are tastefully decorated and comfortable, with tea and coffee making facilties, TV and DVD player and alarm clock IPOD dock. For a country road there is more noise from the road then you would imagine but if you are used to the noise from a town or city this is wouldn't be a problem. There is a DVD and book library for guests to use. The bathroom had a great shower, plenty of hot water and decent pressure in the shower.
The pub is shut during midweek afternoons and there is little in Grafham except miles of fantastic country to walk in to work up an appetite. The pub is a short drive from Midhurst and Petworth.
The food is of the Gastro pub style. I had the Goats Cheese Panacotta which was beautifully smooth, but a little too big for a starter and not cheesy enough for me. My partner had the crab and Crème fraîche bellini which was a little wet (too much Crème fraîche?) She went onto have the Hake with Celeriac Mash and pak choi which was beautiful while I had the Fish Chowder with celtic promise on mustard mash (very interesting, a clever combination of flavours). My side order of vegetables was missed, but quickly produced when reminded and knocked off the bill. The meal was finished with a huge slab of brownie (fresh and not dry) while I had (more) cheese and biscuits....a nice varied selection. All finished off with port and coffee. They have an excellent and well priced wine list. We particularly liked the prosecco!
Breakfast was served the next morning by we assume the owner who was very friendly. There is a nice selection of ceral and juice and fresh tea and coffee. I opted for the scrambled egg and mushrooms (great mushrooms) while my partner had the full English which she enjoyed.
The pup hosts live music on Saturdays and we were so taken with our stay that we tried to book a room for one of the events, only to be dissapointed....fully booked already! (hardly surprising) We will be back in the winter to sit next to the fire, eat more great food and drink more wine. A lovely relaxing couple of days, great staff, great location!
- Also Known As:
- The Foresters Arms Hotel West Sussex