A little pub in Upper Beeding, near Bramber. It's situated on a small roundabout, opposite a petrol station just off the small high street - in itself not a particularly awe-inspiring location, nor an exciting looking building, but it has a few things going for it. Firstly, Upper Beeding and neighboring Bramber are charming little villages. Secondly, contrary to its initial outer appearance, the building has some history (built 1857) which is evident on the inside. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, the staff, beer and food are good!
It looks reasonably modern, having been plastered and painted sometime this century. The bar staff and locals were friendly. The pub felt cosy and welcoming.
A small, but well stocked bar featured 3 ales on tap, including local favourite Harveys. I spotted a rather nice bottle of porter behind the bar that made me happy.
The menu wasn't particularly exciting, but was solid pub food. We had steak and bangers and mash, which were both well cooked and reasonably prices.