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The Black Rabbit, Offham, South Stoke, ARUNDEL, BN18 9PB [Map]
The hundredth pub to enter my guide! It is certainly a very popular pub and no doubt one that many a weary tourist has called at for a relaxing pint of real ale for many a year. The pub really is perfectly set lying beside a river that winds its way through water meadows, a bird reserve and through Arundel to the English Channel beyond. The numerous picnic benches out the front offer fine views too of Arundel castle to the south.
A very tidy, well-polished pub interior with a very smart bar which can get very busy on sunny summer day. It certainly looked a cosy pub in the winter with open fires greeting you as you enter.
There's food available in the restaurant although I didn't get a chance to glance at the menu. Beerwise though a full inspection was made (of course! - a pub in this guide must have great beer with good food and a nice setting being a bonus). Dorset Best and Tanglefoot, brewed by the Badger brewery in Blandford Forum were on offer as well as a guest or two though none were available during our visit.
The Good Pub Guide also mentions that boat trips are available from the pub in the summer when the pub doubles as a tea shop.