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Full Postal AddressThe Black Rabbit, Offham, South Stoke, ARUNDEL, BN18 9PB [Map]
Telephone Number01903 882828Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11-23 MO-SA; 12-22:30 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals

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.

Country Pubs & Inns of Sussex,
P Long, 2005
This guide will provide readers with the most comprehensive choice of pubs & inns situated in the countryside of Sussex.<br />In addition to the name, address and telephone number, many entries will provide details of real ales, food, accommodation and facilities such as opening times, entertainment, parking, gardens and children's play areas as well as directions on how to get there.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: South Downs & the South Coast,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Old Sussex Inns,
D Stuart, 2005
In Old Sussex Inns Donald Stuart explores the historic, interesting, quirky and haunted pubs of East and West Sussex, describing more than 270 establishments in over 170 villages and towns across the county. Illustrated with a fine collection of the author's own photographs, the book is an essential read for anyone interested in what the history of inns, taverns and pubs can reveal about the local area.

Adventurous Pub Walks in Sussex,
B Perkins, 2005
This volume provides 20 circular walks varying in length between 7 and 12 miles and each based on a good local pub, including routes at Wadhurst, Steyning and Graffham.

Pub Strolls in West Sussex,
B Perkins, 2002
Thirty short circular walks based around good local pubs and pleasant countryside. Includes maps and colour photographs.

The Hidden Inns of the South East,
J Billing & R Peace, 2000
This guide covers the more secluded pubs and inns throughout the South East.

Pub Walks in the South Downs,
B Perkins, 1995
Includes walks near Eastbourne, Lewes, Brighton, Arundel, Chichestar and Petersfield. 20 walks of between 3 and 6 miles.

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