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Full Postal AddressForesters Arms, Graffham, PETWORTH, GU28 0QA [Map]
Telephone Number01798 867202Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11:30-14:30, 18-23 MO-SA; 12-15, 18:30-22:30 SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Car Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Campsite At / Near Pub

Me outside the Forresters Arms, September 2001

This lovely old 17th century country pub, named after the free foresters who used to meet here, is buried amongst narrow country lanes a handful of miles southeast of Midhurst off the A272. Itís a real gem tucked away from the fast pace of modern life and is a real oasis for good beer and good food. It's popular both with locals and walkers with the South Downs Way passing less than a mile from the pub. For those who enjoy fresh air the rear garden of the pub is the perfect place in which to relax and relish a fine pint of English real ale. They usual serve a real ale from the nearby Cheriton brewery over the border in Hampshire (their pub, the Flower Pots in Cheriton near Alresford also features in this guide) along with a number of guest ales from independent breweries.

If you've come for more than just decent real ale in a friendly atmosphere they offer an excellent range of decent food which you can either consume in the bar, the restaurant or in their pleasant garden. I tried some of their excellent home-made soup and it was absolutely delicious - clearly not straight out of the packet/tin/flimsy plastic container. To follow I chose the rabbit, and there was absolutely no doubt that it was rabbit when it arrived on the plate. Absolutely delicious.

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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