The Gardeners Arms | A Cosy pub & restaurant in West Sussex

The Gardeners Arms Pub

A cosy pub restaurant on the edge of rolling Sussex countryside

Situated in the heart of the South Downs, opposite the north gate of the South of England showground, the Gardeners Arms is a traditional and homely pub restaurant.  

Dating back to the 17th Century, the pub is cosy in the winter, with roaring log fires and traditional oak beams and glorious in the summer, with a beautiful garden; we even have deer visit occasionally and our own grape vines!

Indeed, the three dimensional Inn sign at the pub recreates the symbol of the Order of Free Gardeners, a masonic group (now extinct) dedicated to sharing the secrets of gardening.

With a focus on great food and hospitality and dog friendly, as any great pub should be, the Gardeners Arms really is a home from home.

Following the Government’s instruction on the 20th March 2020, we have temporarily closed our doors to protect our guests and our team from the risk of spreading COVID-19.

We are now focussing on the immediate future and how we can continue to make people’s day during the temporary closure of our pubs. We will also ensure that we are well prepared to re-open when it is right to do so.


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"It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening.  You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not."
Sellar & Yateman

Colourful Coffee

Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ comes from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters and is the perfect combination of great coffee and good ethics. The special blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from a single farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, which works to directly benefit the families and communities involved. The result of this is a naturally sweet and full-bodied coffee with notes of chocolate and caramel to finish.

Old Mout Cider

Old Mout was dreamed up 65 years ago by New Zealander Wanda, who, on a cycling trip to England, took a liking to the local scrumpy. On her return to Nelson, she decided to set up a cidery in her shed! 60 years later, cider pioneers Justin and Scottie, inspired by amazing island fruits, developed a range of award-winning flavours in New Zealand.

Check out our drinks page for our range of Old Mout Ciders.

Our drinks

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged.  And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

Try Our New Seasonal Beer

Introducing From the Forager – the first release from our brand new range of seasonal ales. This herbal, zesty tipple with punchy notes of lemongrass is the perfect tipple for Spring.

Available at our bar now.

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Following the Government’s instruction on the 20th March 2020, we have temporarily closed our doors to protect our guests and our team from the risk of spreading COVID-19.

We are now focussing on the immediate future and how we can continue to make people’s day during the temporary closure of our pubs. We will also ensure that we are well prepared to re-open when it is right to do so.

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