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Set within the small hamlet of Madehurst, high up on the South Downs, it is just four miles from the beautiful, ancient market town of Arundel with its medieval Castle and meandering streets, and 9-10 miles from Petworth and the yachting playground of Chichester. Fancy exploring a little further afield? Brighton is just under an hour away, with no shortage of independent shops, antique galleries and delicious watering holes.

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South Downs

Although only 63 miles from London, this tranquil and unspoilt corner of West Sussex is set within the South Downs National Park and is made up of open rolling hills, chalky downlands and scattered rural villages – amazing for walking and cycling. It’s also around a 30-minute drive away from over 50 miles of coastline where you can explore charming nostalgic seaside towns, the sandy beaches of Climping, West Wittering, Easthead, East Wittering and Littlehampton. You can visit many natural harbours, as well as hot spots for taking to the water like Bosham. Perfect if sailing, paddleboarding, cold water swimming, or sea-diving are your thing!

THE PIG-in the South Downs is made up of the main house with a traditional greenhouse restaurant, and rooms spread out between a higgledy-piggledy collection of traditional brick, flint and timber clad Sussex stable yard buildings. Together with Field and Garden Wagons, they provide a real range and variety of accommodation; all have been lovingly restored and nestle together around original courtyards - the feel is intimate, safe, and friendly.

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Bedrooms are classically PIG; rich, cosy and indulgent fabrics, reclaimed textures and wood, roll-top baths, locally stocked larders and each one totally unique. Just a short stroll from the main house, our bespoke romantic Garden Wagons and Field Wagons have been designed using traditional craft methods and are kitted out with all the mod-cons - log burners, double-ended freestanding baths, monsoon showers – you name it they’ve got it! They’re tucked away either in the walled garden or in the long grass of our fields, secluded, private and completely perfect for an escape for two.

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The mature walled Kitchen Garden is almost two acres, certainly one of our biggest, and the gardening team have already been planting, experimenting and unearthing what history it holds. There’s an orchard of old English apple trees, fruit cages and espaliers that are over 100 years old; as well as two existing Victorian glasshouses that are the walkway to our Potting Shed treatment rooms.

Our flock of South Downs sheep are already grazing the pastures, and in a first for THE PIG, 4000 vines of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier have been planted to create our very own small but perfectly formed Sussex vineyard that will be in full view of the restaurant. We are hoping for our first harvest in 2023.
 

With picture postcard arable farmland, the iconic chalk of the South Downs, sweeping woods and forests and miles of coastline, we are seriously lucky to have a diverse range of producers and suppliers right there that we work with to create our 25-mile menu.

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Getting here

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, set within the small hamlet of Madehurst, is the newest member of the litter THE PIG-in the South Downs!

THE PIG-in the South Downs

Madehurst, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0NL, UK
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By road

THE PIG-in the South Downs is extremely fortunate to be located within the tranquil hamlet of Madehurst. As you will have observed The South Downs National Park is a rare and environmentally sensitive area, we ask that all guests visiting the hotel help us keep it that way.

So, together with our neighbours, we would be grateful if you could drive with care and consideration when arriving and leaving THE PIG. By adhering to the local speed limit of 20mph and reducing noise pollution as much as possible when travelling through the area we will ensure our neighbours and the wildlife are left safe and undisturbed.

Nearest station

Arundel (10 min drive) and Amberley (9 min drive) Train Stations are right on our doorstep, both served by Southern Rail with direct routes from London.
London Victoria to Amberley or Arundel – Get to Amberley in 1hr 20 mins and Arundel in 1hr 23mins.
London Bridge to Arundel – 1hr 23mins.
London Blackfriars to Arundel – 1hr 35 mins.
You can also reach us easily from several major spots including 58 mins from Brighton, 22 mins from Bognor Regis, 10 mins from Barnham (London main line) and 20 mins from Chichester.

Nearest airport

THE PIG-in the South Downs is around 26 miles from London Gatwick Airport, with rail connections to Barham.

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Smoked & Uncut Festivals 2022

4 dates, 4 locations - join us at our music & food festivals this summer across THE PIGs & Lime Wood!

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