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The New Inn, Hurstpierpoint

A family friendly country pub in Hurstpierpoint. Serving a menu of pub favourites made from locally sourced produce. Boasts an award winning wine list and a large garden.

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

The New Inn is set in the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint; nestled in the foothills of the South Downs national park and only fifteen minutes from Brighton. The New Inn is inviting and charming with Jon and Michael heading up the friendly team.

interior, bar area of the new inn


Set into a traditional high street, Hurstpierpoint has the charm of many similar local destinations such as Lewes or Arundel, but being significantly smaller it has less of a tourist pull, which can be a considerable advantage if you are looking to make a mini-escape!

Traditional village charm

The New Inn Hurst is a Grade II listed building restored with thoughtful care to accommodate modern expectations and retain traditional features. The front bar is the social heart of the pub with high tables and stools serviced by an open gantry bar with views into the dining room. Dark wood panelling stripped floors, and open fires are featured throughout.

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

Celebrate at the New Inn

The New Inn Hurst has a large function room available for private hire and offers extensive wedding party services. A large garden with marquees and an outside bar and barbeque are also available for private hire and to serve generally, during the summer. Several smaller areas of The New Inn can be hired, depending on need, event and capacity.

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

The New Inn Hurst – Gastro Pub.

The New Inn has a fantastic menu of locally sourced and seasonal meals all prepared fresh to order by Head Chef Micheal. Fish comes from fresh from Brighton and beef from Trenchmore Farm near Horsham, as well as their own vegetable and herb garden. The Kitchen boasts a Josper oven, widely considered to be the industry’s best grill.

table laid out with main dishes including plate with corns and plate with vegetables and sausage

Lunch at The New Inn can range from a grazing board of charcuterie to pub classics such as soups, sandwiches and ploughman’s, to something from the grill. During the evening, a much more extensive and impressive menu is presented with a robust modern gastro bent.

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

On Sundays a traditional lunch is guaranteed and a big success; booking, especially on special occasions such s Mother’s day, is strongly advised. In the garden, there is also a wood-fired pizza oven which can be hired for private events but is also fired up regularly on the Inn’s pizza nights.

Food for all

There is a special children’s menu during the week, and on Sundays, children can have a smaller portion roast at half price. In keeping with the times and an influx of Brighton visitors, there is a weekly vegan menu which is specially prepared, rather than merely an option omitting elements of other mains. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes are all marked on the menu.

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

Award-winning drinks

In 2019 The New Inn Hurst won “Best Wine” in the Star Pubs awards, due mainly to their commitment to local wines including Winston and Albourne Estates (read our interview with Alison Nightingale of Albourne Estate). The New Inn has a monthly “Taste of” evening with a special menu that explored global cuisines and wine pairing.

The New Inn Hurstpierpoint

Local ales, beers and ciders populate the taps, as well as excellent international brands. Gin and whisky lovers won’t feel short-changed here too, both being extensively listed; with most other spirits also well represented.


  1. Kerry

    Absolutely amazing meal, great variety on the menu and all served up with such detail, the staff were lovely and a special thank you to Pete the chef your menu is outstanding 😊

  2. Belmont girl

    Good atmosphere, nice staff, excellent food and reasonable prices


  3. Inge Roberts

    Very friendly atmosphere, helpful, cheerful and efficient staff. Really nice fish and chips! We look forward to coming back.

  4. Lynne

    I have visited the New Inn for a meal half a dozen times now and the food has never been less than absolutely delicious. Service has also been great and the staff are friendly and very helpful. I have absolutely nothing bad to say and will definitely be returning.

  5. Julie

    Fabulous food and service at lunchtime. People very friendly and attentive. My only critique was that the dining room was a bit chilly despite the lovely log fire.
    Thank you for a great time.

  6. Jackie Stayton

    Superb. Lovely country pub, excellent food, the Coq au vin was absolutely fabulous and the lemon posset….wow! Good beer, and extensive wine list. We will be back soon. Thankyou Michael.

  7. Colin Hall

    A lovely evening for our family of 17 people celebrating my 80th. birthday! Nice to have a room for the whole evening. Food excellent ,drinks a very good selection Wine a tad expensive. Enjoyed by all.

  8. Jon

    Lunch with family very enjoyable great service and food. Nice to have our own room to dine.

  9. Bridget

    So often pubs that do lovely food midweek fall flat when it comes to Sunday roasts, not so The New Inn. The roast sirloin was perfectly cooked and packed with flavour. The Yorkshire pudding was light and crisp and generous enough to hold the rich and flavoursome gravy. The side of cauliflower cheese transformed my view of this staple: I would eat that in its own. I paired my meal with a fine German Pinot Noir. Great. All delivered in a cosy and tastefully decorated dining room by friendly and attentive staff.

  10. John Holland

    Loved The New Inn. A grown up pub with really nice restaurant. Small menu but food was great and service first class. We will be back very soon.

  11. Juanita

    Lovely friendly staff, better than most places these days! Not quite a country pub but a lovely village pub! Food is amazing! I rate it better than Brown’s and you have to try the dessert menu! OMG the rhubarb custard meringue is out of this world! Better than anything I have ever tried!

  12. Rhys Trussler

    Such a lovely, friendly pub. Really welcoming team behind the bar and local wine is a speciality from nearby vineyard Albourne Estate and great food!

  13. Angela Simmonds

    Best pub in Hurste by a long shot and always the venue to go to when I am in the area. Very decent food and a drinks list to match. Keep up the good work.

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