Hurstpierpoint is named after the Saxon for wood (Hurst), and Simon de Pierpoint who was given these lands after the Battle of Hastings.
The New Inn was so named after replacing the former Inn which was closed in 1450. So the New Inn is some 570 years young.
Originally built from old ships timbers the building has formed an important central feature of Hurstpierpoint for over half a millennia. The building has been extended over the years and now has a Georgian façade, but… look down the right hand side of the property and you can immediately see the old timbers and brick work.
The haunted cellar also has a strange tunnel (now bricked up) that is rumoured to lead to the church and Danny House some two miles away.
The village corn exchange was based here and the unique building has been recently restored to house the main restaurant.
The 1/3 acre beer garden is a real hidden gem; surrounded by beautiful flowers and old walls it is a safe and peaceful place for the whole family to enjoy the fabulous food and drink of the New Inn.
Whilst keeping the feel of the old pub we hope we have updated it for the 21st Century; you can be assured of a warm welcome, great beer, wine and food.
A Village Pub situated at the foot of the South Downs in the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint.
From traditional pub favourites to more exotic dishes, our chefs will provide a changing menu of seasonal, locally sourced food to keep you coming back for more.
You can choose to dine in our bright and spacious restaurant area, the cosy Snug bar or why not book a table for 2 in the quiet Reading Room. Our front bar is also the perfect place to relax with a drink.
Keen to preserve their beloved local, Chris and Murray Booker gave up their jobs in teaching and finance to take over The New Inn in 2016.
The couple have put a focus on offering produce from Sussex farms and suppliers and their exceptional range of English wines and use of local vineyards, such as Albourne Estate, helped them scoop the prestigious Best Pub for Wine Award in 2019.
Our food is prepared by Bibs and Banter headed by Pete Hampson and his unique twist on culinary classics. Most ingredients are locally sourced including our own vegetable and herb garden and freshly prepared to order. We feature regular fresh fish with daily deliveries straight from Brighton and also feature a comprehensive Vegan offer.
From traditional pub favourites to more exotic dishes, our chefs will provide a changing list of seasonal dishes to keep you coming back for more. Private parties, weddings, functions and Christmas parties are our speciality and we can cater for special dietary requirements and allergies.