We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Horse guards inn

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Upperton Road | Tillington, Tillington, England
+44 1798 342332
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 289: English reviews
Level Contributor
49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After deciding on a visit to Petworth House, also recommended we decided to book The Horse Guards Inn, a must to book as very popular even mid week. The staff are friendly and very welcoming, a good choice of real ales, wines by the glass and comprehensive menu but not over the top. Starters of Mackerel Pate and Pigs head... More 

West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little pub, food was lovely presented. Service was very good, nice atmosphere and would be perfect in the summer.

Thank MJP1983UK
Arundel, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
182 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner this evening. Nice pub and friendly staff. Unusual items on the menu. I had pigs head brawn and my wife sprats to start and then the artic char and bouillabaisse as mains. All very nice. Prices a bit above average but food is different. Only downside was difficulty with parking on the narrow... More 

Thank Rodkoi
Windlesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this pub after walking the dog round petworth park, absolutely packed for lunch on Thursday so we sat at the bar for a sandwich. Really interesting place and the food coming out looked great so it is understandable that they were fully booked. We will be back and possibly to stay over in one of the rooms on site

Thank windleshamgirl
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had stumbled across the pub in the summer, and having only had time for a drink, decided we definitely wanted to come back for a meal, so when it came to booking a Valentine's dinner, the horse guards inn was our first choice! We were not disappointed, the staff were so attentive and friendly from the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Such a popular pub that I think booking is necessary - we came on Thursday and the place was packed. We were taking a friend for lunch on the way to the Turner Exhibition at Petworth and because it is so cosy we almost wished that we didn't have to leave. The food as usual was delicious and our friendly... More 

Thank Mabel B
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Lovely lunch by the fire on a cold chilly February day. Amazing food, yummy meatballs, pakora and soup...great service from a genuine and enthusiastic hipster team in the middle of conservative Sussex. Amazing food, lovely place great decor and really up to the minute flavours and cooking style. They also have three rooms to stay which will be on my... More 

Thank Londonfoodsnob16
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Oh I love this place. I'm aware the last few reviews I've written have all been ridiculously positive. I feel like I should be writing a scathing review, slating the food and slagging off the staff just to make my contributions more even. But really, this pub is the pub of all pubs. I wish it was closer to where... More 

1 Thank Beaky A
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A longstanding favourite, which it will remain. A very busy New Years Day so our table occupancy was limited to 2.5 hours. Not unreasonable but not signalled beforehand. A very well dressed pub with good food imaginatively presented. Try the tomato juice for theatricals! Our soup was ok but tepid and so sent back. Replaced willingly but still not hot.... More 

Thank arc504
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is my 4th time visiting the beautiful and quirky Horse Guards Inn. My boyfriend received a voucher for a nights stay and a meal for his birthday which we decided to do yesterday. We arrived on a very chilly late afternoon and were met with roaring fires in every room and a buzzing atmosphere. Once again, all the locally... More 

Thank Kate S

Travellers who viewed The Horse guards inn also viewed

Petworth, West Sussex
Petworth, West Sussex
Petworth, West Sussex
Petworth, West Sussex
Chichester, West Sussex

Been to The Horse guards inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upperton Road | Tillington, Tillington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Tillington
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 342332

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Horse guards inn and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
6 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Horse guards inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?