The Star & Garter at East Dean

British, Gastropub, Pubs·
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Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, this 18th-century flint and brick country pub exudes all the charm of its rural setting. Whether you’re stopping in the area – perhaps staying at the pub itself – or just passing by, the Star & Garter is a welcome pit stop for a drink and a good plate of food.

The interiors are as bright and welcoming as the staff, with plenty of exposed brickwork, wooden floors and tables and a range of seating. There’s also outdoor seating for the warmer months, complete with spectacular views of the rolling hills that surround the village.

What draws punters from far and wide more than anything else, though, is The Star & Garter’s menu. From the breakfast through to Sunday roasts, the food on offer here reflects the kitchen’s love of seasonal British produce. The pub also strives to reduce its carbon footprint via its field-to-fork ethos, and has designed dishes around the seasons and whatever local ingredients happen to be available at the time. Fish hails from Sussex and Hampshire, while meat and game mostly comes from the Goodwood Estate.

Unsurprisingly, the menus favour meat, game and fish – think beer-battered hake and chips or pan-roasted partridge with fondant potato, Serrano ham, partridge sausage, girolles, sweetcorn-creamed Savoy cabbage and elderberry jus – but there are a couple of vegan options available too.

For those looking for something a little more pubby, the lunch menu includes salads, sandwiches and a traditional ploughman’s made up of honey-glazed ham, Sussex Charmer, a Scotch egg, house salad, chutney, house pickles, sourdough and butter. Locals rave about the Sunday roasts here, while those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed by the likes of dark chocolate and sea-salt ganache with sesame brittle and tahini ice cream or apricot and white chocolate Pavlova.

Beer drinkers will find a selection of ales on tap, while wine drinkers will be pleased by a list that’s been compiled in partnership with local wine wholesaler Hermitage Cellars.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Gastropub, Pubs
Cosy, Fun, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Great views, Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at The Star & Garter at East Dean?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at The Star & Garter at East Dean.

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Location for The Star & Garter at East Dean

The Star and Garter, East Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0JG

01243 811318


Opening Times

All day
Mon 09:00-23:00
Tue 09:00-23:00
Wed 09:00-23:00
Thu 09:00-23:00
Fri 09:00-23:00
Sat 09:00-23:00
Sun 09:00-20:00

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