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Set within the small hamlet of Madehurst, high up on the South Downs...


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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.

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.


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.


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 2022.

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.

A peek into THE PIG...


We're on the hunt for PIG People

We are on the lookout for some top talent to join our PIG people at THE PIG-in the South Downs! From Sommeliers to Front of House, Chefs to Spa Therapists, if you or someone you know is passionate about providing great hospitality, celebrating local food and doing the little things brilliantly, we want to meet you! Drop us an email to find out more at jobs@thepiginthesouthdowns.com

Getting here

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, set within the small hamlet of Madehurst, THE PIG-in the South Downs opens its doors on Monday 6th September!

THE PIG-in the South Downs

Madehurst, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0NL, UK
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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.

Things to know before visiting

The availability shown online is live and always up-to-date. If you can’t find the date you’re after, please email reservations@thepighotel.com so we can add you to our waiting list.

However, it’s worth checking out our other properties as we may have rooms or tables available elsewhere.

We do not permit dogs inside THE PIG-in the South Downs, although they are welcome to join you on a stroll around the grounds. Please keep them out of the Kitchen Garden and away from our animals.

Children are more than welcome at THE PIG, both in the restaurant and to stay. At THE PIG-in the South Downs we have adjoining double and twin rooms.

We’ll never tell you what to wear. Our restaurants are informal places, so come in whatever makes you happy and comfortable.

Breakfast is available for residents from 7-10am Monday-Friday and 7.30-10.30am on Saturday and Sunday. We serve Lunch from 12-2.30pm and Dinner from 6-9.30pm daily. Lunch bookings are advised, however, Dinner bookings are essential! Book online or give our Reservations team a call on 0345 225 9494


We offer monetary vouchers, as well as a lunch, dinner and treatment vouchers. These can be purchased here

We have extended the validity of all Gift Vouchers that are due to expire in 2021, to now expire on 31st December 2021, so that you still have an opportunity to use them at THE PIGs.

Please kindly note that you are unable to redeem a Gift Voucher online to make a booking. Please book your room as normal and the team will refund any pre-payments with proof of your voucher. Please just contact reservations@thepighotel.com

Our phones can get quite busy at certain times, so please do bear with us. You can also reach us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, by calling us on 01243 974 500 or by emailing us at reservations@thepighotel.com

Unless we are running a special deal and it is stated within the terms, all of our rates are on a room only basis so are inclusive of VAT only.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant where you can choose to either dig into our PIG grazing breakfast tables or pick something hot from our breakfast menus. Prices range from £13.50-£18.50.

You can check in from 4pm at all of our properties, however, you’re more than welcome to arrive earlier to drop off your luggage and explore the gardens. Due to current physical distancing guidelines, we are limiting capacity in the main hotel, so you might not be able to make the most of the lounges until you have checked in. The team will be on hand to help you when you arrive.

Check out is by 11am. We ask that you leave your room by this time, but please enjoy the surroundings all day. We can’t guarantee an early check-in or late check-out, but stick around and let us know your plans and we will try our best on the day. 

At THE PIG we have wheelchair access to the ground floor rooms and garden of the hotel, with gravel tracks around the property. For more details please contact us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, or by emailing us at reservations@thepighotel.com

Please note our rates stated are at a starting from price, and fluctuate throughout the year depending on season. We sometimes run offers and Late Pig Room Rates.

We are no longer accepting payments made in cash, we will only be accepting card payments at all hotels.

We no longer accept American Express payments.