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Great places for a romantic escape

Spread Eagle Hotel
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa

Relax and unwind together in the historic Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa in Midhurst, at the heart of the South Downs, where you’ll be surrounded by history, character and charm

Folly Hide Shepherd's Hut
Folly Hide Shepherd’s Hut

Snuggle up in Folly Hide Shepherd’s Hut, a cosy romantic hideaway nestled in peace and tranquillity at the foot of the South Downs where you can spend your evening gazing at the star-studded dark skies.

A roll top bath at Ashling Park Estate's luxury accommodation
A luxurious roll top bath at Ashling Park by Toby Adamson

Luxuriate in Ashling Park’s lodges’ where you'll find hand crafted two-metre beds with super-soft linens, roll top baths and rain showers and a log woodburner for added cosyness, plus award-winning sparkling wine to hand. 

The front of The Millstream Hotel
The Millstream Hotel, Bosham

Savour an escape at The Millstream Hotel in Bosham, near the shores of Chichester Harbour. Enjoy long wintry walks around the harbour and delectable dinners at the award-winning The Sea School restaurant.

Great Places to Eat

Farmer, Butcher, Chef at Goodwood

Farmer, Butcher, Chef at Goodwood Estate

A culinary experience not to be forgotten, Farmer, Butcher, Chef takes an original, imaginative approach to showcasing Goodwood reared meat and local, seasonal fare.

A glass of champagne by the fire at The Angel Inn, Petworth

The Angel Inn, Petworth

Relax by a roaring fire with a chilled glass of local sparkling wine at The Angel Inn, Petworth


Purchases Restaurant, Chichester

Purchases Restaurant, Chichester

Sip expertly mixed cocktails and delight in fine dining at Purchases, Chichester

The Star & Garter

The Star & Garter, East Dean

Unwind in a traditional country pub surrounded by Great Sussex walking routes at the Star & Garter, East Dean

Comestibles Cafe in Midhurst

Comestibles Cafe in Midhurst: Photograph by Christopher Ison

Treat yourselves to a long, lazy breakfast, lovingly prepared at Midhurst’s Comestibles

Great Romantic Things to Do

Cyclists on the South Downs Way

A bicycle ride for two : photograph by Southern e-Bike Rentals

Hit one of our area’s cycle routes to admire beautiful countryside – tandem optional! You could hire a pair of bikes from Southern e-Bike Rentals.


East Beach in Selsey

Selsey beach 

Pick up a hamper full of deliciousness from Stansted Park Farm Shop and head to Selsey’s shores for a picnic before a bracing walk at Selsey Bill

A perfect place for a first date

The White Horse, Chilgrove

The White Horse, Chilgrove

The White Horse at Chilgrove after a walk at Harting Down

Plan a Great Proposal

Chef Alex Aitken at Chichester Harbour Hotel

The Ship at Chichester Harbour Hotel

Savour a dinner full of local flavours at the stylish Ship bar & restaurant at Chichester Harbour Hotel, Chichester

Arrange a romantic rendezvous

Bracklesham Bay

Bracklesham Bay/East Wittering beach in Winter

Enjoy a bracing walk along Bracklesham Bay and it's neighbour, East Wittering beach followed by dinner at Billy’s On The Beach

If we've inspired you to stay a little longer, you can find more food for thought here.