Welcome to the website for the Highdown

The Highdown was built in 1820 as the family home of the Lyons family in a beautiful spot that enjoys views towards the downs on one side and the sea to the other. In 1909 the house and surrounding grounds were bought by Major Stern and his wife. From that date until Sir Frederick's death in 1967 they created and developed the present gardens, in and around a former chalk pit. In 1970 the gardens were kindly passed to Worthing Borough Council who since the mid 1970s have restored and managed them to the Sterns' original design including the propagation of their original stock. This garden, now called Highdown Gardens sits next to our pub and is a wonderful placed to while away a few hours (building up an appetite).

A well-stocked bar now sits in the heart of the building, offering an array of local ales and a back bar crammed with lines of gins and malts. Some of our rooms are wooden panelled, others have large casement windows to allow the light to flood in and some are small and intimate - so somewhere perfect for any occasion. We have a Private Dining room upstairs for small gatherings of around 18 and 13 beautifully furnished bedrooms if you would like to join us overnight. Outside there is a terrace to drink and dine in the sunshine and a much loved Tea Room for those wishing for a spot of tea, coffee or a light snack to accompany them on their walk around the gardens, or for somewhere to rest a while after they have visited them.

We look forward to welcoming you,
Tom and the Highdown team.

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The Highdown Dog Walk

Last Saturday of every month

Join us for our monthly pub dog walk (you dont have to have a dog)...

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Highdown Charity quiz night

Thursday 23rd May

Highdown Quiz We will be holding a "pub" quiz on Thursday 23rd may at 6pm in our tearoom, in aid of Broadwater community hub which supports and provides food and uniform to ...

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Kids Badge-Making Workshop with Hello Dodo

Tuesday 28th May

After their great workshop last year, Hello Dodo are returning again in the May half-term...

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Father's Day

Sunday 16th June

Father's Day On the 16th June it will be Father's Day and we will be celebrating all the hard-working father figures who help the world tick along...

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Highdown Charity Quiz Night - June

Thursday 27th June

Highdown Quiz We will be holding a "pub" quiz on Thursday 27th June at 6pm in our tearoom, in aid of Broadwater community hub which supports and provides food and uniform to...

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Highdown Bottomless Brunch

Saturday 6th July

Come join us on the first Saturday of every month for our fabulous bottomless brunch, 90 minuets of bottomless Prosecco, Aperol spritz, Mimosas or house wine, as well as hash...

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Our passion lies in finding quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Our menus have a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. We upload them to our web site each day so that you may peruse them at your leisure.

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Thanks to our customers recommending us, you'll find us in the:

2023 Good Pub Guide

  • Good Pub Guide2021, 2022
Love pubs? Like walking? Read on...

AllTrails have kindly created a circular walk from the pub to help you work up that thirst/appetite. You can view the walk details via any of the routes below. (varying levels of tech savviness required -Ed)

The Highdown and Highdown Hill an AllTrails walk

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