About Us

The Spotted Cow is a traditional English pub offering a wide variety of house-cooked food, a cosy bar and gardens with a beautiful view of the South Downs.


The building itself has a long history, which includes serving for generations as a meetingplace for smugglers – a souvenir of those days can be found in the pub in the form of a ‘spinning jenny’: a device which used an arrow to divide up the contraband.

The present day building is a square built house with a conservatory extension – which can seat up to 45 for large parties.

In the summer time rambling roses and an old magnolia tree bring a special enchantment to this ancient pub.

The hosts at The Spotted Cow are Michael & Naomi Collis and their business partners Paul & Sandra Moore, who run our sister pub, The Fox at Patching.

Our facilities include:

  • Food service in the restaurant, bar and gardens
  • Large conservatory room for private functions and large parties
  • Large beer garden
  • Large adjoining car park
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs welcome in the bar and gardens
  • Free wi-fi