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Amberley Black Horse, in the centre of the picturesque village of Amberley in West Sussex, nestling in the stunning South Down’s National Park. This beautiful Grade II listed Inn has undergone extensive refurbishment by Johnnie and Emma Kennedy, reopening on 1st December 2018.

The Black Horse had previously been closed for several years and its' future looked bleak. However, the villagers of Amberley fought hard to keep it and they won. The Kennedys saw the potential in this beautiful building in 2016 and purchased it in order to enhance it to now offer eleven bedrooms, an elegant, sixty seater restaurant, a spacious bar, private dining room, breakfast room, dining terrace and garden.


Emma and Johnnie are passionate about both design and hospitality, they always create establishments in which they would like to Drink, Eat, and Sleep!


The Amberley Black Horse is the perfect environment for customers to relax with a pint or a cocktail, take a quick snack as they conquer the South Downs Way, enjoy a celebration supper or settle for a weekend stay in idyllic surroundings.


The pub is located between Storrington and Arundel. The village has it’s own railway station so is easily reached from London in just over an hour.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Emma, Johnnie and all the team

at Amberley Black Horse

Opening Hours:

9.00am to 10.00pm



​Food Service:


Monday to Wednesday:

12.00pm to 2.00pm

6.00pm to 8.30pm

Thursday to Saturday:

12.00pm to 2.00pm

6.00pm to 9.00pm


12.00pm to 6.00pm

Please note we will always do our best to honour any requests made at the bookings stage however do understand we can’t always guarantee it. If it is particularly important we would always recommend you call us to make us aware.

If your enquiry is urgent please call us on 01798 831183. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

Our COVID guidelines and the necessary measures we are taking can be viewed here.

We now have a beautiful addition to our family.


We have purchased The White Lion Inn, located in the stunning village of Thakeham. It will remain closed for a month while we make improvements, you can follow our progress on Facebook and Instagram, look for the links on our Information page.