The White Lion is a privately owned, original old coaching Inn. We are a rural hideaway set in the beautiful and picturesque village of Thakeham in West Sussex. We serve great locally sourced, seasonal food, fantastic wines and usually have four real ales on tap, as well as a large range of lager and bottled beers. With a large South facing patio and gardens, the pub is dog friendly as well as welcoming to children. Even though we serve delicious home-made food we are still a 'real pub' with all the character, Characters and atmosphere that go with this

  • Selection of real ales, specialty beers, ciders and wine
  • Fresh, seasonal pub food
  • Open Fire Place
  • Large Patio and Garden
  • Event Space for your own party


    Monday – Saturday: 11am until 11pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm until 10:30pm

    Licking of the Ham

    Sunday 9th November at 3:15pm

    This run is to celebrate the first smoking of one of Adrian’s hams up the pub chimney. The ham will be chased and licked on the back of last years champion, then will be presented at the pub and roasted for all to enjoy!! No need to register to run, just turn up!

    Private Hire

    The whole pub is available for private hire or

    if you fancy a intimate dinner with friends in front of a fire place, why not hire out our Gun Room.

    Please call for details

    © The White Lion, Thakeham