clymping (adjective informal/British) meaning: friendly, cosy, lively & fun, yummy, one of the best, buzzing, welcoming 

clymping (verb informal/British) meaning: to socialise, to laugh, to be part of a community, to enjoy life, to eat well, to eat local, to be adventurous 

pronounced: ‘clym’ ‘ping’ 

The Black Horse is a Grade-II listed property dating back to the 17th Century when it was a smugglers inn. It was formerly the White Horse in 1851 and even the White Swan briefly in 2013. 

Now owned by Historic Sussex Hotels, the pub has gone through an extensive renovation. The existing downstairs bar area has been stripped back and we have restored the parquet wooden floor to its former glory, uncovered a beautiful chimney stack which now houses a double-sided wood burner stove, installed a fabulous pewter bar (the longest pewter bar in Sussex?), carefully polished, and repaired original wooden banquette seating. And we’ve created a stunning oak frame extension, filled with light and height overlooking the fields called The Ryebank. 

Wellies and wine, a post beach-walk beer, second breakfast or a clymping night out – we invite everyone, including families and dogs, to come and enjoy the warmth and buzz of The Black Horse. This 17th century pub has always been a popular haunt for locals to gather, a well-loved and welcoming place for the community, families and visitors to the area and it’s time to re-ignite this tradition. Settle into a cosy nook or join the bustling bar where you’ll find an interesting choice of craft beers, fine ales, Sussex wine, locally inspired cocktails, and pub classics. 

In the bar you will find cosy corners, deep sofas, and a fabulous pewter bar, perfect for a quick pint, delicious supper or a lively catch-up with friends. 

Move through to the Ryebank for a bite to eat in this stunning oak-beamed space. This is eponymous restaurant looks out over the terrace and the local rife. We have also created a glorious pink private room, perfect for cosy celebrations, a fun family lunch or noisy dinner party. 

With full flavour menus, inspired by the seasons, bursting with traditional pub grub favourites and local ingredients – signature dishes include’ Spicy Guinness & Sussex Charmer (cheese) soup’ and ‘Climping beach fish pie’ (catch of the day) 

Each bedroom is different, and has been entirely reconfigured and renovated with fresh new bathrooms and beautiful wallpapers inspired by nature, designed in Clymping by our friend and neighbour Fiona Howard, and filled with locally sourced antique furniture.