Gavin & Carole welcome you to one of the oldest pubs in Sussex complete with large inglenook fireplace & a Huge History!


"The George & Dragon" reputedly one of the oldest 3 pubs in Sussex has a wealth of charm & character. Nestling amongst the rolling hills of the Sussex Downs National Park the pub garden has some of the most breath taking views across the countryside. 

However it is conveniently located within easy reach of the historical towns of Arundel & Chichester as well as Goodwood.

• Great Food - using locally sourced, freshly prepared, seasonal ingredients. Served daily. 

• Great Views - Situated in the Heart of the Sussex Downs our beautiful garden has a stunning outlook.

• Great Company - A warm & friendly welcome awaits you.



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our story 


Not having been to “The George” in a long time we found ourselves in the area on a cold & miserable Saturday night in January 2009 and decided to pop in for a drink – we were the only people in! What had happened to the warm, cosy bustling pub that we once knew and loved? It was now cold, uninviting & unloved – what a shame!


Little did we know what fate had in store!


About a month later we were told that it was up for sale........and so our journey and mission to “bring back The George” began.

With comments of “you must be mad!” and “why would you want a failing pub in the middle of a recession” ringing in our ears we took possession of the keys on 5th May 2009!

Now having celebrated our 10th birthday and still sticking to our plan, with all it’s ups and downs – to bring back a beautiful, traditional English country pub with good food, good service and a very warm welcome – we are nearly there.

We say nearly as we believe there is always room for improvement and change. So watch this space.................

Gavin & Carole


The pub offers a daily menu both at lunchtime and dinner and a Traditional Sunday Lunch. 
There is also a beautiful Private Dining Room for those special occasions. 
Dogs and children welcome.

Reservations are advisable. 




TEL: +01798 831 559



West Sussex
BN18 9LW


Mon-Thurs 11.30 - 3pm & 6.00 till close

Fri & Sat 11.30-till close

Sunday 12.00-9pm

Good food is served daily

12 - 2.30 & 6.30 - 9.00

Traditional Sunday Lunch 12.00 - 3.00

(Booking Advised)

Sunday Supper 5.30-8.00

Last orders for food is 15 minutes before end of service.








Here is just an example of the Wines we have on offer you will find many more in the pub. Including three Cask Ales, Beers and a selection of Spirits always available. Please ring for details.  


Find Us 

West Sussex
BN18 9LW


Houghton is a small village, a Linear settlement with a large elevated tract of land which is mostly wooded and two main farms forming its civil parish in the aarun district to west sussex,england. It is on the river arun, where it has a bridge to a rural part of amberley, three miles north of arundel. The area is, equally part of the south downs national park.  

From Arundel 

From Arundel Town. Head southeast, At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Arundel By-Pass/A284, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto B2139, The pub will be located on your left. 


From Chichester 

Follow the A27 and A29 to B2139, Follow the A27 until signed to A29 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A29, At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto B2139. The pub will be located on your left. 


From Pulborough

Follow the A283, At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lower St/A283/A29, At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto London Rd/A29, Turn left onto The St, Turn right onto Houghton Ln. The pub will be located on your left. 


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The George & Dragon is one of the oldest pubs in Sussex with parts dating back to the 13th century! It proudly boasts that King Charles II reputedly stopped here in 1651 when fleeing the country after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester.

Dating back to 1276 and reputedly one of the oldest 3 pubs in Sussex. The George and Dragon is an historic coaching inn boasting a wealth of atmosphere and charm nestling amongst the Sussex Downs with great views over the surrounding countryside. The owners pride themselves on providing great food, locally sourced and freshly prepared, a comprehensive wine list, Real Ales and a very warm welcome. 

"The George & Dragon" reputedly one of the oldest 3 pubs in Sussex has a wealth of charm & character. Nestling amongst the rolling hills of the Sussex Downs the pub garden has some of the most breath taking views across the countryside. 


For more History on Houghton and the pub click here. 



Monday & Tuesday evenings

ONLY £14

Why bother cooking when you can have one of our delicious homemade pies and a pint for only £13!

 Not a pint drinker then why not have a 125ml glass of our House White, Red or Rose Wine! 

* Offer does not include Peroni or Rioja


For more information Click Here


Friday Nights are...

"SURF & TURF" Nights!

A delicious 8oz Rib-eye Steak, Crevettes, Skinny Fries, Salad &  Garlic Butter!





 Call us for further info 

Curry NiGHT

1st Wednesday of every month  


Enjoy a Curry served with Basmati Rice, Puppodum, Mango Chutney & a pint/125ml glass of House Wine for ONLY £12pp!

* Offer does not include Birra Morreti or Rioja


For more information Click Here

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Christmas 2019


Checkout our Menus page for our delicious Christmas Menu!



The best way to reserve a table is to give us a call you can reach us on 

( 01798 ) 831 559 from 11am – 11pm daily, or send us an email at


Reservations required for parties of 8 or more.

We are also available for Private Party's and Functions 

Please fill out the form for any general enquires and include a contact telephone number. 


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Here at The George & Dragon we have a beautiful function room. 

Over the last 4 years we have hosted many parties from family occasions to Wedding Receptions, Christening Celebrations & Wakes.

Buffets to Banquets! We offer menus to suit all budgets so if we can be of any help just give us a call.  

TEL: +01798 831 559