Set against the picturesque backdrop of Goodwood and the South Downs, the Earl of March is a country pub restaurant in the village of Lavant near Chichester, West Sussex. It was taken over in July 2007 by Giles Thompson the former Executive Head Chef of the Ritz Hotel London. His passion for quality food means The Earl of March serves freshly prepared seasonal food from local produce, a selection of local real ales and a cellar of quality wines. All to be enjoyed in the comfort of the refurbished interior with its sumptuous leather sofas and its open wood fire.
by Chris on 17 Sep 2018
We visited the Earl of March for dinner with two friends last Saturday evening. Three of our party ordered main courses and I ordered smoked salmon from the list of starters but I asked if I could have it as my main course. Perhaps naively I expected to be served a main sized portion of smoked salmon, perhaps with a salad or some vegetables, but all I was given was three small rolled pieces of smoked salmon with tuile garnish, fortunately I was not very hungry! The final straw was when the bill was brought to our table before we had asked for it, and while still eating desserts and drinking coffee. We all felt the service was mediocre and the final bill of £133.00 very excessive. I do not think we shall be dining with you again.
by Nick Massey on 16 Sep 2018
We had a lovely lunch at the Earl of March for my partners Birthday. All food was excellent and the location is stunning. Service requires a little polish but was par for a pub. Perhaps being presented with three menus seems a little confused but it meant we could accomdate all of our party. On the whole a very good experience. The only gripe would be that the ale wasn’t at its best on first pour.
by Maureen on 15 Sep 2018
I took a friend her for her 70th birthday. From the moment we rushed in and asked to borrow the facilities, and then went away again for a walk, we felt at home, very welcome. We were excited when we came back for lunch. We were treated in a friendly manner, shown to an interesting table, near the door. We were using a Travel Zoo offer, so once we got the correct menu we were spoilt for choice. All 3 courses were out of this world. I am a pretty good cook and I am always disappointed with some or all of the meal, whrn I eat out, but this was different, the food was just perfect. The starters were pictures on a plate., delicious. We both had the fillet steaks, one was rare the other well done, they were cooked perfectly. The chips were yummy, it's the first time I have eaten more than one chip for 20 years. The sticky toffee puddings were to die for. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to go back.
by Brian Goff on 14 Sep 2018
Delicious food, attentive service and lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
by SoozanDot on 11 Sep 2018
We were late - by a half hour! - for our reservation on a very busy night (Friday of the Goodwood Revival). We arrived and the hostess/manager was very apologetic that she'd given the table away but assured us she would get us another quickly - and was so quick we barely had time to settle at the bar. Just outstanding service all around to match the food. Quite an accomplishment on such a busy evening, to be sure. We will be back again!!