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the walnut tree

$$ - $$$
Bar, British
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Walnut Tree Farm Vinnetrow Road | Runcton, Chichester PO20 1QB, England
+44 1243 785881
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have recently moved to the area so am busy looking for different places to go. I had read very mixed reviews about the food/management at this restaurant but decided to give it a try for lunch with a friend. Very pleasantly surprised; the staff were friendly and welcoming. The service was very quick and professional, food excellent. The interior... More 

Thank pinkypam
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great and very popular place. Great food and oldy worldy establishment with lots of nooks and crannies. Lovely big garden to sit in with plenty of parking.

Thank Linda H
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Firstly I have eaten here many times and normally could not fault. However visited with two guests yesterday evening and everything was fine until we had finished our main course when the waitress cleared our table. She did not return to ask whether we wanted a pudding course and after some time we called her over and just asked for... More 

Thank Foster1941
Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting this restaurant for many years with my nan for her birthday celebration with all the family. We have always had a wonderful time and been treated with such care and respect that I would have recommended anyone to visit and experience for themselves. However after this last visit, never again. I will start with the positive.... More 

4 Thank Young161
Sussexinns, Owner at the walnut tree, responded to this review

We are aware that you were with a party that had already posted a review and apologise for the treatment that you received, which fell well below our own expectations. We will be taking steps to rectify certain aspects at The Walnut Tree to ensure your experience is not repeated. More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Handsome bit of grub.. Staff extremely friendly I must say Page..Fran..and Emma really make this place work! It's a must and seriously you gotta get the toad in the hole banging bit a kit and always on the menu!

Thank JWHardy
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your typical pub/restaurant, even before you sit down you are presented with a menu on the wall and you have to choose. Once you have done you get a table. Food was OK service was little patchy, but the weird thing for us is that by using this ordering system we were in and out in under an hour!!... More 

1 Thank Howard O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never left a bad review on TripAdviser but after eating at this establishment with such extremely rude staff, I felt compelled to. We have been going to the Walnut tree for about 10 years for a family members birthday, and it's always been a superb experience, this time was a complete let down. We meal was for 16... More 

2 Thank Lisa H
Sussexinns, Owner at the walnut tree, responded to this review

Reading this review could be extremely misleading and give totally the wrong impression as the statements made with regard to their treatment by "staff" are totally untrue. The Manager had actually gone to the bathroom and because the customer had become so abusive, a regular customer, who had only just arrived, described as a "drunken old lady" had stepped in... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to the Tree for a few years. The pub needs an overhaul - menu, the quality of food and the decor. The menu might be better served in printed form rather than the use of the blackboards blocking people trying to get into the pub from the back door and those using the toilets. It is... More 

Thank Jon T
Midhurst, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, beautiful interior. Only criticism is that you have to go and stand and look at a menu on the board which spoils it especially when the restaurant is busy as it feel chaotic, people clumped together waiting their turn to read the menu. A simple print out of the menu handed out at the tables will make it... More 

Thank Deborah M
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have never been to an establishment where the manager was so rude. "Dave" who attempted to help resolve our problem with the bill was plain awful. My mums fish was burnt to a point where she could not actually eat it, thankfully they took this off the bill which I expressed gratitude for, however when I questioned the fact... More 

3 Thank freyaj123456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Walnut Tree Farm Vinnetrow Road | Runcton, Chichester PO20 1QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 785881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?