Welcome to
The Gribble Inn & Brewery

At last…..

We can finally welcome you back to the pub. Whilst we can’t quite fling open the front doors just yet, we can open up our garden for groups of up to 6 people from mixed households or from 2 households (including children), to enjoy some alfresco eating and drinking from April 12th.

Whilst we are obviously all keeping everything crossed for good weather, it’s best to come prepared for every eventuality. Our menu will be a little less extensive than usual but we are sure you will find something to enjoy.

As for opening hours, our plan is to open 12 noon until 8pm whilst just trading outside. Don’t forget you can also order takeaway food. If it’s hurricane conditions or monsoon-like, we may have to call it a day a little earlier, so please bear with us if our opening times do vary a little.

Please call, message or e mail to book your undercover space.
We cannot wait to see you!

About us

About Us


A great pub, serving great food to great locals.

The Gribble Inn is a charming public house within West Sussex, nestled in the quaint village of Oving. It is situated close to the South Downs with views to Goodwood, three miles from the historical city of Chichester.

Your hosts Simon and Nikki pride themselves on offering quality service and seasonal food both accompanied by a variety of tasty beers, brewed onsite in their very own micro-brewery!

The Gribble offers comfortable chesterfield sofas surrounding two roaring log fires to warm you in the winter months and a pretty cottage garden in which to enjoy the long summer evenings.

The Gribble welcomes amongst others; locals, rambler & walkers, cyclists, well behaved children and dogs.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 11am to 11.00pm
Sundays 12 noon to 10.00pm

Open for breakfast & coffees from 9am Monday to Saturday

and then

The 16th century thatched cottage that is today The Gribble Inn, was once the home of local school teacher Rose Gribble.

Following her death in 1980, local farmer Peter Hague compassionately bought and transformed the cottage into a public house for the local Oving parishioners. In memory of Rose, Peter named the pub ‘The Gribble’ as a lasting tribute.

The onsite micro-brewery has been active since the opening of the pub in 1980. Head brewer, Rob Cooper, has brewed beer at the Gribble since it opened. His late father was the Head Brewer before him and both had the pleasure of knowing Rose Gribble

Christmas Plans

Christmas & New Year Plans The Gribble Inn 2019

It’s that time of year again when we will soon be rummaging in the attic for the Christmas decorations and untangling the tree lights. So we decided that its time to get ourselves organised so on that note, here are our Yuletide plans;

Friday November 29th until December 23rd inclusive we will be serving our FESTIVE MENU,
which includes items with a festive touch, along side some of our Gribble Favourites. Just call us to book a table as normal, come along and enjoy yourselves and let us do the rest.

If your party is for 10 or more we will require a deposit of £5.00 per person & a pre-order for your party, which must be received 7 days before the date of your booking. The deposit is non- refundable, if you cancel within 7 days of the date of your party. The deposit will be taken off of your final bill.

If you would like us to provide crackers for added fun then let us know and we will simply add a £1 per person to the final bill.

Christmas Eve from 6pm we will be offering our 2 meals and a bottle of wine or fizz. This evening is always very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Day we will be open for drinks in the bar between 12pm and 3pm, last orders 2.45pm. Its always a lot of fun, so take the kids and the dog for a walk to the Gribble and work up an appetite ready for Christmas lunch.

Boxing Day we are open for lunch so pop on your Christmas jumper, and enjoy a tasty lunch before you head off home to play with all the new toys and have an afternoon snooze in front of the fireplace. As usual we will be closing at 6pm on New Years Eve but we will be open at noon on January 1st for lunch when Simon’s famous Bloody Mary’s will be on offer.

Festive Fridays £5 per person
There will be music and dancing and love and romance…..well music and dancing anyway. We will be hosting live music nights in our Brewery Tap Bar from November 29th until December 20th. Hot sausage rolls & mince pies will be served. For more details of any of our events please ask a member of staff and watch out for details of special offers & events on our Facebook page. To book please call 01243 786893

Brewery Tap Bar
You can book our Brewery tap bar for groups of 20-36. We can arrange a bespoke evening for you to include a bar, live music and catering options. Please call or e mail us with an outline of your requirements and our events coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible.

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Eve  Open 11am to 11pm Food Served 12 noon to 8.30pm
Christmas Day Open 12 noon to 11pm  Drinks Only
Boxing Day
Open 12 noon to 5pm Food Served 12 noon to 3pm
New Years Eve
Open 11am to 6pm Food Served 12 noon to 4pm
New Years Day 
Open 12 noon to 10pm Food Served 12 noon to 4pm

Menu downloads

Our team of passionate chefs strive to provide fresh food, cooked to a high standard. We use as many locally sourced, quality ingredients as possible and regularly amend our dishes to ensure the produce is in season.

We have an extensive menu featuring many ‘Gribble’ favourites, from Pork Belly to our own Gribble-Ale Ice Cream!

In addition to our full menu we offer daily specials, a selection of bar snacks, sharing platters and light bites.

You can enjoy up to six of our own real ales, served over the bar alongside seasonal guest ale. We serve Stowford Press and Rosie’s Pig cider and offer an extensive wine list all served by the glass.

Food Serving Hours

Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 9.00pm
Sunday 12 noon to 4.00pm

Our Brewery

Enjoy a freshly brewed beer

We are proud to present our very own micro-brewery here on site at The Gribble Inn. We have the capacity to brew up to 4320 litres of beer every week, with the capabilities to vary our types and styles of beer.

Each brew is monitored and nurtured for 7-10 days, racked then served. With the support of Simon & Nikki, head brewer Rob has been brewing with a renewed enthusiasm and has had some very successful brews of late: ‘Robs Revenge’ brewed to celebrate his 2000th brew and ‘Flints Full Glory’ named after the pub dog Flint.

Several of our beers have recently been featured at the Great British Beer Festival including Pukka mild, C.H.I.P.A. and the very popular Sussex Quad Hopper 4.0%. You will find up to 6 of our own ales served at the Gribble Inn bar, including old favourites such as Fuzzy Duck.

We have just completed our first steps into the world of bottling. We are pleased to announce our SANTA’S SACK limited edition bottled ruby red ale 5.4% is now available to purchase in house at The Gribble Inn

Brewery talks

We are now excited to offer our guests the opportunity to experience our Brewery for themselves.

You will be shown the brewery & guided through the brewing process before having the opportunity to sample a selection of our ales and enjoy a lunch or evening meal. Brewery Talks are for parties of 4 -10 people. Prices start at £25 per person.


Available to buy

2 Pint Container
5 litre Bag in Box
10 litre Bag in Box
20 litre Bag in Box
(consume within 2-3 weeks)

If you would like to discuss trade sales, please contact Simon Wood on 01243 786893.

Barrels of ale are also available to purchase for outside functions which can include a full set up & collection service.

Gift Vouchers

A great treat for Christmas !
Here at the The Gribble Inn & Brewery we offer gift vouchers to purchase for that special someone. They are redeemable against our food and drink offerings, as well as against our Brewery Talks. We offer voucher denominations of £5 & £10.

How do I order gift vouchers online?
1. Go to our ‘Contact’ page
2. Enter your name and email address in the areas provided.
3. In the ‘Message’ area type Gift Vouchers and the amount you would like to purchase.
4. Submit the form, and a member of our team will get back to you to finalise a payment and arrange delivery.

Brewery Tap

Hire your own pub!

JANUARY 2019: Please note we are not currently taking bookings while we work on re modelling our brewery.

Attached to the brewery is our recently opened, fully licensed Brewery Tap bar, which is housed in a barn, located within the grounds of the pub.

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The Tap is also available to book for private hire. During functions you will be provided your own bar person, meaning no need to queue at the Inn bar!

We can cater for a wide range of functions including business meetings and special occasions. For more information please contact Nikki to create your own bespoke package.

For private hire we can cater up to 50 people.

Contact us


The Gribble Inn & Brewery Co.

Gribble Lane
West Sussex
PO20 2BP

01243 786893

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Around Us

Chichester Cathedral


This magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chichester for over 900 years. With unique architecture from each century of its life, this Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks. The Cathedral is open every day and all year with free entry. There are free drop-in guided tours, self-guiding leaflets for those who prefer to wander at their own pace, and special trails for children. There is also a superb Cloisters Café and Shop, complete with terrace and walled garden. Visitors can also enjoy the historic Cathedral Close and the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Gardens, both only a few steps away. All are welcome at this splendid Cathedral – a fascinating place to visit.

General Enquiries – 01243 782595

Click here to visit the site

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum


Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated in a corner of the old RAF Tangmere airfield, famed for its illustrious service from 1916 through to the post-war years. The Aviation Museum was born when a group of like-minded enthusiasts met to discuss ways of keeping the memory of RAF Tangmere alive. The Museum has some excellent aircraft and powerplant exhibits including the World Speed Record breaking Gloster Meteor F.4 Special (flown by Group. Captain E.M. ‘Teddy’ Donaldson in 1946) and Hawker Hunter Mk3 (flown in 1953 by the Museum’s late President Neville Duke). The museum is open every day between February 1st and November 30th.

General Enquiries – 01243 790 090
General Enquiries – info@tangmere-museum.org.uk

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Goodwood Motor Course & Race Course


Goodwood Estate is a major sport and leisure venue featuring Goodwood Racecourse, home of the Glorious Goodwood flat-racing festival, which is one of the highlights of the English social season; Chichester/Goodwood Airport and Goodwood Circuit; and the Goodwood Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club. The immediate grounds of the house also play host to the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, which has rapidly become a major event in the diary of all fans, participants and companies associated with motor racing. The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars manufacturing plant and global headquarters is located on the south end of Goodwood Estate.

General Enquiries Goodwood (Flat) – 01243 755022
General Enquiries Goodwood (Motor Racing) – 01243 755055

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South Downs Way


The South Downs Way is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales and was the first bridleway National Trail in England. It is also the only National Trail to lie entirely within a National Park. Stretching from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west, first capital of England, through to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head at Eastbourne in the east, almost all of its stunning 160 kilometer length is blissfully off-road.

General Enquiries – 0300 303 1053
General Enquiries – info@southdowns.gov.uk

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Arundel Castle


Ancient Castle, Stately Home & Gardens – Set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great Castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun. Built at the end of the 11th Century, it has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1000 years. Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England.

General Enquiries – 01903 882173

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Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens


Fishbourne Roman Palace is in the village of Fishbourne, Chichester in West Sussex. The large palace was built in the 1st century AD, around thirty years after the Roman conquest of Britain on the site of a Roman army supply base established at the Claudian invasion in 43 AD. The rectangular palace originally surrounded formal gardens, the northern half of which have been reconstructed, the southern half are the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country. Stroll around the lavish Roman residence and Roman gardens and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK.

General Enquiries – 01243 785859

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Musgrove House Bed and Breakfast


The house is within easy walking distance (0.7 miles) of the center of Chichester, and with off street parking, you can leave the car at the residence while you wander round the many shops, restaurants and attractions on offer. Musgrove House aim for a balance between home away from home and a touch of luxury, so with softened water throughout the house, silk duvets and Egyptian cotton bed linen, they aim to exceed your expectations and make your stay as comfortable as possible!

General Enquiries – 01243 790179
General Enquiries – enquiries@musgrovehouse.co.uk

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Earth Seed to Bloom

Our amazing florist.



Designer Flowers for

Chichester and Bognor Regis

Earth Seed to Bloom is an independent florist designing contemporary and traditional fresh flower arrangements for collection or delivery throughout the Chichester and Bognor Regis area of West Sussex.

General Enquiries – +441243 531581 / 01243 531581
General Enquiries – gill@earthseedtobloom.com

Oving Lodge


Welcome to Oving Lodge our Grade 2 listed home just outside of Chichester, between the South Downs and the coast and within easy reach of Goodwood, Arundel and Portsmouth.

Situated in Oving, a small quiet village with its thatched 16th century pub and restaurant. Our home is old (some parts 17th C) and quirky, yet full of charm, which we have added to with comfort in mind.The garden surrounds our home so there is a pleasant outlook from each of the rooms, guests are welcome to relax in the garden, when the weather allows. We have three beautiful bedrooms available for bed and breakfast:

General Enquires 01243 536679

General Enquires rosslyn@ovinglodge.co.uk