Events at Goodwood and Fontwell
On the edge of the Goodwood Estate and a short walk from the motor racing circuit and aerodrome, The Old School is an excellent place to stay when attending Goodwood’s flagship events such as the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival , or Qatar Goodwood Festival (previously Glorious Goodwood.)
We are only an eight minute drive from Fontwell Park Racecourse, easily accessed via the A27,
Chichester Festival Theatre
We are fortunate to have the famous Chichester Festival Theatre on our doorstep. With its two theatres and shows throughout the year, it’s an experience not to be missed when you are in the area.
Follow this link to see this year’s scheduled performances and to book tickets.
For fine dining in the evening and superb Sunday lunches we heartily recommend nearby our favourite restaurant. Cassons offer award winning, modern English style fine-dining, specialising in game and fish dishes, with regular gastronomy nights. We are always happy to make a booking for you at Cassons Restaurant, or they can be contacted on 01243 773294.
Alternatively enjoy a meal at one of the charming traditional pub restaurants in the vicinity such as The George Eartham or The Fox Goes Free .
West Sussex offers many pretty towns and villages to explore, and the south coast is just a fifteen minute drive from The Old School. Zip along the A27 to nearby Arundel with its antique shops and cafés, or visit beautiful West Wittering beach. Take in some history at sites such as the majestic Arundel Castle, Petworth House, or Uppark. For the artistically minded, lose yourself at Cass Sculpture Foundation with its ever-changing monumental sculptures set in a 26 acre site within the ancient Goodwood Estate, or attend a course at West Dean College and explore its award winning gardens.
We are happy to arrange taxi transport where required, and there is a bus stop just a few yards from our front door with a regular service into Chichester city centre.