Littlehampton used to have lots of pubs but now many have closed. Some closed years ago but closures have accelerated in the last years mainly, in my opinion, due to the smoking ban which although I no longer smoke think was one of the worst things to happen to pubs (where are all the hoards of non-smokers who were supposed to fill the pubs after the ban!), greedy breweries forcing up the prices, unscrupulous property companies who don’t make their money out of pub profits but from charging tenants extortionate rents and then tying them to a brewery at such at cost per barrel they cannot afford to sell the beer at a competitive price and finally mis-guided government policy which demonises drinking because they need a scapegoat for the dysfunctional elements in society that successive governments of all political persuasions have created. So they end up penalising the  99% of drinkers who cause no trouble. Well that is my opinion anyway. Any old photos or just information please Email Me

Dating from 1864 and originally called ‘The Custom House Tavern’ because it is situated almost next to the 1864 Customs House: Has an area inside with views over the river. Food and accommodation available.


Address: Wharf Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5DD

Tel: 01903 722335


Nice pub with friendly staff and food available during the day. Live music on a Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, large garden out the back (closes at 9:30pm and when the music is on).


Address: 32 Surrey St, Littlehampton, BN17 5BH

Tel: 01903 713324

Dating back to 1735 when it was a coaching inn with large stables and worker’s cottages within it’s grounds. It was also a safe haven for smugglers, their tunnels can still be seen in the cellar today. B & B accommodation available. Food served.


Address: 34 High St, Littlehampton, BN17 5ED

Tel: 01903-715789



Friendly family run pub which is also a free house. Recently undergone a refit and now has a stage for live music. Also shows most live football matches on their large flat screen televisions, juke box and pool table.


Address: Duke Street, Littlehampton, BN17 6EU

Tel: 01903 716557

Often still referred to by locals as the Tower Club, open late at the weekends and hosts special events from time to time.


Address: 8-10 Clifton Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5AS

Tel:  01903 726320


The Arun View
The Cob & Pen
The CoCo Lounge
The Dolphin
The Globe

Sadly another victim of the recession. Closed in September 2009. We wait and see what may become of it.

Misty’s Wine Bar & Bistro

Your author hasn’t visited this pub so can’t comment on it. Located near the seafront and close to the Harbour Amusement Park, it is convenient for people spending their time in and around the beach area.



Address: 61 Pier Rd, Littlehampton, BN17 5LP

Tel: 01903 713358

The Nelson

Very friendly, for dogs and humans. Friendly atmosphere and staff, with country inn style seating. Good beer and safe night out. Also food during the day and live music most Friday nights.


Address: 5 Norfolk Rd, Littlehampton, BN17 5PL

Tel: 01903 713112

The New Inn

Situated near the sea front and right next to the Harbour Amusement Park and the Windmill Entertainment Centre the Windmill is a Harvester pub with an extensive menu and family orientated approach.


Address: Coastguard Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LH

Tel: 01903721685


The Windmill

This Wetherspoon pub preserves the name of the old inn which stood behind a large elm tree at the junction of High Street and Surrey Street. Cut down in the 1820s, the pub and the tree had been a focal point for this part of town. Also has Wi-Fi access.


Address:  14–18 Surrey Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5BG

Tel: 01903 739863


Weatherspoons - The George Inn
Recently Re-opened - The Crown

Opened June, with a good range of real ales at very reasonable prices. Food available during the week and also a carvery on the first floor at the weekend. Regular live music. Has recently undergone a major refurbishment by its new owners who have done a good job with it.


Address:                 Tel: 01903 731784

29 High Street          Website:


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BN17 5EG

A Little Further Out of Town

A nice, basic boozer with some decent ales on.



96 Wick Street,


BN17 7JS

Tel. 01903 716459

The Dew Drop Inn

Membership required. CIU affiliated

Formerly known as The Littlehampton United Services Club.


Address: Maltravers Rd, Littlehampton, BN17 5NA

Tel: 01903 717513

Membership required.

Address: 90-91, South Terrace, Littlehampton, BN17 5LJ

Tel:  01903 715545

Maltravers Social Club
O3 Club
Sadly No Longer With Us

Membership required, CIU affiliated.

Address: Wick Street, Littlehampton, BN17 7JH

Tel: 01903 714054

Littlehampton Trades & Labour Club

Here are some of the more recent closures, eventually I hope to have pictures of other pubs that closed longer ago.

The Gratwick Arms, Church Street
The Locomotive, Terminus Road
The Railway Club, Terminus Road
The Spotted Cow, East Street
The Steam Packet, River Road
The True Blue, Wick Street
The Wickbourne Swan, Clun Road
River Arun.
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