In the Heart of the South Downs National Park

The Victoria Inn is situated on the B2146 between Petersfield and Chichester in the Sussex village of West Marden.

Excellent Location

The South Downs is an area of outstanding natural beauty. West Marden is one of the villages which makes up the Octagon, consisting largely of framland, situated at the western end of Sussex and within the South Downs National Park. West Marden is easily accessible from places like Portsmouth as it is only 10 minutes from the A3(M). Ideal if you want to escape to the country for a few hours!

If you do want to stay a while and explore, there are a number of B&Bs and self-catering accommodation located in the immediate area. Then after a day of exploring, relax and enjoy a meal and a drink at the Victoria Inn!

Walking & Cycling

There are lots of circular walks which you can do starting and finishing at the pub. And as for cycling - well - the Tour de France has been known to pass right by the pub on its way up the hill!

The Churches of Marden Walk is particularly popular and takes in 3 local Norman churches, another takes in St Hubert's Chapel built in 1053 and containing examples of mediaeval paintings from around 1300.

The Octagon Walk was established to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. Guiding you through unspoilt parts of West Sussex through the South Downs National Park and covering 10 local villages including our very own West Marden, plus Compton, East Marden, Forestside, North Marden, Racton, Stansted, Stoughton, Up Marden and Walderton. The full Octagon Way is 18 miles long but there are also eight circular Octagon Short Walks of 2-4 miles each.