Award winning traditional pub in Eastergate

Serving a range of excellent ales and great homemade food


The Wilkes Head is a Grade II listed building c.1763, that opened as an inn in 1803.

It has now been a public house for over 200 years, tucked away in the historic village of Eastergate within easy reach of Chichester, Arundel and Goodwood.

Family run, the Wilkes Head has a warm, welcoming atmosphere with an inglenook fire place, oak beamed ceilings and original flagstone floors. Outside a the large beer garden and a marquee for private events.

Our team was presented with a certificate for ‘The Western Sussex Camra Pub of the Year 2023’ by the CAMRA members on Saturday, March 18.

The Wilkes Head is renowned for its extensive range of carefully selected real ales, with a modern themed menu offering gourmet burgers and artisan hand-stretched pizzas, alongside more traditional meals and daily specials.

Don’t miss our very popular annual beer and gin festival with live music.

We would like to thank those who take part in our Sunday Meat Raffle for their continued support. The recent proceeds have gone towards: 

  • The purchase and installation of a DEFIBRILLATOR, located on the wall of our cellar. Please spread the word to the local community.
  • £500 to St Wilfrid's Hospice.
  • £250 to sponsoring 2 of our regulars for completing the London to Brighton bike ride, in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Please continue to support our Meat Raffle drawn every Sunday at 1:30pm. Tickets are £1 and are on sale throughout the week at the bar (Cash only).