What's the draw?
With a huge organic farm adorning its enormous estate, Goodwood boasts some of the UK's best raw materials for a foodie getaway. Plonked in the middle of it all is the Goodwood Hotel, a spacious complex of rooms with a spa, bar and grill, and ambitious restaurant that makes use of its network of dairy, livestock and arable farms. The estate, owned by the Duke of Richmond, is also a bastion of sustainability – everything from the produce to the wood for the restaurant's grill is sourced from inside its near-12,000 acres.
What to eat?
Farmer, Butcher, Chef is your port of call here. As the name suggests, the intention at Goodwood's flagship restaurant is to bring together the best of the farm's livestock with its in-house butchery and kitchen teams, with a nose-to-tail ethos. When it's good, it's very good – as in slow-braised and ash-crusted tri-tip of beef with seasonal wild mushrooms, a rich creamed potato, and hollandaise laced with bittersweet black treacle. Its adjoining bar will keep you well-stocked for cocktails – original and classic – as well.
County: West Sussex
The closest town (and nearest station) is the quintessential Sussex town of Chichester. Expect a beautiful high street, and – given it's a uni town – some decent nightlife, too.
If you're wondering where you've heard the name Goodwood before, we're guessing the words 'Festival of Speed', 'Revival' or 'Glorious' might jog your memory. The former is one of most revered motoring festivals on the planet, while the latter two have you covered for classic cars and horse racing, too – and all take place over the spring and summer. Elsewhere, bigger groups can be catered for with private stays, especially in the gorgeous Kennel House down the road.
New Barn Hill, PO18 0QB; goodwood.com