Rolls Royce

When the Rolls Royce factory at Goodwood first opened, it was building one car a day and employed a staff complement of  300.

Rolls Royce factory Chichester

Today there are more than 1800 designers, engineers and skilled craftspeople employed at the plant, working to produce five different models. They are one of the largest employers in the area, making a significant contribution to the welfare of the local community.

Fish and chip shops

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Harry’s Fish & Chips – Adrian and Helen are ‘hands on’ proprietors that take pride in all the food that is cooked and the services they provide. A well established family owned business with an excellent reputation for quality fish and chips in Chichester. Located on Victoria road and specialising in fresh crinkle cut spuds in their tasty, traditional fish and chips. They are located on Victoria Road in Chichester a short distance from Goodwood, the perfect “pit stop” when you want some tasty, traditional fish and chips.


La Fish – Established in 1981 by Adamos and Liza, La Fish is a small family-run business on the Hornet.


Andy’s Fish Bar – Long established business situated on St.Pancras using  the freshest produce which is all prepared on the premises.


The Lighthouse Fish & Chips – The Ridgeway off St Pauls


The Loft Fish & Chips – Only use MSC certified sustainable fish and recyclable takeaway boxes and offer a full gluten free menu daily. Located between Chichester and Lavant on the A286, at the Co – Op and Texaco Petrol Garage with ample parking.


New Kingsham Fish & Chips –  Hardham Rd

No #10 Fish & Chips 01243784295



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The taxi rank is at the station is on the northern side of the railway lines opposite the Foundry.

Taxi rank in Chichester, West Sussex

There are a number of local companies offering both metered taxis as well as Private Hire services.

Local Companies


Premier Cars Chichester

Chichester Taxis

Station Taxis – Chichester Taxi Association

Chichester Mini Bus

Fly Taxi Chichester (email bounced)

Toms Taxis


Booking Services


Brazilian food

I watched the Brazil vs Belgium game at the house of a friend. But it wasn’t just the football that made it a memorable evening.

Brazilian food Chichester

It was Gabriel’s piri-piri sauce that brought back memories of days in Beira and the Hut in Long St.

We started the game with crispy onion rings liberally drizzled with the piri-piri sauce. Then onto carne assada (roast beef) and crispy belly of pork accompanied by a fresh salad and once again lashings of peri-peri sauce.

Portuguese piri-piri sauce Chichester

An evening which took me off to both Portsmouth and Brighton in a search for the Brazilian restaurant which will serve as a fitting substitute for that authentic Thai meal, I well know, I will never find.

Thai Kitchen

There are three Thai restaurants to choose from in Chichester but don’t expect authentic, home cooked and independent. There is Niyom on Hayling Island and Thai Time in Arundel and one of the Thai restaurants in Bognor is supposed to be good. But it’s trip into Portsmouth for anything resembling Thai street food at Saros. There are a few more indepentently owned cafes in Southsea which I gaven’t tried as well as Na’s Bar & Galley on Kemps Quay in Southampton.

Wine tasting

More in Hampshire than it is in West Sussex. Yet despite the anomaly of being half in and half out, Emsworth is definitely Chichester Harbour. A quaint South Coast village that has retained its charm and home to one of the few independent wine shops in West Sussex.

Vin Wine Merchants offer wine courses, free in-store tastings, corporate and private events as well as vineyard tours in the UK and throughout Europe

Wine shops in West Sussex and Hampshire

They can be found around the corner and are just hard enough to find to be unusual and interesting.

Housed in a listed building dating back to the seventeen hundreds, they stock a range of wines from all over the world along with our tasting room where we hold all our courses and tasting events. With original wooden floors throughout and old fruit crates for the shelving it’s like stepping back in time to the wine merchants of yesteryear, adding to the whole experience.