The Five Bells Inn is situated in the Arun Valley between Pulborough and Storrington, very near to the South Downs, great for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Further along the coast is Worthing, Chichester and Portsmouth. The nearest large town is Horsham and Worthing and London is 90 minutes from the village.
Only two miles away are the well trodden pathways of The South Downs which are now part of the National Park. There are two castles within 5 miles of the village; Arundale and Amberely as well country houses such as Parham. Keen golfers are spoilt for choice with The West Sussex and West Chiltington golf course just around the corner.
There are plenty of historical market towns, villages and coastal walks all within easy reach of The Five Bells Inn, Smock Alley; Horsham, Arundale, Midhurst as well as Guildford.
The ancient village stocks and whipping post are outside the church and are believed to have been constructed in the mid 17th century. There is a small West Chiltington museum located just behind the church. There is a smock windmill which was fully working up to the 1920's and since has been converted to a private house. Residents of West Chiltington are very proud of their gardens which are evident when roaming the country lanes and rolling meadows. Visit in the summer and you won't be disappointed. The unique aspect to this village is it’s not a drive through. It’s hidden away from the traffic where you can hear the birds singing and the occasional tractor or horse! The population of West Chiltington is below four-thousand. The original village has a number of older buildings which is considered to be the old town, with a post office.
The other part of West Chiltington is the Common which was built from the 1920s. Because of its remote location, West Chiltington is off the beaten track you can walk peacefully. There are plenty of pathways to walk on that go to the South Downs, Pulborough, Storrington, Thakeham, all areas considered to be unspoilt and ready to be explored! West Chiltington, although small for its population has two post offices, a butchers, one pub with rooms (The Five Bells Inn, Smock Alley!) a nursery and many rural retreats.