In 2012, basmati aquired the famous ‘labour in vain’

public house in Westergate, near Chichester. Located on the main A29 road from Chichester to Bognor and just passed Fontwell, with its horse racing course.

The labour in vain had been trading on the site for over 30 years. The historic coaching inn has been there for over 300 years. In the latter years though it had been trading as the Island Bar before being closed for a few years.

This derelict site has lovingly been transformed into a beautiful restaurant without losing the ambience of this character building.

With more to be done to this site including an extension to the building and the opening of the BBQ garden in the summer. We hope the restaurant will become a great addition to the area.



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