One of Sussex’s landmarks, the World’s End is a beautiful Sussex longhouse located next to Patching Lake.
Many of the names of villages in the County of Sussex end in "ing" which indicate their Saxon origins; "Ing" means "people of". Patching originated from "Paecci's people" (Paecci being a local Saxon chief or landowner). At this time, the village was known as Paeccingas but by the Domesday Survey in 1086. the name had corrupted to "Petchinges". The name "Patching" was settled by the 16th century and the village has been known by that name since that time.
The site has been an inn since 1765, though it was known as "Patching Pond House", as it lay by the village pond at the bottom of Fox Hill. By 1847 it had been renamed "The Horse and Groom". In 2002 it was refurbished and the name changed to "The World's End", in homage to the sea-farers of the past who feared sailing off the edge of the world.
We love dogs, as all good pubs should! Well-behaved dogs are welcome in our bar and outdoor areas. Wi-Fi access is free to all our guests (subject to availability).
The Worlds End, Patching is proud to be part of the Hall & Woodhouse family. For more information on Hall & Woodhouse and to find other Hall & Woodhouse houses click here.
Daily 11am - 11pm
Food service Times:
Monday - Thursday 12 noon -9pm
Friday and Saturday 12 noon -9:30pm
Sunday 12 noon - 7.30pm
We have on-site car parking
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(Offer valid Monday –Thursday, January-November and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, or on a Bank Holiday. Please remember to book with 24hours notice).