The only female publican in our line up, model, polo player and racing car driver Jodie Kidd runs The Half Moon pub in Kirdford, West Sussex, which serves international dishes made with local produce from the Sussex Downs inspired by Kidd’s travels around the world.
“My wish is for it to be a home from home, somewhere vibrant, welcoming and charming. It’s a real labour of love but it’s the most gratifying thing I’ve ever done. This is the first time I’ve loved coming to work,” Kidd told The Telegraph in a recent interview.
Having taken part in Celebrity MasterChef, fine food remains a priority for Kidd at the 15th century pub. On the current à la carte you’ll find the likes of roasted baby beets with goat’s cheese mousse; leek and cheese pie with parsley mash; and beef cheek pappardelle with Parmesan and truffle. There’s also a six-course tasting menu on offer.
Selling local ales and craft lagers, the Grade II listed Half Moon boasts a gorgeous garden with its own vegetable patch and a large apartment above the pub that’s available to let for those keen to prolong their visit.