The closest pub to Goodwood

The Fox Goes Free is the closest pub to Goodwood, so our busy events calendar regularly includes Horse Racing, Glorious Goodwood, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and similar motor-related gatherings. With quiz nights, wine tastings and charity events, there is always something to do and see at the Fox Goes Free! See you soon.

Food and music festivals

Our close proximity to West Dean Gardens enhances our events calendar with food and music festivals which start in April and go on till October. The Fox Goes Free is often a popular watering hole for keen ramblers and cyclists enjoying our location at the foot of Levin Down in the beautiful South Downs.

Full event capability

We offer an excellent pre or après social for all the local events and cater for these with a well organised food, drink and accommodation offering.

At the Fox Goes Free there is always something going on!

Willie Austen Live

25th Oct 8pm
20th Dec 8pm

Fox Clay Shoots are back!

October 14th
November 11th
December 9th
Jan 27th  2024
Feb 17th 2024
March 23rd 2024

Spaces filling fast.


Fri 8th Sep – Sun 10th Sep

Horse Racing

Tues 5th & Wed 27th September
Sunday 15th October

Other Events

Tuesday 31st October
Guy Fawkes night
Sunday 5th November
Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 12th November

Sun 27th Mother’s Day
Sun 27th – Clocks go forward

Fri 8th – Members Meeting build up
Sat 9th – Members Meeting
Sun 10th – Members Meeting
Mon 11th – Fri 22nd Half Term
Fri 15th Good Friday
Sun 17th Easter Sunday
Mon 18th Easter Monday – Bank Holiday

Mon 2nd – Bank Holiday
Fri 20th – Racing Goodwood
Sat 21st – Racing Goodwood
Sat 28th – Goodwood
Sun 29th – Goodwood
Mon 30th – Fri 3rd June – Half Term

Thurs 2nd – Bank holiday
Fri 3rd – Bank holiday – Queens Jubilee and Goodwood Race Night
Sun 5th – Family Race Day Goodwood
Fri 10th – Goodwood Race Night
Friday 17th – Goodwood race night
Sun 19th – Father’s Day
Wed 22nd – Build up to Festival of Speed
Thurs 23rd – Festival of Speed
Fri 24th – Festival of Speed
Sat 25th – Festival of Speed
Sun 26th – Festival of Speed

Fri 8th – AIR RACE at Goodwood
Sat 9th – AIR RACE at Goodwood
Sun 10th – AIR RACE at Goodwood
Summer holidays start Friday 22nd July – Wed 31st August
Tuesday 26th – Glorious Goodwood
Wednesday 27th – Glorious Goodwood
Thurs 28th – Glorious Goodwood
Fri 29th – Glorious Goodwood
SAT 30th – Glorious Goodwood

Fri 26th– Goodwood Racing
Sat 27th– Goodwood Racing
Sun 28th– Goodwood Racing
Mon 29th– Bank Holiday

Tues 6th – Goodwood Racing
Thurs 15th– Pre-Revival
Fri 16th– Revival
Sat 17th– Revival
Sun 18th– Revival
Wed 21st– Goodwood Racing

Sun 9th – Goodwood Racing
Mon 24th – 28th Half Term
Sun 30th – Clocks go back
Mon 31st–Halloween

Sat 5th – Guy Fawkes night
Sun 13th – Remembrance Sunday

Sat 17th – Christmas Holidays
Sat 24th – Christmas Eve
Sun 25th – Christmas Day (Public holiday)
Mon 26th – Boxing Day
Tue 27th – Public holiday Christmas day on a Sunday
Sat 31st – New Year’s Eve

Sun 1 Jan – New Year’s Day
Mon 2nd Jan – Bank Holiday – School holidays end