What's on Next

There is a great sense of community in West Marden with fun-packed seasonal events arranged throughout the year. Here's what's coming up next plus what you can expect to find going on at the Vic Inn, in West Marden and beyond.

Festival of Christmas Ales 8th - 10th December 2017

With 9 festive real ales, mulled cider plus music and other events the 2017 Festival of Christmas Ales at the Victoria Inn West Marden promises to be another great event.

The Beers and Ciders

Tasting Notes for Beers & Ciders
or Download the brochure

How the Festival Works

The festival works on a tokens basis:

  • 5 tokens for £10
  • 1 token = 1/2 pint
  • 2 tokens = 1 pint
  • 2 tokens = 3 ale taster (3 x 1/3 pint)

We have 2-pint take away cartons available so you can enjoy our wonderful ales at home. Our 2-pint take away cartons are 4 tokens or £8.

Throughout the festival there will be various activities raising money for our chosen charities for 2017.

Festival Hours & What's On

Date Festival open Live music & Films
Friday 8th Noon - 11pm Compton Cricket Club Grand Draw 8.30pm
Best Christmas Jumper prize giving 9pm
Saturday 9th Noon - 11pm DJ Brian 8.30pm
Sunday 10th Noon - 10pm Prize Old Mummers 2pm

Christmas and New Year at the Victoria Inn West Marden

A fun-packed rounding off of the year and start to the new with our Christmas and New Year events at the Victoria Inn West Marden. Festive lunches, Party Nights, a Festival of Christmas Ales & Winter Ciders, Christmas Carols, and a New Years Eve party with live music all rounded off with a fantastic Burns Night celebration.

Book a Festive Lunch/Dinner

1st to 24th December 2017

Bookings being taken now for dates from 1st to 24th December. Book your festive lunch or dinner and don't forget to check out our Festive menu and complete a Pre-order form .

We have special party nights on Saturday 9th & Friday 15th December which include our DJ and dancing after your meal.

New Year's Eve Party

Don't miss our fabulous Masquerade New Year's Eve party with live music from the fabulous A2! Nibbles, Bubbles, Music & lots of fun. Dress up and wear your favourite mask

Burns' Night

Saturday 27th January 2018

Piper, haggis, whisky, poems, book now as always a great evening and very popular.

Diary Dates

  • December

  • 1-24

    Festive Lunches & Dinners

  • 8-10

    Festival of Xmas Ales

  • 15

    Disco from 8.30pm

  • 22

    Live music from To Be Frank

  • 31

    Masquerade New Years Eve Party

  • January

  • 27

    Burns' Night

  • April

  • 6-8

    Spring Beer Festival

Events at the Heart of West Marden and Beyond A fun-packed calendar all year round

From West Marden Fest to Glorious Goodwood

The Vic Inn is passionate about being part of its community arranging pub events, providing a venue for community events, supporting any local events and organising trips to Goodwood and Stansted events.

It was great being able to enjoy the Goodwood Revival in the knowledge that we could repair to the Victoria to be able to relax and be treated to good food and wine. The food that you served us was delicious and we felt that we had special treatment. Thank you again and we are already looking forward to next year.


The Victoria Inn West Marden is very close to the world renowned Goodwood sporting estate so our busy events calendar regularly includes Horse Racing, Glorious Goodwood, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival.


Our close proximity to the Stansted estate enhances our events calendar with their stately home, garden shows, Christmas fairs and outdoor theatre which start in early spring and continue through to December.


We offer an excellent pre or après social for all the local events and cater for these with well organised food and drink. We often enhance these events with barbecues and outside bars either within our beautiful garden overlooking the South Downs or at the event location.


We now host several festivals a year but it all started with a real ale festival with the support of CAMRA and Langham's Brewery.

With ample space and friendly attentive waiting staff, our beer garden is the ideal location for festivals throughout the year. The Victoria Inn has hosted various beer, cider, gin and rum festivals. Plus of course there is the Annual West Marden Fest which usually includes live music, a dog show, a quiz and is run in aid of a variety of charities.

...and more

There is a great sense of community in West Marden so there is always something being planned or a new challenge to meet throughout the year.

The result is a very active seasonal calendar providing a lot of fun whilst also suppoting a number of worthwhile causes and local charities.

We are always open to new ideas. Everyone is involved and everyone is welcome.