Built in 1967 by the Tamplins group, it is currently part of the Hungry Horse (Green King) chain of restaurant pubs.

We tend to regard this sort of pub as a 'Road house', designed to be seen by the approaching traveller, inviting them in for rest and recuperation hence its critical position next to a main road into Worthing.

Currently, as with the George in Goring Road and a few others, it is a family orientated restaurant with affordable prices with the majority of the inside given over to dining.


The name is derived from the Sussex Yeoman Cavalry. I believe on its opening day, a representative of the Sussex Cavalry was present. A uniform used to reside in the entrance in a display case.
Special thanks to Glen for this picture taken in the 1970s. We might dare to say this is one of the earliest known.
Mark O'Keeffe informs us that it was his father, Joseph O'Keeffe, who constructed the Welcome sign. Andy O'Keeffe, Mark's brother, confirms this and adds that their father also did some of the other landscaping as well as the paving in the corner of the car park that used to be a short cut into the park beyond.


Known Landlord/manager From: The Worthing Journal

Ernest (Fred) & Eileen Steer - dates unknown
Ron Stafford - dates unknown
1975 - 80s Ron & Marion ?
1981? - 1985 Eddie and Carol Griffin
2016 -
Dean Harris-Eckett, general manager

1967: The names Winston Churchill and The Limbrick were rejected for a new pub at the junction of Palatine Road and Littlehampon Road. The Sussex Yeoman was chosen instead.