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The Local Area

Discover the hidden gems surrounding Our Back Garden and turn your visit into an unforgettable memory. There's an abundance of experiences awaiting you during your stay at Our Back Garden, whether you're here for a brief moment or an extended retreat.

Our Back Garden is in the heart of Westbourne village and if you just want to take it slow and relax Westbourne offers three pubs, a Fish and Chips shop, a Co-op and The Spice Cottage Indian Restaurant

We often receive inquiries about the best dining spots in the area, and we’re delighted to share our top recommendations with you. While The Alpacas Café, on site, offers fabulous coffee, delightful snacks and ice cream, a short drive will lead you to some fantastic dining spots we highly recommend.

Just a stone’s throw away, Emsworth Town awaits, a historic fishing harbor renowned for its oyster farming and rich heritage. Wander through the charming streets adorned with local businesses offering a tempting array of food and drink. Don’t miss our personal favorites, JJ’s restaurant and bar and The Lord Raglan  and the  Crown pubs where you can savor delicious meals while soaking in the sea breeze and witnessing breathtaking sunsets over the mill pond.

If outdoor adventures beckon, a short drive from our gate will lead you to the stunning landscapes of South Downs National Park. Explore countless trails suitable for all ages and abilities, each offering panoramic views of the picturesque countryside. The National Park also boasts amazing countryside pubs and some great vineyards. For those drawn to city life, we’re conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Chichester, a historic market city boasting vibrant shopping streets, a diverse culinary scene, and cultural attractions such as Chichester Cathedral. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the maritime heritage of Portsmouth, home to the Historic Dockyard, where you can tour iconic vessels like the Mary Rose, The Victory, and The Warrior, indulge in retail therapy at Gunwharf Quays, or take a lazy day on the beach exploring the arcades along the promenade.

At Our Back Garden, the possibilities for adventure and relaxation are endless, promising time filled with cherished memories and delightful discoveries.”

Also worth a visit

For the wine drinkers

  • Ashling Park
  • Tinwood Vineyard
Ann Brazier
Ann Brazier
15 February 2024
A great visit for a meet and greet session at Our Back Garden today. My granddaughter absolutely loved it. The staff were friendly and helpful, making it such a pleasurable visit. We definitely intend to return for alpaca walking later in the year
Susannah Greenwood
Susannah Greenwood
12 December 2023
Beautiful place to visit, lots of events a sweet shop and now you can get refreshments. Worth a visit.
Coral Harmon
Coral Harmon
3 December 2023
Had an amazing visit today, meeting and feeding the alpacas. The hosts were really friendly and informative and obviously really care about their animals and their business. The alpacas were lovely, the hot drinks great and the produce made from the alpaca wool was wonderful; I look forward to wearing my hat and socks and I'm sure our grandson will love his cuddly alpaca. Would definitely recommend a visit and would love to come back.
Mark Ralls
Mark Ralls
5 November 2023
Fantastic day out .
Mark Darlington
Mark Darlington
14 October 2023
Hosted our daughter's birthday party here. It was such a lovely experience for the children, and the owners were amazing!
Hefin Griffiths
Hefin Griffiths
1 October 2023
Visited with Veterans Outreach Support. Brilliant crew, brilliant morning 👍👍
Lou T
Lou T
30 September 2023
We had a fantastic couple of hours with the alpacas today. Such a great place, with a lovely family feel. Laura was brilliant and taught us everything we needed to know. I’m in love with Flora and wanted to take her home. Thank you so much.
Paul Monks
Paul Monks
20 September 2023
My wife loved this place we got so close to the Alpacas, the meet and greet is brilliant, you get to feed and pet then a great experience.
Ben Carville
Ben Carville
19 September 2023
Absolutely brilliant. The hut is so cute and the setting is beautiful. Laura and Perry are also incredibly helpful.