BMW i3 at Half Moon


Could this be the perfect country pub? 56 miles from Farnborough The Half Moon is a beautiful Grade II Listed building in Kirdford, West Sussex, dating back to the 15th century. If you are looking for a beautiful drive in your BMW i3s, this is it. Take a closer look at the owner of the pub and you will see the name Jodie Kidd above it and suddenly it all makes sense. Known for her driving prowess, Jodie's Half Moon is found at the end of a joyous drive through the South Downs, along winding country lanes that bring out the best of the all electric motor in the i3s. If you are travelling through Guildford, there are plenty of stations to stop at and top-up before your reservation; the My BMW App will locate the nearest one to you.

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The English super model, racing car driver and television personality, first bought the pub in the summer of 2017 and has lovingly restored it to its former glory, with modern twists.

“Our wish is to establish a home from home, somewhere vibrant, welcoming and charming, where guests can enjoy exceptional British produce with international flavours inspired by my travels.”  says Jodie Kidd.

This country pub, restaurant and kitchen garden serves honest, high quality dishes - championing locally sourced ingredients, and provides a warm, homely space where guests can unwind and enjoy fine food in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Guests can enjoy pub classics including a Scotch egg with brown sauce, pork scratchings with beer emulsion and burnt apple sauce, traditional fish pie, plus steak and chips. There are also dishes inspired by Jodie’s travels including - charred day boat mackerel and tomato salad, and roasted and stuffed chicken thigh, tempura broccoli, coconut curry sauce, with root vegetable slaw plus tempura asparagus, miso and chilli dressing.

Everything is beautifully presented and the service is friendly and excellent. The pub is full with locals - always a good sign. We also recommend booking ahead for Sunday Roast - where the star of the menu includes “Marshalls Farm” roast pork loin, with crackling, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

Desserts include a twist on the classic sticky toffee pudding - served with miso caramel ice cream and toffee sauce. For a light and fresh option, seasonal berries and fruits are turned into divine sorbets, served with textbook perfect meringue and chocolate crumble.

Restaurants owned by celebrities are often tainted with a slight dose of skepticism, but this pub genuinely feels like the place where passion has been poured onto every plate. A true gem where locals and visitors will enjoy and treasure for years to come.

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“ECO Pro+ mode is perfect for the narrow country lanes, maximising the potential of the BMW i3's charge and ensuring that you can drive, dine and return without any need for a supercharger.”

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Fuel economy and CO2 results for the BMW i3 range: Mpg (l/100km) not applicable. CO2 emissions: 0 g/km. Electric energy consumption (combined) 3.8 - 4.1 miles/kWh. Electric range 173.4 -190.8 miles. These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The BMW i3 and i3s 120Ah is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. These figures were achieved using the WLTP test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2, electric energy consumption and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.