Amberley Castle

“Tremendously atmospheric setting in 900-year-old castle.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

AMBERLEY, WEST SUSSEX

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You can’t go wrong with a proper castle, can you? Amberley is everything you could ever want from such a place, battlements and all, set in acres of wonderful parkland in the idyllic Sussex countryside. The restaurant has a high, barrel-vaulted ceiling, mullioned windows, and an atmosphere of extreme baronial grandeur. Menus change with the seasons, and this is modern British cooking of excellent quality, with great balance in dishes thoughtfully constructed from top produce. A winter meal might include cannon and braised shoulder of lamb, with crispy onion, Savoy cabbage and rosemary jus. Pear tarte Tatin makes for the perfect finish, served with an effective Roquefort ice cream and fig gel.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
Amberley Castle
AMBERLEY, Arundel, BN18 9LT

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 56
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30: 171
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Classic European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover West Sussex

Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.

In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham. 

West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.

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