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Amberley Castle

AMBERLEY, Arundel, BN18 9LT

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There are quite a few hotels in the UK with 'castle' in their names, but few can compete with Amberley when it comes to living up to expectations - it's a 900-year-old Norman fortress with twin-towered gatehouse and portcullis, and battlements built to rebuff invaders sweeping over the South Downs. Goodness, it's impressive. Within its hefty stone walls, the public rooms have kept to the spirit of the antiquity of the place, while adding a sense of contemporary luxury. Its main dining room, the Queen's Room, has a 12th-century barrel-vaulted ceiling, open fireplace, murals, muskets and tapestries, and tables laid for the business of fine dining. The kitchen meets 21st-century expectations, blending modern techniques and European tradition to produce striking, harmonious dishes. First up could be clam and poached loin of rabbit with langoustine, Alsace bacon and violet artichoke and then comes either another fish in the shape of pave of halibut, fennel, clams with garganelli pasta, or the more outré Himalayan-style salt-aged lamb with a parcel of the neck meat in wild garlic and anchovy dressing. To finish, a banana parfait, chocolate namelaka and popcorn. The wine list lives up to the setting, with a knowledgeable sommelier on hand to advise.

Further information

Tel: 01798 831992
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Conor Tomey
Number of seats: 56
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 8 yrs.
Parking available.


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Amberley Castle, Amberley
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Off B2139 between Storrington & Houghton
Nearest station: Amberley

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