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South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel

AA Advertised Country House Hotel

About this rating

'AA advertised' establishments are not rated by the AA for accommodation, but may have been assessed for the Rosette award for culinary excellence.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 786 reviews

Elegant and tranquil South Downs retreat

AA Inspector

At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

This impeccably presented 19th-century lodge with stunning views of the rolling South Downs is an ideal retreat. There is the traditional and elegant Camellia Restaurant; as well as a more innovative take on the chef's table concept, The Pass – a mini-restaurant within the kitchen itself. Guests can take a tour of the restored Victorian wine cellar, either with a sommelier or on their own. The elegant lounge is popular for afternoon teas. Bedrooms are individually designed with character and quality throughout. The conference facilities are impressive.

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The Pass Restaurant Rosette award to be confirmed


  • En-suite rooms: 85
  • Family rooms: 11
  • Ground-floor rooms: 19
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 200


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Safe play area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities


  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Mountain bikes, archery, clay pigeon shooting, wine tasting
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 235
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 180
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 130

Getting here

A23, onto B2110. Right, through Handcross to A281 junction. Left, hotel on right.

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M23 junction 11
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