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AA Notable Wine List 2017-18
AA rating
Rosette award to be confirmed

Assertive modern dishes in a real castle

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Credit cards accepted

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. 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. The wine list lives up to the setting, with a knowledgeable sommelier on hand to advise.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Paul Peters

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30: 171
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £24.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £34.50
  • 2-course dinner from: £54.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £67.50
  • Tasting menu from: £85
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 56
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • On-site parking available

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Off B2139 between Storrington and Houghton.

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