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The Richmond Arms

Mill Road | Near the Duck Pond, West Ashling, Chichester po18 8ea, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Country Pub, Restaurant, B& B in an idyllic Sussex rural village at the foot of the South Downs,5 Min's from Chichester. Locals bar and country kitchen serving locally sourced meats, seafood, game and vegetables in an innovative manner.Roasts on our "Rotisserie" and meats/seafood grilled over Charcoal. Classic bar snacks re-invented, regularly changing local microbreweries beers,home made hedgerow "eaux de vie" and large list of wines by the glass.... expressive of their origins and "terroir". ...
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90% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have visited the Richmond Arms for Sunday lunch many times including on mothers day. The food is outstanding! The best Sunday lunch by far. The service and atmosphere is equally as impressive.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and it never fails to amaze me. The food is incredible! Obviously a very creative and skilled chef creating its menu. Lovely mackerel rolled by roast beef. Definately recommend

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wow! What a find. We orginally booked a table here thinking we'd opt for the Pizza, but so glad we didn't! From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome, the waitress spoke highly of the owners, explaining that one was the chef. She was very knowledgable, complimented our choice of food and recommended wine. In our... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had heard so many good things about this restaurant so we booked for a Friday evening. It was absolutely packed, we had to park quite a way down the road, which was not a problem as it was a nice evening. We strolled into the right hand side of this restaurant, only obvious entrance, and advised the staff member... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have eaten here many times and we have not once had a bad meal. Staff are fantastic and helpful - I have often been downsold dishes to tempt me to try something new. The attention to the quality of the produce along with the best cooking in the area. Downside the dining room is tiny so you cannot always... More

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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263 reviews 263 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Richmond Arms is not near anywhere, but why should it be? It takes a bit of effort to get there but you won’t regret it. What was a village pub is now a restaurant of some class. You can still sit outside with a pint or two but inside is set out for informal restaurant dining. The menu is... More

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Hyderabad, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

12 of us for Saturday Lunch - and could not have been more graciously nor excellently hosted. I knew the food would be great from previous meals at this wonderful Country Pub - but the ease with which we and our young kids were accommodated, whilst enjoying the most delightful tapas and mains was a perfect treat. Unreservedly recommended on... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lovely village location, in a beautiful part of the world. Menu had a lot of good options on it, and unusual additions, if not extensive for vegetarians. Think more 'gastro' than 'village.' Selecting drinks was somewhat hard work, as the staff did not seem to know if they sold various drinks... no Cinzano, and little idea which gin they stocked.... More

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were looked after really well by all the staff. Clearly well trained and on their game. The menu was varied and interesting - have never had crispy sardines before! Choice of wines excellent, though another lager or two wouldn't go amiss. The pizza oven in the car park looked worthy of another visit.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love The Richmond Arms. Have now been for a secpnd visit. The first time it was just myself and my partner. The second with all of the family to celebrate my Dad's 75th. The food is fantastic. Quite rich on the tastebuds but so scrumptious. Love the squid fries and the rib eye steak melts in your mouth. The dripping... More

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