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The Richmond Arms

Mill Road | Near the Duck Pond, West Ashling, Chichester po18 8ea, England
01243572046
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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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English first
Chichester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Richmond Arms is not to be missed, excellent food & impeccable service, it was my parents wedding anniversary and they made the evening very special. Well done..

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Warwickshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We're in the area for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and chose The Richmond Arms based on Trip advisor reviews. It was fabulous. The welcome was warm and friendly and the menu had a varied choice of foods. I chose goats cheese stuffed courgette flowers with broad bean salad to start and my husband smoked mackerel. Both were delicious. For... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here for the second year in a row and were not disappointed. Perhaps it will become a family tradition! We were actually seated at the same table we had last year and one of my only complaints is this- the benches against the wall are too high for the table and you can't really move... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We discovered the Richmond Arms via Tripadvisor. Nestled in the small village of West Ashling next to a beautiful duck/swan pond the restaurant exudes with great atmosphere. The food was superb and the chef is very inventive. The staff were delightful and friendly. It is not a cheap establishment but on the basis that you get what you pay for... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lovely location and excellent service. We did not want a large meal so had the starter and dessert, both we're delicious and it was good to see dishes which were different from the usual pub menu. My only criticism is that it was expensive and we would not use it on a regular basis because of the cost.

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