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Mill Road | Near the Duck Pond, West Ashling, Chichester po18 8ea, England
01243572046
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Country Pub, Restaurant, B& B in an idyllic Sussex rural village at the...
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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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Gastro pub? 83/100

We have eaten at some of the best gastro pubs in the UK but this one is the best so far. We were late making a reservation and only got in with a 6:30 reservation agreeing to return the table at 8:30. This always leaves us feeling a bit under pressure but we needn’t have worried. The server mad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Mike L
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Athens, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at some of the best gastro pubs in the UK but this one is the best so far. We were late making a reservation and only got in with a 6:30 reservation agreeing to return the table at 8:30. This always leaves us feeling a bit under pressure but we needn’t have worried. The server mad us... More 

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Dartford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wow! Just returned from a brilliant stay at the Richmond Arms. We stayed in room 1 which can also be used as a family room. The room is tastefully redecorated and has all you need ie hair dryer, use of iron and ironing board, even a fan. The bed is amazing. Laying down is like being swallowed up in a... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very quaint, cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. I ordered the brisket & it was excellent!! Would definitely dine here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Joined a 40th birthday party and enjoyed the food, venue and atmosphere immensely. The staff were superb, unobtrusive, accommodating and appropriately attentive - if I owned a business I would take a leaf out of the people who recruit here. From the cute little vintage van serving unique wood fired pizza to the restaurant with an outstanding menu to the... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My second visit here, I do not remember much of last one other than meal was very good -it was Xmas. Visited again on a quiet Thursday lunchtime, place only a quarter full, it was a lovely day, but the garden at the front is small. We sat at the front with an open window a good compromise on a... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Met up with some friends for supper, food looked terrific, nice Serrano ham basking on the side, but my meal was slightly disappointing and I thought rather expensive. But will try again. This place has many excellent reviews, perhaps I was just having a bad day, but our bill came to over £200 for six. Nice ambience, staff pretty good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Richmond Arms just gets better and better. Had dinner there last night with my wife and had a really excellent meal. Having water on the table and bread brought as soon as you are seated immediately makes a good impression. Interesting and intriguing menu makes choosing quite difficult as there are also more starters/bar snacks on a blackboard. I... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There are many pubs in and around the South Downs that trade on views, past experiences of the chef, hymns were written there or have gained some spurious award from a magazine! In my experience they either do not try very hard with their food or charge you an excessive amount or both! At last after trying to eat at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Birthday visit on a Thursday evening. The place was alive with chatter and the amazing aroma of Serrano ham! Cannot fault anything about the three course meal, the service or the price. Superb

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

On a very busy night, because of local horse racing, they accommodated our request to increase our table numbers from 5 to 7 at short notice. Service was exemplary and very well measured. A starter of local asparagus was nicely presented and well dressed but a bit light on asparagus. A soft shell crab starter was described as brilliant! A... More 

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Additional Information about The Richmond Arms

Address: Mill Road | Near the Duck Pond, West Ashling, Chichester po18 8ea, England
Phone Number: 01243572046
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  West Ashling
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mill Road | Near the Duck Pond, West Ashling, Chichester po18 8ea, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  West Ashling
  • Phone Number: 01243572046

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

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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