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Ockenden Manor

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Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
(01444) 416111
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Description: Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful...
Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park. Head Chef, Stephen Crane,serves some of the finest food in southern England incorporating the freshest ingredients, sourced locally in Sussex whenever possible. Guests have a choice of fixed price menus including Stephen's selected Sussex Menu or the gastronomic seven course Tasting Menu
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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic 40th Celebration!

Wow! This place is amazing. It was a surprise visit for my 40th birthday and it didn't disappoint at all. The hotel is in the town but set in beautiful grounds that make you feel miles from anywhere. The food was superb. We had the tasting menu and we could not fault a single thing, every dish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
FiandJas
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

WIth a Michelin star to its name, the expectation is set high. We have eaten at other non-starred establishments in the county at a similar price and all far exceeded this experience. The first impression was poor waiting around at the entrance for somebody to show us to our table. The dining room decor looks tired. There are inexperienced waiters... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow! This place is amazing. It was a surprise visit for my 40th birthday and it didn't disappoint at all. The hotel is in the town but set in beautiful grounds that make you feel miles from anywhere. The food was superb. We had the tasting menu and we could not fault a single thing, every dish was brilliantly presented... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The most amazing hotel it is friendly and comfortable and is simply all round perfect. We have stayed at the sister hotel Bailiffs Crt before and this was much better as the service was really very good and the good was of a very high standard .We spent a whole day at the spa and it was so special we... More 

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Sompting, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My daughters bought me a gift voucher for my 60th birthday and my wife and I saved it for a summer visit. We ordered the 8 course tasting menu and expected great things. No disappointments. The service was excellent, unobtrusive but attentive at all times. The food was a real pleasure. A small selection of 'amuse bouche' was followed by... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went for a foursome lunch and was not at all disappointed!! Lucky with weather, so drinks on the terrace beforehand and coffee afterwards overlooking sweeping views, hearing every so often the appeals of the cricket players at the nearby ground, all very pleasant. There was a lunch-of-the-day menu available, very reasonably priced, with a good selection, but iwe decided to... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We booked a midweek Spa break for a birthday treat. On our arrival we asked about an upgrade as I'd heard sometimes it is available and we were so very lucky to be upagaded to a room called 'Raymond' - WOW what a fantastic room! Huge 4 poster bed and amazing bathroom. The evening meal was lovely with good choices... More 

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haywards heath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We decided to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary at the Ockenden Manor as we had been told that the food was excellent. We were not disappointed. we opted for the 8 course tasting menu and the wine flight to go with it. Fantastic. The food was wonderful and got better and better as the meal went on. Chef Steven's Lamb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Lovely food, fantastic staff. Really enjoyed the breakfast, family friendly and very helpful. Would recommend to friends.

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Aylesbury
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My family arranged a surprise lunch for me and we were all delighted with the food offered. We opted for the £45 taster menu but beware! If chosen everyone on the table has to have it. As one member of the party does not eat fish we asked for an alternative for the first course. At first this was refused... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Four of us went for dinner last Friday to celebrate my darling wife's 60th. Initial reaction walking in was that the place was rather frumpy. The lounge in particular was very dated and somewhat boring. The dining however was excellent. The lamb was cooked to perfection and the oxtail much appreciated by our guests. Service was impeccable with a nice... More 

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Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
Phone Number: (01444) 416111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
Average Prices: USD 87 - 117

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: (01444) 416111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 87 - 117

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park. Head Chef, Stephen Crane,serves some of the finest food in southern England incorporating the freshest ingredients, sourced locally in Sussex whenever possible. Guests have a choice of fixed price menus including Stephen's selected Sussex Menu or the gastronomic seven course Tasting Menu

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