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“Good simple food served with a smile” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Richmond Arms

The Richmond Arms
Mill Road | Near the Duck Pond, West Ashling, Chichester po18 8ea, England
01243572046
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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". ...
Surrey, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good simple food served with a smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

On the back of trip-advisor recommendations took my parents and son to the Richmond for my mothers birthday. It was a Sunday and the pub did seem more a restaurant than a pub. Chorizo scotch egg and fries with eyes(sprats) for starters. Looked good tasted even better. Roast sirloin for my guests and Dover sole for me. Beef was apparently best had for some time. Dover sole was perfectly cooked and v v nice.
Puddings also looked good.
Will be going here again soon.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Another happy evening at the Richmond Arms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We came here a couple of years ago and raved about it then, so it was good to be back and find that the menu was still as exciting and varied as before. Really good to see some unusual dishes and combinations of flavours that genuinely make it hard to choose what to go for. Recommended without hesitation and well worth seeking out.

Visited February 2014
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We celebrated our wedding anniversary on 7th February and following the wonderful reviews, decided to book. I must say, that I am so pleased we did. The service was really good, attentive and welcoming.
The food was exceptional, so we will definitely be returning.
Thank you, thank you, thank you...

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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“An unexpected find of real quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A real find. Totally unprepossesing exterior ("I'll keep driving") hides an excellent restaurant with charming friendly service and really good food. Good beer, though I'm not sure how many regulars would drink here, and reasonably priced unusual wines add to an all round above average experience. The veggie dish was particularly praiseworthy both for thought, presentation and taste and woodcock on the menu is an unexpected benefit. Lucky are those that have this closebye. Make the most of it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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emsworth
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“really friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Popped in for a drink and was so impressed by the menu had to go back for a meal. Booked a table for four on valentines night and took both rooms above the bar.
From the start we were impressed by the friendliness of all staff. Service was relaxed but spot on.
The menu had some lovely twists so we put together some bar snacks as a mixed starter. Four main courses later and we're all looking forward to the dessert menu as the standard has been so high. The menu came with some twists so we had mixed desserts for four as we wanted to try everything. The food was all cooked perfectly and the chef combined flavours with real talent and flair. Presentation was great. Definitely going back.
Breakfast was presented beautifully with various fruits, cereals, etc before a cracking full english.
Rooms were good too.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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