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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Street, Bramber BN44 3WE, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bramber
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cheshire
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed at the Old Tollgate Hotel on the weekend of 3rd and 4th November 2012. We upgraded to a superor room and were not disappointed. Nice hotel, good room good breakfast. We did not have an evening meal at the hotel as we were visiting our daughter so eat out in Brighton. From what we could establish the resturant only does a cavery so at £24per person for 2 courses it appears expensive. We found it very close to Brighton so it was best for us to stay here and travel in. Lots of parking unlike being in the centre of brighton. We will definately stay at this hotel again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed hear on the 26/27 October 2012 as our daughter Lisa and her husband Nigel was having their wedding reception here. The hotel accomodation was excellent large room and reasonably priced. The meal we had with family on the friday was of a good standard, and breakfast was also to a good standard. The food at the wedding breakfast on 27 October was also of a good standard. The hotel has an old world feel about it. yes I like staying there , in fact I shall stay there again in 2013 they have walk leaflits so if you go for a long weekend or even longer you can do a diffrent walk every day, yes I was impressed. I can only advise, if you want a wedding reception at a hotel look no further, and ruins of Bramber Castle oppisite what a setting for photographs. I have done many reviews for tripadvisor praise is often hard to come by , but in this case praise is due well done.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very impressed with the size of this suite. Our room was at the end of the corridor and entry to the bedroom was through the lounge. The bed was larger than many we have stayed in on our vacation with plenty of room to move around, which we appreciated as coming to close of our vacation we needed some space to sort all the bits and pieces accumulated in our travels. TVs in both the lounge and bedroom was great as well. Breakfast was to a quality expected. Would recommend this to any one.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

As the father of the groom, attending a wedding reception at this Hotel recently, I would like to thank Maggie Parsons, (General Manager) and Robert ( Catering Manager) and ALL the staff, this Hotel is first class in every way, and it was so nice to attend a function with 60 persons, and not hear One complaint, the food, and service was excellent throughout, I highly recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of holding a function there or just going for a meal, you won't be disappointed .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I would just like to say how impresses I was with the quality of food we enjoyed on a recent Friday lunch at your establishment. I treated my husband to lunch for his birthday as he has always enjoyed coming to the tollgate for a long time now. We had a 2 course meal which consisted if a main and a dessert. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his beef and I can't say enough about the desserts. Everything was layer put amazingly as usual and the choice cannot be beaten. The chefs were very helpful. I would like to say a special thanks to James and Ian for there attentiveness to our needs. Thankyou to all your staff for a lovely day.

Janice and bob Laughton .

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Just returned from a stay at this hotel with friends whilst doing the South Downs Way. We had an exec room which was lovely - great shower and really lovely room. Friends in the regualr rooms were less complimentary.

The breakfast was OK - especially when you realised to order any specials on arrival.

However the carvery was a nightmare - we arrived and planned to eat in the hotel, however quickly changed our minds. The smell was overpowering - boiled cabbage and burnt meat. Even to our friends non vegetarian noses, this wasn't good.

On Staurday night, the smell was compounded by the wedding disco that was loudly playing next to the bar - we were very glad that we had booked a restaurant in Steyning for dinner at this point.

The staff we dealt with were all perfectly pleasant and helpful, but the hotel just really wasn't our thing. I found myself wishing for the lovely B&B we had stayed in previously!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel. We are however also an extremely busy carvery restaurant. I note that you are vegetarians and would like to advise that we do have vegetarian options available.

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Maggie Parsons
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

10 of us were present ffor my birthday party on the Sunday special deal, we all had lovely rooms,mine was the 4 poster room, the evening buffet ws superb with choices for all of us, (two of the party being gluten free). The staff were friendly and attentive. We had a lovely time. Then for breakfast we all our breakfasts cooked freshly for us aand again a vast amount of choice. I would certainly recommend this Hotel. The hotel is clean the food is great

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Hotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments, it is important to receive feedback from our customers to assist in our efforts to exceed expectations. I am so pleased that your stay was an enjoyable one. We will be delighted to welcome you back to The Old Tollgate in the very near future. Best wishes

Maggie Parsons
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Address: The Street, Bramber BN44 3WE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Bramber
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bramber
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 10 miles north of Brighton, the Old Tollgate Hotel is one of the most popular 3 Star Country Hotels in West Sussex. Set within the idyllic Village of Bramber, Steyning at the foot of the Sussex Downs, you can expect wonderful customer service and comfort whilst enjoying the hotel’s old worldly charm. The modern traveller will benefit from Free Parking, Free WIFI and Flat Screen TVs in every guest room.Our award winning Carvery Restaurant offers a superb selection of perfectly roasted joints, a spectacular choice of hot dishes, smoked fish, salads and mouth watering desserts.An idyllic Wedding Reception Venue with a licence to host your Civil Ceremony. The ideal hotel near to the South Coast where you can rest your head after enjoying a shopping expedition in nearby Brighton. Perfect base for lovers of golf, walking, cycling, horse riding and for visiting the many nearby historic houses and gardens in East and West Sussex. ... more   less 
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