Harden's survey result
“How wonderful to dine in the medieval hall of a castle” (nowadays a Brownsword hotel) – complete with a 12th-century barrel-vaulted ceiling (and working portcullis). It almost seems churlish to point out that the restaurant is “expensive and a bit average”, but most reporters feel that it’s “worth it” for the “fantastic setting”.
“It’s so romantic” eating in this historic venue, complete with peacocks, ruined ramparts and working portcullis! Inevitably it’s not the best option for a cheap date and opinions are mixed as to the value it delivers – for critics the cuisine is “not special enough” and the dining room “lacks ambience despite its evident history”, but more typical is a reviewer who feels “it’s a bit overpriced” but still finds it “a lovely experience”.
“Dine in a real castle” – that’s the promise at this “historic” venue (complete with peacocks and working portcullis!). Following a change of chef in early 2016, its food ratings slipped this year, but there were no grievous complaints, and most reports remain of somewhere that’s “a little pricey, perhaps”, but “a magical romantic destination for a special occasion, with excellent food”.
“Like a magic castle!” – the “very special” setting is “so romantic” at this “wonderful medieval fortress” (complete with working portcullis!); ex-Gidleigh chef, Robby Jenks is really starting to make a major impression here with “to-die-for” cuisine (which is “reasonably priced” too).
|Wine per bottle||£36.00|
Amberley, BN18 9LT
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|