This impeccably presented 19th-century lodge with stunning views of the rolling South Downs is…
“The cooking has a unique identity.” - AA Inspector
LOWER BEEDING, WEST SUSSEX
In the grand location of Leonardslee House, Interlude occupies a glorious setting surrounded by woodlands. With its high ceilings, fireplaces, oil paintings and chandeliers, the grand old house doesn’t lack for character while the kitchen makes full use of seasonal ingredients from its own gardens, as well as via foragers and local farms. Expect bright, lively flavours in epic-length tasting format, from snail porridge, bone marrow and oak, to roasted pheasant, black pudding purée, autumn truffle and dehydrated cabbage. After a sharp and fruity pre-dessert of sloe berry, Leonardslee gin and nasturtium, finish with chocolate, yeast and birch.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 32
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Closed: mid September
- Cuisine style: Classic English and French, South African influences
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About the area
Discover West Sussex
Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.
In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham.
West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.
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