This impeccably presented 19th-century lodge with stunning views of the rolling South Downs is…
The Camellia Restaurant at South Lodge
“Modern British cooking with a sound foundation in the classics.” - AA Inspector
LOWER BEEDING, WEST SUSSEX
Set within 92 acres of Sussex countryside with stunning views of the rolling South Downs, this impeccably presented Victorian mansion hotel is an ideal retreat. The walls of the restaurant are covered with wallpaper depicting red and pink camellias and there are lovely views of the garden. The cooking achieves a high standard throughout and a meal might kick off with an elegant ajo blanco before an impeccably timed piece of turbot or perfectly pink cut of fallow venison. If there’s room, try the rice pudding with flavours of saffron, pistachio and fig, or choose from a range of cheeses.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 100
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 17
- Wines over £30: 203
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: British
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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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