We went here for lunch on a Thursday at just after 12 noon. It was fairly busy in the first bar area so we went through to the quieter area towards the back of the pub where it leads out to a pub garden where people also go to smoke.
There was a fairly strong smell of bleach in the area we sat in which wasn't very nice but luckily it wore off as we sat there!
We took our big dog in with us and the staff loved him and made an enormous fuss of him, which he loved :)
There were quite a few specials to choose from as well as a good sized menu.
We didn't have long to eat as parking is limited to only one hour in Arundel - which is the fault of the Conservative council. It meant we had to rush our lunch and rush out to our car - not good. I will be making a complaint to the council about this ridiculous situation.
I asked about the wines available and was told most are quite dry. I'd decided to have a ham ploughmans and was recommended to have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc with it, the 250ml glass was excellent quality and I really enjoyed this and it complimented my food perfectly. It was £6.25.
You have a choice of two things with a ploughmans so my husband chose cheese for me as he likes that! The meal that came - see photo, had the biggest piece of cheese I've ever had before! Unfortunately it lacked any flavour at all? There were some very nice thin slices of apple and the ham was very nice. I wasn't so keen on the bread with it. I think it was Branston pickle and an onion chutney that were also on the plate, with a little coleslaw and a small amount of salad. It cost £11.
Hubby had the sausage and mash which also came with some really big onion rings and a nice gravy. He really enjoyed this. His drink was a shandy made with Fosters lager which he really liked and it cost £4.05.
The total of our lunch for two was £32.80.
The ladies was very clean.
Our seat that we sat on was a bit stained and could do with replacing!
This is a very nice pub and very friendly staff. We were made most welcome here.
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