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Set in 35 acres of private pastureland, with its medieval architecture, mullioned windows and tapestry-hung walls, Bailiffscourt is the ultimate country escape. Sink into a comfortable sofa, warmed by a crackling log fire and be charmed by the friendly and efficient service. Families and dogs are most welcome and encouraged to roam, exploring the extensive grounds and the beach.

Sussex is both beautiful and bountiful, providing the finest of ingredients to create mouthwatering menus, mixing innovation and tradition, echoing the ethos of the hotel. The elegant Tapestry Restaurant and intimate lounges are perfect for a relaxing lunch, romantic dinner or traditional afternoon tea. On sunny days, also enjoy the beautiful rose-clad courtyard and rose garden. Head Chef Russell Williams and his team serve award winning cuisine in a truly unique setting.

Membership benefits are also available in sister properties Ockenden Manor Hotel Restaurant and The Spread Eagle Hotel & Restaurant.

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Opening hours

Lunch: 12.00pm - 2.00pm | Dinner 6.30pm- 9.00pm

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

What we love

  • Child Friendly
  • Restaurant with rooms (Hotel)
  • Fine dining
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private dining



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Awards & Cuisine

  • Russell Williams
  • Modern British
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Private dining

The Music Room with tapestry hung walls and a feature fire place can seat up to 26 guests on one long oval table or up to 40 guests on rounds. The Rose Garden is the perfect place to sip champagne before dinner, or alternatively the cosy lounges with the log fires lit during the colder months. Bailiffscourt are renowned for outstanding cuisine and the use of fresh, seasonal and local produce, complimented with a European and International wine list. 


The Music Room


Minimum 26
Maximum 65

The New Restaurant


Minimum 14
Maximum 14

Tapestry Restaurant


Minimum 80
Maximum 120

The Card Room


Minimum 4
Maximum 4

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