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The Spread Eagle has been welcoming guests since 1430 and is a focal point for many generations of their Sussex traditions. An ash-beamed coaching inn unspoilt by time but well-appointed and impeccable; here you have the quintessential heritage destination very much regarded as a home from home.

The Spread Eagle Restaurant offers diners a perfect balance of old and new with Head Chef, Nathan Marshal's accomplished menu of modern classic British cuisine served in the hotel's iconic setting. Candlelight in the evenings with a huge inglenook fireplace, it is a wonderful venue for romantic occasions or family lunches. During the summer months lunch is also served in the more relaxed atmosphere of the Conservatory and Terrace. On finer days, the hotel's inner courtyard offers a discreet place for al fresco dining.

Member benefits are also available at sister properties Ockenden Manor Hotel Restaurant and Bailiffscourt.

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Opening hours

Lunch - 12.30pm - 2pm; Dinner 7pm - 9.30pm

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

What we love

  • Restaurant with rooms (Hotel)
  • Child Friendly
  • Relaxed dining
  • Private dining



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Awards & Cuisine

  • Michael Smollett
  • British, Vegetarian Recommended
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Private dining

Private dining is offered in a variety of intimate rooms; the wood-panelled Queen's Room and South Pond Room, The Cromwell Room or for larger numbers the magnificent Jacobean Hall.


The Queens Room


Minimum 2
Maximum 8

The South Pond Room


Minimum 6
Maximum 14

The Cromwell Room


Minimum 10
Maximum 24

The Jacobean Hall


Minimum 40
Maximum 90

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