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Unique setting, delicious food

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, mid-morning coffee or a full afternoon tea. With its inglenook fireplace and welcoming atmosphere our restaurant is a stunning setting or you may like to sit by the fire in our oak-beamed bar or bask in the warmth of our conservatory. When the sun shines head outside to our terrace or inner courtyard.

Weekday & Weekend Serving Times:

Breakfast: 7am to 10am / 8am to 10.30am*

Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm / 12.30pm to 3pm (Sunday)

Afternoon Tea: 2.30pm to 5.30pm / 3pm to 5.30pm (Sunday)

Dinner: 7pm to 9.30pm / 7pm to 10pm on Friday & Saturday

Please let us know if you would like to dine outside these hours and we will do our best to make arrangements for you.

* Until 10.30am on Bank holidays

Gin Bar

With more than 100 different gins - some more unusual than others - and 12 different tonics on offer, guests can create their own gin journey and complete their cocktail from a menu of fresh garnishes, many home-grown from the hotel garden

Our gins include:

Blackdown Gin

Monkey 47

Brighton Gin

Warner Edwards

Afternoon Tea

The Spread Eagle is perfect for afternoon tea, for a special occasion or just because you deserve a treat. Sink into a sofa by the fire or sit in our light, bright conservatory and indulge.

Afternoon tea is served between 2.30pm and 5.30pm and we recommend booking in advance as it's extremely popular.

Full Afternoon Tea - £29 per person

Delicious selection of homemade sweets and savouries, to include finger sandwiches and home-baked scones with clotted cream and seasonal homemade jam and delicious cakes, all served with your choice of Camellia's tea or Edgcumbes coffee

..make it sparkle - £41 per person

Full Afternoon Tea served with a glass of Wiston Estate Sussex sparkling wine; Brut or Rosé

...make it a G & Tea - £41 per person

Full Afternoon Tea served with a Winter Warmer gin cocktail of Hendricks' Gin, Aperol, sugar syrup, preserved oranges, finished with Prosecco, garnished with a cinnamon stick. Served in a Hendricks' tea pot, cup & saucer

The Spread Eagle Cream Tea - £8.95 per person

Two home-baked fruit scones with clotted cream and seasonal homemade jam, served with your choice of Camellia's tea or Edgcumbes coffee

All of afternoon tea options include complimentary refills of tea and coffee when taken per person

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Historic Sussex Hotels Dining Club

Become a dining club member and enjoy an array of delicious benefits..

Join the Historic Sussex Hotels Dining Club to enjoy privileges and extraordinary value when dining and entertaining at our three beautiful hotels in West Sussex: Bailiffscourt, Ockenden Manor and The Spread Eagle.

Membership benefits include:

* Complimentary member dining

* Complimentary bottle of Ridgeview Sparkling Wine

* Three Afternoon Tea vouchers

* Complimentary stay at The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa

* 25% off selected Historic Sussex Hotel events

* Complimentary private room hire

* Valid at all Historic Sussex Hotel restaurants during all meal periods excluding Saturday dinner (& Friday dinner at Ockenden Manor)

* Membership of the Luxury Restaurant Guide Club

Please note the above benefits are subject to availability and exclude key dates

To find out more and become a member contact us: or 01276 850581