Proud Country House, Stanmer Park

7 reviews
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  • Afternoon Tea
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From a relaxing post-walk coffee and cake, to a very special classic dining experience in the stunningly restored formal rooms of the 18th Century mansion, our beautifully-cooked food is served at a price that is fair for everyone from producer to guest. Guests can now enjoy our new restaurant ‘Source’, a ‘farm to fork’ concept which takes advantage of the wonderful array of quality, locally-sourced meats, fish and freshly-grown produce – all from within a twenty mile radius of the House. Serving a seasonal , British menu, Source combines wonderful local produce with an unbeatable ambiance – a newly restored Grade 1 listed country house dating back to 1722, set in acres of unspoilt parkland and Sussex countryside; a peaceful and stylish experience just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the City.
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44% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service presentation was excellent, what let the experience down for me was that the vegetables were served warm and the lamb was fatty and tough, not tender.

1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

When we got there they didn't have our booking even though open table had confirmed. They only had 4 things left on the menu and they couldn't seat us in the dining room. The customer service was ok although there was one extremely helpful girl on front of house.

East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was tasty - even though menu was confusing. We were handed a Sunday lunch menu (set menu of up to 3 courses) and a separate lunch menu. We asked and were told that we could not 'mix and match' between them.... but the table behind us were allowed to. We were also asked to order all 3 courses at the start of the meal... again, other tables were not forced to do this. The service was lacking both in substance and hospitality - staff need to learn to smile! I had soup- not overly hot and no bread to accompany, followed by turkey roast - had to ask for cranberry sauce (which looked exactly the same as the 'jam' used on my sisters starter and dessert). We were very underwhelmed as expected so much more from the beautiful surroundings and majestic building

1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was all over the place. Staff doing their best but it’s expensive for what it is

2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Couldn’t give no stars which I wanted to do. Very disappointed as booked on line and the booking was not honoured. I was told that they were full even though I had the confirmation email. My friend had come down from London and we were looking forward to it but we went elsewhere where they know how to treat customers. All round a bad experience.

1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Lost our booking. No corkscrew for wine. Took 15 mins to find one. None of the food on the sunday menu was available. Food on other menu was inedible. Had to send 3 meals back to kitchen e.g. fish was served raw. Manager took a very long time to accept our complaints. Seemed to think the fact there had been a wedding the day before was an ok excuse. Poor waitresses were at their wits end -not their fault.
Would not recommend to anyone. What a pity at such a delightful venue.

39 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sadly they failed to mention that the restaurant was closed when we made the reservation. The manager could not have cared less about the error. We left without an apology.