The Restaurant at THE PIG-in the South Downs
We’ve got an obsessive commitment to home-grown and local produce: simple food done well
Relaxed eating overlooking the South Downs...
It's all about the Kitchen Garden and we celebrate the seasons using only the best, freshest and most authentic foods and ingredients. What our Chefs serve up depends on what the Forager supplies and what our Kitchen Garden team harvest on the day. This means that even though our menus change daily, our focus on quality stays the same.
Kamil, our Head Chef at THE PIG-in the South Downs, and his brigade work hand-in-hand with the Kitchen Gardeners to create the 25-mile menu – made up of daily harvested garden produce and fresh ingredients from small West Sussex producers, farmers and fishermen, who supply anything that we cannot grow, produce or catch ourselves.
At just under an acre, our walled garden is steeped in history with old Espalier apple trees, vines and an orchard made up of mature pears, apples and cherry trees. We have introduced two large polytunnels that not only grow a wide variety of sweet peppers, tomatoes and basil, but is also a nursery where we experiment with specialist plants. There's even a nuttery and mushroom house - all cared for by Head Kitchen Gardener Alex and his team. The Victorian greenhouse is this Kitchen Garden's jewel in the crown, and has been sensitively restored whilst protecting the ancient vine inside!
Tuck into our 25-mile menu at the restaurant in the heart of the house, or enjoy some outdoor eating on the terrace, with far-reaching views overlooking our very own vineyard.
THE PIG’s commitment to a 25-mile menu not only supports West Sussex’ suppliers but means we can be 100% honest about the provenance of our ingredients.
Take a look at our menu to get a feel for what we will be serving. Please note these are subject to change.
Our restaurant is open daily
Lunch from 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner from 6pm - 9.30pm
When you are with us please just ask the team if you have any questions about the menu, allergies or your dietary requirements.
If you would fancy a drink in the bar before eating, just arrive around 30 minutes before your table booking.
Things to know before visiting
The availability shown online is live and always up-to-date. If you can’t find the date you’re after, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add you to our waiting list.
However, it’s worth checking out our other properties as we may have rooms or tables available elsewhere.
We do not permit dogs inside THE PIG-in the South Downs, although they are welcome to join you on a stroll around the grounds. Please keep them out of the Kitchen Garden and away from our animals.
Children are more than welcome at THE PIG, both in the restaurant and to stay. At THE PIG-in the South Downs we have adjoining double and twin rooms.
We’ll never tell you what to wear. Our restaurants are informal places, so come in whatever makes you happy and comfortable.
Breakfast is available for residents from 7-10am Monday-Friday and 7.30-10.30am on Saturday and Sunday. We serve Lunch from 12-2.30pm and Dinner from 6-9.30pm daily. Lunch bookings are advised, however, Dinner bookings are essential! Book online or give our Reservations team a call on 0345 225 9494!
We offer monetary vouchers, as well as a lunch, dinner and treatment vouchers. These can be purchased here.
We have extended the validity of all Gift Vouchers that are due to expire in 2021, to now expire on 31st December 2021, so that you still have an opportunity to use them at THE PIGs.
Please kindly note that you are unable to redeem a Gift Voucher online to make a booking. Please book your room as normal and the team will refund any pre-payments with proof of your voucher. Please just contact email@example.com
Unless we are running a special deal and it is stated within the terms, all of our rates are on a room only basis so are inclusive of VAT only.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant where you can choose to either dig into our PIG grazing breakfast tables or pick something hot from our breakfast menus. Prices range from £13.50-£18.50.
You can check in from 4pm at all of our properties, however, you’re more than welcome to arrive earlier to drop off your luggage and explore the gardens. Due to current physical distancing guidelines, we are limiting capacity in the main hotel, so you might not be able to make the most of the lounges until you have checked in. The team will be on hand to help you when you arrive.
Check out is by 11am. We ask that you leave your room by this time, but please enjoy the surroundings all day. We can’t guarantee an early check-in or late check-out, but stick around and let us know your plans and we will try our best on the day.
Please note our rates stated are at a starting from price, and fluctuate throughout the year depending on season. We sometimes run offers and Late Pig Room Rates.
We no longer accept American Express payments.
Nestled in the South Downs National Park, set within the small hamlet of Madehurst, THE PIG-in the South Downs opens its doors on Monday 6th September!
THE PIG-in the South Downs
THE PIG-in the South Downs is extremely fortunate to be located within the tranquil hamlet of Madehurst. As you will have observed The South Downs National Park is a rare and environmentally sensitive area, we ask that all guests visiting the hotel help us keep it that way.
So, together with our neighbours, we would be grateful if you could drive with care and consideration when arriving and leaving THE PIG. By adhering to the local speed limit of 20mph and reducing noise pollution as much as possible when travelling through the area we will ensure our neighbours and the wildlife are left safe and undisturbed.
Arundel (10 min drive) and Amberley (9 min drive) Train Stations are right on our doorstep, both served by Southern Rail with direct routes from London.
London Victoria to Amberley or Arundel – Get to Amberley in 1hr 20 mins and Arundel in 1hr 23mins.
London Bridge to Arundel – 1hr 23mins.
London Blackfriars to Arundel – 1hr 35 mins.
You can also reach us easily from several major spots including 58 mins from Brighton, 22 mins from Bognor Regis, 10 mins from Barnham (London main line) and 20 mins from Chichester.
THE PIG-in the South Downs is around 26 miles from London Gatwick Airport, with rail connections to Barham.