South Lodge – Venue of the Month

30 March 2017

South Lodge is a Country House Hotel in Sussex, one of six of the Exclusive Groups Hotels, located in the south of England.

The Hotel is positioned in the heart of the South Downs, a truly beautiful setting.

In 1985, South Lodge was bought by the Pecorelli family (who still own the group to date) from Gordon Tregear who first inherited the estate.  It was then that South Lodge became South Lodge Hotel.

Two years later in 1987, the stables were converted into guest accommodation. This block is now suitably called the “Stable Block” consisting of 12 bedrooms.

It wasn’t until 1999 that the Great Hall was built; a warm and welcoming reception area, with a lovely homely feel.

2002 saw some major building work take place, when The South Downs Suite was built to accommodate 12 conference and banqueting suites. This is where The Hotel hosts an array of weddings, conferences and private dinners.

The Pass restaurant was established in 2008 offering a fine dining tasting menu. The 28 cover, 3AA rosette award-winning restaurant gets the guests closely involved in the kitchen drama with a fantastic twist on the ‘Chef’s Table’.  Guests get the opportunity to watch the creations of Head Chef Ian Swainson unfold right in front of them – a superb experience!

Also in 2008, South Lodge Hotel was extended with the addition of the Sussex Wing, built to accommodate 43 beautifully appointed luxury suites - a stunning setting for a weekend break.

Nearby to many local towns including Horsham, South Lodge Hotel has many local attractions, cafes, shops and markets. Brighton and other seaside resorts are also very close, if guests are looking for a day out whilst staying at South Lodge Hotel. The Hotel is surrounded by Historic towns such as Arundel and an abundance of beautiful gardens and walks.

South Lodge Hotel really is the most wonderful location for a ‘staycation’ in the heart of the countryside.

For any enquires to host your event at South Lodge Hotel, please contact their very helpful Events team:

Emma Farnes - Senior Conference Coordinator:  01403 892 420

Cassie Over - Senior Wedding Coordinator: 01403 892 316


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