With the rise of independent Gin distilleries across the UK, but particularly in the South of England and Sussex, our customers are looking for new and exciting options to try.
Already boasting a full gin shelf with a number of unique choices including Tom Cat Cloudy Mango or Blueberry, Chilgrove (Bramble and Original), Jarrolds, Brighton and Silentpool, we put it to our customers to suggest new additions.
So at the beginning of August we posed a question on our social media channels….. suggest a great gin for us to introduce at the Lamb. The response was incredible! It seems everyone loves their unique (and often local) gin. We had votes for many including Bathtub, Cannonball and Foxhole…. all of which we will try and introduce in the coming months. For the time being, though, we could not ignore the wonderful taste and quality of Slake Gin, distilled a few miles East in Shoreham by Sea.
Watch their video (below) to find out more about this wonderful Sussex gin…
Our family took on The Lamb in 2011 when, after a number of months of closure it was looking a little sorry for itself.
It had been put up for sale by its then owners, Punch Taverns resulting in an empty building, boarded up windows, and a pretty long list of repairs, all of which served as a reminder to villagers that they faced losing their local, until the we, The Newbons fell in love with The Lamb, and decided to take a chance.
We were the first private owners for 125 years, so we set about a complete refurbishment opening our boutique Sussex hotel and gastropub to the public in April 2012. We have continued to improve and expand our wonderful building which dates back to 1780, and is Grade 2 listed. Back then, it was no bigger than a Georgian dwelling, including a bar and no more than a couple of rooms to let.
In renovations that spanned 6 years, we increased the number of bedrooms to eight, the addition of a beautiful garden terrace, and an expansion of the bar. With the invaluable help of General Manager Liam, Executive Chef Richard, and the skilled team they head up, our family are so proud to continue to improve this historic establishment.
Perfectly placed in a beautiful village, our Grade 2 listed building is the perfect place from which to explore the captivating county of Sussex. The Lamb at Angmering offers luxury boutique accommodation in West Sussex, blending both style and comfort. This, along with attentive service from our team and our wonderful restaurant, makes for an enchanting stay every time.
But we will never forget the rich history of our building. Each of our rooms are named after a previous landlord, to pay homage to the people who have ensured this pub’s place not only in Angmering’s history, but in part to it’s future, too. Each of our room pages tell you a little bit about their namesake.
See our Rooms Overview
As a privately owned free house, we are very proud to be able to make our own wine selection for The Lamb. Our family have a love of good wine and enjoy the freedom of speaking to wine merchants offering the most delightful selection of wines.
Every so often we like to change our wine list and following a considerable amount of tasting, discussion and varying opinions we have put together a completely new wine list launching today on the 1st June 2019.
On the new list we have ensure that we offer a good choice for all budgets, and pride ourselves on offering something for everyone, with wines spread over 5 continents.
Why not try some of our new wines, you don’t have to have a bottle, we have 18 wines by the glass starting at £4.85.
Our wine list is divided into segments to help you choose the wines you will most enjoy. Light or full bodied. We also give a very brief overview of each wine, 19 of our wines are priced at £25 or under, starting with our house wines priced at £18.20 a bottle.
The Lamb is very proud to offer wonderful gastro food, and have become well known in Sussex for high quality fine dining. Our great value lunch deal allows diners to experience our fabulous food, not only at a great price, but also when time might not be on your side.
Perfect as a venue for a high quality working lunch, maybe to seal that deal or when there are important matters to discuss, you can visit The Lamb and be assured that your tastebuds will be taken care of. With 2 courses priced at just £15.50 or if you have a little longer to linger, 3 courses can be enjoyed for £19.50.
Maybe you just want to have a lingering lunch with a friend, our great value lunch deal is perfect fo you too. Offering great choice combined with a purse pleasing price, have great food while you chat. Maybe a glass of Prosecco could wash it all down nicely too!
Our lunch menu changes with the seasons, the current menu (right) may also see other changes depending on supply, so please use as a guide. But rest assured, any changes will be just as mouth-watering!
To book a table for your next lunch at The Lamb, click here
Ever fancied a Sunday Roast but missed the lunchtime boat? Worry no more, at The Lamb you can enjoy our usual Sunday Lunch menu on Sunday evenings too!
Serving the same delicious food our customers have come to expect on Sunday lunchtimes, late evening is set to be just as popular. We are usually fully booked in advance for Sunday lunch so this will give our loyal clientele a second chance to be able to secure a table to enjoy their favourite meal of the week!
Lunch Service 12-3pm
Dinner Service 6-8pm
Available now to book online
The unseasonably warm weather in Sussex this week has got us dreaming of Summer at The Lamb!
We are so lucky to be nestled in a county with so many fantastic attractions and events throughout the Summer. While often we are too busy working to get to many of them, we love hearing stories from our customers who stay with us at The Lamb to head out and explore as many events in Sussex as you can.
We’ve been taking a look at whats coming up this year and offer our pick of the best here:
The Floral Fringe Fair – 1st-2nd June, Amberley Museum
“An eclectic, quirky, foodie, arty, plantaholics wildlife event with classic cars, a vintage and a Steampunk twist!”
The Festival of Chichester – 15th June-14th July
“Over two hundred events will be staged in and around the city, making the Festival of Chichester one of the largest and most vibrant arts festivals in the south”
The Goodwood Festival of Speed – 4th-7th July
“The world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture! Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport”
Lordington Lavender Open Week – 8th-14th July
“Every summer the lavender field is full of bumble bees and butterflies and when the sun shines you can imagine being in Provence!”
Wiston Steam Rally – 13-14th July
“More than 1200 exhibits in attendance ranging from steam traction engines to vintage vehicles plus a large fun fair with traditional rides and side stands”
Glorious Goodwood – 30th July-3rd August
“Five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, The Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the highlights of the flat-racing season”
Arundel Festival – 16-26th August
“One of the biggest arts and music festivals in West Sussex with The Gallery Trail, the largest walking trail in the UK with hundreds of exhibiting artists”
Once the festive madness has been and gone for another year, the early months of a new year can be a struggle to get up for! That’s why we like to bring our village a little closer with our ever-popular Village Nights.
The first of the year is due to take place on Tuesday 5th March, we welcome all guests but booking ahead is essential and spaces fill up fast! The 2 course menu for our first Village Night for 2019 features a delightful lamb shank dish with mash of course, followed by our famous sticky toffee pudding. For all this, plus a pint of beer, house wine or soft drink included, the price is just £15 per head which is exceptional value.
Village Nights have become synonymous with superb food and company with our village customers filling The Lamb with their voices and laughter making it a very special night indeed.
A second night is due to take place in April with the date to be announced soon.
The Lamb, nestled between the South Downs and the sea, is a perfect place to get away from it all at any time of year, but as a cosy winter hotel we really hit the mark!
Our rooms, each featuring the name of a landlord in times gone by, are part of our warm and inviting gastropub, featuring an open fire in the bar area and log burner in the restaurant. In such a welcoming environment, it isn’t a surprise that our rooms each feature special touches that make it a home from home. Luxurious bedding and soft furnishings, wonderful bathrooms and coffee machines in each.
Priding ourselves on making our establishment cosy and welcoming to visitors from our village and those who have come from further afield, there is always a friendly face to greet you on arrival at The Lamb. We are happy to share with you a little history of our wonderful pub, or help you find the best walks and places to visit in the area. Angmering is spoilt to be so close to not only the Sussex coast, with its wonderful seafront walks and cafes, but also the endless rolling hills of the Downs. Historic towns of Arundel and Chichester are just a stones throw away and have some wonderful things to see and do.
So if you are looking for that perfect, cosy winter hotel for a romantic break or trip to the countryside, we would be happy to welcome you at The Lamb.
With the festive season almost upon us, the shops are certainly gearing up, many people are now looking at how to see their friends and family during December. We have already seen lots of bookings come in for our Christmas menu and in particular for our Christmas party menu!
For groups up to 8 in size, our a la carte Christmas menu (available from 1st -24th December) features some delicious highlights including, of course, the traditional Roast Turkey, sprouts, pigs in blankets and all the trimmings but also a slow roast pork belly, roast and confit rib of beef, pan fried seabass and a delightful mushroom and potato dauphinoise tart. These festive specials sit alongside some of our usual classics, with plenty to choose to suit all tastes.
Our homemade Christmas pudding is sure to be a hit with lashings of brandy sauce, but the dark chocolate and cherry brownie or the poached pear frangipane tart could be the winning desserts for some.
For groups of 9 or more, guests are invited to choose from our Party Menu. This is a set menu with 2 courses priced at £22.50 or 3 courses for £27.50. Plenty of festive choice including all the traditional options feature on this menu, which will be perfect for your office ‘do’ or when catching up with your wider family. This menu is available throughout December and January, so there is plenty of time to find that date you can all make!
To plan ahead, our Christmas opening hours are:
Chrismas Eve – Normal Hours
Christmas Day – Bar only open 12-2pm
Boxing Day – Open 12-5pm, food served 12-3pm
New Years Eve – Open 11am – 12.30am – restaurant is already sold out, but the bar will feature live music to play us into the New Year
New Years Day – Open 12-5pm, food served 12-3pm
We are very proud to announce that following a recent inspection, The Lamb has been accredited with the Cask Marque denoting the quality of our cask ale.
Cask Marque is an independent company, therefore their decision to award the Lamb with their seal of approval is fantastic, and our customers can be assured that we will continue to make the grade!
According to their website the Cask Marque team of qualified assessors visit over 10,000 pubs which hold the award. They test for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste. All beers must make the grade to pass the visit and obtain their accreditation. They report that independent research shows that over three quarters of beer drinkers recognise the Cask Marque as a badge of quality, which makes us even more proud to have our certificate on display.
As part of the scheme, we now have a listing on the Cask Marque website and their app, for discerning drinkers who like to check that the pub they are going to visit meets the high standards required to appear.