The Castle Inn Hotel Exceptional family-run free house, set in rural Sussex

Welcome to the Castle Inn Hotel

AA 3* Inn accommodation, Bramber, South Downs National Park, West Sussex

Dear Friends
Thank you to everyone that has been enjoying our Thai Food Evenings on Monday's and Tuesday's. Very sorry to say that our Thai chef Sukanya has gone to pursue her own business. When she is up and running we will tell you where she is so that you can continue to enjoy her food. Good luck Sue, xx

Mae, Steve, and everyone at
The Castle Inn Hotel

Breakfast Monday through Friday 07:00 - 09:00

Saturday and Sunday 07:30 - 09:15

Lunch Monday through Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

Dinner Monday through Saturday 18:00 - 21:00

Sunday Lunch 12:00 - 16:00

Sunday Evening CLOSED Bar and Dining Rooms

The Castle Inn Hotel

Close your eyes, and picture the typical inn in the typical English village... Then that’s The Castle Inn Hotel. Nestling in the heart of the South Downs the charming village of Bramber is a beautiful place to visit, and a restorative place to stay. You could feel in the middle of nowhere here, and yet you’re within easy reach of Brighton (8 miles), Worthing (6 miles), Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport (4 miles), Gatwick Airport (22 miles), Newhaven Ferry Port (26 miles) and road & rail links to London.

The Castle Inn Hotel is a family-run business at heart, whose members include the owners of 20 years, and the next generation – drawn back here after successful careers in the military and City of London. Perhaps it is this breadth of experience that helps guests feel so comfortable, whether they be commercial travellers, families, holiday-makers or people hosting family and business functions. We can be your home-from-home, a restful staging point on a longer journey, or even a secluded getaway in which to plan, debate and hatch future business strategy.

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All rooms are en-suite, and all rooms have a flat screen TV, Sky TV with all of the movies, sports and documentary channels, as well as tea and coffee making facilities and irons, ironing boards and hairdryers. Please let us know well in advance if you would like to bring pets, as we have that option too. 


For your comfort and relaxation, we have the Bramber Dining Room with 24 covers reserved for adults (+14). The newly-refurbished Sky dining room with 80 seats serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; this is our family-friendly dining room.  We have a spacious bar area that seats 20 and, when the weather is good, we have a lovely English garden that seats a further 110.


Inside the Inn it is light and airy, and an exquisitely kept bar. Boasting some very fine ales and an even more impressive wine list there is something to keep everybody happy, from the connoisseur to the casual drinker. The Landlord keeps a perfect cellar which is reflected by the success the family have had in a twenty-something year, three pub career.

The original build is 17th century with nooks, crannies and probably not a right angle in the entire place.

If you want contemporary, we’ve got it. Cuisine ranges from traditional English, to nouvelle, haute cuisine, vegetarian and world foods. Sky TV with all of the sport, film and documentary channels and complimentary wi-fi are provided throughout.

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