INTRODUCING SOUTH LODGE
AT THE HOTEL
South Lodge is a magnificent Victorian country house hotel in Horsham, West Sussex with an elevated position and 93 acres of gardens and parkland overlooking the South Downs. It has opulent, yet subtle and relaxed surroundings.
This exquisite and welcoming country house hotel boasts 89 sumptuous bedrooms with lovely views, glorious grounds, 2 AA rosette restaurant, a Victorian wine cellar and a state-of-the-art conference centre.
The 89 individually-styled and designed rooms and suites are an irresistible fusion of the past and present. Every bedroom has divinely comfortable handmade mattresses, hand-finished duvets and a pillow menu.
The suites and rooms at South Lodge are an irresistible fusion of the past and present. Every luxurious guestroom is individually styled and designed so that no two are the same, with gorgeous soft furnishings, plump cushions and quirky furniture.
A stay at South Lodge means flawless attention to detail and homely charm in bucket loads, as well as the most spectacular views over the South Downs.
With three restaurants in Horsham, alfresco dining, The Cellar, The Billiard Bar, lounges and the terrace for coffee or afternoon tea, and private dining rooms open to residents and non-residents, South Lodge has a dining experience and atmosphere for every occasion.
There are three stunning award-winning restaurants - Tom Kemble at The Pass and season country house dining at The Camellia, as well as the Mediterranean-influenced restaurant, Botanica.
Open to everyone to enjoy, not just spa guests, Botanica finds head chef Jonathan Spiers drawing on the South Downs as a larder for fresh and seasonal ingredients. Although not exclusively vegetarian, the menu will feature a plethora of plant-based plates influenced by Mediterranean dishes.
For spa guests who are after something a little more casual, The Watershed serve a selection of drinks and light bites for those relaxing by our swim pond throughout the day during the summer months.
The Spa at South Lodge is a 44,000 sq. ft. luxury spa in Horsham with a state-of-the-art gym and spin studio, indoor pool, outdoor hydrotherapy pool and wild swimming pool, a thermal suite, treatment rooms for members, hotel residents and spa day guests. In addition, and open to everyone to enjoy, is the Ridgeview Beauty Bar and Botanica, the spa's Mediterranean-inspired restaurant.
Rooms at south lodge
Located in the main house, these traditionally-styled rooms are each unique in character with everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Ideal for the weary business traveller.
Mostly located in the stable area these rooms are decorated in a modern style. The bathrooms are opulent featuring Italian marble in abundance. They are fabulously furnished, perfect for a sneaky night away.
Plush Junior Suite
Mostly located in the South Downs wing, these suites are decorated in a traditional or more modern style with plenty of space to spare. All have beautiful bathrooms.
Plush Junior Suite with a view
These suites are beautiful large open plan rooms with oodles of space. Mostly to be found in the South Downs wing, and are decorated in a traditional or more modern style. A number feature fabulous four-poster beds.
Located in the South Downs wing, South Lodge's family junior suites are vast open plan rooms with not one, but two king size double beds. Offering great flexibility for families with a seating area and space to play. Each room is different, decorated beautifully and featuring large walk-in showers as well as a deep bath.
These luxurious and spacious suites enjoy the extravagance of two separate rooms; a sumptuously furnished lounge and a dedicated bedroom, as well as the beautiful bathroom. Choose from the Duchess of Portland; Lord Fairhaven; Monarch; Elizabeth Le Bay.
A suite with a true 'wow' factor. Merging modern styling with the traditional charm of exposed beams, not only does the room have a feature wrought iron bed and lavish seating area, but also a private terrace complete with bubbling hot tub overlooking the hotel grounds and South Downs beyond. Perfect for that truly special occasion.
This open plan suite's has a really romantic setting, with the central feature of a carved wooden bed, with large windows offering a dual aspect creating a bright and light seating area. The large bathroom opens out onto a private terrace with its very own hot tub overlooking the grounds. The rooms is decorated in a luxurious and modern style.
If it’s a country break away in Horsham with dog and friends you’re after, spacious Bothy Cottage has six bedrooms, welcoming up to 10 guests, with its own kitchen, dining area, living room and two bathrooms.
It’s not just you who will want to hunker down; your dog will have his own cosy dog bed, a bowl and treats waiting for them on arrival.
Location and getting here...
Horsham, West Sussex
South Lodge is one hour and a half’s drive from central London. Gatwick Airport is 20 minutes away by car. The nearest town and railway station is Horsham.
What's on in Sussex
The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is a Grade I listed former royal residence with a colourful history stretching back over 200 years. Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital, and has become a true icon of Brighton.
High Beeches Garden
With 27 acres of woodland, water gardens, and a collection of rare, exotic and award-winning plants, High Beeches Garden is a botanical treasure trove, and one of Sussex's finest gardens. Home to a plant collection that includes specimens from many parts of the world, it's a hidden gem in the High Weald of West Sussex. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make it one of the finest woodland gardens in the South East.
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Established in 1995, Ridgeview is home to award-winning sparkling wines, located in the foothills of the South Downs. As well as running events throughout the year, Ridgeview also hosts regular vineyard tours and tastings.
Set high on a hill in West Sussex, Arundel Castle is a restored and remodelled medieval castle which commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs.
Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.
View the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto. Stroll through the tranquil grounds or get involved in the castle's historical events and cheer on your champion knight.
Open April 1st-November 1st.
Hampton Court Palace
Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall, the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor Kitchens. Discover the spectacular barque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore the magnificent gardens.
Nymans Gardens, Handcross
A garden lovers' home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins, the gardens at Nymans were developed, starting in the late 19th century, by three generations of the Messel family, and brought to renown by Leonard Messel. A National Trust property since 1953, it hosts regular events and exhibitions.
the Spa at south lodge
Whether a day visitor or an overnight break in Horsham, relax and indulge at the 44,000 sq. ft. luxury spa, which boasts a state-of-the-art gym and spin studio; indoor pool; outdoor hydrotherapy pool and wild swimming pool; thermal suite; treatment rooms for members, hotel residents and spa day guests. In addition is the Ridgeview Beauty Bar and Botanica, South Lodge's Mediterranean-inspired restaurant.
The Spa in Horsham features terraced sun decks, three individual pools including an outdoor wild swimming pool and hydrotherapy pools. Outside access from the state-of-the-art gym, an extensive dining terrace extends The Spa beyond the walls. Inside there are floor to ceiling windows in the gym, a thermal suite and an indoor infinity pool. Thermal experiences include an infused sauna, marble-lined salt steam and jasmine herbal steam rooms, as well as the Ridgeview Beauty Bar, offering nail treatments.
- Scrubs and Wraps
- Speciality Treatments
- Ridgeview Beauty Bar
- Nails By Jessica
- Beauty By Mii
- Aesthetics Collective
- Byonik Pulse Triggered Laser Facial
Dining at South lodge
Tom Kemble at The Pass
Taking the 'Chef's Table' concept one step further, diners are closely involved in the kitchen drama at South Lodge's 28-cover, award-winning restaurant in Horsham. Guests visiting Tom Kemble at The Pass can expect a culinary experience focused on ingredient-led seasonality, with exquisite wines expertly paired. Children under 12 years old are not permitted.
Saturday and Sunday 12pm with last seating at 1.30pm
Monday - Wednesday 7pm with last seating at 8.30pm
Thursday 7pm with last seating at 8.30pm
Friday and Saturday 6.30pm with last seating at 8.30pm
Sunday 7pm with last seating at 8.30pm
The two AA Rosette Camellia restaurant offers mouth-watering dishes made with skill and flair by the Camellia brigade of chefs. Using fresh vegetables from the hotel's walled kitchen garden and the finest local Sussex ingredients, it has its own unique style in creating balanced, contemporary interpretations of traditional seasonal dishes.
Sunday 12.30pm with last tables seated at 3.15pm
Monday to Thursday: 7pm with tables last seated at 8.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 7pm with tables last seated at 9.30pm
Open every day for everyone to enjoy, including non-residents, Botanica is the hotel's new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, where head chef Jonathan Spiers draws on the South Downs as a larder for fresh and seasonal ingredients. Although not totally vegetarian, the menu features a plethora of plant-based plates including its standout dish, the undeniably delicious Wasted Burger, made entirely from the pulp from the morning's freshly prepared juices.
Monday to Thursday 8am - 5.45pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 9pm
Brunch 8am -12pm
A traditional and comforting treat, afternoon tea in Horsham at South Lodge is a delight. Available in The Camellia restaurant, sitting in one of the lounges in the spring sunshine, relaxing outside on the terrace on a blazing summer's day, overlooking the display of autumn colours or snuggled deep in a sofa by a roaring log fire in The Drawing Room during the winter months.
Monday - Sunday - 1.30pm until 4pm (from 12.30pm on Saturday)
The Billiard Bar
The bar menu offers a selection of dishes perfect for a snack, light lunch or relaxed supper, available throughout the day. Bar snacks and small plates; salads and charcuterie platters; traditional and hot sandwiches; burgers; fish and chips, as well as desserts. Open daily and welcoming to non-residents from 10.30am until 11pm. Residents enjoy access into the late evening.
A visit to The Cellar offers a truly exceptional wine experience. Be guided by the expert sommeliers or go solo - try, taste, deliberate and taste again. Relax and browse. Choose a wine to accompany dinner in one of the restaurants, or simply sit and enjoy a few different bottles with one of our sharing plates in The Cellar itself.
Previously hidden from view, the original subterranean Victorian cellar has been lovingly restored, creating a unique and new space for guests to enjoy. Designed as an informal, versatile space, The Cellar offers individual guests and groups a very special spot to spend time and do something different.
Each day a selection of 16 wines are available ‘on demand’, available by the glass with three sizes to choose from: just a taste, a small, or a large glass. Guests are invited to purchase a ‘decanting card’ that enables the sophisticated Eno-Round® Wine Serving System to pour the required measure. The state-of-the-art machine ensures wines are maintained in absolute peak condition and are served at the perfect temperature.
South Lodge has everything for a great celebration; a choice of stylish and elegant private dining rooms in Horsham of all sizes, opportunities for outdoor events, award-winning chefs, and discreet five-star service. The skilled and dedicated event co-ordinators can help theme and decorate any party to create a birthday or anniversary celebration, client dinner or simply a family gathering to remember.
Weddings at south Lodge
With unbeatable views of the South Downs from every part of the hotel and grounds, along with picture-perfect flora and a stunning fountain pond, it’s no wonder why people choose South Lodge for their unforgettable country wedding venue in Horsham.
Share your vows outside in the wedding pavilion, available during the warmer months, or have a fully outdoor wedding with a tipi or marquee. Inside there are spacious rooms ready to be dressed to every individual taste.
As a hotel with three inspiring and award-winning restaurants, wedding planners can rest assured when it comes to the wedding food - a variety of options and styles are available, ensuring smiles on guests' faces and contentment in their stomachs.
When the evening takes hold and the heartfelt speeches have passed, South Lodge excels in creating amazing spaces for the ultimate celebration. The expert events team will work with you to create the perfect evening entertainment to fit your wedding.
At the end of the night, there’s an array of room and suite types waiting for you and your guests - whether you prefer a hot tub with a view, or a luxurious room full of character, South Lodge has something for every taste.
- 180 people capacity
- 88 bedrooms
- Civil ceremonies
- Outdoor ceremonies
- Exclusive use
- Victorian rockery and fountain pond
- Wine cellar
- Lawn weddings for tipis and marquees
Meetings & Events at south lodge
With a choice of spacious and bright meeting rooms in Horsham, the team at South Lodge can tailor any event to ensure it's both creative and productive. An abundance of private rooms of varying sizes, access to terraces and the grounds partnered with an attentive and dedicated service team will ensure every event is a memorable success.
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