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St Mary's Gate, Arundel

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user reviews of the St Mary's Gate, Arundel

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3 Badger cask ales, seemed popular with the lunch time food market.
alexw - 14 Feb 2016 00:22
Busy when we visited, and very noisy with two Sky Sports TVs blaring out World Cup football and Test Cricket respectively. I didn't mind the latter, but the football was too LOUD. Conversation was impossible with the noise, and the narrow bar was so busy we were repeatedly jostled, though not in an unfriendly manner. We left for the more relaxed Kings Arms down the hill. The Badger beer was OK.
Number11 - 16 Jun 2014 23:12
This Hall and Woodhouse pub ie selling Badger beers was pub number 5 on my tour.

Only 2 ales on tap which was Badger and Tanglefoot however there was a full selection of bottles from their range. I opted for the Badger which was decent.

Large, long & thin interior with the bar to your left (depends which door you come through!) as you enter just after the entrance to the large back garden. With the sun shining the decking area was the best place to be though its a proper sun trap, wear a hat if the weather’s good.

There was a wedding on in the church so the pub was busy, it’s a decent pub but it’s a little bit too foodie for me. One of the better one of the day.
lezford - 7 May 2014 14:06
My wife and I tried this pub while visiting Arundel. There was a service on at the cathedral so we thought we would pop in for a pint and a meal before visiting it. We both had a very acceptable lunch and the beer was excellent. What we liked most was that it was a good lunchtime mix of locals and visitors. The staff were friendly and helpful. All in all a very good experience.
linds53 - 28 Mar 2011 13:32
Went to the St Mary's Gate for a meal a week or two ago. The last time I went to The Gate was over a year ago. What a change. Very average but overpriced food. Strikes me that whoever buys the food goes for sub-standard quality. i.e cheap and nasty.
Beer was great, Staff excellent, Landlady very very nice and chatty. If I was local I would definately use this pub just to chat her up. Landlord jumped up and full of his own self importance.
crofton - 31 May 2010 12:51
I would like to inform the person who posted the last review that this review is simply not true and probably posted by a local competitor!! But this person needs to know that I have informed the licensing officer & Arun district licensing officer and I have also started legal proceedings to get your identity from beer in the evenings management team I then will be taking legal action against YOU
if anyone reading the said review would like to talk to Terry or Colin the head chef please call us on at the St Marys Gate Inn on 01903883145
Terry Bedford

terryb1966 - 4 Jul 2009 13:51
after seeing terry being extremely violent on several occasions (holdind a knife to the chefs throat) nobody should visit !!!!!!!
bringbacksmoking - 19 Dec 2008 00:21
after seeing terry being extremely violent on several occasions (holdind a knife to the chefs throat) nobody should visit !!!!!!!
bringbacksmoking - 19 Dec 2008 00:21
Nice pub, went during afternoon last Saturday, stopped for a couple, Hofbrau export good quality and barmaid a nice fresh air - enjoyed but would prefer to see what the evening atmosphere is like!
AkiraHarley - 9 May 2008 18:11
Terry as if marys gate is more lively than the red lion dream on!!!!!! every1 go's to the red lion not marys gate!!!
Ilove2drink - 4 Apr 2008 00:08
this person must be from the red lion as not only are all the pubs clean and tidy in arundel none of the stink and all are more freindly than the dead lion sorry the red lion.... grow up you sad person we know who you are....
terryb1966 - 23 Mar 2008 00:30
Geographically this was the 'high point' of our Friday crawl... and socially, the lowest. This pub is the furthest pub from the town centre, and involves walking up arundels famous hill. It is not worth it!
The bar was sticky and the carpet dirty. We hid at the darkest table. But were pursued by two other men apparently work at some local horse thing. They smelt a bit like the carpet. The swearing was constant and involved both f and c words!
My sister who lives in Arundel says no one but the stablehands ever go in there - and it has a bad reputation. It might be ok in the day, but in the evening it's a cesspit.

The worst of all the pubs we visited in Arundel, we didn't even finish our drinks. No quality, no cleaning, no point. Close it and make it into a house.

jennybehave - 12 Mar 2008 17:20
This pub is a favourite of mine. Stayed there in July 2007 and returning next week. Very friendly staff and locals. The four-poster rooms are spacious and surprisingly inexpensive. Good selection of beers and food. I live 500 miles away but made some friends there last time and have been looking for an excuse to return. Recommended.
BlueBrazil - 10 Oct 2007 16:14
Good jazz from the George Regis Jazz Band on the last Friday of every month.
There is always a welcome from the staff behind the bar, and a good time is guarenteed!
anonymous - 3 Sep 2007 14:13
Great pub, with jazz on the last Friday of the month.
I ate there, for the first time, in December, 2006. The menu was standard pub food, well presented and cooked. A pint of "Terry's Tipple" went down well. It was probably Gribble "Firsty Ferret", by another name, as the pub is in the same group of Hall & Woodhouse Inns as the Gribble Inn at Oving, that brews at the pub. The landlord, Terry Bedford, runs a well kept cellar, and is always a wellcoming host.

anonymous - 3 Jan 2007 10:12
Really welcoming pub - a fab local!
The food is always nice and the beer is always good!
Its great for us as we can take our dog in there too.
Friendly staff - a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
knighty711 - 27 Nov 2006 15:42
Not really pub any more, just a barn that serves beer and food.
Biggles - 24 Aug 2006 10:50
Good pub for jazz on the last Friday evening of the month!
I would not go there, but for the jazz, as it is 30miles from home! Food portiond seem to be of a good size, and the prices look reasonable.
anonymous - 2 Jun 2006 11:13

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