A few words
about our Traditional Pub
St Mary’s Gate is a beautiful traditional 16th Century Inn that has long been at the heart of the Arundel community.
Amongst the real open log fires, comfy seating and traditional hospitality you will find hearty food, prepared fresh and daily by our fantastic chef. Our menu changes with the seasons and promises contentment.
We house a selection of real ales including the award winning Badger First Call brewed by Hall & Woodhouse and our wine selection is vast from around the world.
Each of our rental rooms are fresh and spacious with a twist of personality. Our 4 poster rooms are a treat for any occasion and our first floor room overlooks the beautiful grounds of Arundel Castle.
Set next to the stunning Arundel Cathedral and minutes from Arundel town Hall St Mary’s Gate plays the perfect host for christenings, wedding parties, meetings, clubs and gatherings. We can tailor catering options to suit your needs and offer any support you require with preparations.
Arundel Castle, Museum, tea rooms and little boutiques are within easy walking distance. Chichester is also just a short drive away.
We are dog friendly and our own dog Barney warmly welcomes all visitors…. Especially if there’s a biscuit on offer!
I look forward to seeing you soon
The St Mary’s Gate Inn, (named after the St Mary’s Gate in Arundel Castle), was built in the 26th year of the reign of Henry VIII in 1525. Its original use was as a thatched farm building. Since then it has been owned by tradesmen as varied as a stonemason, a linen draper, and a wine merchant.
In March 1764 Henry Mackett, described as a Tapster, (or a keeper of Ale Houses), became the Landlord and this tradition is still carried on by Nevin to this day. The building has been altered over the years creating the Saloon Bar, (originally built to accommodate craftsmen building the cathedral next door), in the 19th century and the 5 annex guest rooms added in the late 20th century.
The two other letting rooms which have been part of the building since the 16th century housed Oliver Cromwell and his guardsmen during the mid-1600s, and legend has it that the ghost of Cromwell’s chief guard still roams and protects the rooms today.
Mon 12-2:30 closed for dinner