About Us

Set next to the stunning Arundel Cathedral the Warmest of Welcomes awaits...

St Mary's Gate

Amongst the real open log fires, comfy seating, and traditional hospitality you will find Wonderful food, prepared fresh and daily by our fantastic chef.

We offer wonderful a-la-carte and daily specials for our diners; and we also have an exciting bar menu for an even more causal but excellent ‘graze’ if you prefer.

Award-Winning Ales

We house a selection of award-winning Ales brewed by Hall & Woodhouse, Guest Ales, great lagers, and a hand-picked wine selection from around the world.

Guest Rooms

We have 5 en-suite guest rooms, all are purpose built on the ground floor and each have their own access. We offer a great breakfast menu too.

We are dog friendly and warmly welcome all furry 4 legged visitors…. with biscuits and doggy beer on offer too…

St Mary's Gate

With so much to do in wonderful Arundel and nearby, our guests really are spoilt for choice.

We hope to see you very soon.
Samantha, James, Scott, Mandy, Kelly and all the St Marys Gate team x

Wonderful Arundel

A ist of things to do in wonderful Arundel and near by can be find below, our guests really are spoilt for choice.

Our Pubs History

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 our team 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 around 20 years ago.

The first-floor rooms in the original part of the building (16th century) housed Oliver Cromwell and his guardsmen during the mid-1600s, legend has it that the ghost of Cromwell’s chief guard still roams and protects the rooms today!v