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BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant

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The Street | Bramber, Bramber BN44 3WE, England
+44 1903 879494
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday lunch, lovely food would recommend the restaurant, very satisfied with the service with the staff. However be careful with going up to the bar, the same order of drinks was different prices each time so keep the receipt as it looks like they make up the prices. Looks like the bar staff are pocketing the extra petty cash!! You... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a great buffet lunch here. Amazed at the selection for the starter, main and dessert - they have everything you could wish for! Probably one of the best pub-foods we have had. Value for money is excellent and we would certainly visit again.

Thank bennySouthend
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a carvery and half, the staff are excellent and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble and the food is excellent and all in surroundings fit for royalty.

Thank Fat_Ned
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, We went with a friend who had been before,was a little disappointed with the fact that this is a carvery restaurant and they serve you all the vegetables all the other carvery restaurants I've been too you help yourself, The roast potatoes looked lovely but they were so dry and wasn't to keen on the Yorkshire pudding... More 

Thank Graham186314
Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Graham186314 thank you for your feedback - I shall pass your comments to the chefs. More 

Steyning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing selection of starters and desserts. Great carvery with expert cooking of a huge selection of main courses.

Thank AlexH0lmes
Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you AlexH0lmes for your 5* review - much appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

First time I have been here, we had heard great things about it but wow. The starters were superb and the roast was great, service was very good from the girls on reception to the chefs and waiting staff. Place was packed and you could tell the have lots of regulars

Thank Gary A
Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gary A I'm delighted to read your 5* review - hope to see your again soon. kind regards More 

Steyning, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I booked an evening meal at the carvery for 38 ladies, There was a trainee called Fern assigned to us, she did the hotel credit. Our ladies had a starter, some a meal, some dessert and or tea/coffee. She served always with a smile and managed to get the payments right to the penny which was not an easy task.... More 

Thank pauline m
Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you Pauline m for your feedback. I am delighted to read that Fern looked after you so well and I will pass your comments back to her personally. kind regards More 

Newick, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here and loved it in May last year and wrote a very happy review. Such a disappointment yesterday by contrast..... The place was so cold you needed coats to stay warm. Could have coped with that, but there was such a downturn in the food. In May, I could have dined royally on the fish/seafood starters alone. Smoked salmon,... More 

1 Thank Peter B
Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Peter B I am disappointed to read your review on the carvery last week. Unfortunately following the busy December period the first couple of days in January and I would like to reiterate that it only happened on two days - due to the very low number of diners the amount of food that was put out was reduced... More 

Steyning, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have been to the Tollgate a few times over the years. It is very popular and I can understand why - lovely old building, very cozy and good carvery system with tasty food. We went on Boxing Day and I was really disappointed on what should have been a special occasion. The first thing I noticed was that the... More 

1 Thank andersprof
Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear andersprof I am very sorry to read your review regarding your Boxing day experience. We pride ourselves in being welcoming to all our guests so it is disappointing to read that you did not feel that. I would like to assure you that there were two members of the management team on duty and I'm surprised that they were... More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had Christmas dinner at the hotel and for once not sure about the rating - average possibly to harsh but very good is to high. The staff were lovely and as we had one of the earlier slots very attentive but the level of service naturally dropped as it became busier. The cold buffet had a great selection and... More 

Thank Willus2013
Maggie P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Tollgate Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Willus2013 Thank you for your feedback regarding Christmas Day. I will pass your comments to the Head Chef and restaurant Manager for their attention. kind regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$41
British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Bramber, Bramber BN44 3WE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Bramber
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 879494
Commonly described as a visual á la carte, our award winning Carvery Restaurant offers an amazing choice of locally sourced, seasonal food. For starters we have delicious homemade soups, a variety of hot appetisers and our famous hors d’oeuvres selection including wonderful smoked fish.For main course choose as much as you like from beautifully cooked joints of meat and tasty hot dishes including fish, casseroles, pies and vegetarian options.In addition to daily Rib of Beef, Chef will select from the following succulent roasts:Lamb, Roast Pork with Crackling, Honey Roasted Gammon, Turkey Crown, Chicken, Duckling , Game and more.To compliment your chosen dishes there is always a great choice of freshly steamed or roasted vegetables on offer which are constantly being replenished to maximise their texture and flavour. Everyone's favourite is Yorkshire pudding cooked to perfection, plus our delicious sauces, gravies and oven-baked stuffing. Don’t forget to make room for one of our delicious hot or cold puddings. You can try a little of as many of them as you like! If you prefer you can choose cheese and biscuits with juicy grapes and celery which is offered complimentary within any two and three course menu option.

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