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“Very basic” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Rabbit

The Black Rabbit
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Ranked #31 of 53 Restaurants in Arundel
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Worthing, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very basic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Seemed overpriced for what we received. My meal was fairly tasteless & my wife's meal was adequate. Looks trendy, but far better available at less trendy places.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank t1metraveller
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Selsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic summer pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Generic brewery owned pub, only stopped for a few drinks but staff were very friendly and prices were reasonable, would be lovely on a nice summers day.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Klr1878
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Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We drove out to this riverside pub for an evening drink after a day in Arundel. The riverside location is beautiful and we managed to find a parking space. The ambience however wasn't great and the barman was clueless. He poured me a totally different drink to the one I asked him for but unfortunately I didn't realise until we had paid and taken the drinks outside. Anywhere else I would have gone back inside and asked him to change it but he had seemed so disinterested that to be honest I just couldn't be bothered. It was also quite expensive for 2 drinks. My partner drank his and we left, and probably won't return. It wasn't the worst experience we've ever had or anything, but just very overpriced, lacklustre, 'can't be bothered' and disappointing.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Hermia G
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Inn by the river Arun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Very busy pub and restaurant in a fantastic location. Although very busy, staff were very helpful and friendly. Although we did not eat there, the food looked very appetising. The river looked picturesque. Lovely place

Visited April 2014
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Thank Barbara C
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely pub in a picturesque setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We visited this pub/restaurant a couple of times on a weekend visit to Arundel, and would really recommend a visit to others. It's situated right next to the River Arun and can be reached easily by car from the castle or by a much more enjoyable 1 1/4 mile walk through parkland and along the river itself.

There's a lot of outside seating which is great on a sunny day, both tables next to the river and benches along the wall of the pub itself under the overhanging roof. We found it to be a really relaxing and welcoming place and, although we did not really eat here (albeit for a v tasty tuna baguette one lunchtime) the menu looked appetising and good value. There's also a surprisingly large amount of seating inside, although it was unsurprisingly pretty packed on both our visits (a bank holiday Friday & Saturday lunchtimes).

It's definitely worth a visit if you're seeing the nearby castle, and is also very family friendly; there's a small playground for the kids just outside the pub too. Parking is limited, with waiting queues on one of our visits, which is an additional reason for recommending the walk!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BobbyB63
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