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The Gardeners Arms

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Ardingly $$ - $$$ , British,
Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Ardingly RH17 6TJ, England
+44 1444 892328
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rice pudding” (5 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Ardingly RH17 6TJ, England
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1 - 10 of 417 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped to see if we could get a Sunday roast after visiting nearby Wakehurst. All the inside tables proper were taken or booked but we were offered a high table by the bar, this suited us fine. The restaurant is ran by a young...More

Thank GJgetaway
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

V disappointed. Popped in after the antique fair for a bite to eat with my Mum. We both ordered a ham and rocket sandwich, when it arrived it had obviously been pre frozen, wasn't even properly defrosted in the middle. I raised this with the...More

Thank tattychicken
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the revised menu - great choice of finger food which is ideal as a snack lunch and good to share - we choose a few different things - chicken lollipops, garlic mushrooms, whitebait, chunky handmade triple cooked chips to name a few choices. Staff...More

Thank Wiz C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit here about twice a year while out walking round the nearby reservoir. I enjoy the choices on the menu, and the local bitters. I just wish places like this could have family rooms, as shrieking toddlers (this time) or 257 choruses of "The...More

Thank flugelist
Hall W, Manager at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back in six months, if not sooner.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this place. All family events; even just visitors popping over to us; and just our usual once a week meal out would take place at The Gardeners Arms. The food was a little more expensive than your average pub but that's ok,...More

Thank Victoria72
Hall W, Manager at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favourite of ours is the Gardeners! Good friendly service the manager is always bright and friendly. It was packed but food came quickly, fish and chips, x2 fish cakes, one lamb, one pork roast cooked well. Potatoes could have been more crispy but...More

Thank Markh1205
Hall W, Manager at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub, great service and all round been a favourite place for a few years. The staff are welcoming and attentive and up until recently the food was very good. Last two visits the food has been a much poorer standard than we have been...More

Thank 5star-sun
Hall W, Manager at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chanced upon this pub on the way home from a day out so stopped for a light lunch. We ended up having sandwichs which came with fries and was very good. My husband had the ham hock and cheese and I had the rainbow...More

Thank Gael L
Hall W, Manager at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a delight to return to The Gardeners Arms. Food is always very good and warm friendly service is guaranteed!

Thank PAH1953
Hall W, Manager at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the small plates 'tapas' selection and found it boring and badly cooked. The whitebait was too small and vastly overcooked; the sausages were burnt, too salty and not 'glazed in honey', the mushrooms had no 'lashings of garlic butter', the salt cod croquettes were...More

Thank MichelinTom
Hall W, Manager at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

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Response from nottmmike | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delayed response - l've only just seen your question. It's a very old building and in places narrow, with slightly uneven floors or steps. Therefore l can't guarantee that it would have what you require, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Ardingly RH17 6TJ, England (Formerly Gardeners Arms Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Ardingly
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 892328
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