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The five best pubs in Arundel to stop for a drink


If you’re visiting Arundel and you’d like to find a pub to meet your family or friends, we’ve got you covered.

There are many great pubs near Arundel from which to choose, all with their own unique charm and personality. You’re sure to be able to find one that fits the vibe you’re looking for.

Whether you’re looking for fine pub food or just a great atmosphere to sit and spend time with friends, here are some of the best pubs in Arundel. 

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St Mary’s Gate Inn

St Mary’s Gate Inn is a cosy pub in Arundel perfect for family get-togethers. Fresh food is prepared by a wonderful local chef and the menu changes with the seasons. You can accompany your food with a selection of real ales and wines from around the world. The décor remains traditional inside and out, giving the St Mary’s Gate Inn a cosy feel.

The White Hart 

The White Hart stands proudly as the only pub in Arundel on the east bank of the River Arun. Its picture-perfect location is matched by its tasty food and drink selection. On visiting The White Hart, you’ll be welcomed by a roaring fire and pleasant decoration to make you feel at home. 

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The Norfolk Tap 

The Norfolk Tap is a quirky alternative to other pubs near Arundel Castle. Specialising in craft beer, this pub/café hybrid vows to only serve the best-quality local produce. If you enjoy music, The Norfolk Tap has got you covered. Every Friday night it plays host to local talent from 8pm onwards. The best part is: it’s free! All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the night. 

The Swan Hotel

If you’re visiting Arundel and you’d like somewhere to stay and dine, The Swan Hotel is a great choice. The design of the rooms and restaurant is done to a high standard and the food matches that quality. You’ll find this pub in Arundel town centre so, if you stay over, you’ll never be too far from the action.

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The Black Rabbit

The Black Rabbit is a stunning waterside pub located in Arundel. Sat on the bank of the River Arun, The Black Rabbit has a stunning terrace where you can sit and enjoy the views. So, whether you just want a drink or would like to sample their menu, the Black Rabbit will make you feel at home. If you’d prefer to dine indoors, you’ll fall in love with the pub’s natural charm. With oak beams and open fires, it’s the perfect place to rest.
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