my piece of luxury: full of charm from start to finish
Set in the historic Sussex market town of Midhurst within its own picturesque grounds, The Spread Eagle Hotel dates back in parts to 1430 and was once a coaching inn favoured by the rich and famous of the time. Today, it is the quintessentially English historic luxury hotel, retaining its heritage, yet providing every contemporary comfort.
Some of the dates involved in this building are amazing, now you can understand my opening line, full of charm from start to finish.
- 1430 – The traditional date of the building that forms the oldest part of the hotel
- 1533 – The building was bought by Sir William Fitzwilliam, Henry VIII’s Lord High Admiral
- 1730 – The Spread Eagle Inn is valued at £400 by the Sun Insurance Company
- 1791-1798 – It is certain that Admiral Lord Nelson visited the hotel at this time
- 1832 – The town’s principal stagecoach, The Earl of March, left the Spread Eagle for London every morning, except Sunday, at 10.00am
- 1907 – A motor garage opened at the hotel
- 2007 – The hotel celebrates 50 years of ownership by the same family.
The Spread Eagle offers diners a perfect balance of old and new with Head Chef, Nathan Marshal’s accomplished menu of modern classic British cuisine served in the hotel’s historic restaurant. Awarded two rosettes by the AA Restaurant Guide, the candlelit restaurant with its huge inglenook fireplace is a wonderful venue for every occasion from a romantic dinner for two to a family lunch.
During the summer months lunch is also served in the more relaxed atmosphere of the Conservatory and Terrace. On finer days, the hotel’s inner courtyard offers a discreet spot for al fresco dining. Private dining for parties or business meetings is available in The Spread Eagle’s banqueting rooms.
Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa
T : 01730 816911