Arundel is a market town in the borough of West Sussex, just about an hour’s drive from Brighton or an hour and a half by train from London Victoria. The town is perhaps most known for its beautiful castle of the same name, which dominates the landscape and dates all the way back to 1067!
The castle isn’t open during winter (it opens again on the 2nd of April!) but there’s plenty of other things to do in the quaint town of Arundel as well, so it’s definitely worth the trip no matter what the season.
I’ve listed some of the places we loved when we spent one day in Arundel last weekend – hopefully it’ll be of help to you if find yourself wanting to visit the town yourself (which you definitely should!). And even if you can’t visit just yet, I hope you’ll enjoy the photos – it’s such a beautiful place!
For tea lovers: The Tea & Biscuit Club – My favourite find in Arundel by far! This little shop is full of the most amazing smelling tea blends and the owner knows so much about all of them. I bought the roasted apple & hazelnut rooibos and it’s so good!
For antique enthusiasts: Arundel Bridge Antiques – Arundel had lots of antique shops, but this has got to be my favourite. With 9 rooms full of vintage clothes, furniture and other antique items, there’s plenty of things to browse through – I personally wished I could have taken half of them home!
For bookworms: Kim’s Bookshop – This place is such a gem! Housed in a very old & historic building, Kim’s Bookshop is full of little rooms, all full to the brim with second hand and antique books to rummage through. I could have spent ages here!
For those with a sweet tooth: Roly’s Fudge Pantry– The best fudge I’ve ever had – does anything else need to be said?! And lucky for you, they’ve got plenty of other locations too plus you can order online!
Have a drink in the oldest pub of Arundel: The King’s Arms – Lovely pub a few minutes from the town centre, claiming to be the oldest one in Arundel. It certainly looks the part and is a lovely place to visit no matter what the case. It feels like a true local gem and the service and clientele are super friendly!
For the craft beer enthusiasts: The Norfolk Tap – I didn’t get to visit here myself but it looked super lovely as I walked by so it’s on my list for my next visit! They’ve got a big selection of craft beers, and lots of local ones too from the nearby Arundel Brewery.
Yummy burgers at The Burger Shop Co.- Large burger restaurant with lots of veggie options and a vast cocktail & gin and tonic selection. The Burger Shop also has an amazing list of sides and starters, so much so that I ended up having two of those instead of a main as I couldn’t decide! My mac and cheese and nacho fries (chips with cheese sauce, salsa & sour cream) were both *so* good!
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