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South Lodge Hotel

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Opening  1985
Number of rooms  89
Developer  James Hodges
Number of restaurants  2
Location  Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PS
Owner  Exclusive Hotels and Venues

The South Lodge Hotel is a 19th-century five star country house hotel set in Horsham, West Sussex in the south of England.


The hotel was in the international spotlight in March 2009 as it hosted the world leaders during the 2009 G-20 London Summit. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling and the other finance ministers and central bank governors from the European Union stayed in the hotel during the summit.

The hotel has also been used in a number of feature films including A Dark Reflection (2014 film).


In 1883, Frederick DuCane Godman began development on the original South Lodge modest dwelling in the same neo-Jacobean style as many other Sussex country houses of the period. Godman commenced the final substantial additions to the building in 1911 when the Drawing Room Wing was constructed. Winston Churchill was a regular guest to the house during his time in Parliament and to commemorate this the corridor through to the newly developed Sussex Wing from the Billiard Bar now marks the place where a lift used to take him up to the Elizabeth Le Bay room. During World War II South Lodge was used as a hospital and the country house opened as a hotel in 1985.


The hotel is set in 93 acres (380,000 m2) of woodland and has the largest single Rhododendron Arboreum in England. The record breaking plant is over 150 years old and currently measures 25 feet (7.6 m) tall.


South Lodge is located in Horsham, West Sussex in the south of England.

Richard Mann, Head Chef

Richard Mann, the Head Chef of The Camellia restaurant at South Lodge, worked as Sous Chef to Steven Edwards who won MasterChef: The Professional 2013.


South Lodge Hotel Wikipedia

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