Proud Country House is open 7 days a week, serving a wide range of food to suit every occasion.

From a relaxing post-walk coffee and cake, to a very special classic dining experience in the stunningly restored formal rooms of the 18th Century mansion, our beautifully-cooked food is served at a price that is fair for everyone from producer to guest.

Guests can now enjoy our new restaurant ‘Source’, a ‘farm to fork’ concept which takes advantage of the wonderful array of quality, locally-sourced meats, fish and freshly-grown produce – all from within a twenty mile radius of the House.

Serving a seasonal , British menu, Source combines wonderful local produce with an unbeatable ambiance – a newly restored Grade 1 listed country house dating back to 1722, set in acres of unspoilt parkland and Sussex countryside; a peaceful and stylish experience just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the City.

Breakfast Served Daily from 10am.

Lunch at Source is on Saturday and Sunday from 12noon; Dinner at Source is available from 6pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.  We recommend that you book for Lunch or Dinner at Source.  We also offer an informal ‘Grazing’ menu, which can be enjoyed in the Library every day from 12 – 4.  No need to book, but if you’re a large group we do advise you reserve a table.

We serve our glorious Afternoon Tea at weekends, and on Sunday our traditional Carvery – with bottomless vegetables, gravy and Yorkies –  is a great way to round of the week. (every Sunday from 12noon served in the heated marquee – dog’s welcome).

Everything is freshly prepared – under the direction of Head Chef James Mitchell – and we can cater for all dietary requirements and allergies (please inform us when you book).

For more information, each dining option is listed below with our current menu for you to view or download.

Bookings can be made by phone – 01273 680400 – or by using the enquiry form online.

We look forward to welcoming you to Proud Country House, and Source at Stanmer, very soon – and we encourage you to feedback through TripAdvisor and Facebook following your visit.


Using the finest, local ingredients, Source offers a simple and beautifully cooked seasonal British menu.  A ‘farm to fork’ concept, freshly prepared and served in the relaxed, classic, formal rooms of our 18th Century country house.

Lunch served Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4pm.  Booking advisable

Try the Kids’ Table – 10 – 3pm every Saturday and Bank Holidays, we entertain the kids whilst you eat in peace!

Jazz dining experience at Source, served every Friday and Saturday with live Jazz Trio from 7 – 10.30pm. Booking essential

Breakfast served daily from 10am

All day breakfast / brunch options are included in the Source Graze menu

On event days (eg. Classic Car meets) we serve breakfast in the marquee from 10am.

Enjoy a beautiful, traditional Afternoon Tea – served every Weekend from 3pm – 5pm. Hand made fresh sandwiches, home made cakes and the perfect, freshly baked and served warm scones – cream then jam, or the other way around?  You choose. Booking is essential.

Set in acres of unspoilt Sussex Countryside, why not enjoy a gentle stroll through the Grade 2 listed parkland before you enjoy our glorious afternoon tea?

Using locally-sourced fresh meats, fish and produce, our Grazing menu is an informal alternative to Source Lunch or Dinner.  Served in the Library and bar, Graze is the perfect way to unwind – great for business lunches or a pre or post walk nibble – warm yourselves up by a roaring fire when it’s a bit chilly outside (but leave your boots at the door!)

Between 12 – 3pm, the house is reserved for people wishing to eat; teas and coffees served in the Marquee, where well behaved dogs are always welcome.

Every Sunday, enjoy a hearty, traditional roast lunch in our heated marquee.  Served from 12noon (til it’s gone!), our meats are sourced from within a twenty mile radius of Stanmer and you can help yourself to bottomless vegetables, potatoes, Yorkies and gravy.

No need to book (but groups of 6 or more can book a table in advance); well behaved dogs welcome.  We also have a lovely outdoor children’s play area – complete with Wendy House – and private gardens to enjoy at your leisure.

Enjoy an after lunch or after dinner drink in our beautifully restored, comfortable Library, Cocktail Bar or Grand Lobby. The crackling of a hearty fire, comfy sofas, classic Grade 1 listed features – this relaxed setting will make you feel right at home. Serving a wide choice of wines, beers, sprits, cocktails and non alcoholic alternatives, this is a place you will want to enjoy time and time again.


Proud Country House* is open 7 days a week.

Monday to Thursday:  10:00-16:00

Friday: 10:00 – 22:00

Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00

Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Ample on site parking for customers.

Please note that due to planning restrictions and inclement weather conditions, during winter our car park is extremely muddy. We apologise in advance.

* Food is also served seven days a week, see our Dining page for full details or call 01273 680400 (between 10:00 and 19:00) for more information and to make your reservation.

Proud Country House is available for PRIVATE HIRE 7 days a week – email countryhouse@proud.co.uk for more details.