Arundel | Where to Stay and Eat

After the Battle of Hastings, we drove an hour west to stay in the town of Arundel, since we were to visit the castle the next day. While driving in from the east, you come across the gorgeous view of the castle nestled in the fall colors. It's stunning and I wish I had a picture. I knew immediately that I would love this town. Arundel is the definition of quaint. I could not get enough of the buildings, bright colored doors and the interesting little shops along the high street.



After catching a glimpse of the town, I was thrilled that I had chosen a B&B to stay at rather than a hotel. We were able to experience life as a local. We stayed at Byass House B&B and were given a warm welcome by our host Sally. We later determined that staying at Byass House is like staying at your favorite Aunt's house. The one with the super interesting, clean and cozy house and who offers you wine glasses when she sees you with a bottle of wine. Sally was wonderful and so was our room. Spacious and with a lovely view over the garden. While our bathroom was not an en-suite, I never felt like it was a bother. And not to mention, the high street is just a short stroll away.



Breakfast was wonderful, wi-fi was great (we always have to have wi-fi on a Saturday night to watch Auburn), and the overall coziness left us feeling well taken care of. If you need a place to stay while visiting the area, stay here!!! Even if you have no reason to be in the area, come anyway. The town and restaurants are quaint and delicious!

Which leads me to the eat part. Two words: La Campania.

While I don't normally tend to choose Italian as my first choice (not that I don't like it, I LOVE Italian), we walked around town, spotting a few different restaurants and decided this would be the place. With no reservation on a Saturday night, we walked in around 6:35 and were told that they did have a table but we would need to be finished by 8:00. Not a problem we said. La Campania is fab. The interior is interesting and cozy (catching a theme here?) and the service was absolutely impeccable. We never had to ask for a thing. Also, they were really sweet to let us purchase another bottle of 'take-away' wine for a discounted price. Oh, and the food? Divine. I chose the Pasta of the Day and Van had the Lasagna....both extremely delicious.
Happy La Campania diners

Overall, Arundel was perfect. Go here. It is lovely.

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24 comments

  1. I love the idea of a takeaway bottle of wine! x

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  2. This looks absolutely amazing! I need to check out Arundel!

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  3. I love staying in B&B's, too, but I absolutely require having an en suite. Having to walk out into a strange hallway in the middle of the night to use the toilet does not sound appealing to me. I do like how personal your room looks, though, with the framed pictures on the chest of drawers. That's my favorite kind of B&B!

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  4. If the ensuite had been too far away I would have moved, but luckily it was right outside our door and we were the only room on our floor....but I was a little nervous at first!! It was so personal though and I felt right at home :) And it was actually our first B&B experience!

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  5. Yes! It's small but I absolutely loved it. So quaint!

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  6. And discounted too haha!! They were really amazing at La Campania!!

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  7. What a homey-looking B&B! It really is as if you visited a relative :) Arundel looks like a cute, relaxing place to spend time.

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  8. I does look so very quaint! Is it weird that the name always reminds me of the town in Frozen?

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  9. I love staying at B&Bs. Like Sarah I usually have to have an ensuite, but sounds like the set up was nice and the room is beautiful!! Restaurant sounds good too! We had a cream tea at Belinda's 16th Century Restaurant. One of the oldest in Arundel. Crazy, it's 16th century and one, among others, that are the oldest!! I want to go back and explore, it's only about 25 minutes from me. It is definitely quaint and charming!! =)

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  10. This looks like such a lovely quaint town!

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  11. Only 25 minutes!? I would be eating at that Italian restaurant everyday haha!! We saw Belinda's but it was super packed on Sunday! I still can't get over how old some of these places are....

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  12. I STILL haven't seen Frozen.....my 6 year old niece thinks something is wrong with me haha!! Is it a town name in the movie?

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  13. It definitely wa a relaxing place to stay....and the coast was only about a 20 minute drive away!

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  14. The kingdom name is Arendelle - or something like that :) and the movie is actually very good haha :)

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  15. It looks like something out of a storybook! So cute! And I'm happy whenever Italian is involved, too! :) I love that y'all try to stay and eat at local places whenever possible--I think that's the best way to really get to know the place you're visiting!

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  16. That bnb looks so sweet! I would love to stay in a place like that.

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  17. Absolutely! I love a place with character and a knowledgeable host to give us good insider tips!

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  18. It really was so comfortable! I'm definitely more open to b&bs now :)

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  19. I passed Arundel on the train when I was on my way back to London last week. I saw that castle as we passed and thought how beautiful it looked and that I'd love to spend a weekend there! I think I'll definitely have to look into making that happen having read this - it looks like a great place to visit :)

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  20. It is a beautiful sight isn't it? It is a nice little town! Let me know if you make it down there :)

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  21. Quaint indeed! I am a firm believer that a night at a B&B is always the right choice!

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  22. I love staying at BnB's, especially in foreign countries because like you said, it's a little insight into local culture. Arundel looks like such a pretty place.

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