The Pass is located in South Lodge, an Exclusive hotel, in Horsham, West Sussex and is home to Head Chef, Ian Swainson.

Developed into something decidedly different, The Pass took the ‘Chef’s Table’ trend and exquisitely developed it into a dining experience with a difference. Diners in the 28-cover, 3 AA rosette award-winning restaurant are closely involved in the kitchen drama as they are seated in the heart of the kitchen and the brigade of chefs deliver the dishes to your table.


Cooking Michelin-starred cuisine for over 15 years, chef Ian Swainson joined The Pass with a wealth of experience from award-winning restaurants throughout the UK such as La Becasse, L’ortolan and the Samling. Ian is inspired by surrealist art and specialises in and only offers tasting menus: a number of small ‘taster’ dishes that complement each other to make a complete menu of various courses rather than a typical number of substantial dishes. The aim is to provide you with a fascinating journey of foods, flavours and textures that you might not ordinarily come across, giving you a dining experience, rather than just a meal.



The expert sommelier will enhance your meal by using his vast knowledge to take you on a journey through your food with his refined choices of wines, matched perfectly with a selection of your courses. If you are looking for something a little more refreshing and non-alcoholic, we offer a range of infused juices made in-house to accompany and complement your meal.


The quirky, contemporary feel of The Pass, is offset by the ivy-clad and ornate South Lodge, a country house hotel part of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues Group. Guests dining at The Pass for a special occasion who choose to stay at South Lodge will find luxury suites and state of the art bathrooms individually designed looking out across sweeping lawns to the South Downs beyond.

South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel
Brighton Road
RH13 6PS

01403 891711

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