Welcome to St Mary's, an enchanting historic pilgrim
inn, c1450, in the downland village of Bramber, West Sussex. Many thousands
of visitors admire its picturesque charm and enjoy its atmosphere of
friendliness and welcome.
Still a lived-in home,
fine panelled rooms include the unique Elizabethan trompe l'oeil
Painted Room. Intriguing literary connections with
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and the Sherlock
Holmes story The Musgrave Ritual.
beautiful gardens include an exceptional example of the prehistoric
Ginkgo Biloba 'living fossil' tree, amusing animal topiary, and the
'Secret' Garden with
original Victorian fruit wall and pineapple pits, beautiful rose garden,
terracotta garden, King's Garden,
unusual circular English Poetry Garden, Landscape
Water Garden and Rural
Trip Advisor 2018
Certificate of Excellence.
One of 'England's Thousand Best Houses'
(Sir Simon Jenkins)
'The best example of late
15th century timber-framing in Sussex.'