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The Pass Restaurant

The Pass Restaurant at South Lodge Hotel

The Pass is an intimate Sussex restaurant, offering a unique dining experience for up to 28 diners.

The restaurant is located in the heart of the kitchen, here you will experience the craft, overlooking the brigade of chefs in action as each and every dish is brought to life.

Awarded a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes in 2023 with Ben Wilkinson at the helm and his partner Monika Zurawska leading the front-of-house team, The Pass delivers exciting tasting menus making the very best of seasonal produce, the highlight of your plate.

The Pass Restaurant, Sussex Restaurant, South Lodge Hotel, Matt Gillan


Modern dining in luxurious surroundings

The Pass is located within the main building of the South Lodge hotel in Lower Beeding. South Lodge is a country hotel set within 93 acres of beautiful Sussex downland. The building is a slice of Victorian splendour, with 5 star luxury and an abundance of individually styled rooms and award winning experiences. The Pass was added to the hotel to bring something new and exciting to the venue. The restaurant was one of the first in the area to offer diners a peek into the kitchen, placing diners into the chef’s environment. The 28 cover restaurant offers a range of tasting menus which guests can them see come to life in front of their eyes thanks to the open kitchen. The chefs table experience takes this a step further, placing diners directly in contact with the chef creating their dishes.

The Pass, South Lodge, Sussex Restaurant

The Pass Restaurant – Artistic creations and bold statements

At the helm of The Pass is the visionary culinary virtuoso, Ben Wilkinson, accompanied by his partner Monika Zurawska, who embodies the spirit of hospitality. In 2023, The Pass achieved the coveted distinctions of a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes. Prepare to be captivated by an ever-evolving selection of tantalising tasting menus that celebrate the sublime flavours and textures of seasonal ingredients. Each plate is a masterpiece of culinary craftsmanship, destined to ignite your senses and create an indelible impression.

Expect to embark on an extraordinary gastronomic odyssey unlike any other, as The Pass enthrals and delights, immersing you in a realm where passion, creativity, and culinary excellence converge to create an unforgettable dining experience.

The Pass, South Lodge, Sussex Restaurant

5 star luxury and seasonal produce

The Pass combines the luxury that you would expect from a 5 star country hotel with a passion for local produce. The kitchen garden provides many of the ingredients that go into each dish, where the chefs work closely with the gardeners to grow seasonal produce that is harvested at its finest. Where local sourcing is not possible, only the finest produce available is used so that it complements the fresh local fruit and vegetables grown on site. The Pass is a modern interpretation of the traditional hotel restaurant, taking home grown and handpicked ingredients from the kitchen garden to create stunning dishes that transport diners too somewhere new and exciting.


  1. Robin Bartlett

    I want to thank everyone at The Pass for their friendly welcome and efficient service.
    My family and I had a fantastic meal interspersed with excellent wines.
    It really made my Birthday celebration so memorable.
    Thanks for the Birthday card signed by you all.

    Thanks again for a wonderful evening!

    Robin Bartlett

  2. Beth

    Visited for the Sample 8 Course Dinner Menu. Innovative dishes which are well executed and really tasty. We had the wine flight too which was perfectly matched to the food. Definitely visit for a special occasion.

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