Stedham, Midhurst, GU29 0NZ
Beautifully blending the very best characteristics of a traditional British pub with an authentic Thai restaurant, The Hamilton Arms and Nava Thai restaurant in the picturesque village of Stedham, West Sussex, tries to master many things, and miraculously, manages to impress with each and every element. From the comfortable and cosy interiors to the exotic Thai fragrances that fill the air, if you’re a fan of Southeast Asian cuisine or you just want to treat your tastebuds to an unforgettably flavoursome taste sensation, there’s really no finer Thai restaurant in the region.
But it’s not simply the food and drink which keeps people returning time and time again to The Hamilton Arms and Nava Thai restaurant. This rare gem of an establishment also offers five beautifully presented en-suite apartments available for guests looking to stay a little longer in this pretty village, situated just two miles west of Midhurst. Light and airy, with clean white walls, a cosy bed and sofa, and a spacious shower room, why wake up in a soulless, cramped, and outdated hotel room when The Hamilton Arms’ stylish and modern accommodation provides all the amenities and comfort you could ever need, along with the finest example of a pub and restaurant right on your doorstep?
Having made the journey to Britain from Thailand in 1969, joint proprietors Suhail Hussain and Mudita Karnasuta are passionate about ensuring your Thai dining experience is as close to the real deal as possible this side of the planet. Prepared using authentic Thai ingredients and traditional recipes, served by friendly Thai staff, sit within the welcoming dining room and choose from tempting starters such as a crispy pork wonton served with sweet chilli sauce, ribs marinated in honey, soy and spices, or chicken satay accompanied by slices of vinegared cucumber.
Mains are just as mouth-watering, with a wealth of curries, soups, and noodle dishes available on the menu. Whether it’s the superb pad Thai you’re craving or the rainbow trout topped with green pepper sauce, no matter what you choose, you can’t choose wrong. With close to a hundred Thai items on the menu though, along with an all-you-can-eat buffet on Sundays for just £20, you’ll simply be overwhelmed with tempting options in the best way possible.
Those with milder tastes who might be less familiar with Thai cuisine need not worry though. Along with offering plenty of delicious Thai dishes suitable for diners who like their curries milder, like the gaeng massaman, a creamy option featuring coconut milk, potato and nuts with your choice of chicken, beef, or vegetables, The Hamilton Arms and Nava Thai still serves a selection of traditionally English bar snacks along with a choice of sandwiches, paninis and salads. The pub also remains a popular local for those thirsting for real ale, beer, or a glass of wine from their enviable selection, so those worried that The Hamilton Arms would change beyond all recognition after opening the Thai restaurant have nothing to fear.
Don’t just take our word for it – head over to The Hamilton Arms’ website to read the many glowing reviews the restaurant has received over the years and be sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with all the goings on.
Also, book a stay for Friday and Saturday night until November 30th and you’ll receive free Sunday breakfast the next day.