Set in the heart of the historic Sussex market town of Midhurst, the Spread Eagle Hotel is one of the oldest Coaching Inns still in existence in the UK, dating back to 1430. Today it is the quintessentially English historic hotel, retaining its heritage, yet providing every contemporary comfort. Stepping into the hotel is like taking a journey back in time. Relax in the comfortable leather chairs of the 15th-century lounge with its ancient oak beams and leaded-light windows, warmed by huge open fire in the cooler months. Just above the lounge is the Queen's Suite, said to have accommodated Elizabeth I when she came this way in 1591. The sentried hallway leads to the Restaurant with its inglenook fireplace and stained glass windows, where guests enjoy fine dining in traditional surroundings. The Spread Eagle offers diners a perfect balance of old and new with Head Chef, Richard Cave-Toye's accomplished menu of modern classic British cuisine served in the hotel's historic restaurant. The candlelit restaurant with its huge inglenook fireplace is a wonderful venue for every occasion from a romantic dinner for two to a family lunch. During the summer months lunch is also served in the more relaxed atmosphere of the Conservatory and Terrace. On finer days, the hotel's inner courtyard offers a discreet spot for al fresco dining. Private dining for parties or business meetings is available in The Spread Eagle's banqueting rooms, in a variety of intimate rooms; the wood-panelled Queen's Room for up to 8 guests or The Cromwell Room for up to 24. For larger numbers, the magnificent Jacobean Hall with its natural stone walls and heraldic banners caters for up to 90, featuring the minstrel's gallery, a private bar and garden.