Thank you for everything you did for us on the 26th May!  You made our very special day just perfect. We had an amazing time.

Caroline and Ian, 26th May 2018

Hi Tray
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with organising my father’s birthday lunch on Sunday.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious lunch and it was so lucky the weather was so much better than we had expected.
Please thank Henry and Amy and all your team at the pub for such a great day.
Best wishes,

Caroline, 15th May 2018

I went away immediately after the Boys Lunch on 20 April, and I am extremely conscious of not having properly thanked you for all your advice, kindness, patience, and understanding.
Though the plan had to change greatly from the original idea, you were always so helpful in holding both rooms to the last minute, which was greatly appreciated.
All 13 of us enjoyed a super lunch, and I had some really lovely comments about it all.

Bryan, 9th May 2018

Thank you! We have just had the most wonderful lunch at the Noah’s today. Cheese soufflé and king prawn tagliatelle, absolutely delicious.
Many thanks,

Gaye, 4th May 2018

We’ve just come back from our honeymoon, and just wanted to say a massive thank you for the lovely wedding reception we had at the Noah’s.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the food and support we received before and after the event. I’ve heard wonderful comments from the guests about the pub, the garden, and the quality of the meals.
Kind Regards,

Matt and Emily, 2nd May 2018

We would like to say a big thank you for arranging and hosting our wedding party at Noah’s Ark. Everything was fabulous – the location, the decor, the atmosphere, the food, the drinks. And our outdoor Canadiana section of the evening was a big success – how lucky were we with the weather? All our guests had a wonderful evening – many saying it was one of the best parties they have been to.
Thanks again.

Sharon & Joe, 27th February

Hi Amy
I’ve been wanting to write this forever but what crazy times these are!
Amy the meal my family and I had at Noah’s Ark last Sunday was absolutely incredible! We all agreed that it was the best food we had had for a long time even better than the personal chef the night before ha ha!
Wishing you all an amazing Xmas and Happy New Year.

Sue, 23rd December 2017

Dear Amy, Henry and Tray,
A big thank you from me too! We all had such a wonderful time and the venue was absolutely perfect!
The food was perfect and we have had loads of people say what a good idea it was and how delicious the risotto was especially.
Have a lovely weekend and Merry Christmas!
Many thanks again,

Sam, 9th December 2017

Dear Amy, Henry and your fantastic team,
Thank you all so much for a wonderful evening on Wednesday. Everything was perfect, the room looked beautiful, the food was delicious (and plentiful) and your team were brilliant. Everyone had a really lovely time and those that didn’t know the pub were very excited to discover such a gem!

Louise, 8th December 2017

Hi Tray,
Apologies I haven’t dropped you a line sooner. Just want to say a huge thank you to you and the other staff at Noah’s Ark for making my birthday so special.
My friends all loved the pub, room and atmosphere and most importantly they adored the food, delicious.
We are trying The Hollist Arms on Tuesday with a friend for lunch and looking forward to seeing it since Henry & Amy have taken it over.
I am sure will see you again and hope to do another bash again.
Thank you.

Anne-Marie, 1st December 2017

Hi Amy,
I just wanted to drop a line to you and thank you and your husband for the wonderful time we had at Noah’s Ark. 
My wife and I were on our fourth leg of our UK vacation. We visited some good friends whom had arranged dinner for us at your restaurant. It was so nice to see the camaraderie that you husband shares with his patrons. The food was terrific and actually was the best meal that we enjoyed since Edinburg. Good luck with your new venture and continue what you’re doing!
Thank again for the great time

Troy, October 2017

Thank you for a wonderful lunch, everyone really enjoyed both the food and venue.  Thanks to everyone there.
Must return sometime!

David, October 2017

Hi Amy
Just a short note to thank you for organising everything for us last Thursday.
We had a very successful evening and the private dining room was perfect for our purposes, your colleagues looked after us extremely well.
We look forward to visiting you again in the not too distant future.
Best regards

Philip, October 2017

Dear Amy and Tray,
I would like to thank you both personally for making Sunday such a great success!.  The party went very well indeed and we were so well looked after by you and your staff throughout the day.  The food, wine and champagne were all delicious and virtually everyone commented on the quality of the food and canapes, which really were excellent.  The pub and its staff were very relaxed and welcoming to us all.
Many thanks again for your warm hospitality.
Best wishes,

Nick & Lou, May 2017

Dear Amy,
We wanted to let you and your team know how much we enjoyed ourselves yesterday evening. From the fantastic speed two glasses of fizz arrived in front of us to the leisurely passing of the evening and the inevitable departure, all was just great! (maybe not the departure!)
The food was delightful and portions bordering on the excess with tastes that were both complimentary and individual. The wine was very good and the birthday sparkler was great fun. My wife was very happy with all and I am so very grateful to you all.
It was so refreshing to dine in a pub with real fires, comfortable surroundings and convivial hosts.
We will return, perhaps to try the lunch menu which also looked very interesting, but also again in the evening. We will pass on our recommendation to friends and colleagues.
Our only criticism, you are not within walking distance! Perhaps I will have to do without alcohol and just eat!
Many thanks again for making our evening unforgettable.

Greg & Becky David, April 2017

Hi Tray,
I’ve been meaning to contact you to thank you for putting on the most amazing food and service on 10th March. Everyone loved it and the birthday boy most of all.
It really is a special room and we’ll have fond memories of the evening forever.
So please pass our thanks onto the chef and staff for a fantastic evening.
See you soon.

Tessa, March 2017

Pete and I would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so special! The entire afternoon was just wonderful, from the friendliness of the staff to the way everything went so smoothly during service and the absolutely delicious food we all had. Everyone worked so hard and made us feel so welcome and looked after, it was faultless.  We had so many comments from our guests complimenting The Noah’s Ark for such a fantastic time and amazing food and many have said they will return for a meal, we certainly will!
Tray, I wanted to thank you especially for all your hard work before the Big Day. You put so much effort in helping me plan it, in fact there was very little I had to do!
We look forward to seeing you again soon for another delicious meal!

Pete and Polly, February 2017

Dear Tray
We just wanted to say how blown away with the service we received on Saturday night.  The room looked absolutely amazing, everyone commented.  The service of the drinks and food was so slick you and the team really do an amazing job.  So thank you very much for making Ben’s birthday so special and allowing us to relax as nothing was too much trouble
Thank you

Ali, November 2016

Dear Tray,
Thank you so much for organising my lunch party so beautifully. Everything reached my expectations. Delicious food, wonderful room and efficient staff.
I look forward to arranging another lunch party, perhaps next Spring!
Kind regards

Tina Wiseman, November 2016

Dear Amy and Henry,
That was wonderful – universal praise from all and can we please come back again next year?  The grouse was/were superb as was the presentation, the house merlot, the room etc etc.  Thank you to you and your team for all that and for the savoury……

Roddy, October 2016

Hi Tray,
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your team.
Lunch on Saturday was really great.
Serving drinks in the beer garden got the celebrations off to a chilled and relaxing start.
The room and table looked lovely. Our food was delicious and the service was efficient and discreet.
It was perfect.
Thank you so much for helping to make Rachel’s 21st celebration such a special occasion.
Kind regards,

Claire, August 2016

Dear Tray,
A quick note to thank you and everyone at Noah’s Ark for looking after us and our guests so well at our Ruby Wedding Anniversary celebration yesterday. The welcome, the food, the service and the setting could not possibly have been bettered!
Kind regards,

Ligia and Gerry, August 2016

Thank you so much for organising the party for us. It really was fantastically put together and the canapés were delicious and we all felt very well looked after.
Thank you Amy as well for being so lovely to deal with.
With many best wishes and thanks to you both.

Anna, June 2016

Dear Amy, Tray and Henry,
Thank you all SO very much for providing such an excellent venue for our Resident Agents dinner last Thursday!  The room was perfect, the welcome –  wonderfully warm and friendly and the food  – absolutely TOPS!  I know because aside from thoroughly enjoying it myself, there were lots of very contented murmurings around me at each course!  The lamb appeared a bonus as a number of folk thought the substantial starter might be the main course!  Amy’s special pudding very WOW too!  All in all, hugely enjoyed by all!
Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you soon (as part of a somewhat smaller group!).
Kind regards,

Angela, June 2016

Hi Tray
Sorry this has taken me a few days but just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at The Noah’s for such an amazing lunch on Sunday.  Everybody was very complimentary about the room, the table and the food and we were so lucky to be able to enjoy coffee outside (sorry for running late!).  I really appreciate all your work beforehand in the organisation as well as the preparation of the room and the waitresses attention on the day– it was all perfect.
Thanks to you all again and no doubt see you soon!

Tracey, May 2016

Thank you so much again for all that you, Henry and your team did to make our Wedding Reception simply perfect. We had a fabulous time and we know our guests did too; the venue, flowers, service, food and drink were all outstanding – you even managed to make the sun shine!
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
With grateful thanks and kind regards

Karen, April 2016

Dear Tray
I feel very contrite because I have been meaning to thank you for arranging everything for my birthday lunch on 5th April! We went away the day after and then have been very busy since and are now in France for a few days.
Anyhow, it was all lovely and beautifully organised and the food was delicious. I have received so many compliments about the Noah’s Ark and the menu – especially the fish and the pud – so thought you would like to know and pass on compliments to the chef.
Thank you again and no doubt we will be in the Ark again soon.
Kind regards,

Pam, April 2016

We were THRILLED with Saturday and everyone was hugely impressed with how great the lunch was – the room was gorgeous, your staff were slick and the food delicious – thank you!!!
Many thanks,


Caroline, April 2016

Just a quick note to thank you and your team for making last Friday a really good one. As always the food was great and the staff really helpful, always smiling and uncomplaining.
See you again soon I hope

Stuart, March 2016

Dear Amy
Thank you for a really super evening at the Noah’s and delicious food for our shoot dinner. Everyone really enjoyed the evening and we were well looked after, thank you. Please pass on our thanks to Henry and Tray and all the team this evening.

Louie, March 2016

Dear Amy
Many thanks indeed for ensuring that yesterday’s lunch went so well.
Everyone had a great time and raved about the food – especially the fish, which was delicious.
Hopefully, we shall do it again in a near’s time.
With thanks again and best wishes

Anthea, 12th February 2016

Dear Amy and Tray
I would just to thank you both and all your team for making my party on Saturday so special.  Everything went to plan and it was such a lovely evening so thank you.

Marion, 8th February 2016

Amy, to you and your wonderful team a massive thank you from our family for hosting us all so splendidly on Saturday.
The room looked amazing and was the perfect setting for a very special family occasion. The food was delicious, as ever, and we were brilliantly looked after by Gemma and co.
From the start of the process you have been so accommodating and I am truly grateful. My Dad could not have been happier and his adamant contention that the Ark is the best pub around, has been reinforced once more.
Warmest wishes and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gus Williamson, 8th February 2016

Dear Amy,
What a fabulous supper we had last Friday evening thank you so so much.
The food was quite delicious and the atmosphere in the room wonderful.
Thank you for everyone’s hard work in making it possible!
Look forward to doing it all again next year!

Sue Ellis, 3rd February 2016

Dear Tray,
As always you arranged a superb lunch for my party on Saturday for which very many thanks.  Also thanks go to Emily for serving the food so well.
Finally please thank Henry and Amy for continuing to maintain such a high standard in their lovely pub.
Very best wishes,

Philip, 11th January 2016

Dear Amy & Henry
Thank you so much for making our special day so memorable.  All of our guests were gushing with praise about everything the Ark has to offer – the fantastic food, great service and a very special atmosphere.  Many congratulations for stamping  your style and personality on such great raw material.
You were an absolute pleasure to deal with and we look forward to meeting all 4 of you in the future!

Mike and Sarah, Wedding Testimonial

Just to say thank you to you and your team for such a wonderful evening last Saturday.  We all had a lovely time and everyone enjoyed their food. Happy Christmas!
Kind Regards,

Sue Dempsey, 19th December 2015

A huge thank you to you and your team for another wonderful Christmas lunch at the Noah’s.  The food was delicious and everything ran smoothly – despite some guests forgetting what they had ordered!
I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Sophie Jowett, 19th December 2015

Dear Tray
Many thanks for looking after us so well on Friday evening.  Our staff enjoyed themselves enormously at The Noah’s Ark and Hector was thrilled with his biscuits – he doesn’t get out much so it was a very special evening for him!
The food was delicious – I’m still swooning over the chocolate pudding and various people are still raving about the Christmas Pudding, Mushrooms and the Beef pave … I’m sure you get the picture.
Please pass on our thanks to your colleagues and thank you, once again, for hosting us.  We hope you have a very successful Christmas and New Year.
With kind regards

Julie Dane, 18th December 2015

Just wanted to say a massive thank you from all of us at Springfield vets. We had our Christmas party with you on the 11th and it was a wonderful evening, the food was outstanding, the service was spot on, the room was perfect, we all had a fabulous night.
Please thank all of your staff for a wonderful night, we will certainly be back again.

Jane Kurzen, Head Nurse, Springfield Vets, 15th December 2015

I just wanted to thank you and all concerned for two very enjoyable meals, everyone on both occasions said how much they enjoyed everything.

David Fortune, 9th December 2015

Dear Amy,
Thank you to you both and everyone who worked so hard to make Saturday such a roaring success.
Everyone I have spoken to since has been so complimentary about the beautiful food, fantastic service and brilliant atmosphere. Would you please pass on my thanks to everyone in the kitchen and the floor from me and all the other guests.
Thank you again,

David, 27th October 2015

Hi Amy,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you  for a wonderful afternoon to celebrate my 30th on Saturday. Everyone has been saying to me how much they enjoyed the food and the setting, and the waiting staff were incredibly attentive and welcoming.
I think my friend Hannah has already booked the room for her mum’s 60th!
Thanks again,

Hattie, 5th October 2015

Dear Amy and Tray,
I Just want to write and say Thank You so so much for making my Mum’s party so special. All the guests have phoned me raving about the food, the venue and the service. It could not have been better,  all the staff were beyond helpful and I really can’t thank you enough….and goodness knows how you also made the sunshine!
We have frequented quite a few pubs around this area, and yours is by far and away the very best.
We will see you soon!
Kind regards,

Lucy, 28th September 2015

Hi Tray
I have been meaning to email for days to say a huge thank you to the Noah’s Ark team, and especially you, for making my 40th birthday such a fantastic and memorable occasion.
Quite simply, you made everything absolutely perfect, from the drinks served in the garden outside to the beautiful room and the stunning food. Everyone who came on the night has passed on their compliments, particularly about the efficient but unobtrusive service and the spectacular food. You really did make the evening everything I’d hoped it would be. Thank you so very much.
We’ll no doubt be back again soon for a drink and a bite to eat, but in the meantime, please do pass on my thanks to everyone concerned. We loved it and couldn’t have done it without you!
Best wishes,

Jo, 9th July 2015

Amy, Henry
Thank you so much for organising such a great night on Saturday, food splendid as always, plenty to drink and excellent service. Everyone agreed it was a marvellous night it just went by too quickly!
Thanks again.

Anthony & Reba, 28th June 2015

Dear Tray
Just a line to say a most sincere ‘Thank you’ for all your hard work that made last Sunday’s lunch party such a success.  We were absolutely delighted with how it all went, and – naughty if you’re the hosts – enjoyed the afternoon immensely.
We’ve had lots of compliments about a) the food, b) the lovely staff, and c) the setting of The Noah’s Ark, the Ark Room, and Lurgashall.  I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you notice a few new customers from now on.  I’m not so sure we want everyone to know about it, mind you.  It’s ours!
I could see that you were really, really busy last Sunday, and to have coped so well with our party is evidence of terrific ability and efficiency rolled into one.  Well done, Tray, and thank you.
Best wishes,

Brenda and Mike Barrie, 18th June 2015

Dear Henry and Amy,
Just to say how much we enjoyed my 80th birthday party last Saturday evening. The food was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly.
I only hope we did not make too much noise!
Yours sincerely

Anthony Thorne, 2nd June 2015

Thank you so much for having us yesterday.
An annual tradition (it now seems..) having a big multifamily walk and ending up at your wonderful pub.
Blessed by the weather and great hospitality.
Best wishes,

Alistair Petrie, 3rd April 2015

Thank you so much for organising such a great evening for us. Everything was perfect, you and your colleagues made Chris’s birthday very special. Please can you pass on our compliments to chefs whose food was 5 * and to the lovely waitress and her helpers for looking after us so attentively.
Susie Gook, 3rd April 2015

I wanted to email to say a huge thanks especially to Tray nut also all the rest of the team who looked after the 44 of us so, so well on Friday evening- I can’t tell you how many compliments we had about the Noah’s and its food and atmosphere.
Somehow we managed to get people together who hadn’t seen one another for years and the noise levels were therefore probably extra high so I hope we didn’t ruin anyone else’s Friday night with our enthusiasm…everyone had a great evening and the compliments about your food and the whole event keep rolling in.
Thank you all so much for everything in the run up to and during the evening itself and for making it the perfect birthday party-older age suddenly doesn’t seem quite so daunting!

Ann Rapp, 1st April 2015

Suzie and I were delighted with the outcome of her Birthday Lunch yesterday.  The feed-back from the family has been very positive!  Thank you so much for all that you did to make the occasion so successful, and thanks to everyone else who contributed towards the day but in particular please thank Emily for all that she did – she could not have been more friendly and helpful in looking after our needs.
See you again soon, I’m sure.

F Scott, 29th March 2015

I would like to thank you very much for making my birthday party so delicious and such fun.
It was all absolutely perfect and just as I hoped it would be apart from the fact that no one seemed to want to go!!!!  
The room looked wonderful (the clouds are amazing, lucky us that you had just had them put in. The food was simply delicious and EVERYONE commented on it, particularly the lamb.  They couldn’t believe how the chef managed to get 27 portions hot and not overlooked at the same time.  Please send him lots of congratulations.  And lastly a huge thank you for giving us Tray for the evening who worked so hard to make everything go smoothly.  She did a fantastic job and never stopped working, always there if needed.  I’d like to have someone like that around at home when we entertain!!
Altogether it was a brilliant evening with all the people who mean the most to me around enjoying themselves.  I loved very moment of it and wish I could do it all again very soon!
A huge thank you to you, Henry and all your team.

Anne Scales, 22nd February 2015

I wanted to thank you and all at the Noah’s Ark for the lovely meal we had back in mid-January.
It was a dark, wintry January night but the pub and the Ark room where we ate couldn’t have been more inviting. The atmosphere, food and drink were all fantastic and all 13  of us had a great time.
This all added up to Clare having a fantastic birthday celebration (including your special sparkler) – which is exactly what we hoped for.
Many thanks again, and all the best

David Nicholas, January 2015

Thank you Amy for letting us have the whole of the barn restaurant for our lunch last Wednesday, it was beautifully decorated and everyone thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

Many thanks,

Pat, 28th November 2014

I wanted to give you some feedback from our recent visits to the Noah’s Ark.
Both events on 17th and 20th December went really well and feedback from everyone was that the food was excellent. The service was very good and as always Tray was brilliant.
Thanks for making both such happy occasions.

Sophie, 22nd December 2014

A HUGE thank you for a lovely evening last night. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.  The food was delicious – especially the curry and beef – and Tray and Jack just great.
Thank you all and see you soon

Alex Bailey, 27th November 2014

We wanted to say a huge thanks for a really wonderful afternoon at Noah’s Ark Inn.  It was a very special gathering for my husband’s 40th and you all made it perfect. Everybody had a great time and LOVED the food.
We were very well looked after and nothing we asked for was too much trouble.  We really can’t thank you enough.

Zaida & Chris Whittington, 10th November 2014

What can I say…You gave us all the most amazing party on Saturday.
I personally felt utterly spoilt.  To arrive at your own party having had no shopping, cooking, table to lay, flowers and washing-up after was total luxury.
The Ark excelled itself and the food was superb.  Everyone involved looked after us so smilingly and willingly and it really felt like a party at home in every way, with others doing all the work.
You and Henry are a magic formula and we are the lucky ones that you choose to be in our village.

Elizabeth Clark, 14th October 2014

We had a really lovely evening on Saturday for Pete’s 18th.  Thank you all so much.  As ever, the Noah’s food, atmosphere and service were brilliant and our three “out of area” guests loved it all and I’m sure will be back!  Many thanks especially to Tray and also to James Shirley who is an old friend of Pete’s and we felt really should have been sitting down with us not serving us!
Ann Rapp, 25th October 2014

I/we had a ball as did all my guests, thank you both so much indeed for making it such an memorable evening.
Everything went so smoothly, amazing job considering the numbers involved and the food/wine was delicious….
Tray (spelling ?) and the 2 chaps did a sterling job too, so please pass my best  thanks as well to them too.

Julian Sumner, 14th October 2014

Just a note to say a BIG THANK YOU to all your team for a brilliant lunch on Saturday.
Many of our guests commented on the wonderful food and lovely atmosphere.
Naomi was thrilled and really enjoyed her special lunch.
Thank you

Claire, 13th October 2014

Thank you all very much for a really great evening on Saturday.  You gave Elizabeth a super birthday and all the family thoroughly enjoyed it.
As ever the food was delicious, and thank you especially, Henry, for raiding your own cellar for the wine, which was much enjoyed.  Above all we had lovely friendly service in great surroundings.
Couldn’t have been better!
Please give our thanks to all concerned.

John & Elizabeth Clark, 30th September 2014

Thank you all so much for your hard work, delicious food and excellent service yesterday evening.
All my guests were singing your praises on all the above.  The room looked lovely, hope we didn’t overstay our welcome – they didn’t want to leave!

Sally and Graham Lyons, 28th September 2014

Just a short note to say a ‘GREAT BIG THANK YOU’ for Saturday last, as you will judge we were absolutely delighted with your support, the food was delicious, thanks chef!, the service brilliant and the staff, especially ‘Tray’, a joy.

What more can we say!!!

Jeff & Lee Cosgrove, 22nd September 2014

I just thought I would drop you a line to endorse the comments I made at the bar before we left. We had the best pub lunch I can remember, wonderful spot, great staff, fabulous menu and very reasonably priced. The Private Dining room worked brilliantly for adults and children alike before the latter exhausted themselves in the garden whilst the former had coffee and wished we weren’t driving anywhere!!
Jeremy Bishop, 30th August 2014

I would like to send you my thanks for arranging the reception so beautifully following my aunt’s funeral yesterday. Everything ran very smoothly and the food was delicious and very plentiful. All the staff were extremely helpful and efficient and made us very welcome. We honestly could not have asked for anything more perfect. Thank you.
Lynn & Tony, 23rd August 2014

We’d like to thank you properly for everything you did on Saturday – we were really blown away.  Everything was perfect and ran very smoothly.  And of course the weather was kind to us too, which certainly helped. The evening BBQ at our house was also really nice, so all in all we had the best day – we can’t quite believe that it all worked so well.
James & Emma, 18th August 2014

Big thank you to you and your team for an excellent lunch in your private dining room yesterday. We were very well looked after and all thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our get together at the Noah’s Ark.
Hope you enjoyed your day at home with bambino!

Lynn, 20th July 2014

Just want to say a big thank you for tonight. It’s lovely where you are and the food was amazing!
Thank you to all the staff for being so friendly and for bringing in the cake and sorting all that our for us!
Everyone had a great evening and all enjoyed their food! (The little nibbles before we sat down were also a lovely thing to do for us)
Hope to come back soon

Lucy Hurst, 17th July 2014

I just wanted to say how totally wonderful Saturday night was. The tables and the room looked stunning and the efficiency of your team was outstanding. Their professionalism meant that I could totally relax and enjoy myself, not to mention their friendly warmth which added to the magical atmosphere. They made the evening extra special for me. Henry is a total star. He is such a natural host and made sure we were catered for on every level – even though he was shocked at the slow rate of drinking….
Anyway, I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and everyone there that night for making my 40th one of the best nights of my life.

Clare Boyd, 30th June 2014

Just a quick note to say thank you to your staff for looking after us so well last night – we had a most successful and enjoyable evening.
Many thanks
Kind regards

JA, 10th June 2014

I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous luncheon, my Dad was thoroughly impressed with the food and hospitality.
We have received nothing but praise from all of the guests who attended.
Cricket match and fine weather although not in your power was a huge bonus!
I hope you and the little one will be home soon.

Philip Sayers, 2nd June 2014

Thank you both for arranging such an enjoyable lunch for our family and friends last Friday.
The Ark room was perfectly arranged, and the table settings and pots of lavender were exactly as I imagined.  There were lots of thoughtful touches and it all felt very cosy on a grey day.
Everyone said how much they enjoyed the food, and my Southdown lamb cutlets were especially good.  The service was excellent too, so many thanks to everyone for their hard work.
Congratulations Amy, and Henry, on the birth of your baby boy!
We look forward to calling in again when we next go walking on Blackdown.
With very best wishes

Sue and Mike Harris, 25th May 2014

What a super party we had!
Thank you and your staff for a beautifully organised event, a delicious meal and such a lovely venue. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we were really well looked after in an unobtrusive way.
You also organised the weather brilliantly!
We pray that your personal “event” goes equally well and that the end result will be a delight to you all and, like our party, sunny, well-behaved and great fun.

Mr G Pye, 5th May 2014

We’ve all had a delicious lunch today and everyone thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the party!
Your staff were excellent and made the whole thing very easy for me as host.  Although I have thanked the girls, I just wanted you to be aware that they were first-class.
Many thanks for organising everything so well.

Anthea, 13th March 2014

Just a quick note to say thank you to you and all of your wonderful staff for a lovely meal yesterday!
Everyone found the food to be fantastic and commented so, but your staff were absolutely brilliant too. They made the whole experience extremely enjoyable and relaxed (so much more than I was expecting)
hope you had a great break and thanks again

Fiona Moss, 26th April 2014

“Just wanted to say how much the three of us enjoyed our visit and our lunch yesterday.  The service, the food and the surroundings were just right and to round it off we were able to sit by a roaring log fire – what more could one wish for!  We shall be back!!”

Ian, Ania and Charlotte, 26th March 2014

Thank you for looking after us all so well yesterday. The food was delicious and it was splendid to be able to sit outside in the sun.
Thanks again.

Mr A Harpur, 10th March 2014

I just wanted to thank you and all the team at The Noah’s for a fantastic night last Friday!   It was perfect in every way.  The food was quite delicious and commented on by so many.  The room was magnificent and it was a real treat to have it to ourselves.
Thank you SO much for helping us all to have a wonderful evening.

Sue Ellis, 23rd January 2014

Thanks so much for laying on such a great lunch party for Emma’s birthday, we are so grateful to you Henry and all the girls!
See you soon,

Mr M Lines, 17th January 2014

Just a note to say a big thank you to you both and all of the chefs for our lunch on Saturday.
Tom was brilliant and everyone had a really good time. We have had nothing but compliments about the pub, the room and the food and I know some of our guests are keen to follow suit.
Sophie also really enjoyed it, having started out thinking it was just Mum and Dad being a bit formal!!
Thanks again, we really enjoyed ourselves.
Hope all goes well for June too,

Guy and Julie Duckworth, 5th January 2014

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks to you for arranging yesterday and for Henry in co-ordinating on the day. We were slightly behind schedule due to traffic but the venue, staff and food were of the highest order (as per usual), resulting in a very pleasing Sunday afternoon.
Thanks again

Graham Taylor, 13th January 2014

Dear Amy,
Thank you and all your team at the Noah’s Ark for a super lunch yesterday. Our party all had a very enjoyable Christmas celebration and very much appreciated their menu choices, the service and ambiance you provided. Pity you couldn’t have provided better weather – it was only a little better than last year but still very wet..!
When do you start booking for Christmas 2014!?
Thank you for your help in arranging our date with you and best wishes to all at the Noah’s Ark for a very Happy Christmas.
Best wishes,

Sarah, 16th December 2013

What can I say?
Except a HUGE thank you to both of you – and all your girls and boys for a most wonderful day!
Without doubt, the best Birthday party a girl could ever wish for
It was magical! The Ark looked utterly beautiful, the food was divine, the service was exquisite.
And as for the Cake…well, that was the funniest thing I have ever seen. The work of pure genius being the icing ashtray……
With loads of love and thanks for making it SO special.

JL, 18th November 2013

Dear Amy and Henry,
That was a brilliant party which you arranged for us on Saturday! Many thanks indeed – it all worked perfectly and it was very special to have the small dining room with all the (adult!) family around the table. The food was delicious, and the magnums of Rioja went down very well – quality and quantity! And a big thank you too to Tray and the staff who looked after us so well. It was a great birthday!
Thanks again,

John & Elizabeth, 5th November 2013

Dear Amy
Thank you for your hospitality and excellent service yesterday which contributed so much to the success of the Annual Poppy Appeal Sponsored Walk. The comments regarding the food you provided were nothing less than excellent and completed the occasion. Please covey our sincere thanks to your super staff who ‘looked after’ us perfectly. Thank you too on behalf of the Petworth Branch of the British Legion.
Yours sincerely,

John Rosser, 6th October 2013

Let me tell you how absolutely delighted we were with everything, and I mean everything! We’ve lost count of the complements about the excellent menu choices as well as the sheer quality of the food, both the starters and the mains, all of which were absolutely delicious….. so an enormous well done to chef and the other kitchen staff. I don’t think I’ve ever seen your kitchen, but as I gather that it’s not much bigger than a telephone box, you do a fantastic job! Tray, Andrea and Warwick were all a delight.
The room looked lovely – once again our very, very, many thanks!

Mark Lowndes, 21st October 2013

Hi Amy
Just to say a big thank you to you and your staff for making Elliot and Vincent’s evening so successful. The room looked wonderful and the food and service were great.
See you soon

Sarah Robson, 28th September 2013

Very many thanks for the excellent lunch today. The food was very good, Ness and her colleagues looked after us very well and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.
The Noah’s Ark is a great pub and we will come back!
Best wishes,

Robert, 3rd October 2013

Just want to say how brilliant your offer is.
We really enjoy your food, your wine list is eclectic and really good. Today we had the Gavi di Gavi again really good.
Finally to top it all, your staff are so efficient and friendly.
Kind regards,

Marilyn, 14th September 2013

To the staff of The Noah’s Ark Inn,
Thank you for making our lunch on Saturday 21st September2013 so lovely! We were celebrating my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary, and
we all thought that the food, service and environment was absolutely first class, and it made us feel really special having the private
dining room to ourselves. It certainly made for a really special and memorable occasion!
Very many thanks and best wishes,

Julie Welby, 23rd September 2013

Hi Amy
We just wanted to say thank you again for a lovely meal on Saturday. The food was delicious, the room and table were both beautifully laid out and the service was excellent so on our behalf could you please thank all those involved.
Finally we would both like to thank you for your help and assistance with the planning and arrangements. The day exceeded both our expectations and our guests had a wonderful time.
Thank you again.
Kind regards,

Neil & Jo, 2nd July 2013

Dear Amy & Henry
We can’t thank you enough for making our special day perfect at Noah’s Ark. The Ark looked wonderful when we arrived with the table beautifully laid and decorated with jugs of flowers that looked stunning in green and white and the whole ambience was fabulous.
As our friends arrived they all commented on the beautiful setting and it was so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the view as the weather was so good. You even managed to arrange a cricket match later in the day for our sporting friends!
The food was delicious and everyone was complimentary about the choices they made particularly the Smoked Salmon and Crayfish parcels which were really wonderful. Tray and Tom looked after us in a warm and friendly manner but were professional and charming at the same time – please could you thank them on our behalf and also the kitchen staff for their sterling work. The chocolate cake that Candice made was a real indulgence but absolutely delicious and a perfect end to a wonderful meal.
Full marks to you and Henry for making the Noah’s Ark into such a gem of a place, a real country pub at its best with the right mix of relaxed congeniality and excellence – thank you so much.
We hope to see you again very soon,

Sally and George, 15th June 2013

 Hi Amy,
Sorry it’s taken me so long but just wanted to say a massive thanks for last Wednesdays party. Everything was fantastic! Great food, beautifully set up and great staff – well done!!! Everyone commented on how great the pub was and Georgie and I had a wonderful night.
Kind regards,

Lillie Cable, 23rd June 2013

Thank you for making our lunch so good and giving us brilliant food, everyone was very complementary. The whole day went very smoothly and we arrived just at the right time at Tillington, so it was good to have a nice break with you.
We will back with the French in May so look forward to seeing you again. Please thank all the staff they were very helpful.
Best wishes,

Chris Taylor, 30th April 2013

Dear Amy
Now that all our guests have returned home, I have the opportunity to drop you a line to thank you, on behalf of my mother and my sisters, for a wonderful celebratory lunch last Sunday.
We would all like to thank you and your team, in and out of the kitchen, for making the day such a special one for us all – please pass on our appreciation to all concerned. A particular thank you to Tray and your chef for all their efforts on our behalf – and, of course, to you for the wonderful floral decorations and all the assistance you gave us.
With all best wishes,

Carole Paton, 17th April 2013

Dear Amy
Thank you for organising an excellent lunch for us all today. It was lovely being able to have the Ark Room to ourselves and I think everyone much enjoyed the occasion (and the food!).
Please pass on our thanks, too, to all the staff involved for looking after us so well and for making it a very easy and happy day.
Very best wishes and, again, many thanks to you personally for ensuring everything went smoothly,

Anthea, 6th February 2013

Hi Amy,
I would just like to congratulate you on the standard of food and service when I attended the Dzenis staff party evening at your pub. Beautifully cooked and presented and a credit to all of you involved in it arriving en mass and piping hot. Not an easy task, but one you seem to have mastered. Very well done!
Kind regards,

Marc Taylor, 17th January 2013

Hi Amy,
Just wanted to say Thank You to you and your team for our Staff Christmas meal this week.
Everyone has commented on what fabulous tasty food we had, the timing between courses was just right and we thought the room was ideal for us.
Thanks again and good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Lisa Lyer, Camelsdale Primary School, 8th January 2013

Dear Amy,
Just a quick note to say thank you for you and all your team for such a great lunch on Sunday. It seems to have become an annual event for 3 generations of 3 families and everything looked so inviting and the food was delicious. I am sorry you had to send in the heavies (i.e. Henry) to clear us out but it was truly a measure of how comfortable you made it for everyone so thank you.
See you soon I am sure!

Holly, 7th January 2013

Dear Amy and Henry,
All day the thanks have poured in for our amazing “Alex” party at theNoah’s.
The food, the beer, the staff, the atmosphere, the band, have been top of the list in the praise. I know it was a lot of work for the whole team but a huge thank you for all the effort you guys put in, a big thank you also to Tom; the catering team and staff. Alex , Hazel and I really appreciate the detail you covered.
In short it was brilliant.
Kind regards,

Peter Dyer, 6th January 2013

Dear Henry and Amy,
Just a quick note to say thank you from all of us for the superb evening (New Year’s Eve). The menu was inspired and its delivery by the staff was first class.
Please pass on our thanks to the staff who did us proud.
All the very best to you and your family in the new year.
Many thanks,

Francis, 4th January 2013

Henry and Amy,
I just wanted to thank you and all your staff for our most wonderful evening last night. You looked after us so well and the food was delicious. Such a lovely atmosphere in that gorgeous room. THANK YOU!!! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!

Sue, 29th December 2012

I want to say a big thank you to you and the staff for making my evening such a success – the food was absolutely amazing and to get every plate out hot and so beautifully presented was not easy – everybody has said what fabulous food!!
The Noah’s is a very special place and I feel totally at home when I am there, I am so pleased I could celebrate my birthday with everyone.
Many thanks,

Julie, 23rd December 2013

Hi Amy,
Please pass on a big thank you to all of your staff who looked after us superbly at our Christmas Party last Friday.
We all had a wonderful time.
Kind regards,

Jo, 10th December 2012

Dear Amy,
A week has flown by since my wonderful lunch party at The Noah’s Ark.
Everything was excellent. The room, the fabulous Guinea Fowl, the Tarte Tatin, and the general ambience. My friends all had a wonderful time and have made very complimentary remarks about the pub. Your Chef and the staff all performed so well and were so helpful and merry, thank you for making my party such a success.
With very many thanks

Tessa Pascoe, 13th November 2012

Dear Amy,
We thoroughly enjoyed our celebratory lunch on Saturday. Everything went according to plan due to your wonderful team. Our vegetarian friend felt particularly spoilt being offered a choice which was a novel experience for her!
Many thanks again for what was a very memorable occasion.
Warm regards,

Mr and Mrs Leathers, 31st October 2012

Hi Amy,
Just to say a big thank you for a great night last night. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. I know Ken and Shirley really enjoyed it. Can you please say a big thank you to all the crew especially Tom.

Pat and Kay, 27th October 2012

Dear Amy and the team!
Thank you SO much for giving us such a wonderful family gathering on Saturday. It could not have been more wonderful – beautiful room with beautiful white rose posies, wonderful warm welcome and fantastic food; everyone thought it was amazing. You were so kind and helpful, and seemed so unconcerned at our poor timekeeping – thank you!
With best wishes to you all,

ES, 7th October 2012

Dear All,
A little card doesn’t really convey my huge thanks for all your energy and enthusiasm in hosting my 40th. Not only was the food absolutely delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented – everybody serving it had a smile and patience. The bar was hugely efficient, friendly and again, patient beyond belief! No request was too much and every little detail of the event was thought through and delivered with style and grace. Everyone was staggered at the scale of the party and the efficiency in which it was presented.
I really cannot than you enough, I had a total blast. I shall recommend to all that they have every party at the Noah’s – quality from start to finish!
BIG thanks,

Mrs M Holland, 6th October 2012

Dear All,
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a superb lunch yesterday. Great food, friendly/helpful staff and a lovely setting (inside and out).
When I made our booking, I had mentioned that our son has egg and dairy allergies. We were greatly impressed that, when we arrived, we were given a marked up menu showing what meals he would be able to eat and the adjustments that would be made to them. Fantastic and, I am sorry to say, not at all what we are used to with other establishments that claim to serve “home cooked” meals, but don’t seem to have a clue what is in them!!
Kind regards,

Peter Scott, 30th July 2012

Hi Amy,
We had a lovely day yesterday – The Ark was a perfect venue and yet again the food was wonderful! Compliments again to you and your team!

Giovanna Lissoni, 16th July 2012

Dear Amy,
My husband and I were on our way to a 24 hour break to the Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere, where we spent our wedding night 24 years ago!! We stopped at your fine establishment on our way after a lovely country walk. We were both very impressed with the decor etc of Noahs Ark Inn and I want to say that my thin steak baguette I had from your menu was absolutely delicious and oozing with onions and rare steak pieces. Your chips are also stunningly delicious. Well done and I hope we have an opportunity to come back soon.
Best wishes,

Jacqueline Clink, 3rd July 2012

thank you so much for a fantastic night on Saturday – staff were excellent, food was lovely and atmosphere great. Thanks for your help in making my mums birthday such a success!
All the best,

Lucy, 6th June 2012

Dear Amy
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for looking after us all so well on 10 May. The feedback from all those who attended was really positive. Everyone loved the setting and your staff were so courteous and helpful, we couldn’t help but have a relaxed and happy time. The chilli and fish pie were delicious and there was definitely plenty to go round. Thank you for being so understanding about how late in the day you were given numbers.
All in all the evening was a great success and I can’t thank you enough for making it so painless and for making us feel so welcome.
Very best wishes,

Mrs M Holland, Amesbury, 21st May 2012

Dear Amy,
Just to thank you for looking after our party in the private room yesterday evening. This was a family celebration of a 21st birthday, and we very much appreciated the attentive service, the excellent food, and the special touches such as the flowers on the table.
Everything went really well – just as we wanted.
Many thanks again

AH, 13th April 2012

Amy and Staff,
I am sorry that this is a bit late but I just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION on behalf of everyone who attended the 60th Birthday Luncheon on 31st March. Please pass on our congratulations and grateful thanks to all your staff for making this such a memorable occasion. The food was absolutely scrumptious with every last morsel consumed with great alacrity, the wine was deliciously tempting and the staff were very attentive yet unobtrusive and all set in a lovely large private room with beautiful flowers. It felt like a wonderful house party luncheon without any of the down sides of having to do the washing up once all the guests have gone!
We all enjoyed ourselves so much that we went away feeling that this should become an annual event but with everyone paying for themselves!
So once again do thank all your staff and hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future…
Kind regards,

Francesca Scarles, 12th April 2012

Dear Amy,
I just wanted to thank you and all the staff who worked so hard yesterday to give us such a memorable lunch. Thanks in particular to your efforts, everything worked out even better than I could have hoped for and my friends and family were extremely impressed by every last detail of your delightful Inn.
Thank you so much and my very best wishes.
We look forward to returning to the Noah’s Ark before too long.

Pandora, 1st April 2012

Dear Amy, Tom, Nick, Candice, Tray, James and all the others behind the scenes,
Jonathan and I just wanted to say thank you so much for making last Saturday evening such a success for us. The room looked lovely and very welcoming, the food was delicious (and we have had many comments to that effect), and the service was good. You also dealt beautifully with the dietary needs (and discreetly too – no-one’s food looked different).
So…Thank you very much, all extremely relaxed, the time passed very quickly and all we had to do was ensure people enjoyed themselves which was not a difficult task!
With very best wishes,

Lee and Jonathan, 27th March 2012

Dear Amy, Henry and The Team,
What a great evening you gave us! When we left you around midnight on the 8th we were so impressed and appreciative for the way you handled the evening; everything went smoothly, the setting was attractive, the food was superb, the service friendly and efficient!
We have now received thank-you letters from all our guests and without exception their comments reflect the same sentiments. You have a large number of admirers!
Thank you once again for creating such a good atmosphere and looking after us so well! You gave us and our guests a memorable, enjoyable and fun evening!

Tish and Kit, 17th March 2012

Dear Amy and your fabulous team at the Noah’s Ark Inn,
Thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous lunch today. It was pretty impressive that you were able to feed 36 people with such military precision and maintain your high standards in doing so.
We very much appreciate all the hard work that went in to making our gathering so enjoyable and successful.
Kindest regards,

Sarah Stuckey, 8th January 2012

Hi Amy
I just wanted to write and thank you for last night. The food was fabulous and I appreciate so much the thought and effort that went in to making my food safe to eat. The staff were charming and the whole evening was a thoroughly enjoyable way to see in the new year.
Thank you so much and please also pass on my thanks to the kitchen.
All best wishes,

Lucy Stylianou, 1st January 2012

This is just to say a Big THANK YOU to everyone for the lovely meal we had at your pub today. The food was delicious and the service was excellent and we all had a lovely time. Many thanks, from the table of eleven in the side room off the small bar area. x

Jane Bogowski, 27th December 2011

Hi Amy and Henry
Just a note to say thank you so much for Tuesday evening. We had a lovely time, the room looked so pretty and everyone said how much they enjoyed the meal. I had soup and turkey which were both delicious. The service was absolutely perfect, I’ve just realised I didn’t even notice anyone serving, the food just appeared as if by magic. Well done.
Have a great Christmas!

Moya and Richard Connell – Lower Roundhurst Farm 15th December 2011

Hi Amy & Henry
A note to say a huge thank you for such a tremendous evening on the 9th, you really did a wonderful job, everyone was exceptionally
impressed with not only the room, but the food which was fantastic, it could not be faulted in anyway, it was like having it at home (except I was not doing the cooking of course), it went so smoothly, can’t thank you enough.
Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and thanks again.

Amanda & Mark Elliott, 13th December 2011

Good morning Amy
Just a note to say “thank you” to you all for making our friends’ Christmas get together such an enjoyable evening. The food was delicious and the attention we received from your staff was excellent. Everyone had a very good evening.
Hope you all have a very happy (and at sometime a relaxing) Christmas.
Kind regards,

Wendy Heather, 11th December 2011

Dear Amy
There is always a moment to say a huge thank you to you, Henry and the team for helping me make my 50th Birthday celebration such fun. My friends were so complimentary about everything the Noah’s Ark had to offer – from the perfect location, the relaxed atmosphere of the pub, the delicious paella, your friendly and attentive staff and the flowing booze! Everything just happened without any suggestion and I was so impressed by the lit fairy cakes just appearing at the right moment.
I am so glad I chose the Noah’s Ark and thank you again for a very happy evening and well done to all of you who made it that way for us.
With best wishes,

Mrs Ayton, 1st December 2011

Dear All
Just a quick note to say thanks for a great meal last Sunday, the food was great and service impeccable, it is very rare to find a pub with great ambience, food and service. Please keep up the great work and we can’t wait to come back.
Kind regards,

Alec Stoner, 21st November 2011

Dear Amy and Henry
“I would just like to say a HUGE Thank you! for the wonderful wedding reception that was held in the Ark on Monday evening to celebrate Ian and Neli’s wedding. The room and table looked just fantastic, the food was amazing (as usual) and the staff were so kind and attentive, I really couldn’t have asked for more. It was so nice to be able to sit back, kick my shoes off relax and know that it wasn’t me who was going to have to wash up afterwards!”
Again, thank you so much for such a wonderful evening.

Lesley Freeman, 12th October 2011

Dear Amy
“Just a quick email to thank you for organising Sarah’s special birthday celebratory family lunch on 6th August. We appreciated having the lovely dining room to ourselves, which together with the fantastic food and attentive service, made a very enjoyable and memorable family celebration.”
With Best Wishes,

Mrs Meeke, 7th August 2011

Dear Amy
“We all very much enjoyed our summer outing yesterday and wish to thank you and your courteous staff for your kind attention to every detail.”
Yours sincerely,

Pamela, 29th July 2011

Dear Henry and Amy
“I wanted to send you a proper thank you for all that you so generously arranged for us last Sunday 10th July. We were very touched that not only had you made the tented ‘feasting area’ look very welcoming and pretty, but allocated Abbie to us, it seemed, for our entire party. She was absolutely delightful and couldn’t do enough for us. The lunch with properly cooled champagne and wine was first class and everybody staggered home replete with so many delicious things to eat!”
It was a day to remember and thank you once again.

Mrs Paine, July 14th 2011

Dear Amy and Henry
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both – we had a fantastic time on Saturday evening at The Noah’s Ark. The room, decorations, food, wines and service were all wonderful and many of our guests commented on how lovely your staff were.
Thank you for making our celebration so memorable.”
See you again soon
Kind Regards,

Paul and Karen, 9th July 2011

Dear Amy
“Just wanted to thank you for the arrangements you put in place for the Fernhurst Horticultural Society evening meal on Friday last.
The two people who looked after us, a lovely young man and girl were just excellent – very professional, very attentive and very good. Top marks to them. The meal too was excellent Amy so just a big thank you to you all.
Will certainly be back next year as it is an annual event for us!

Liz Wooten, 2nd July 2011

Dear Amy
“Overdue thanks for the lovely party last month. It went very well, the party room looked lovely, you kept us dry outside, the food was attractive and tasty.
I’m so pleased we decided to have our party at Noah’s Ark. You were clear about the pricing, accommodated our requests, worked with us on any difficulties and were always there (or Tray) to reassure us about details. On the day of the party you yourself helped me put out the name invitations, and checked that we were happy with everything. Throughout the party we were well looked after. Our guests were enchanted with the village and with your pub and enjoyed the food.
Thanks so much.”

Deborah Barnes Jones, 1st July 2011

Dear Amy
“Thank you for all your help and kindness in arranging our family’s celebration of my husband’s 80th Birthday on Sunday 26th June. Even the weather cooperated! We all appreciated the food, wine, the good service and the setting.”
Many thanks,

Mrs Linean, 26th June 2011

Dear Amy,
“Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the absolutely lovely meal on Saturday and for all your help and patience leading up to it (my Mum said the sea bass was absolutely delicious). Couldn’t have chosen a more perfect place for Andrew’s 40th and we enjoyed it all immensely. The food was amazing and the best we’ve had in a long, long time. The Noahs Ark fully deserves its great reputation and more and we shall definitely be back as often as we can find excuses to come! Please thank the lovely young lady who looked after us so well too.
Thank you to you and your staff so much in helping to make our celebration extra special.”
Kind regards,

Alicia Bridger, 21st June 2011

Dear Amy,
“What can I say – a truly amazing night and you and your team were absolutely fantastic. The whole evening ran like clockwork and that is thanks to your organisation and the team that helped out. It really was perfect from the Pimms outside in the garden, to the lovely set up of the room and the delicious food that everyone thought was amazing. I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work which made my evening totally unforgettable.
Please thank all of your team from the serving staff (especially Tom who was a complete star all evening and couldn ’t have been more helpful and tolerated my demands to keep bringing more wine to the table!) to the chef and kitchen staff and of course you and Henry.
I do apologise for the slightly raucous end and the dancing on chairs etc – I’m hoping this didn’t offend anyone!
Thank you again, it was a truly special evening and I cannot tell you how much I appreciated everything you did to make it such a success.”
Kind regards,


Charlotte Myers, 7th June 2011

To Amy, Henry and staff,
“We just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help on Saturday night for my parents 25th Wedding Anniversary. It was a wonderful evening with fabulous food and friendly hospitality which ensured that our family will remember it fondly. Thank you for making it a special evening for us, but especially for mum and dad. Will definitely return!”

Rachael and Adam, 31st May 2011

Hi Amy and Henry,
“A quick note to say thank you for a delicious meal yesterday! It was a fantastic day for all of us – everything was perfect and a great time was had by all, definitely a memorable day to mark my Father’s 80th.

Please pass on our thanks to your marvellous staff as well not forgetting that great chef of yours.
My last meal would have to include a bowl of those fantastic chips!”

Melanie Rollinson, 15th May 2011

Dear Amy
“A big thank you to you and your hard working team for such a fabulous evening on Friday. Everyone had a brilliant evening and the food and wine were delicious. It was certainly a night to remember and we couldn’t have chosen a better venue to celebrate the Royal Wedding.”

Sophie Jowett, 29th April 2011

Dear Amy
“Thank you so much for looking after us so well on Friday night. It was a lovely evening, the room looked gorgeous and I know you went to a great deal of trouble to make everything work for us. Everyone really enjoyed your wonderful food which was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious as ever. I so admire the way that you and your team always seem so relaxed and calm and thoroughly professional when you’re dealing with annoying customers who can’t read a menu properly and won’t sit down!”
Very many thanks indeed.

Louie, 12th April 2011

Dear Amy
“Just to thank you for a wonderful afternoon at Noah’s Ark. We really appreciated having the private room for our family occasion and everyone in our party loved the food, the excellent service of your staff and the picturesque location. It made our day even more special.”
Kind regards,

Marion Kinnear-White, 18th March 2011

Hi Amy
“Thanks to you and you’re friendly staff we all had a very enjoyable evening to celebrate Mike’s Birthday with great food.
Your private dining room was ideal for the 13 of us and we were impressed that we could order straight from the menu.
We all hope to see you again.”

Gill and Mike Jordan, 31st January 2011

Dear Amy
“I am writing to say a big THANK YOU for arranging such a splendid luncheon for us ladies from Lodsworth. It was very rewarding to see such empty plates being collected from both courses! Not to mention the service and courtesy of your staff. We were all delighted.”
Yours sincerely,

Pamela, 27th January 2011

Dear Amy and Henry
“Just a very quick note with a more formal one in the post, to say a very large thank you indeed for such a great evening on Saturday.
We had a about 20 people for lunch on Sunday and everyone said what a great evening it had been, and that the food was fantastic.
The staff, Tray, Nick and Lydia were just exceptional – always smiling and just fantastic. I could go on and on, as it was 100% perfect and nothing to falter at all. Again thank you to you both for putting on such an exceptional evening for Colin.
So if you will have us, we will definitely be back!!!”
With best wishes and many thanks,

Peter Jones, 24th January 2011

Hi Amy
“Thank you, Henry and all the staff for a super lunch party yesterday, it was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the food was delicious so please pass my thanks on to your chef and all the staff, the level of service was great. I have had many ” thank you” emails, phone calls and letters, everyone really enjoyed themselves, loved the food, venue and situation, and I must say that most of my friends are really gourmets, have high standards and appreciate excellent food. Thank you all very much.”
With kind regards,

Sarah Puddick, 23rd January 2011

Hello Amy
“Thank you to everyone for New Year’s Eve – what a fab night!
The food was fantastic and everybody said they want to come back next year.
It was the best New Year yet so thanks again for making it so good.”

Julie Cable, 1st January 2011

Hello Amy
“I just wanted to thank you for doing such a splendid job last Saturday when we descended on you for my father’s 90th birthday meal.
He was delighted with the surprise turnout of all his family and enjoyed himself enormously.
Thank you for making it such a special occasion for him.”
Kind Regards,

Victoria, 11th December 2010

Henry & Amy,
“All back on track post weekend of excitement and just wanted to give you our most sincere thanks. We had a brilliant night on Saturday, The Noah’s Ark has a great atmosphere, helped in no small part by a great Landlord and Lady.
You are supported by a very nice and efficient team – they managed to feed a slightly inebriated rabble a delicious dinner in double quick time with many compliments. Please thank your Chef on our behalf. The cake was also great, a wonderful surprise which Vanessa really appreciated. No doubt we’ll see you very soon…if we’re invited back.”

Zach Morgan, 8th November 2010

“Amy a huge thank you! Everyone had a brilliant night and your pub is our absolute favourite : )
Thank you all for your hard work and wonderful food, we couldn’t have chosen a better place to celebrate our engagement and my birthday.”

Vanessa Young, 8th November 2010

“Thank you so much for looking after us all so well on Saturday – Everyone said how wonderful the food was. Certainly I, and my immediate dining neighbours all thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Nicky Millard, 8th November 2010

“Just a note to say that we came to your pub yesterday with two other families and a total of 10 children and had a great time. The food was fantastic, the service was great, and the location superb. Thanks for your hospitality and hope to see you soon.”
MM, 18th October 2010

“Thank you so much for last Thursday. We all had such a wonderful time. The room looked great and the food was amazing. Everyone complimented the food, everything that came out was delicious. Thank you for making it such an easy thing to plan and so easy to enjoy.”

Suzannah, 11th October 2010

Charming old pub overlooking the village green with keen young licensees, real ales and enjoyable food. Picnic sets outside this tile-hung 16th-c village pub look over the village green and cricket pitch – it’s a lovely spot. Inside, the enthusiastic young licensees have gently refurbished the bars and dining room keeping plenty of charm and character. The simple, traditional bar, bustling with chatting locals and their dogs at the weekend, has leather-topped bar stools by the counter where they serve Greene King IPA and Abbot and a changing guest beer on handpump, several wines by the glass and farm cider, and there are beams, a mix of wooden chairs and tables on the parquet flooring and an inglenook fireplace. Open right up its apex, the dining room is spacious and airy with church candles and fresh flowers on light wood dining chairs and tables and a smart but relaxed feel; a couple of comfortable sofas face each other in front of an open woodburning stove. The pub border terrier is called Gillie and visiting dogs are very welcome there are even dog biscuits behind the bar. There are more picnic-sets in a large side garden.

In an idyllic setting – beside village pond and churchyard, overlooking the cricket green – the Ark would restore anyone’s faith in the well-being of the English country pub. In this couple’s hands, the old village boozer has become a pub of charm; no more darts, but a surprise at every turn. From bar to cosy dining areas – and one barn-like room – are beams, floorboards, winter fires, traditional country furniture and a sprinkling of modern leather. The kitchen’s insistence on good-quality local seasonal produce results in a roll-call of British dishes, and the simple lunchtime bar menu is bolstered come evening by the likes of pan-fried wood pigeon breasts with sautéed savoy cabbage and crispy pancetta. A cottagey garden to the side and picnic tables out front complete the upbeat package.

Dear Amy and Henry
We would like to thank you and all of your team for such a memorable evening on Saturday. The Ark is such a lovely room and the food and service were excellent.
Thank you again, see you soon!

Jenny and David, 20th September 2010

Hello Amy
“I was in yesterday for lunch with some girlfriends and realised as I drove away that I had been so busy saying bye to the girls that I had forgotten to say thank you and that we really enjoyed our lunch. The food was superb (I especially loved the Tomato Tarte Tatin), the service was friendly and professional and there is a really great atmosphere in the place. Now that I’ve found you I will definitely be back!”
Thanks again,

Melanie, 27th August 2010

Dear Amy,
“I was thrilled with my Birthday evening. Thank you for being so welcoming and flexible, my friends all thought the food was absolutely delicious and everyone has commented on the lovely friendly service. We all had a great time – hope we didn’t stay too, too late!
Thanks again for a really super evening.”
PS I am still eating the yummy Birthday cake!!
Best Regards,

Carole Bunce, 23rd August 2010

Dear Amy “Last Saturday 14th August seventeen very happy and well fed revellers departed from your delightful pub after a most enjoyable and sumptuous lunch. The food was delicious and everyone commented on the wonderful atmosphere you had helped create at our birthday celebration. It was generous of you for preparing the large room especially for our private party and congratulations to the chef and the cheerful willing staff who all contributed to make it such a special day for our family and friends. To the crew of the Good Ship Noah’s Ark, we say a hearty and sincere thank you.”
Warmest regards,

Ann and Maurice Stevens, 17th August 2010

Hi Amy & Henry
“Thank you so much for letting us come to your lovely pub for George’s retirement ‘do’ in July. The relaxed atmosphere of space outside to meet each other, the typical pub atmosphere around the bar and use of the private function room made it a special venue for such an event. To top it all, the moreish buffet was flushed down with some rather pleasant local beers. When can I retire?”

Andrew, 7th August

“Thank you so much for making the West Sussex TVR Car Club so welcome last night. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the food, service and the atmosphere were wonderful. We will definitely be back in the future for another great night out.”
Rosalind, TVR CC West Sussex, 13th May 2010

Hi Amy,
“I just wanted to say thanks so much for making Saturday night such a success! We really enjoyed ourselves as did all our friends. The food was delicious and all the staff were all very polite and efficient and nothing seemed too much trouble!”
So again, just wanted to say thanks so much”.

Louise and David Turner, 10th May 2010

“My apologies for not dropping you a line sooner to thank you very much for dinner last week at the Noah’s Ark. The food was absolutely delicious and we had wonderful service as usual. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening!”
Many, many thanks again.

Louie, 29th April 2010

Dear Amy,
“We all thoroughly enjoyed last night at The Noah’s Ark and thank you and your staff for looking after us so well. The food was excellent and we quite understand why people say that you serve the best food in the area. We hope we shall have another excuse in the near future to visit you.”

Christopher, 24th April 2010

“I am sorry I did not have the opportunity to thank you for our meal today. Everyone was highly delighted with the menu and quality of the cooking. It was also so nice to have the Private Dining Room made available. It allowed 11 voices to speak all at once without disturbing your other diners. You may rest assured that when it is my turn to host the gathering again, I will be in touch.”

Don Stacey, 14th April 2010

Dear Amy
“Just to thank you again for all your (and your staff’s) hard work last Saturday to make our celebration so wonderful. The Ark created such a warm welcome and the ambience was great. Also the food…Everyone commented on how delicious it was!”

Sue and Nick, 8th April 2010

Dear Amy
“A brief and very belated note to thank you and your splendid team most sincerely for doing so much to make Sunday 28th March a memorable day for us both. We shall return! With every good wish.”

John and Sue Coldstream, 6th April 2010

Dear Amy,
“Charlotte and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work last night – the food was delicious and we were looked after so beautifully – both food and drink came round constantly and we seemed to have the perfect amount of both. Thank you for all your hard work.”
Many thanks again,

Camilla & Charlotte, 25th March 2010

Dear Amy and Henry,
“Thanks you both so much for hosting our excellent shoot supper. I have had loads of positive feed – back about the pub and the how welcome you made us feel. The food was just right and the staff looked after us very well with very little wait for drinks etc – brilliant bar staff! Many thanks again.”

Peter Setterfield, 9th March 2010

Hi Amy
“I would just like to thank you, Henry and your staff for an amazing party on Saturday. You all managed to give me the perfect party with fabulous food and a stunning venue. Everyone commented on how delicious the canapés were and what a lovely feel the room had.
We shall definitely be popping in soon for dinner. Thank you so much.”
Kind regards,

Lynn, 7th March 2010

Hey Amy and Henry and all staff!
“Thank you SO much for making our evening so lovely, everything was perfect, apart from my emotional speech!! The mini burgers was FAB as was the rest of the meal – we now just have a huge chocolate cake to get through. Once again, thank you very, very much – I know Tom had a great time – see you soon!”

Sarah Hewitt, 31st January 2010

Hi Amy,
“I just wanted to say a huge thank-you fir making our evening on Saturday so enjoyable. There was much praise from all our guests regarding the food, atmosphere and everything relating to The Noah’s Ark!!!!!! With your help it made it an evening to remember. Thank you so much and look forward to seeing you soon.”
Kind regards,

Penny, 27th January 2010

“Thank you very much for a terrific lunch yesterday. I have had some excellent feedback on both the attractiveness of the room, the quality of the food and the general friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Thanks again and Happy Christmas.”

Veronica, 18th December 2009

“I want to thank you and your team for the lovely evening yesterday. Food was excellent, as was the service. Thanks once more.”
Best regards,

Christel Hamers, 10th December 2009

“I just wanted to write and thank you so much for a wonderful evening last Thursday. All the mums who came along had a really lovely evening and have all praised how good the service and food were and also what a great atmosphere you created for us in the Ark. Many thanks for all your hard work.”
Kind regards,

Ingela Webb, 30th November 2009

 Dear Amy and the staff at the Noah’s
“Just a note to say a huge thank you for making it such a fabulous evening on November 7th! I really couldn’t have asked for a better 40th. All my friends have commented on the beautiful room, delicious food and warm and welcoming ambience. The sloe gin cocktails went down a treat and I think there were a few sore heads the next day – including mine!
Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.”
Best wishes,

Sam Clark, 10th November 2009

“A line to say how much we appreciate the marvellous lunch you set for us. Everyone remarked on the menu and the ambience. Unfortunately I did not ask to meet your chef who really pulled the stops out. Please thank all your staff who really helped make it a memorable day especially Tim and Tracy. Will see you again soon.”
Wendy and Mike Barnard, 5th October 09

“We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for looking after us so well today. The food was really super; it was lovely to be in the garden and thank you for arranging the sunshine! Much, much appreciated.”
Chrissy and Iain, 27th September 09

Dear Amy
“I just wanted to let you know that there has been so much positive feedback on the Noah’s Ark – and your efficiency
and help. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks, as well as the beautiful location.
Once again thank you and Henry for a fantastic day.”
Our best wishes,

Raine & Simon, 31st August 2009

Dear Amy,
“I just wanted to pass on to you both how very impressed I and all my guests were. I quote:
“How on EARTH did they produce such a wonderful dinner for 40 people at the same time with the lamb pink and perfectly cooked?”
“How were you so clever to find such an idyllic spot with the nicest staff and most welcoming venue I have ever been to?”
“How fabulous the Noah’s Ark is, I would love to have my 40th there if I didn’t live in Salisbury!”
“What a fabulous crew they are at your party spot, and the beer on tap was just sublime.”
So from me and all my guests a very heartfelt thank you for being so lovely, so welcoming and for making it such a fabulous evening but all very effortless on my part. I really did appreciate it. And the cider champagne was a big hit too.”

Toppy Wharton, 27th July 2009

Hi Amy
“Would just like to say thank you, the meals were lovely and we all commented on the redesigned Noah’s Ark. We haven’t been for a couple of years and found it had such a good feeling.”

Mary Parrott, 26th July 2009

Amy & Henry
“I want to thank you very much indeed for making my birthday celebration such a memorable one. The menu lived up to its billing and the food was truly excellent. I was pleased that I was able to thank the Chef on the night as all my guests commented on the how delicious the food was. A big thank you to you and your staff for their hard work and for looking after us so well in such an idyllic setting.”
Best wishes,

Tom Ware, 22nd July 2009

Amy & Henry,
“Just a quick note to say many thanks for a fabulous last evening/morning. I think that your customer base has now widened!
See you soon.”

Adrian Hardwick, 7th July 2009

“We have just come away from having an absolutely wonderful meal at your beautiful pub. Having a birthday meal seemed a good idea so we came down this lunch time and enjoyed wonderful surroundings, a fantastic meal and excellent service.
Sally had the herb crusted port tenderloin whilst I opted for the Noah’s Ark meat platter.
They were both glorious and had us groaning in our seats from the visual and gastronomic aspects.
Can’t wait until the next birthday celebration so we can come again.”

Suzi & Sally Ludlow, 18th June 2009

“Thank you sooooo much for a fabulous evening! Everything was perfect. The food was delicious!!!! Everyone became mad fans of the chocolate fondant. Will be back soon, hopefully for Marks 30th!!! We so love your pub, best in area by miles xxx.”

Georgie Campbell-James, 26th May 2009

“Thank you and all your staff for a fabulous evening on Saturday night. Many of my guests said they would be returning as they had enjoyed their meal so much, my compliments to you and your chef and all the supporting barmaids and waiting staff. Thank you for a special evening.”

Ro, 29th April 2009

Hi Amy
“Thank you very much for last night. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and your delicious food. The room was the perfect size for our party and was lovely and welcoming. Thank you very much for making our shoot dinner such a splendid event!”
All the best,

Louie, 18th April 2009

“Just wanted to thank you and your team for a fabulous evening last Saturday. The room looked lovely and the food was delicious – we have had loads of compliments to pass on! Thank you for all your hard work – everyone was very impressed & I will certainly recommend you. Have a great New Year and we will probably be dropping in soon for another lovely meal!”
Bye for now,

Carolyn Elliott ,11th January 2009

Hi Amy,
“We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful Christmas lunch yesterday. Everything was absolutely perfect! Your team worked so hard and the outcome was amazing! The food was wonderful and beautifully presented…even the in-laws were impressed!
We now can’t wait to come back…so much so that we wondered if you were planning anything for New Year’s Eve?
Looking forward to hearing from you again and wishing you happy holidays.”


Hi Amy,
“Just to say thanks again to you and your staff for an excellent meal which everyone really enjoyed. Great value”.
Best regards,


“A huge ‘thankyou’ to you and your staff for such an enjoyable evening. The room and table were beautifully decorated, the food was gorgeous and a fab time was had by all. Thanks again – have a lovely Christmas!”


“It was a wonderful meal – thank you SO much!”
The Godsons

“Great food, great atmosphere! We’ll be back soon.”
J Davenport

“Thank you and the team for an absolutely excellent evening on Friday. Everything worked out even better than we’d dared to hope…I hope we weren’t too disruptiveI just wish we lived in the area…All the best.”

John H

“Thank you Amy, Henry, Adam and all The Team from all of us – the food was fantastic!! WINE – SERVICE – FRIENDS – SUPERB. WE SHALL BE BACK!”
Sal and Chris

“Thank you so much for a truly outstanding evening. The occasion was better than I could have hoped, enhanced by being in your excellent pub.I couldn’t think of a better place to have it…Excellent food, amazing mojitos and deadly cocktails – everything was absolutely perfect and above expectation. Best wishes.”
Dom Holland

“Just to say thank you so much for Saturday night. The place looked great and the food was fantastic. I had a lot of people phoning up saying what a great party and venue it was. Thank you for all of the effort you put in and for making the pub look so good with all of the flowers. See you soon.”

Boo Soper

“Thank you so, so much for a fantastic evening on Friday to celebrate my 40th. The room was beautifully done and the food was excellent, as was the service. A lot of our guests have commented on what a fantastic night they had so for that, I thank you! All the best.”

Zoe and Jeremy Smith

“Just to thank you all for providing us with such a good evening on 28th. Everything spoke very highly of the food, the wine, the venue and the service. What more could one want? Well done.”

Philip Robinson

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work. You really did help us to have the most perfect wedding day. Thank you again.”

Judith and Simon

“I just wanted to write and thank you immensely for the delicious meal and your hospitality – I hope we didn’t scare too many of the locals off!!!! The food was perfect, the booze was great and evening ran like a dream, it was perfect having our own room (and probably best for everyone else). We will definitely return again (if welcome)?!”
Many thanks,

John Dickinson