Good Hotel Guide Review
Rustic chic and a pared-back sensibility create a peaceful enclave in this modern-day inn overlooking the Pagham Harbour nature reserve. Renovated by owners Sam and Janet Bakose, the whitewashed 16th-century pub has squashy sofas, intimate corners, flagstone floors and original hearths. Sophie Harwood is the manager. Choose one of the comfortable, smartly designed bedrooms to suit: a cosy one in the eaves peers into the sky; some larger superior rooms have binoculars to take in views across the countryside to the sea. Tramp through the fields and gently sloping hills to build up an appetite for chef Clyde Hollett’s fresh local fish, crab and lobster; celebrate the day with fizz from the local vineyard. Breakfast has honey from Sidlesham bees. Bar, restaurant (background music). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Terrace, small garden. Children welcomed (£30 per night). 4 miles S of Chichester. 6 bedrooms (2 in adjoining cottage). Per room B&B £165–£280. Dinner £37.50. 2-night min. stay at weekends.