7. Plus self-catering cottage and apartment.
all year except 20 Dec–late Jan, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre grounds (duck pond), unsuitable for disabled.
occasionally, in dining areas.
not under 12.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £145–£165, D,B&B £220–£240. Set dinner £43.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The sheer number of returnees bears witness’ to the ‘warm welcome’ at Clive James and David Stott’s ‘cheerful, meticulously informal’ restaurant-with-rooms at the foot of the South Downs national park. ‘The essentials remain unchanged,’ writes a faithful guest of his annual visit. ‘David and Clive are friendly, chatty, but never intrusive. Well-judged details are typical of the spirit of this very attractive place.’ The hosts have ‘spruced up’ their Georgian house, with upgraded bath- and shower rooms; a second gazebo has been added in the garden. Bedrooms are ‘comfortable, pleasant, sparkling clean’. Go for the best – a spacious room with a private balcony overlooking the duck pond. Come dinnertime, settle in happily. ‘The restaurant is clearly the centrepiece; eating there is a treat.’ In David Stott’s ‘excellent’ dishes (perhaps guineafowl, flageolet beans, bacon), savour the taste of the place – there’s game from nearby estates, fish from Hastings, vegetables from the garden. ‘Breakfast is superb – it does make a difference that all the food is locally sourced.’ Book early for Glyndebourne (‘very good’ packages). (Richard Parish, Charles Medawar)
- Evening Standard: 5 of the best hotels in Sussex
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