Crossways Hotel

‘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. More

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Crossways Hotel
Lewes Road
Wilmington
Sussex
BN26 5SG
England
01323 482455
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. Plus self-catering cottage and apartment.

Open

all year except 20 Dec–late Jan, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.

Facilities

breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre grounds (duck pond), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

occasionally, in dining areas.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] 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)

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Crossways Hotel
Lewes Road
Wilmington
Sussex
BN26 5SG

Guest comments

'A warm welcome. Room clean and comfortable. The mix of opera-goers and local diners seems to be the norm. Dinner is excellent value. Generous and freshly cooked breakfast. This is a cherished institution to many Glyndebourne regulars.. ' - Richard Parish - August, 2017
'Just to re-endorse our annual approval of Crossways! All the things we liked were still there, notable a finely-tuned awareness of the timetable of an evening at Glyndebourne (so, for example, a cold-bag was prepared at short notice)Gardens in good shape, gazebos completed and enticing, and excellent dinner as before. ' - Richard Parish - August, 2016
'Quality, atmosphere, comfort and cuisine are exceptional and unique. “Restaurant with Rooms" seems a bald description of this rather wonderful place. The restaurant is clearly the centrepiece; and eating there is a treat. Good atmosphere: cheerful, and meticulously informal. Our room was comfortable, pleasant and sparkling clean. The A27 is quite close, pretty busy. That’s not much of a problem inside the house. ' - Charles Medawar - March, 2016

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