20. All on ground floor, some suitable for disabled.
bar, sitting room, reading room, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, function facilities, beach hut spa treatment room, terrace, car park, coastal garden, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar, terrace, not in dining room, not on furniture.
per room B&B £135–£235, D,B&B £205–£305. A la carte £38, daily specials menu (Wed–Sat) £24–£28.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There is much to like at Harry Cragoe’s roadside restaurant-with-rooms, which takes its inspiration from California beach motels, and adds a dash of Scandinavia. Bedrooms are contemporary, with coastal-inspired colours, rather minimal storage space. Some have French doors opening on to the garden, some a fenced private deck, but all offer fresh milk, an eclectic choice of books and a Bakelite telephone. A grumble this year about a bathroom (no window or extractor fan; heated towel rail didn’t work). There have been big changes, though, with the addition of a new summer house dining room. There is a sitting room with open fire, a reading room, a copper-topped bar. Seasonal menus showcase local ingredients: maybe lamb from the Romney salt marshes, confit potatoes, broccoli; South Coast brill, Jerusalem artichoke, crispy chicken. Breakfast brings home-baked banana walnut bread, home-made jams, continental hams, kedgeree, Gallivant sausages and home-cured bacon – bloody Mary from the ‘recovery station’. Climb the towering dunes opposite to overlook ‘seemingly endless sandy beaches in one direction – the shocking pink and bright blue of Pontins Holiday Park in the other’. (R and BS)
Midweek Spa Escape
Description: Midweek overnight stay in a lovely room, a delicious dinner for two from the full a la carte menu, homemade continental style breakfast, tea and homemade cake from the kitchen at 4pm, and a relaxing thirty minute treatment per person in The Beach Hut ‘spa’. Available from £250. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.