The Gallivant

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. More

Contact details

The Gallivant
New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB
England
01797 225 057

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20. All on ground floor, some suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, bar, terrace, not in dining room, not on furniture.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

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)

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Special offers

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.

Map

The Gallivant
New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB

Guest comments

'Great location and very comfortable garden room. The hotel was at full capacity, so service was a little slow, but staff were very nice. Good restaurant and very good fish dish for dinner; excellent breakfast - fab homemade granola and black pudding. Lovely to cross over the road to an incredible beach where you can stroll for a few miles ' - DH - October, 2018

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