The Gallivant Hotel

‘Jolly’ dinners and a ‘bright, friendly’ atmosphere come together at Harry Cragoe’s carefree restaurant-with-rooms, across the road from the high dunes of Camber Sands. More

Contact details

The Gallivant Hotel
New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB
England
01797 225057

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20. All on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, wedding/function facilities, terrace, garden.

Background music

in restaurant and on terrace.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-8s in restaurant after 7 pm.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (1 dog per room), by arrangement.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £95, D,B&B from £165. Set ‘gourmet’ menu £55, à la carte £36. Lunch: £16 2 courses, £20 3 courses, Mon–Sat. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Jolly’ dinners and a ‘bright, friendly’ atmosphere come together at Harry Cragoe’s carefree restaurant-with-rooms, across the road from the high dunes of Camber Sands. ‘There’s a good spirit and sense of fun about the place,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016. The motel-style building has ‘an appealing weathered look’ and New England-inspired bedrooms (some compact, many refurbished this year). ‘Ours – freshly painted white, with a comfy king-size bed, good bedside lamps and an odd collection of books – had French doors on to a decked area with outdoor seating. With the doors open, the bedroom filled with birdsong. Quibbles: no wardrobe – just hooks with wooden hangers; no waste bin; no room to make tea.’ A complimentary cake or two is set out at teatime, but you should keep room for an ‘exceptional’ dinner, perhaps ‘a generous amuse-bouche of tasty mackerel pâté’; ‘well-cooked’ Dover sole; a ‘delicious’ ginger parfait dessert. Served till a ‘guest-friendly’ 10 am, breakfast includes ‘endless’ Bloody Marys. ‘We liked the little Kilner jars of fruit compote, yogurt and toasted seeds; buttery, deep-orange scrambled eggs came on toast from home-baked bread.’

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Special offers

Spa Escape

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 £230. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Map

The Gallivant Hotel
New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB

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