The Gallivant

Camber, Sussex

‘Great to cross over the road to an incredible beach where you can stroll for miles,’ writes a reader who spent ‘a great weekend’ at Harry Cragoe’s restaurant-with-rooms. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Great to cross over the road to an incredible beach where you can stroll for miles,’ writes a reader who spent ‘a great weekend’ at Harry Cragoe’s restaurant-with-rooms. Lying between Rye Golf Club and Camber village, with high dunes to the fore, it draws inspiration from a Californian beach motel, with casual seaside-chic style. Some bedrooms have a decked patio; 12 open on to the coastal garden. Snug cabin-style rooms, lined with reclaimed pine and oak, have a slate-clad wet room, espresso machine and fresh milk. The newest garden rooms have white beamed ceilings, oak floors, rugs made from recycled ocean plastic. There is a sitting room with open fire, a snug, library and bar. In the light-filled dining room, menus are sourced from local producers, fishermen and foragers, for such dishes as Romney salt marsh lamb; Dungeness skate wing, three-cornered leek risotto, cauliflower. ‘The staff were nice; good restaurant, and very good fish.’ An ’excellent breakfast’ brings local apple and freshly squeezed orange juice, ‘fab home-made granola’, home-cured bacon, own-recipe sausages, free-range eggs – maybe a Bloody Mary from the recovery station. (Danielle Hommel)

Hotel details

Address

Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB
England

Telephone

01797 225057

Bedrooms

20. All on ground floor, 12 with direct access to garden, 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, spa treatment room, terrace, car park, 1-acre garden, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

babies up to 18 months and children 12 and older welcome.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, bar, terrace.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £135–£325, D,B&B £205–£395. À la carte £38.