all year except 24–28 Dec, 1 week May, 1 week Oct; restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
bar area, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small terrace, limited parking, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £75–£110, double £110–£200. A la carte £48–£58, tasting menu £65.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A 17th-century house, ‘in a delightful position opposite the quay’, in an ‘attractive little town’, is today run as a smart restaurant-with-rooms. The long-time owners, Karen and Ramon Farthing, are now partners with Gary and Martina Pearce, manager and chef respectively. Light, airy, ‘beautifully decorated, spotless’ bedrooms, some with centuries-old exposed timbers, offer views of an arm of Chichester harbour or a tidal millpond. ‘Comfortable accommodation,’ says a reader, but it is for Mr Pearce’s cooking, above all, that people come. His style is modern British with European influences. Ingredients are locally produced or foraged (sea buckthorn from the shore, cèpes and chanterelles from the South Downs). Menus offer four choices at each of three courses. Perhaps smoked eel, hazelnut and eel mousse, apple terrine, potato and eel croquette, apple and eel sauce; pan-fried red mullet, sand carrots, confit chicken, pickled amaranth, spiced red wine sauce; parfait of Hayling Island honey, frozen yogurt rocks, salted lemon curd, sumac meringue. Next morning, a continental breakfast. PG Wodehouse once rented a cottage in Emsworth named Threepwood; ‘Plum’ fans will make the connections.
Lifeboat station and information centre on Hayling Island.
Despite being nearly 1,000 years old, Chichester Cathedral is famous for its modern art, including a window by Marc Chagall, a tapestry by John Piper and a painting by Graham Sutherland.
One of the largest collection of in-situ Roman mosaics in Britain.