The Crab & Lobster

On the edge of Pagham Harbour nature reserve, this whitewashed restaurant-with-rooms is ‘a wonderfully tranquil, timeless, tucked-away sort of place’. More

Contact details

The Crab & Lobster
Mill Lane
Sidlesham
Sussex
PO20 7NB
England
01243 641233

Hotel information

Bedrooms

4. 2 in self-catering Crab Cottage.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar/restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, small beer garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘quiet’ in restaurant and bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in garden area.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £175–£205. À la carte £37.50. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

Other reviews

VisitEngland Five Star Restaurant with Rooms

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Excellently located’ on the edge of Pagham Harbour nature reserve, this whitewashed restaurant-with-rooms is ‘a wonderfully tranquil, timeless, tucked-away sort of place’. Outside, take in the ‘wide sweep of marshland, with the sound of curlews under big skies’; step into the smartly refurbished centuries-old inn to find ‘charming, friendly’ staff and a bar and restaurant that are popular for the ‘delicious’, seafood-strong menu. It is owned by Sam and Janet Bakose, who also run The Halfway Bridge, Lodsworth (see entry). ‘Comfortable, with a fine modern bathroom’, bedrooms are chic in muted colours. Choose one with views over fields and sea – binoculars are supplied. At lunch and dinner, and on the sunny terrace in summer, Clyde Hollett’s English and Mediterranean dishes use plenty of fish and seafood from Selsey. Among the ‘fabulous flavours’: pan-fried fillet of stone bass, seaweed dauphine potato, steamed clams, sea vegetables. ‘We booked in for one night but ended up eating there two evenings.’ Breakfast has ‘a good fruit selection and some interesting cooked options’. ‘Lots of different walks in the area.’ (Peter Anderson, Diana Goodey, Danielle Hommel)

Map

The Crab & Lobster
Mill Lane
Sidlesham
Sussex
PO20 7NB

Guest comments

'Excellent location. Very quiet; small. Our deluxe room on the first floor was spacious and comfortable. Big bed, separate seating area. Bathroom modern; powerful monsoon shower over the bath. Plenty of storage. Only gripe - it's an old building so we heard the floorboards creak in the room upstairs when anybody moved about, not really a problem except when they visited the loo at 3am! We had eaten here before, and the food was the reason we went back. It did not disappoint. Fish dominates. All very good. Breakfast had good fruit selection and some interesting cooked items. Reasonably priced. ' - Peter Anderson - May, 2017
'A wonderful, tranquil, timeless, tucked-away sort of place. Our bedroom was very comfortable, with an excellent bathroom. The staff are all efficient and friendly. The food is fabulous, full of flavours, ' - Diana Goodey - November, 2016
'Stayed in a vey comfortable deluxe room. Perfect little rural hotel and great location for walking. Reserved 1 night in restaurant and ended up eating there both nights as food very good and fresh local produce. Staff charming. . ' - Danielle Hommel - February, 2016

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