The Crab & Lobster Shortlist*

Rustic chic and a pared-back sensibility create a peaceful enclave in this modern-day inn overlooking the Pagham Harbour nature reserve. More

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

Good Hotel Guide Review

Rustic chic and a pared-back sensibility create a peaceful enclave in this modern-day inn overlooking the Pagham Harbour nature reserve. Renovated by owners Sam and Janet Bakose, the whitewashed 16th-century pub has squashy sofas, intimate corners, flagstone floors and original hearths. Sophie Harwood is the manager. Choose one of the comfortable, smartly designed bedrooms to suit: a cosy one in the eaves peers into the sky; some larger superior rooms have binoculars to take in views across the countryside to the sea. Tramp through the fields and gently sloping hills to build up an appetite for chef Clyde Hollett’s fresh local fish, crab and lobster; celebrate the day with fizz from the local vineyard. Breakfast has honey from Sidlesham bees. Bar, restaurant (background music). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Terrace, small garden. Children welcomed (£30 per night). 4 miles S of Chichester. 6 bedrooms (2 in adjoining cottage). Per room B&B £165–£280. Dinner £37.50. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

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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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