Good Hotel Guide Review
Devotees are drawn back time after time to Peter Wharton’s quintessential British seafront hotel, and that is ‘always a good sign’, as one reader remarks this year. Another, who stayed ten years ago and ‘loved it’, returned to find it ‘completely unchanged’. Amid a chorus of approval a lone voice calls for a little ‘sympathetic modernisation’. Bedrooms vary in size, and a large, bow-fronted, sea-view room is clearly a top choice. All have room service, cut flowers, fresh milk on request. We hear high praise for the ‘unfailingly friendly, attentive’ staff. Chef Martin Osedo cooks classics with a modern spin, and ‘dinner is an experience to look forward to’. Hits have included ‘roast hake with smoked haddock fritters, cockle and prawn chowder’, ‘the most delectable piece of beef fillet I have had for years’, and ‘a monumental chocolate parfait’. Breakfast, cooked to order, includes freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, fresh-baked pastries, kippers, smoked haddock, gammon and hash browns – ‘excellent, as expected from our previous visit’. (Richard Creed, John Charnley)
26. None on ground floor.
small lift (not suitable for large wheelchairs), foyer, lounge, bar, restaurant, function facilities, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, opposite beach (safe bathing), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in bar and restaurant, occasional live piano music in bar.
all ages welcomed.
small dogs allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms except foyer.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per person B&B single £118–£242, double £118–£267, D,B&B add £21 per person. Set dinner £42–£46, à la carte £46.
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