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The Crab & Lobster

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Mill Lane | Sidlesham, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I generally try and stay here for the Goodwood Events and unfortunately so do most of the rest of the country! The first point with this place is book early, book early and again book early. Having booked what do you get? Well a bit of a gem actually! Staff that are always busy but always composed and accommodation in... More 

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London
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking essential for dinner as a popular place and few other good places to eat in the area. Nicely decorated and attentive friendly staff with an informal air rather than slick professionalism. Lobster portion expensive and small as a main course. Crab cakes rather chewy and slightly drowned crab taste by the chilli sauce. Risotto was good. We would be... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it was a family birthday and we picked the Crab and Lobster as a fairly local spot that we hadn't previously tried. Talk about serendipity. The food was superb. The menu, whilst having a few lovely sounding meat dishes, focusses on fish. I can only assume that they are playing their strengths as the fish was excellent. Starters were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrrgh... slightly embarrassing evening... wanted to take some special friends out for a drink (and possibly food)... they are very rarely in the country so wanted it to be perfect. Being a Selsey resident we decided to not venture out too far. One of the friends had seen favorable comments regarding the C & L. On arrival instead of a... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just come back form a lovely weekend here. Crab cottage was excellent for a family of five. The food was very good especially the breakfasts. The staff were friendly and welcoming with the kids. Would stay again.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent two nights here during Americas Cup, whilst the weather was appalling for our first day, the welcome, our accommodation and the food was all exemplary. The staff were fairly busy at all times, nevertheless they went out of their way to attend to our every wish. Apart from the position of the pub, in a quiet location of a... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

The title says it all. For £25 per main course, I expect not to be treated like I'm in the way. The staff were rude and clearly rushed off their feet. They practically threw the food at us, and one of them stank of cigarettes. There wasn't a smile to be seen from any of them and we had to... More 

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Marlborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We received a very warm welcome on arrival and were shown straight to our room. The 1/3 pint bottle of fresh milk in the fridge along with bottled water was a lovely touch. My slight disappointment was that the room was slightly small, but that certainly didn't spoil our stay. We ate in the restaurant, with out doubt the best... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Here's what's lovely about the Crab & Lobster: Everything. Enjoyed a very, very nice traditional Sunday lunch, we were well looked after by the friendly and efficient staff, the menu is varied and tempting, the ingredients are top quality. I particularly enjoyed the new season spring lamb (a shame that it was Scottish and not local) and the roast potatoes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

New to trip advisor over last couple of months and on basis of sharing experiences wanted to say just couple of points. Waiting on staff should not be in hospitality had no people skills Food was just ok Bill at end was wrong bill at first we were a couple but had a bill for table of 4 with champagne... More 

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