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The Crab & Lobster

Certificate of Excellence
Mill Lane | Sidlesham, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
The Crab & Lobster

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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My father brought me here today for lunch and I have to say it was just lovely. From the start our host was friendly and obliging allowing us time to decide if we should sit inside or outside. The menu was varied but not too much was on offer. The food was timely and tasty with enough flare to set... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Crab and Lobster for a night to celebrate her birthday. It's not cheap but in comparison to general B and B and hotel prices I do feel it offers value for money. Our de luxe room was well appointed although the positioning of the fridge and refreshment tray in the wardrobe was not... More 

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22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night, room 1. Also stayed for dinner. From the warm welcome from all the staff to the quality of the room..outstanding. The room is beautifully simple in design but a great deal of thought was invested in its layout and quality decoration. The new shower system is excellent. A minor "I wish" would have been more substantial pillows!,,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up with a big party and were very well looked after. The roast beef was medium rare, quite tough, but with plenty of flavour. The local crab was spot on. Decent vegetables, carefully cooked and in worthwhile proportions accompanied everything. Very friendly and well organised staff, good local beers, sensible wine list, wonderful location. What's not to like?... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 5 of us went to the restaurant last week for dinner. It was Thursday night and raining heavily, so we weren't surprised it was a bit quiet in the restaurant. We were greeted very warmly and showed to a nice table in a quiet corner. I thought the place was well fitted out and I liked the... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent may pleasant evenings at the Crab and Lobster our recent experience was a huge disappointment. The staff were not at all warming and the service was very poor. the food was very average and overpriced!

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came upon this delightful place by accident having got a little lost down a back lane. What a treat it turned out to be! Charming staff welcomed us and we struggled to choose from a great set lunch menu as it all sounded so good. In the end I settled for a crab and crayfish salad from the weekday... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dining experience was poor. Far too expensive for what was actually only an upmarket pub food,at close to fine dining prices. The food was quite good in taste not the excellence expected. The name of the pub Crab and Lobster..but neither appeared on the menu ? The dining room staff were very friendly and showed great thought and skill.... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had high hopes for here, having heard various locals sing its praises. The promise: menu alludes to some sort of gastronomic experience with it's wordy french style descriptions. The reality; the food does not live up to the menu's promises. I had belly of pork with potato dauphinoise and 3 undercooked shallots. Pork was a roll mop of dry tasteless... More 

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London
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20 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

9 of us stayed here for 2 nights in late March for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. The C&L is located close to a quay and overlooking the marshland and nature reserve where it's possible to walk (bring appropriate footwear as the walks will be muddy). We had a nice blustery walk into Pagham to build up an appetite. There's... More 

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