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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Andover, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hove, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be aware, this is more of a restaurant situated within a pub/hotel, rather than a gastro pub, and so the prices are quite high and the dining is 'fine'. When we ordered, the staff member asked slightly abruptly "is that all you are having" as if two main courses and two drinks for £40 were not quite meeting their expectations.... More 

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London
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23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked with friends from Bognor Regis to Pagham and had lunch at The Crab & Lobster. Always a lovely treat to come to this wonderful place to eat. Have never stayed but it certainly looks a lovely place to stay. Staff are so helpful and there is never a problem to get seating even if it means we have to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with friends for a couple of days in early march. Warm and friendly staff, excellent Rooms and splendid food. Surrounding area lovely for walks. Looking forward to visiting again in warmer weather .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Odd title for a hotel/restaurant review, that is decent top end destination, but what a wonderful place to stay and dine at. We booked on one of The Crab and Lobster offers but I would go there again on a full price and would wholeheartedly recommend a stay there. If you do book to stay, then remember not to worry... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We've just had a wonderful two night stay at this quaint/contemporary restaurant with rooms. The "restaurant" experience probably wins versus the "room" experience due to the constraints that a little listed building inevitably involves (bumped heads on low beams; non-existent acoustic insulation etc). The setting is dramatic and unique, but considering you are surrounded by coast, the sea seems a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An absolutely brilliant weekend, our room was perfect and the staff fun and friendly at the same time as being utterly professional. Our bikes are washed and put to bed after a great weekend cycling around the area and getting very muddy! If you want a real treat then this is the place to go, its not a cheap hotel... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was our first visit to the Crab & Lobster but it certainly won't be our last. This delightful place is a little off the 'beaten track' but it is so worth a visit. I opted for my usual two entrees. I started with a delightful Goats Cheese Panna Cotta. Just divine. Followed by Thai Crab Cakes and a Tomato... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Drop in here on your way round Pagham harbour fantastic selection of real ales heaven seafood. Been here all times of the year and its always good but in winter a real fire and a warm welcome highly recommended

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