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The Crab & Lobster Restaurant

Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
+44 1243 641233
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“local seafood” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Crab & Lobster Restaurant Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB This pub restaurant was recommended to us by friends and we were truly not dissapointed. Very impressed with the food and still talk about it.. Great beer and good food and good for part...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and parents recently. Really enjoyed the food, service friendly and lovely environment. No idea why some reviews said portions too small- after two delicious courses I was too full for a dessert.

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were really lucky with the weather for the three days we stayed at Crab Cottage (which adjoins the Crab & Lobster). The staff were right on the ball, professional, friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Crab Cottage is delightful, comfortable and...More

Thank Wordweaver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Friday evening for a treat. Lovely place and very attentive service with easy parking. However the food really just missed. I ordered asparagus for starters and it arrived as 4 tiny pieces on a large quantity of cheese yogurt. Way out of...More

1  Thank Rodkoi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was tasty, but very small portions and, for what it was, VERY over-prices. Service was fine. Beer choice was poor.

Thank Mikejhutt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice outside seating area with comfortable seats, though the view is over the fields not the bay. For that view you have to walk around the small hamlet which is very well worth doing as set back in time. Very professionally run restaurant, they...More

1  Thank cotswolds47
Reviewed April 16, 2018

The setting on the edge of the Wetlands is wonderful. The decor is rustic and very clean. The menu is varied and great choices with specials of the day. I could not fault anything. The ice cream is to die for! It really was a...More

Thank Jane Y
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

A little distance from central Chichester, this restaurant is worth the detour. It’s near Selsey on the marshes at Sidlesham. We had a nice welcome and the staff were happy to explain the menu. Wide variety of dishes, but emphasis unsurprisingly on fish / crab....More

Thank robinjn1
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious and beautifully presented lunch at the stunning Crab and Lobster Inn today. We chose from the set menu which provided a variety of original and imaginative dishes. The staff were welcoming and attentive, the atmosphere relaxed and the setting is idyllic...More

Thank Pam J
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Found on TA, we booked the Crab & Lobster as it has great reviews and is in a perfect location to explore the Sussex coastline. We had a great experience from arrival to departure; a cheery smile on arrival. first class dinner and breakfast the...More

Thank ChunkyW
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February 12, 2018|
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Response from Billy-L-B | Property representative |
Apologies, but no. We love our four legged friends when they visit on the Terrace through the summer, but we’re not able to look after them as guests in our rooms or inside the pub due to our open plan kitchens.
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Andie1965 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Although you can almost see the Crab & Lobster from Church Farm, it will take you just over 20 minutes to drive, as you will have to go via Runcton & Hunston. But it will be well worth the visit. We were there again... More
September 27, 2016|
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Response from ssharriss | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use the accommodation. But if the restaurant was anything to go by I'd say the accommodation would be good! It's in a lovely location
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  Sidlesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 641233
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Nestling on the banks of Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve the 350 year old Crab & Lobster has been renovated creating one of the most stunning hideaways on the South Coast. The restaurant successfully combines excellent service and presentation, stylish décor and friendly ambience with food of the highest quality. Where possible, the menu is sourced from local producers – Selsey fishermen and neighbouring dairy farmers. With an adventurous emphasis on fresh fish and of course crab and lobster! There are also traditional English and Mediterranean dishes to tempt the taste buds and thrill the palate. The fabulous wine list has delightfully wordy descriptions, with 17 classics by the glass to help you choose – some you will know and many you’ve yet to discover. If you wish to dine alfresco the terrace and the beer garden have beautiful views of the countryside.
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