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Crossways Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Preston
1 review
“Recommendation for Crossways”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have stayed at Crossways almost every year for more years than I can remember and have never been disappointed. The welcome is wonderfully warm, the rooms clean and comfortable and the food, both dinner and breakfast, superb.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on the 3rd August 2013 for our wedding night. David and his team at Crossways were more than happy to accommodate an early check-in for us and also ok with us being late back to the hotel (gone mid-night) The room - Superior Double was beautiful, we loved it, and had everything we could need. Bed was very comfy and a great size, very clean and great bathroom.
The hotel has a very elegant relaxed feel about it. The breakfast, well, possibly the best fry up we have ever had! The mini sausages were fantastic!
A massive thank you to David and everybody from Crossways.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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ContentedSussex, Owner at Crossways Hotel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Congratulations on your wedding. I hope you have a happy and healthy life together.
I look forward to seeing you again at Crossways when you celebrate your anniversary.
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We have used this hotel for a number of years now to support our visits to Glyndebourne. It is very comfortable, the food - breakfast and the dinner when you are not off to the opera - is excellent and to be recommended, but you must book for dinner, it's that popular locally. David and his staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The decor is fresh and bright and the furnishings are good and comfortable.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank David S
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great as always. Gardens beautiful, Dinner and breakfast unbeatable. Warm and friendly reception. Can't for our next visit in 2014. As we were getting ready to leave the carpark, two other guests said they'd come across Crossways by chance and were determined they would come again whenever they were in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Estelle B
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I happened upon Crossways many years ago as somewhere to rest my head between Glyndebourne performances. Looking back, I felt even then that I was a personal friend and welcome guest. As the years have passed, this feeling of staying with friends has just grown, except that this isn't just some marketing ploy - David and Clive really are natural and exceptional hosts. The rooms are comfortable, clean, nicely decorated and well-equipped. The gardens, with their carefully placed seats and new, smart gazebo, are a lovely space to relax in. There is no guest lounge, but Crossways is a restaurant with rooms and the room rate reflects this. Actually, for this area, the cost is modest. Breakfasts are cooked with care and to order. And dinner is to die for - imaginative, food lovingly sourced and prepared and beautifully cooked. But most of all, it's the welcome that brings me back year after year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank marschallin
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

A night at Crossways is a super way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other occasion. The dining experience is wonderful, with a unique variety of excellent, tasty food in a very pleasant and intimate setting (only 7 tables so you need to book in advance!) The meal and accommodation was offered at an inclusive price, plus drinks and it made a wonderful birthday treat for my mother. We had only been once before but were welcomed back like old friends. We have already booked another night for my husband's birthday!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SUE B
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Trosa, Sweden
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

A charming house with a warm and friendly atmosphere, nice rooms, superb food. Sitting on the lawn outside the house on a warm and sunny summer´s day is as relaxing as it can be. The only drawback is nightly traffic noice from the A27, but earplugs are provided if you can´t sleep.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Crossways Hotel
Address: Lewes Road, Wilmington BN26 5SG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Wilmington
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crossways Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome always awaits you from the resident proprietors Clive James and David Stott or one of their team of loyal helpers. Now in their 26th year at Crossways they continue to welcome old and new friends to their small Georgian country house Restaurant with Rooms. Crossways nestles under the Southdown's close to theLongman of Wilmington and Glyndebourne Opera House. Crossways is the place to stay for your visit to Glyndebourne Festival Opera .Making it your idea Glyndebourne Hotel for those who are lucky enough to have tickets to the opera. Our special two-night Glyndebourne break offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a Gourmet four-course dinner in our AA 2 Rosette restaurant alternating with a night at the opera.Crossways Hotel is situated in the heart of East Sussex and makes it the perfect centre for walking on the Southdown's, visiting the nearby village of Alfriston at the heart of the Cuckmere Valley or shopping in the East Sussex county town of Lewes, Eastbourne or Brighton. ... more   less 
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