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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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Open Now
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently ate at this lovely pub with rooms . The food was well presented and served by a very pleasant staff . It was delicious . I liked the very historic building and the hamlet of Pagham Harbour .

Thank richard h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Right, England needs to address its demons. It needs to face its kryptonite. It needs to stare into the abyss. It needs to wake up and have a hard look in the mirror. There are simply no decent fish restaurants that are on the sea...More

1  Thank simon m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pleasant restaurant but the food is nothing as good as the presentation Several of us had a prawn and crab cocktail and the prawns were watery, tasteless and assumed frozen. The wine list is relatively expensive, even by London standards. The choice in...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for an evening meal, service was excellent, loved all the food, fish was all fresh. Good choice on the menu. Will be going back here.

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed for one night on our Anniversary Room was nice and clean Bath/shower could do with a safety handle to help getting in and out Food was great Suckling PIg starter slightly for me swapped with mackerel both happy . Polak on a bed of...More

Thank CondacSean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Crab & Lobster last October for a two night break. We had the self catering cottage which had a great kitchen but we had the breakfast in the restaurant next door. It was yummy but you must have dinner here too....More

Thank Slava
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live worm in my undercooked cod last night. Sent it back. They said worms like that are normal in fish. Didn't charge for that dish but did charge for everything else. Googled Cod worms later and found out the truth. If swallowed live worms can...More

5  Thank julietj0hns0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here quite a few times now & always find, whilst a bit on the pricey side, the food is delicious. Our meals have always been tasty & very well presented. The service & friendliness of the staff has always been second to none....More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and me wife stayed at the Crab & Lobster for my birthday and what a brilliant time we had! The rooms are small but well equipped and clean. We booked a meal in the restaurant and I must say the food and service is...More

Thank Ruby G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice atmosphere, food quality is ok service is 5 stars but you pay for it drinks very expensive a bottle of j2o is £5

1  Thank bunnleisure2016
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12 February 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.
24 January 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
27 September 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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