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The Oystercatcher

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The Oystercatcher Yapton Road, Climping BN17 5RU, England
+44 1903 726354
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went for lunch with friends. Two of us picked the chicken linguine, that was our only mistake. It was tasteless. Our other friend had the pork chop which she said was delicious! We had the coconut milk sorbet for dessert which was super nice!!! The service and atmosphere were very good.

Thank Marilyn C
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here in the past and had had very pleasant meals. However we arrived at 7pm on a Sunday evening to be told there are no roasts left! We felt this was poor management but chose other food. When it arrived the vegetables were literally burnt black. We complained and other vegetables eventually arrived. We we asked if we'd... More 

Thank nodrogl
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table was ready. A prompt and helpful waitress who had good knowledge of the menu. The quality of the food was good. A lovely large building .

Thank Elizabeth G
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great sunday lunch here with some great service. Lovely old building with character. Seemed good value to me. Had table service which was a nice change in these kinds of chain pubs. Nice kids menu as well which seemed very reasonable. Had a lovely coffee with mini dessert option as well, which rounded it all off nicely. Would... More 

Thank monkeybot
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and four colleagues recently visited for an informal lunchtime meeting and were pleasantly surprised to find that the weather allowed us to take a table outside in the sunshine. We ate from the fixed price lunch menu which offered a reasonable choice. The meal was simply average with some good elements and some poor. The good bits were fairly... More 

Thank SHD1234
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for lunch on our way to Bognor Regis for the weekend. Plenty of choice on the menu and the staff were very friendly.

Thank Lynne S
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table was pre booked online. Seated promptly. A lovely waitress,polite..friendly and helpfull. Gave us plenty of time to order our food. The food was hot,and well presented. Food was delicious and portions sizes are well worth the money. We had pudding too. They were equally as nice and generous sizes! Not a long wait for food or inbetween courses. Bill... More 

Thank melphillips83
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awful chain pub. Slow food, messy tables, very poor quality food- over cooked "wagyu" burgers and delightful blackened chicken. Have a drink to enjoy the lovely garden- but please don't eat here!

Thank Richard D
Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I.ll start off with the bar staff.. i was poorly served by elle who decided that she would serve 3 other people before me even though i was stood right behind the person she was serving before me. By the 3rd person i was not happy and voiced my opinion. Was then told our food would be 20 to 25... More 

Thank V8GEE
Arundel, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here last night meal was OK nothing to shout about. The thing that made the meal was our waitress LIZ she was friendly and attentive,Would like to see more fish/seafood on the menu (the sea is only a stones throw away) they have even taken the fishcakes off the menu!

Thank fisherman349

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Oystercatcher Yapton Road, Climping BN17 5RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Climping
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 726354
The Oystercatcher in Climping is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?