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The Oystercatcher

££ - £££, British,
The Oystercatcher Yapton Road, Climping BN17 5RU, England
+44 1903 726354
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible20%
5 days ago
“Good service cold food”
15 Dec 2017
“Good food but slow service”
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Oystercatcher Yapton Road, Climping BN17 5RU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service was excellent and the food was quite frankly amazing the best roast dinner I’ve had for a long time and to make my day complete the dogs were allowed in to sit with me and were given a fantastic welcome

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely pub and nice surroundings, big log fire burning - very good food and good service by Naomi would defi atrly go there again

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to the Oyster Catcher quite a few times and found it overall to be good value with a reasonable range of choice and pleasant staff. However, my last visit ended in my walking out and leaving the meals sitting on the table!...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a party of 6. Waitress helpful looking after children. Starter took an hour to arrive and the main courses arrived after another half an hour. Unfortunately, most of the main courses were cold. Vegetables weren't tasteless, the taste was awful. What do they...More

Thank mwcawson
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a party of three booked for dinner at 8.30pm on a Sunday night. I was not surprised to be told that the roasts had sold out at that time of the evening. There was plenty on the menu and we all enjoyed our...More

Thank Sarahbird33
General Manager A, Manager at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sarahbird33 We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Oystercatcher we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We are happy to pass along your comments to the team We hope to see you soon Kind Regards Monica and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow ! 3 years ago I reviewed this place and what a different review this will be !!! The manager has obviously changed and staff because the service was a lot better as was the food ! We went for my father's 85 birthday for...More

1  Thank Sara J
General Manager A, Manager at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sara J We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Oystercatcher We look forward to your next visit Kind Regards Monica and the team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the pub, as was in the area. Despite the reviews gave it a shot and was pleased with food and drinks. Had opportunity to meet the new manager which properly introduced herself on my arrival. Definitely coming back when visiting Littlehampton.

1  Thank Bruno A
General Manager A, Manager at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bruno A We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Monica and the team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just recently moved to the area and despite being advised by friends not to bother decided to try The Oyster Catcher as the menu we viewed on line seemed appealing. Arrived for our 7.30 Friday evening booking to be presented with a list of unavailable...More

1  Thank david o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pre booked as a party of 10 for Sunday Evening...The limited menu was even more limited when we were told half the things were not available (starters, mains and puddings).Yorkshire puddings were burnt to a crisp, veg was poorly prepped, gravy was very thick.My rib...More

Thank app4k01ubstm4l0j2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Night 1: after a long drive down to Climping, we went in the Oystercatcher for food&drinks as we were staying at the lodges nearby while visiting family. We were told they couldn't serve us food because they were so busy and a large party was...More

2  Thank cv_lago
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20 July 2017|
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Response from OysterClimpingMgr | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we are disabled friendly we have disabled parking spots near the entrance there is also a door we use at the back of the restaurant that has a ramp for guests who find it difficult to travel around through to the... More
3 July 2017|
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Response from OysterClimpingMgr | Property representative |
Hi, apologise for the late reply - At the Oystercatcher We welcome all dogs inside and outside the pub, Unfortunately the only area that isn't dog friendly is the Restaurant - However the rest of the bar area is plus... More
21 March 2016|
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Response from nfieldings | Reviewed this property |
I think you asumed you were emailing the landlird in regards to your question on the food hygiene rating? I am a very disgruntled customer so cannot help you...... however i wasnt aware of the rating so will most definatly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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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