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The Steam Packet

54 River Road, Littlehampton BN17 5BZ, England
+44 1903 715994
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
54 River Road, Littlehampton BN17 5BZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table for three for Sunday Lunch on walk-in and the staff were lovely. The food was wholesome and huge portions, lovely to see a dog frendly place, so many little cute faces around and came across as a friendly...More

Thank ModernMillie11
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I was on a solo overnight stay and decided to try the restaurant for supper. The restaurant tables are next to the bar, but that was not a problem as all the locals were very friendly. I had the plaice and sautéed potatoes, excellently cooked,...More

Thank philb689
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visit Littlehampton regularly and until now, have not yet found a real Pub with great food. Until now that it. The Steam Packet really delivers for us. Parking your car is a bit of a challenge, but the trip is worth it. Landlord &...More

Thank barryholland155
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Love that this pub has been totally refurbished and reopened after being closed for so long. Great outside areas, tucked away and great for summer evenings.

Thank allliemk
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Really good beer and a fine choice of artisan ciders. . Also a good choice of gins. Nice terrace with river views. The food is a bit pricey. They often have live music on a Friday. Traditional style pub.

Thank paulo020
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Called in with my friends who we were visiting. Excellent service ordered one of the meals Chef straight out sorry we have run out suggested another dish. All I can say is all the food was superb. Very feel good pub they understand Background Music....More

Thank Glyn D
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Can down to Rustington for the day and had dinner at the Steam Packet Inn. Really enjoyed the food and the service was great, managed to have a chat with the chefo and will definitely visit again when return to Littlehampton.

Thank DMBell
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Tempura vegetables... sounds great but the vege was very hard and undercooked and the tempura batter did fall off around the plate. My friend had a steak sandwich and it looked really nice. Not too sure on how management or owners speak to their young...More

Thank rebel_riot
alelover1543, Manager at The Steam Packet, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hello, we are sorry you didn’t enjoy your meal out, however we are certain you reviewed a wrong venue as things like tempura vegetables and steak sandwich never appeared on our menu. We advise you to check which venue you are reviewing before posting a...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Would just like to thank all the staff for the great time we had at festival Fantastic beer and sausages what more can you want

Thank fishforfish
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Perfectly placed, snug but not crowded and really good freshly cooked food. Good Beers and Cider and a good selection of wines (that could be a bit better priced).

Thank terryellis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 River Road, Littlehampton BN17 5BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Littlehampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 715994
We are a family run business, specialising in home cooked foods. We are a variety of fish dishes, as well as some continental favorites. We are a little French or Oriental by design, so please expect some garlic or chilli to be present in meals. We cater for gluten and dairy free, and will also assemble vegetarian dishes to suit. We have a good wine list with a selection of both French classics, and new world. On Friday evenings we provide Dinner/Jazz events. These can be popular, so please book in advance.
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