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“Old fashioned ”
Review of Worthing Pier

Worthing Pier
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Worthing
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

This is a real accet to Worthing.
As many seaside place would love to have a pier.
The theatre is old, run down and could do with modernisation, but this at the present economic times would be financial suicide.
They close the pier at around 10pm, which can be a real pain for anglers.
The pier authority has some spots painted on the floor, so if your a tourist, they don't mean anything, but they are to advise that no fishing is allowed between the marks.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Worthing's pier is simple in its design and beautiful at the same time; sometimes touched by the water and other times not, it is a place to walk in peace and relax, admiring the infinite atmosphere of water and sky!

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Skip the Sussex ice cream kiosk and south pavilion and head for the fishermans cabin just passed the amusements for great ice Cream and hot drinks

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We never tire of strolling along Worthing pier, even when it's not sunny, although sitting and soaking up the sun along here is one of life's simple pleasures. The Pier is very well maintained and still has all its beautiful, original buildings and architectural features.

The newly refurbished café at the Southern Pavilion is visually wonderful inside and out, however the recently opened café itself (both food and service) leave a lot to be desired, sadly. See our TA restaurant review for more info on that, just search for "Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion Café for our full review of the new Café.

It is also vastly overpriced (e.g. £7 for a sandwich) for the portion sizes and poor quality of the food (perhaps unsurprising when you spot the numerous Iceland supermarket bags being regularly delivered into cafe kitchen).

That aside, the Pier has a consistently very good café/restaurant at the western side of the main entrance, the Denton Lounge, which offered good quality food at more reasonable prices, and much friendlier and polite service. It also does some good breakfast items (toasted fruited bread) and some lovely cakes.

About halfway up the pier is a small but very nice traditional Kiosk type cafe, run by a friendly couple, serving traditional seaside snacks, good quality Hotdogs (in proper fresh 'Sub' rolls), hot and cold drinks, and good "whippy" style ice creams etc. You might have to queue a little on busy weekends, but it's worth it for a sit down looking over the sea, and this little cafe is remarkably good value too, especially for families and folks who don't want to be pay the high prices at the Southern end of the pier.

Especially love the old fashioned games arcades on Worthing Pier - friendly staff and some great old-fashioned traditional 2p machines - a fun way to get rid of all those coppers sitting in a jar at home!

All in all, we love Worthing Pier, and are thankful it has stayed traditional and is not full of fun-fair rides, 'tat' and kiss-me-quick hats or endless junk food stalls. If folk want that kind of pier, Brighton has those things in abundance. Keep Worthing Pier traditional. It's a gem.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Newly opened at the end of the pier. Refurbished and renovated in art deco style. Absolutely beautiful - can imagine 30s tea dances! Outside tables and plently inside. Bars and coffee with decent snacks. Reasonable prices and amazing views. Perfect venue for parties/weddings. Very good service. Bit noisy as all open plan but enjoyed the atmosphere with great 30s music playing in the background. Really deserves to be successful and we will go back.

2  Thank Tina659
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