The Crab & Lobster

“Excellent local seafood at this coastal gem” - AA Inspector



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On the banks of Pagham Harbour Reserve and only a 10-minute drive from Chichester, the 350-year-old Crab & Lobster prides itself on the coastal location. This sense of place extends to the range of ales from local breweries such as Arundel, as well as a food menu featuring the latest catch from the Selsey fishing boats. A typical meal might kick off with salt and pepper fresh squid, kimchi, charred baby corn and pea purée and move on to dressed Selsey crab gratin with a warm salad of seasonal potatoes, chicory, green beans, black garlic and tomato dressing. There are fabulous sea views from the AA 5-star bedrooms.

The Crab & Lobster
Phone : 01243 641233


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £1
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover West Sussex

Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.

In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham. 

West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.

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