West Sussex Journals

Eats and Arts in West Sussex

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A travel journal to West Sussex by frangliz

Prezzo Photo, Chichester, England More Photos
Quote: This journal covers quite a small area of West Sussex and includes two attractions in the city of Chichester as well as some eateries and a craft centre in a small town and a village.

The Sussex Brewery

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Restaurant | "Sausages galore!"

The Sussex Brewery Photo, Emsworth, England
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I had been to the Sussex Brewery a couple of times several years ago when I lived on the outskirts of Havant. My son, his partner and I ventured back there a couple of months ago one Sunday lunchtime, but alas it was full. We decided it might not be quite as busy on a Wednesday evening in June, and arrived just after 7pm. This time we were lucky, as only one table of the four in the dining area was occupied. We chose a table for four in the corner and a waitress brought menus. For drinks we ordered one pint and one half pint of orange juice, and a pineapple juice mixed with lemonade. We had a quick look at the specials board and then concentrated on the menu, as the brewery is known as "the home of th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 22, 2012

The Sussex Brewery
36 Main Road
Emsworth, England PO10 8AU
01243 371533

Pallant House Art Gallery

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Attraction | "A Gem of an Art Gallery"

Pallant House Art Gallery Photo, Chichester, England
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Housing one of the finest collections of modern British art outside of London, Pallant House Gallery is situated in Chichester, close to the cathedral and main shopping centre. Coming myself from a larger city in which I am sure it would be difficult to see the work of a major artist, I was quite astounded to find the Pallant Gallery tucked away in a little side street, yet boasting the ownership of works by Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Eduardo Paolozzi and Frank Auerbach amongst others. This is a gem of a gallery, and it is no surprise that it was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year in 2007. At the time of my visit the gallery was holding a temporary e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 29, 2009

Pallant House Art Gallery
9 North Pallant
Chichester, England
+44 01243 774557

Prezzo

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Restaurant | "A Civilised Italian Lunch"

Prezzo Photo, Chichester, England
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Finding somewhere for a late lunch on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Chichester might not be an easy thing to do. The crowds were out. We decided to try Pizza Express first, as my son and his partner had recently visited the one in Gunwharf Quays and had been giving me ecstatic descriptions of their new ice cream. On entering, however, we were greeted by rubbish on the floor, balloons here and there, and noise everywhere. We made a quick exit and decided to try Prezzo, which a friend had recommended to me.What a difference. The restaurant is housed in what was formally the White Horse pub, as can be seen from the stained-glass windows and the odd horse's head dotted around. There are oak be...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2009

Prezzo
61 South Street
Chichester, England PO19 1EE
01243 536951

Memories of India

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Restaurant | "Indian Memories in West Sussex"

Memories of India Photo, Bosham, West Sussex
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Having travelled by bus from Southsea to Bosham in West Sussex, my son and I knew we had to walk about a mile down to the village of Bosham and the shore. Thinking that we would be hungry after a walk and not knowing what eateries we would find in the village, we decided to take a look at Memories of India, a restaurant situated just the other side of the roundabout as we got off the bus. We noticed that at weekends it stayed open throughout the day, so we knew that we could come back to it if we didn't find anywhere that looked more interesting. Although there were one or two pubs and restaurants in Bosham village itself, we did eventually decide to return to Memories of India a few hours later; it w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 23, 2010

Memories of India
Main Road (a259), Bosham Roundabout
Chichester, England PO18 8PG
01243 572234

The Mariners Coffee Shop

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Restaurant | "Lunch by the water's edge"

The Mariners Coffee Shop Photo, Bosham, West Sussex
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I had been to the Mariner’s Cafe in Bosham, West Sussex, about two years ago for coffee and cake and was enthusiastic about going again. It’s right at the end of the High Street by the water’s edge, and some of the tables have a view across the harbour. The first time I went it was so crowded that we didn’t manage to get a table with a view, but on our second visit we arrived at about 1pm on a Saturday and were surprised to find that the place was almost empty. We found a large round table from which we could see the swans and ducks enjoying the water. There are always cups and saucers sitting waiting on the tables, but for some reason they aren’t actually used.There was a laminated menu a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2012

The Mariners Coffee Shop
1 High Street
Bosham, West Sussex PO18 8LS
01243 572960

Bosham Walk Art and Craft Centre

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Attraction | "Village Arts and Crafts"

Bosham Walk Art and Craft Centre Photo, Bosham, West Sussex
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Although I had been to the village of Bosham in West Sussex before, I hadn’t had chance to visit the Bosham Walk Art and Craft Centre. Last Christmas one of my sons had given me a beautiful hand-made felt scarf that he had bought at the centre, so when he suggested going there one Saturday in November, I didn’t turn down the opportunity. The centre is situated on Bosham Lane, not far from the coast. There is a pay-and-display car park just down the side turning opposite the centre. The centre is a collection of seventeen individual shops in an old building with exposed wooden beams. The shops are quite tiny, but it’s easy to walk around the ground floor and have a good look inside any shop...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 9, 2012

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frangliz

frangliz
Portsmouth, United Kingdom