The fact that Crossways has been in the same hands for so many years really shows. David and Clive know what works and they create a highly professional yet relaxed atmosphere in this Georgian country house hotel. Past reviews say it all, but we liked the extra touches such as small glass bottle of cold milk in the fridge for our teas also mineral water. Beds were comfortable, pillows the sort we like but rarely find in hotels and lovely crisp cotton bed linen, fluffy towels etc. You are offered choice of fresh fruit salad or cereals for breakfast, followed by their full English or any kind of eggs, with lashings of toast and home made marmalade, jams etc. The scrambled were spot on, mushrooms fresh and earthy. every ingredient is carefully chosen and beautifully presented, which of course also applies to dinner. Dinner is served in a separate room, which we sampled on one of the two nights we were there. We were so glad we did! Lots of choice for each course with fixed price of £41, includes soup in between the starter and main course plus coffee and petit fours. Great wine list, with some available as 500ml carafe. Each course was memorable and we chose different things so could get a flavour of David's talents. Daphne said her Roast breast of Gressingham duck served with Orange ginger and mango sauce was the best she had ever eaten and my Rack of lamb was meltingly tender, with traditional port, redcurrant and rosemary sauce to intensify the flavour. Four dishes of fresh vegetables accompanied our main courses, all perfectly cooked. Crossways is a real treat and we will defintely be returning - our excuse this time was the excellent Ravilious exhibition at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne but the whole area is wonderful for walking and sightseeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome always awaits you from the resident proprietors Clive James and David Stott or one of their team of loyal helpers. Now in their 26th year at Crossways they continue to welcome old and new friends to their small Georgian country house Restaurant with Rooms. Crossways nestles under the Southdown's close to theLongman of Wilmington and Glyndebourne Opera House. Crossways is the place to stay for your visit to Glyndebourne Festival Opera .Making it your idea Glyndebourne Hotel for those who are lucky enough to have tickets to the opera. Our special two-night Glyndebourne break offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a Gourmet four-course dinner in our AA 2 Rosette restaurant alternating with a night at the opera.Crossways Hotel is situated in the heart of East Sussex and makes it the perfect centre for walking on the Southdown's, visiting the nearby village of Alfriston at the heart of the Cuckmere Valley or shopping in the East Sussex county town of Lewes, Eastbourne or Brighton. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia APAC, Odigeo, Wotif.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, lastminute.com.au and Agoda so you can book your Crossways Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.