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“A wonderful find and a significant part of an outstanding weekend”
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Crossways Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after a horrible journey on Thursday. Our room was small (they had explained in advance that this was the only room available) but had everything you need including a fridge. Supper was gorgeous and the service is courteous and attentive. Everyone seemed to be a regular and we enjoyed talking to returners from Glyndebourne knowing it would our turn the next evening. Breakfast is served in a lovely bright room and was everything you need a good breakfast to be. The rooms are noisy from the consistent traffic but thoughtfully provided earplugs ensured a good nights sleep. Lovely garden and we enjoyed a rare bit of summer sun both in the afternoon and before breakfast amongst some stunning roses. Fabulous and if we get invited to Glyndebourne again we will be back - probably for longer!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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David S, Owner at Crossways Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad that you discovered us for your trip to Glyndebourne. I know that you found the whole experience wonderful. I sincerely hope that you will be invited to Glyndebourne again next year and that you choose to stay with us for your visit.

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David

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

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.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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David S, Owner at Crossways Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Jenny.

Thank you so much for your glowing review of you stay with us at Crossways. As you say we have been here a long time, 30 years and are just getting the hang of it. I hope that you had an uneventful trip back to the West Country and will come back and visit us again at Crossways.

Best wishes to you and Daphne.

David

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We have now stayed at Crossways three times and on each occasion have been made very welcome, had nice rooms and very comfortable beds.
The gala dinners are spectacular with an extensive wine list.
David, the owner is charming and always ready to help.
I would highly recommend this small hotel to anyone.
Yvonne D'Alpra

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have stayed at Crossways four times for their Glyndebourne special breaks and it is always a pleasure to be there. The food is fabulous and David and Clive are warm and welcoming hosts. Rooms are very comfortable and every facility is provided.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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David S, Owner at Crossways Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hope to see you next year for your fifth visit.

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David

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Third visit and it never varies. Good hospitality and good food. Nothing is too much trouble and close to lots of local attractions
Very convenient for those going to Glyndebourne Festival Opera. See you next year

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Lewes Road, Wilmington BN26 5SG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Wilmington
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price Range: $194 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crossways Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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