Littlehampton Steam Packet Re-opens

DSCF0305A real example of regeneration in River Road, Littlehampton

The Steam Packet one of Littlehampton’s iconic, historic public houses has re-opened it’s doors after the previous operator ceased trading some years ago.

Now fully refurbished and including holiday letting accommodation, the Steam Packet offers an exciting and delicious menu including locally caught sea food and meat and produce from local farms and suppliers.

Steam PacketSteam PacketLocated just opposite the River Arun, the interior of the pub looks absolutely superb and inviting with a great attention to detail.

In my view, this is a wonderful example of a regeneration project funded by enthusiastic private entrepreneur, Mr Mark Pester, who really has achieved something special with this development, which adds value and character to River Road, Littlehampton.

Steam Packet LittlehamptonThe Steam Packet, which dates back to the 1840’s has a long maritime history.

From 1863 to 1882, the pub was the departing/embarking point for the cross-Channel ferry service of packet ships which operated between Littlehampton and Honfleur.

Located only a few minutes walk from Littlehampton’s town centre and train station, I’d imagine this will be a very popular attraction. Including holiday letting accommodation in the rebuild is a terrific idea with West Beach only a short walk over the red foot/cycle bridge which is just outside the Steam Packet’s door.

Littlehampton Steam PacketImmediately outside the Steam Packet, Littlehampton Harbour Board have created some new trot moorings at Bridge Hard on the East Bank, south of the red footbridge.

Further information on the Steam Packet Pub Littlehampton can be found at the Steam Packets new website.

For further information on the Trot Moorings, please contact the friendly and always helpful staff at the Littlehampton Harbour Board.

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