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About Shoreham-by-Sea

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Shoreham-by-Sea (often shortened to Shoreham) is a seaside town and port in West Sussex, England. The town is bordered to its north by the South Downs, to its west by the Adur Valley and to its south by the River Adur and Shoreham Beach on the English Channel. The town lies in the middle of the ribbon of urban development along the English south coast, approximately equidistant from the city of Brighton and Hove to the east and the town of Worthing to the west. Shoreham covers an area of 2,430 acres (980 ha) and has a population of 20,547 (2011 census). Old Shoreham dates back to pre-Roman times. St Nicolas' Church, inland by the River Adur, is partly Anglo-Saxon. The name of the town has an Old English origin. The town and port of New Shoreham was established by the Norman conquerors towards the end of the 11th century. Shoreham Beach, to the south of the town, is a shingle spit deposited over millennia by longshore drift, as an extension to Lancing parish in the west. This blocks the southerly flow of the River Adur which turns east at this point to discharge into the English Channel further along the coast at a point that has varied considerably over time.

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Shoreham-by-Sea Travel Links

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Air - Brighton City Airport lies to the west of the main town and has been in private ownership since 2006. It is the UK's oldest licensed airport still in operation and has a 1936 Grade II*-listed Art Deco terminal building. The terminal has been a filming location for an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot, "Lord Edgware Dies",[13] a Crimewatch-type reconstruction (2000, ITV Meridian), BBC Tenko series episode, The Da Vinci Code film scenes and the film Woman in Gold.

Rail - The town is served by Shoreham-by-Sea railway station, located on the West Coastway Line.

Bus - Local bus services are provided by the Brighton & Hove bus company and Stagecoach South. A local town route is operated by Compass Travel.

Road - Shoreham Toll-bridge crosses the River Adur in the west of the town. This bridge is a Grade II* listed building and was the last Sussex toll-bridge in use. The bridge was part of the A27 road until it was closed to traffic in 1968. The structure is now too weak to carry vehicles and underwent extensive restoration, then was ceremonially re-opened for pedestrians on 23 October 2008, by Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Adur Ferry Bridge in the south of the town (replacing the old Shoreham footbridge) crosses the River Adur to Shoreham Beach. It was opened to the public by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 13 November 2013.

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Taxi Firms in Shoreham-by-Sea

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With so much to do within Shoreham-by-Sea and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Shoreham-by-Sea is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Access Cars, Adur Cabs and Bel-Cabs.

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Hotels and Guest Houses in Shoreham-by-Sea

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The New Sussex Hotel Lancing, near Shoreham-by-Sea -
Just off the seafront in Lancing, The New Sussex Hotel offers en suite accommodation alongside a pub, restaurant and beer garden. Elegantly styled rooms have free Wi-Fi, and the menu features a range of British favourites and local ales. Each guest room at The New Sussex Hotel has en suite bathroom facilities with shower or bath. There is a TV with DVD player, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities. The restaurant serves gourmet burgers, steaks and sharing platters, and a selection of light meals at lunchtime. There are vegetarian choices including asparagus and mushroom risotto, vegetable chilli and Ploughman’s lunch. Special dietary requirements can be catered for by prior request. On the West Sussex coast, Lancing lies around 11 miles from the vibrant city of Brighton, and 3 miles from Worthing. The cathedral city of Chichester is around 40-minutes’ drive, and the town is less than 2 miles from the picturesque South Downs region.

The Castle Inn Hotel Bramber, near Shoreham-by-Sea -
Close your eyes and picture the typical inn in the typical English village… then that’s The Castle Inn Hotel. Nestling in the heart of the South Downs the charming village of Bramber is a beautiful place to visit, and a restorative place to stay. You could feel in the middle of nowhere here, and yet you’re within easy reach of Brighton (8 miles), Worthing (6 miles), Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport (4 miles), Gatwick Airport (22 miles), Newhaven Ferry Port (26 miles) and road & rail links to London. The Castle Inn Hotel is a family-run business at heart, whose members include the owners of 20 years, and the next generation – drawn back here after successful careers in the military and City of London. Perhaps it is this breadth of experience that helps guests feel so comfortable, whether they be commercial travellers, families, holiday-makers or people hosting family and business functions. We can be your home-from-home, a restful staging point on a longer journey, or even a secluded getaway in which to plan, debate and hatch future business strategy. Inside the Inn there is “Olde Worlde” furnishing, and an exquisitely kept bar. Boasting some very fine ales and an even more impressive wine list there is something to keep everybody happy, from the connoisseur to the casual drinker. The Landlord keeps a perfect cellar which is reflected by the success the family have had in a twenty-something year, three pub career.

Blagdons’ Manor near Shoreham-by-Sea –
Blagdons’ is a grade 2 listed building and is Southwick's first family hotel - guesthouse. This Victorian villa was built in 1860 and is known locally as the former home of colonel W H. Blagdons. Situated in Southwick, Blagdons’ Manor hotel is perfectly placed for easy access to the city of Brighton and Hove (10 mins drive) with its Royal Pavilion, its historic lanes museums, theatres, Brighton marina, sea life centre and pier, close by to the historical towns of Lewes and Arundel Castle. placed conveniently to Fontwell and Brighton racecourse, perfect for a day’s visit if you feel like a flutter, and the Brighton Centre with its famous ice show (seasonal) and concerts and theatres. Brighton and Hove has a wealth of restaurants to suit all tastes, including the famous seafood restaurant 'Wheelers', and many Thai, Indian, Italian and Chinese restaurants. Breakfast is a choice of freshly prepared English breakfast or Continental. breakfast 7.30 - 9.00 unless by special request earlier or later and special dietary requirements can be catered for if requested in advance. Blagdons manor has a total non-smoking policy in the house and rooms. However, there is a smoking room located on the ground floor. Free parking in hotel grounds

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Places to Get Married in Shoreham-by-Sea

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The Loft Shoreham-by-Sea -
A historical and unique venue with great facilities including a Moroccan style bar/cafe and relaxation area, and a cinema projector. They can cater for any event; business conferences, weddings, exhibitions and many more. If you are looking for an unusual venue to hold your wedding reception, look no further. The loft is a truly unique space, with its wooden flooring and exposed brickwork walls, it is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding reception. Just around the corner from St Mary de Haura’s, only a stone’s throw from the River Adur and a short stroll to Shoreham Beach, or the Station, the central location is convenient for all. The facilities include a licensed bar in the loft area that caters for c.80 guests. There is also an adjacent kitchen for yourselves, or your caterers, and adjoining services. They appreciate cost is vitally important which is why this venue is available from £2000. How you choose to celebrate this wonderful day is your choice, the team can introduce you to a range of wedding professionals, or you may have your own, or you may wish to do it yourselves. Yes, it is all a little different perhaps and less formal than many nevertheless, the team are committed to helping you have the celebration you deserve.

The Harbour Club Shoreham-by-Sea -
The present Harbour Club building was built alongside the old single storey wooden building (which is now the car park) the new club house was opened with much anticipation and enthusiasm with the current members on Saturday 19th July 2003 after 18 months of planning, building, sweat & toil by the then Committee & many volunteers!!! A few months later the old building was demolished and the car park resurfaced. The Harbour Club has been in existence for nearly 50 years and has been the hub of the Shoreham Beach community for most of it. The harbour club’s function room is an ideal venue for all types of private functions and events from 20 – 120 guests. They are licensed till 12midnight and can provide backing music, PA system, free Wi-Fi, ample free parking and disabled access. The large and bright function room enjoys the benefit of its own bar, views of Silversands beach and the river Adur and has a secluded alcove for buffets/play area etc. The Harbour Club can facilitate, at additional costs, DJs, live bands, dance floor, table/chair and special interior décor, hot or cold buffets, sit down meals, children’s disco/entertainer, children’s menu, tea & coffees, corkage.

Tottington Manor, near Shoreham-by-Sea -
Tottington Manor is a historic converted country house which operates as a Restaurant, Hotel and Wedding venue. It is are available to hire for parties, family occasions and other events too. Tottington is independently owned by Skylane Hotel Ltd., owners of Highley Manor, the successful wedding and conference centre near Balcombe and Best Western Salford Hall Hotel, near Stratford-upon-Avon. As a small, independent group, they can respond quickly to customers' needs so it’s easy to talk to them about what you would like. Their aim is to be as flexible and as personal as they can. Many people enjoy the fantastic service for their special occasions, from birthdays to weddings. The team is dedicated to ensuring you have a memorable visit. Whether you visit for a quick drink, stay for a meal or celebrate a special occasion – you’ll notice the difference. Set in the beautiful South Downs, it is the ideal location and venue to get together. Tottington's licenced, wedding suite opened in 2011 and is light and spacious with doors opening to the garden and Downs view. This purpose-built wedding suite allows you and your guests to enjoy your day in style. The Manor Room seats 8 to 16 (20 at a squeeze), with inglenook fireplace. The Large Downs Room (seats up to 100 people) and the Small Downs Room (seats 24) - both with French Doors opening out onto our beautiful gardens and views. The maximum wedding number is 120 for a stand-up buffet and 130 for an evening buffet.

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Event Planning in Shoreham-by-Sea

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Complete your event in Shoreham-by-Sea with DarkStar Discos, the Shoreham marquee hire experts who offer the following services which can reduce your event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For the best in event planning, contact DarkStar Discos, the Shoreham marquee hire experts.



Top Restaurants in Shoreham-by-Sea

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Slate Restaurant Shoreham-by-sea -
Slate is a unique, independent, family run restaurant and a great place for families to enjoy in Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-sea. Select from favourites such as pizzas, pastas, steaks and freshly prepared fish dishes. Run by a tight- knit, experienced and dedicated team; Slate is proud to bring fresh and unusual ideas to modern cooking. With an ever-changing menu featuring interesting, balanced flavours; strong international influences and a commitment to using seasonal and local produce; they believe in buying the very best quality meat, fish, vegetables in season, all of which are delivered daily. The refined homestyle cuisine is served with unpretentious abundance, but it’s the warm ambiance and atmosphere which makes Slate Restaurant so different. The cooking has been described as pure, natural and honest, presented in a relaxed atmosphere. The highly qualified team of chefs make everything in the kitchen, from homemade bread to ice creams and gluten free desserts. They can also cater for private functions and parties and can create a set menu to suit your occasion and budget.

Hummingbird Restaurant Shoreham-by-Sea -
Truffles Bakery took over the Shoreham Airport restaurant in 2012. With an incredibly hard working and dedicated team they rebranded the whole restaurant and named it after the first flight ever taken by Harold Piffard on his self-built Hummingbird bi-plane. They have refitted the restaurant to reflect the original Art Deco building and regularly have 1930s music playing softly in the background and occasional live music. Paul, Michael and their team strive to make The Hummingbird the place to go to if you want great food and a superb atmosphere. Situated by the River Adur you can sit and enjoy the planes taking off or have lunch and go for a walk along the river. There is also a fully licensed bar on site. The restaurant can be hired in the evenings for events where they can also offer superb catering from party food to a five-course dinner. There are also fully refurbished function rooms which can be hired out for parties, meetings and other events.

Tap House Shoreham-
The Tap House is nestled at the bustling heart of Shoreham-by-Sea, just a stone’s throw from the town’s historic harbour. Dedicated to offering a wide range of craft beers, real ales and gins, friendly service and a selection of tasty dishes, The Tap House is the perfect place for a relaxed lunch with friends, a family meal, or just a delicious drink enjoyed in stylish surroundings. Enjoyment of The Tap House goes beyond the four walls; lap up afternoon sun in the outdoor seating area on popular East Street. Bringing with them the excellent reputation from their sister bars in Worthing, The Tap House team are focused on fresh, local ingredients to create the varied menu. Our talented chef whips up delicious dishes in our kitchen, from classic mains, to delicious bar snacks, and unmissable specials. Specialising in fresh food, craft beers and a wide selection of gins, The Tap House is a fantastic place for a special dinner, a light lunch, or just to sit and watch the world go by with a drink. The Tap House prides itself on being family and dog friendly, promoting community spirit and placing emphasis on local food and drink.

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Top Things to do in Shoreham-by-Sea

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Shoreham Fort Shoreham-by-Sea -
Of the many small forts and gun batteries built along the coast of Southern England during the past few centuries only two survive in anything like their original form. Littlehampton Fort, completed in September 1854, is now largely covered by the sand dunes and unfortunately less complete and Shoreham Fort, also known as Kingston or Shoreham Redoubt, completed in June 1857. Both of these forts are in West Sussex. These two forts are important examples of experimental fortification, using what is known as a Carnot Wall. They were built directly after the introduction of the ‘rifled’ gun barrels on the continent. Rifled barrels were an invention of the mid-nineteenth century with the aim of increasing the range and accuracy of heavy guns. The design flaws from building Littlehampton Fort were corrected at Shoreham Fort before going on to build the more elaborate fortifications in Portsmouth, one of which is the Royal Armouries museum, Fort Nelson. Shoreham Fort is managed by a charity, the Friends of Shoreham Fort. The aims and objectives of the Friends of Shoreham Fort are to conserve, maintain and restore Shoreham Fort, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, back to her former 1857 glory. Being the last fort of its kind, it is vital that this nationally important heritage site is preserved for years to come to enable the continued education of our local history and significance in protecting the English shores from invasion. The Friends of Shoreham Fort will work towards a full restoration, including the reinstatement of the Barrack Block, for use as a multi-purpose community facility.

Brighton City Airport Shoreham-by-Sea -
Delve into the fascinating past of the UK’s oldest airport with a guided tour. Put on by the volunteers at the airport museum these tours take you around the site, showing the Grade II listed terminal building and hangar and the runways. These tours take place during normal opening times and last around one hour. The guided tour offers plenty of insight into the construction of the airport and its history, particularly during World War II when it was used as a base for the newly formed 277 Air Sea Rescue Squadron. As well as learning about the history of the airport and its surrounding area, you can also learn all about the current day airport and how it operates. Aviation enthusiasts and photographers alike, will enjoy this tour as it offers fantastic insight and wonderful photo opportunities. Views of the resident aircraft are available throughout the tour which costs £5.00 (adults) or £3.00 (children and schools).

British Airways i360 Brighton, near Shoreham-by-Sea -
Board the giant glass viewing pod and glide up gently to 450ft, sharing magical moments together as you point out city landmarks, artwork on the rooftops, wind farms at sea and the rolling coastline stretching away to the horizon. Celebrate by raising a glass of English sparkling wine from the Nyetimber Sky Bar on board, or choose local beer from Harvey’s Brewery, a Brighton Gin and tonic or Folkington’s juices from nearby orchards. As you look out, glass in hand, the world looks tiny and you can see for miles. Snap a selfie and share this new perspective with your friends before gliding slowly back down to beach level. ‘Flights’ take approximately 25 minutes and depart every half an hour. Since opening in August 2016, British Airways i360 has been honoured with 20 fantastic awards.

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Shoreham-by-Sea Today

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Shoreham-by-Sea, is a historic town with a centre which reflects the architecture of its fishing history. There are old cottages, houses and some beautiful churches. Yet the town is vibrant and there are some stunning new developments along its riverside and harbour front. It is a unique area with the natural features of its tidal river, an active harbour and commercial port. There are some individual shops, a variety of bars and restaurants and an award-winning monthly Farmers' market. Shoreham-by-Sea is in the Adur District of West Sussex; it is bordered by the South Downs (to the north), by the Adur valley (to the west) and by the River Adur, its estuary and Shoreham Beach on the English Channel.

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