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Shoreham Airport Visitor Centre

Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF, England
+44 1273 467373
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Amazing location and views but that is all

The outside seating here is superb and the views are lovely. However, the food is moderate for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great food.

Always nice to meet my friends here for some lunch. The food is great and the service is pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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Brighton City Airport is the UK's oldest fully operational licensed aerodrome and remains at the forefront of general aviation in this country. Built in 1934, the Art-Deco Terminal Building is Grade II* listed and is still in everyday use by business, training and pleasure flyers alike including many visitors from Europe. Many of the fixtures are original including the Whispering Gallery on the first floor and the main window design above the main entrance. In addition to aviation, the airport has also appeared in a number of high profile films, such as the Da Vinci Code, Poirot and more recently as Vienna Airport in the Woman in Gold, starring Dame Helen Mirren. During the summer of 2015, the airport played host to the inaugural Wild Life music festival, with headline acts such as Mark Ronson and Rudimental. The event also won the Best New Festival award in 2015 and brought significant benefits to the local economy. The Terminal Building also houses the Hummingbird Restaurant which includes an outdoor seating area where the whole airfield can be viewed. The Terminal Building underwent an external renovation to take it back to its former glory, which was completed in 2015.
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Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF, England
+44 1273 467373
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outside seating here is superb and the views are lovely. However, the food is moderate for vegetarians and expensive. The parking is a joke, we got a ticket after placing the adhesive ticket on the side window of our car instead of the windscreen...More

Thank Pilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always nice to meet my friends here for some lunch. The food is great and the service is pretty good too. Would recommend anyone to have lunch here .

Thank Romania15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vistors centre has been recently restored inside. Lovely 1930's decor. The restuarant is lovely , on a sunny day you can eat on the outside terrace and watch the planes. The food is excellent.

Thank 15traveladdict9
Reviewed 3 June 2017

sitting outside with the aircraft landing, the view of the hills and school it is lovely, for which you pay the price hike, probably worth it though. an exceptional place to have lunch. not a great range of food and dear but good enough. I...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant, fair choice and nice coffee.Appears popular, both with locals and visitors. Great place to watch the planes and helicopters and admire the countryside in an amazing building, however my aunt is still smarting about the £2.55 for a bun!

Thank angela s
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great lunch and afternoon watching the planes .Our grandson was thrilled and we pensioners thoroughly enjoyed it too .We found the small museum full of interesting details and lots of model aeroplanes from early flying days on .

Thank pampete5
Reviewed 23 May 2017

You can watch planes taking off and landing as it is an airport. Went for Sunday lunch. Roast not good meat. Food cold. Not good value. Fine for coffee and cake.

Thank carollboo
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a superb visit of historical significance, and is unbelievably busy with small aircraft. Fascinating artifacts together with excellent dining, bar and snack facilities together with superb view of flight activity. A short walk from the town centre. Of great interest to younger members...More

Thank pastisbilly
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

If weather is good then The Hummingbird Restaurant is ideal with both outside and inside tables, wholesome food with more than decent portions and delightful staff. Always something to look at, helicopters and light plane movements galore. Not expensive either, despite recently applied pay to...More

2  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Kept expecting to see Hercule Poirot. Easy to imagine yourself here 80 years ago. Shame there isn't regular flights, you have to charter a plane. lovely for children as the planes are so near. Haven't been able to try the restaurant as it's always been...More

2  Thank VT01273
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21 May 2016|
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Response from PGS234 | Reviewed this property |
I think the venue would be ideal for your gathering, there is loads of parking right outside, there is also a car park opposite which always has room, you do have to pay, but it is quite cheap, and it is wheelchair... More
11 February 2016|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
We stay with family when we are in the Shorehsm area so haven't availed ourselves of lical hotels etc. You could try TripAdvisor, by using Shoreham Airport as the 'destination' or maybe Booking. com, either of which should... More