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The Empress Bar

Ground Floor,Baltic Wharf, | Pier Road, Littlehampton BN17 5AD, England
+44 1903 723837
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“the river” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Ground Floor,Baltic Wharf, | Pier Road, Littlehampton BN17 5AD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice setting on the river and lovely at sunset. A little surreal inside - trying too hard to be funky - but a little too OTT for my taste. Service was also a little rude. Asked for a glass of wine and got it...More

Thank scuppercup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the empress on a Saturday night for a drink. What a great location with a nice view. After being told live music would be on later on we decide to have dinner as well. The food was simply amazing, the cod batter...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We often walk along littlehampton sea front and it's a good excuse to stop at the empress bar . The bar looks great inside and the views out the front make it feel that you could be abroad on hot days . There's nothing like...More

Thank WokingRed
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Love this place for a cheeky sundowner or two when I am in town! Last Saturday was no exception and the sunset did not disappoint. Friendly, attentive bar team who go the extra mile to help you. It is always easy to talk to other...More

Thank WilfSurrey
Reviewed 23 July 2017

On the chalk board outside the front door there is a sign proudly stating 'Best Coffee on the River'. Now from that information you would expect a barista and an authentic espresso. Not so in the Empress. Cassette made coffees are what you get so...More

2  Thank Mellis41
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great afternoon in the bar, friendly staff and locals. Listening to Lucky Jacks with the beautiful view of the river on a sunny day. The decor was much better than I thought as I have walked past lots of times, definitely worth a...More

Thank Coleen95
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Love this place, and its retro style, live music, and the food is pretty good too. Friendly bar staff, lovely views with outside seating.

Thank Oracle39
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Only had time for a couple of quick pints but lovely pub which was air conditioned and good terrace area. Just wish I lived nearer

Thank Stevethesweets
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had been down to the sea front on a walk with family and decided to stop at the empress bar . The location great looking out onto the river Arun and it was a hot day. I had been in the bar before a...More

Thank WokingRed
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I came here with work colleagues for an after work drink. The inside of the Empress is really interesting lots of different things to look at. They have a great selection of real ale and Craft beers. Also a lively outlook over the river

Thank aglaiaman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor,Baltic Wharf, | Pier Road, Littlehampton BN17 5AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Littlehampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 723837
new bar / Restaurant, great location, over looking the river.Friendly staff, good food, all ways made to feel welcome
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