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The Empress Bar

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British, Bar
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Baltic Wharf Pier Road | Pier Road, Littlehampton BN17 5AD, England
+44 1903 723837
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good location, but personally the bar felt a bit cheaply presented to me. This place would be great if it was modernised as I don't think the actual theme (whatever it is) really works, this could be a really trendy place to go with a bit of thought. It was completely dead as well so think that speaks volumes.... More 

Thank RyanK67
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually really like the Empress Bar. ~I haven't had their food but it looks lovely. It's situated in a brilliant location. ~~You can see the estuary sit outside and watch the boats go by and people crabbing and fishing. It's quite unique with it's decor there has been some thought put into to it. A sort of movies theme.... More 

Thank Kate D
London, United Kingdom
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1,093 reviews
773 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely trendy bar clean a good selection of drinks friendly helpful staff nice view overlooking the harbour relaxing well wort a visit

Thank jamesthewedge
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Owner, Paul has done wonders with this pub and both he and his staff offer a friendly, efficient service to regulars and visitors alike. During the summer months, a great beer garden in the front overlooking the river.

Thank Paul P
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I were told of this establishment so we have given it a few visits and have been delighted by both the ambiance of the inside surroundings and the quality of the food. Depending on how busy it is there is usually a small waiting time before eating as the food is freshly cooked and the Fish and... More 

Thank g8diu
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I've visited this establishment twice now and i must say the difference in quality of service is substantial. The Saturday I visited I stayed for two drinks and ordered a spot of lunch and even tho it was rather busy the service was fantastic and I would of highly recommend going here. But on my second trip I was rather... More 

Thank geoffboy5712
Rustington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went to this pub for the First time last night, even though I have now lived in the Area for 3 years. What a Cosy & warm place to have a drink & Chill, with someone chap playing his Guitar with great background music. Felt so cosy. Bar Staff were really friendly & even enjoyed a few jokes with them.... More 

Thank Chickengeorge2015
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

On Sunday 28th August I phoned to get some information about live music happening in the afternoon. The lady I spoke to told me there was music but she was not sure what time it was due to start....she said late afternoon. I said we might come to eat and I asked what time last orders were taken, she told... More 

Thank helenaskew2013
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely bar restaurant on the river that has a fantastic view Paul the owner is a great guy menu is very varied for everyone needs and the decor and drinks are lovely to enjoy in the sun

Thank kaylwighjayne30
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Empress is in a fantastic location with views over the river towards the sea. We popped in twice for a drink and then ate a simple hot meal there on the last evening of our holiday in Littlehampton. The menu is not extensive and I wouldn't put it in the restaurant bracket, but who cares! We ordered scampi, also... More 

Thank ginny29mace

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baltic Wharf Pier Road | 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?