boasts both spectacular views and hearty meals. The building itself is no less impressive; the grand entrance and 19th-century features were retained when Hall & Woodhouse expertly restored The Beach House in 2014. Adding to the charm, resident cat Sir Lancelot can often be found lounging in a warm spot.
We started with a vegetarian board and polished off every crumb of the delicious falafel, garlicky houmous, flatbread and olives. When it came to the main course, I was in the mood for real comfort food and chose a hearty squash and chickpea burger – it did not disappoint. My partner opted for the roasted vegetable and halloumi bake which was equally delicious, with golden halloumi baked to perfection. Rounding things off was the chocolate brownie, the perfect feast for those with a sweet-tooth. Heavenly chocolate sauce was served over warm, fudgey brownie, while a scoop of Devonshire cream ice cream cut through the rich chocolate perfectly – a truly indulgent dessert.
Steeped in history, this is the perfect spot for a tasty meal and refreshing drinks, followed by a sunny stroll on the seafront. With a sunroom and sea-facing terrace also on offer, I can’t wait to return for a summertime lunch with sea views reaching as far as the Isle of Wight. The Beach House also offers accommodation for those looking for an idyllic weekend away.