The food’s always been top-notch at this gastropub, so the new bedrooms are a welcome addition, providing informal luxury at fairly affordable prices
The sea is turquoise, the sky hazy in the heat, yet the acres of shingle are pretty much empty save for a brave woman striking out into the surf for a lunchtime dip. All I can hear are seagulls. And more seagulls.
Down the road, Brighton has fairground rides, bars filling with people and rollerbladers weaving through the tourists. All is sedate here in Hove, with its genteel 1930s crescents beyond the Regency seafront. But there’s nothing suburban about the Ginger Pig Bar and Restaurant, a minute from the seafront and highly acclaimed since it opened 11 years ago.