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Tel code: 01243 | code search
Postcode: PO18 | code search
Population: 2800
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Berkeley Arms
"This pub is lovely. We found it my mistake. The food and service is second to none. The seafood platter was excellent as was the tuna and cheese salads. The ..." More

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"Bosham is a small picturesque fishing and sailing village in West Sussex, home to over 2800 people. It's history is woven through the passages of time with intriguing links, Saxons ..." More

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The village of Bosham lies on an irregular peninsula jutting out into Chichester Harbour, it is a dead end between two creeks, at the tip is Quay Meadow. Shore Road runs alongside the water and is liable to flood at high tide, with the High Street set back running parallel to it. It was from the Quay that Harold set off on his ill-fated trip to see William of Normandy in 1064, Harold's father, Earl Godwin, had his main base here and, like Harold, is purported to be buried in the area and King Cnut probably had a palace in Bosham. Holy Trinity church is said to be built on a Roman basilica - the chancel arch (one of the best preserved Saxon arches in Britain) is built on the bases of a Roman arch. The Saxon tower was topped out in the 15th C and has a shingled broach spire; there is a 12th C crypt as well as an Early English east window. It is one of the best early churches in England and well worth a visit. Although there are few other surviving early buildings there are many pleasant houses and cottages either 17th C thatch or 18th C brick and tile; the Anchor Bleu became an Inn in 1740 and the Millstream is a much extended 18th C hotel. The Congregational church was built in 1837. Fishing was an important industry and there was a thriving oyster trade - second only to Whitstable - with up to forty boats operating out of the quay. The fishing boats are long gone and pleasure boating now dominates; birdwatching is also popular in the area. Bosham show`s its best when viewed from across the bay, it`s no wonder the Bosham has attracted many artists keen to capture this historic village.

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Holy Trinity Church

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W Dickson

Pub and Bar

Anchor Bleu
Berkeley Arms
White Swan

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Anchor Bleu
Berkeley Arms
Memories of India
White Swan

School

Bosham Primary School

Sports Clubs

Bosham (Amateur Football)

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Charters B&B (0.27 miles)

Charters B&B

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Charters is an attractive home in the heart of the picturesque sailing village of Bosham, 3 miles from the Cathedral city of Chichester. Just a short walk from the beautiful ... More | visit website

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Millstream Hotel and Restaurant (0.41 miles)

Millstream Hotel and Restaurant

The Millstream nestles in the heart of Old Bosham, an historic village on the shores of Chichester Harbour, combining the elegance of an English country house with the character and charm of an eighteenth century ... More | visit website

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The Boathouse Bosham (0.67 miles)

The Boathouse Bosham

This superbly renovated house in the historical sailing village of Bosham, just outside Chichester, has two ground floor rooms allocated for guests. The guest rooms are independently accessed and therefore provide private and secure accommodation ... More | visit website

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The Bulls Head (1.68 miles)

The Bulls Head
The Bulls Head is a 17th Century converted farmhouse situated in the picturesque village of Fishbourne; West Sussex. The Bulls Head Fishbourne is an ideal location for business or pleasure; close to many top local ... More | visit website
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The Woolpack Inn (1.79 miles)

The Woolpack Inn
The Woolpack Inn is a family run pub hotel in this historic Roman village. The Woolpack itself is built on a Roman monument.With the famous Fishbourne Roman Palace a short walk and Chichester harbour also,The ... More | visit website
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Woolpack Inn (1.79 miles)

Woolpack Inn

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The Woolpack Inn has ten newly refurbished rooms all en-suite with a choice of shower or bath, colour T.v and coffee making facilities 1 of which is a family room.Ten secure ... More

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Crouchers Country Hotel (2.73 miles)

Crouchers Country Hotel
Crouchers Bottom Country Hotel is an early 1900's farmhouse converted to house 18 luxury bedrooms. Close to the harbour yet situated in open countryside.

Crouchers Bottom is an ideal location for a stress free break. ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Chichester (2.91 miles)

Premier Inn Chichester
Ideally located within easy reach of the A27. Conveniently located for Chichester train station. Situated on Chichester Gate leisure park with facilities such as a cinema and bowling alley just a short walk from the ... More | visit website
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The Vestry (3.09 miles)

The Vestry

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Nestling in the buzzing Cathedral City of Chichester you will find the Vestry. Our ensuite rooms offer everything you will need for a pampered and relaxing stay. From fresh, crisp ... More

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Croftside Cottage B&B (3.11 miles)

Croftside Cottage B&B

Cottage Style 4* Bed and Breakfast accommodation. King Sized Double Beds, choice of Breakfast, Homemade Goodies & Free WIFI. Close (3.5m) to City of Chichester - easy access to A27 - ambling distance of Chichester ... More | visit website

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