The Seal, 6 Hillfield Road, Selsey PO20 0JX
Over the years, says the website blurb, this pub has acquired a reputation for serving quality locally-sourced food at reasonable prices. That claim had to be explored.
The Seal sits in a prominent position on one of the main roads to the beach. It has recently undergone a makeover which has improved the look.
However, it is too big, in my view, to enjoy a cosy, village pub feel.
Notwithstanding that, the menu should satisfy most tastes and we found the food to be excellent.
The staff are slick and pleasant. Prices are good too. My fab plate of freshly-cooked fish and chips was £13.95. It was a sizeable fish plus lots of beautifully cooked chips and peas.
Pam’s homemade chicken and chorizo pie was a mouth-watering masterpiece. Strong accolade but worth of it.
It arrived with mashed potatoes and vegetables including seasonal peas in a pod.
I washed my meal down with a pint of well looked after Youngs IPA. It was a perfect foil for the fish which was cooked in a strong but not overpowering batter.
In all, a pleasant experience and The Seal is worthy of a visit.