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“A local enterprise selling fresh caught fish & crustaceans ”
Review of Potters Cafe

Potters Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Quick Bites in Selsey
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This little cafe is in fact in the car park of the RNLI station at Selsey. It is run by the wives of the fisherman who go out overnight and return with the catch from which the lobster, crabs and prawns are selected so it does not come much fresher than this. Obviously if the catch is poor then less will be available for the cafe to sell. They also buy in some other items from either Portsmouth or Billingsgate to ensure a wider range of seafood. You can have a sandwich, etc. or various selections of seafood at very reasonable prices. They can do them in a box so you can take them home or walk 50 metres to the seafront and sit on one of the many benches there by the RNLI boat. They only have 3-4 tables outside their serving hut so seating is quite limited although people don’t stay that long. Also try the local ice cream from a dairy just a few miles up the road, it is also delicious. Teas, coffees and other drinks are available. We drove some 50 miles just to try it and we weren’t disappointed. Just be aware that they are only open Wed - Sun, 10.30- 14.30 and likely to be closed Dec & Jan. Might be worth phoning them if you are uncertain whether they are open as Selsey is a little remote (Chichester 8 miles). The good news is that Bus 51 from Chichester stops just outside the RNLI building.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Just come back from visiting Potters for the first time and it won’t be the last. It’s in a little kiosk right next to the Lifeboat station so just follow the signs. There are about three tables with chairs outside and a bench, but the beach with plenty of benches is a stone’s throw away. We chose the seafood platter which comes in a nice cardboard box so you can take it away easily if you wish. It consisted of a dressed crab, half lobster and plenty of shell on prawns all caught locally earlier in the day by the other halves of the lovely ladies who serve you. How much fresher can you get and so delicious and so different from the stuff you get in supermarkets. You can also get various sandwiches, seafood and cheese etc and local cockles plus winkles, mussel meat, jellied eels etc. We also had a mug of coffee and a couple of delicious ice creams made by a local farmer’s wife. Little tip, there are paper napkins but if you are shelling prawns etc take a wet wipe with you or just walk down to the public toilets a few yards away. (They are old but clean and well kept.) Of course you can then have a look around the lifeboat station and their little gift shop looked after by two lovely ladies.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

I go down to Selsey every so often and always pre-order my seafood a day before. The staff always reply quickly and when I collect my order the staff are always so friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank LovingLife830
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We have bought quite a few pots of crab and prawns over the last few months. They are absolutely delicious, we try to treat ourselves to a prawn and crab salad at least once a week. It is all so fresh and the prawns are the freshest and tastiest I’ve ever eaten. Prices are reasonable too.
Just another reason to consider ourselves so lucky to live in Selsey.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Susan F
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This little cafe is a gem the lobster is to die for as is the crab and prawns the ladies serving are so friendly and I think is a reasonable price please take a visit it’s right next to the life boat at selsey so you can’t miss it pop in and have some tasty morsels

Date of visit: June 2018
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