He personally picks the fish landed at Rye Harbour each day and serves a fine fish soup and the plumpest of scallops, also meat dishes such as local salt marsh lamb and a good selection of pudding, including an excellent apple tarte tatin.
Camber Sands beach is hidden behind dunes is a popular family sandy beach, with picturesque dunes and interesting wildlife.
The village of Camber is very close to the beach and you have a selection of holiday parks to the east of the village.
The marram grass that you see covering much of the dunes has a deep root system which helps to hold the sand in place.
Traditional chestnut fences along the beach help sand to build up more quickly.
A former 1960s motel across the road from Camber Sands in East Sussex, lovingly renovated, with an excellent fish restaurant and easy access to Rye.
The Beach Bistro is the star of the show: chef Trevor Hambley personally picks the fish landed at Rye Harbour each day.
The Gallivant (so named by its new owners, who bought it in 2009) has gained an appropriate beach shack look, with bleached, driftwood style bar in the open, sunny Beach Bistro and similar furnishings in the bedrooms. The hotel is co-owned and run by Tudor Hopkins, who learned his trade in five-star London establishments.
He has been unable to find local English staff (the usual story) but his foreign team, from several different countries, are all hardworking and long serving, and his English manager, Heather, is on the ball.
The standard rooms (there are also three deluxe rooms and three family rooms) are compact.