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Spitbank Fort is the UK’s most unusual restaurant, located a mile out to sea in the Solent. Open only on Sundays and Wednesdays for unique dining experiences, come aboard for a three-course lunch
and so much more. Arrive at Royal Clarence Marina for light refreshments before being whisked off to the luxurious Spitbank Fort. Enjoy a Champagne reception to start before a three course meal and
a historic tour of the fort.
11.30 am Arrive at Royal Clarence Departure Lounge for Tea and Coffee reception
12.00 pm Private boat trip to Spitbank Fort
12.30 pm Arrive at the luxurious Spitbank Fort
1.00 pm A Glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne served in the Victory Bar on arrival
1:20 pm Guided tour of the Fort
2.00 pm 3 course lunch served in the Officers Mess
3.30 pm Tea and Coffee served in the Crow’s Nest
4.30 pm Depart to Royal Clarence Departure Lounge
Located near Portsmouth harbour, Spitbank Fort was built as a sea fort to defend the Solent in 1859. Even though it was stocked with many a weapon, it never actually ‘fired in anger’ during its eighty four year existence under military rule and it is now listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.Anyway, enough of the Wiki history lesson, a company called Clarenco have since turned it into a small luxury hotel. For obvious reasons, it’s not exactly the cheapest of hotels to spend the night in but on specific dates they do open for Sunday lunch (£99 per person) so we decided to pop along and check it out...
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