Coastal Terrace

Coastal Terrace

To make the most of our private gardens and elevated sea view setting, we have recently unveiled a brand new outdoor wedding ceremony facility. Named the Coastal Terrace and opened in July 2017, it features a custom-made dome with open sides in front of a stone tiled terrace and decorative plants. Available for weddings from April to October, it gives couples the opportunity of saying their vows outside within the Hydro’s unique setting.

The Coastal Terrace has a capacity of up to 80 guests, with the sea making a particularly special backdrop behind the wedding couple. It is approached via a stoned tiled path for easy access and grand bridal entrance. Should the weather be inclement, the wedding ceremony can be held within the hotel.

To ensure an atmosphere can be created to suit your taste, electric points are available for music and a portable system can be provided. The relaxing setting is particularly well suited for a harpist or other live instrument with amplification. The adjacent lawn makes a great spot to have photographs and a drinks reception after the ceremony, followed by the wedding breakfast within your choice of function room.

Please call us on 01323 720643 to learn more about the Coastal Terrace or to book a private


Places to visit

Places to visit

Here at the Hydro, we are lucky enough to have a wide variety of attractions within easy reach. Being situated right on the doorstep of the South Downs National Park and near to the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, the area is a haven for the outdoors.

We have put together a list of our favourite things to do, most of which are within a 30 minute drive of the Hydro. Each include website links and telephone numbers where relevant to ensure you can make the most of your time with us, whether as a couple, group of adults, or as a family.

For Families

The following are our top recommended places to visit that are particularly suited to families.

Drusillas Park


Enjoy a great family day out at Drusillas Park, located near Alfriston, just a 20 minute drive from the Hydro. Drusillas is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and has created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement. It is the perfect getaway for families with children, whether you are looking for things to do in Sussex on your holidays, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a fun day out with the kids. The park features a wide range of animals and rides for the little ones.

Telephone: 01323 874100
Website: drusillas.co.uk

Brightoni360


The Brightoni360 is a 531 foot observation tower on Brighton seafront, near to the remains of the West Pier. It is the world’s first vertical cable car and the world’s tallest moving observation tower. Visitors enter the glass pod and rise up 450 feet to experience 360 degree views of up to 26 miles. Opened in 2016, it is the latest addition to the many things to see and do in Brighton.

Telephone: 03337 720360
Website: brightoni360.co.uk

Eastbourne Pier and Waterfront


The Hydro’s elevated location to the west of the town centre enables a pleasant walk along the seafront to the pier, exactly a mile away. The waterfront is flat and tarmacked, ensuring easy walking and disability access. Eastbourne Pier is a classic example of a Victorian pier, totalling 1,000 foot in length, offering amusements and fish and chips. To the east of the pier the paved walkway runs all the way to Sovereign Harbour, just under three miles away.

Telephone: 01323 748710
Website: eastbournepier.com

De La Warr Pavilion and Bexhill Seafront


Located just 13 miles from the Hydro, the De La Warr Pavilion is a must-see destination for lovers of contemporary and somewhat alternative art exhibitions. It features two galleries with guest artists and often includes abstract examples and interactive pieces and sculptors. Free to visit, it is located directly on the seafront with its own private car park and includes a contemporary café on the second floor with fantastic sea views. De La Warr Pavilion also has its own auditorium with a full calendar of events with a variety of music and shows scheduled throughout the year. The location makes it well suited to families with a large paved pathway directly accessible from the Pavilion, complete with family fun sculptors as you head east on the seafront, plus of course the opportunity for the obligatory run around on the large pebbled beach.

Telephone: 01424 229111
Website: dlwp.com

Beachy Head and Birling Gap


Beachy Head is undoubtedly the most famous viewpoint from Eastbourne. Located just three miles from the hotel, the highest point is 531 foot above sea level and gives commanding views to Dungeness in the east and Selsey Bill in the west. It offers a great opportunity for a coastal walk, kite flying and a view of the renowned Beachy Head lighthouse. Further along the coast, Birling Gap is managed by the National Trust and offers a picturesque coastal walk with views towards the Seven Sisters.

Website: southdowns.gov.uk

Battle Abbey (English Heritage)


England’s most famous battle, the battle of Hastings, took place on 14th October 1066 when King Harold of England and his army were defeated by William, Duke of Normandy. Horrified by the scale of the bloodshed, the Pope ordered the victorious French to respect the lives they had taken through some form of public penance. William subsequently decided to construct an abbey on the battle site. Today, visitors can explore the site with an audio tour, watch interactive displays and a film, plus stand on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died. The visitor centre includes a children’s discovery room and a café plus an outdoor themed playground. Battle Abbey is approximately a 35 minute drive from the Hydro.

Telephone: 01424 775705
Website: english-heritage.org.uk

Bluebell Railway


A steam train ride on the Bluebell Railway is one of the top things to do with your family while in Sussex. The line is a dedicated heritage line that runs for 11 miles between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead with intermediate stations at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. It has over 30 steam locomotives and 150 carriages and wagons, most of which are pre-1939. Please ensure you check specific dates for running times and do book in advance for the popular on-board afternoon tea.

Telephone: 01825 720800
Website: bluebell-railway.com

For Adults

The following are our top recommendations for couples and groups of adults alike.

Long Man of Wilmington


Located just seven miles away from the Hydro, the Long Man of Wilmington is a 235 foot chalk drawing of a human on the side of a hill, dating back to 1766. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it is well worth a visit and a walk for the more energetic.

Website: sussexpast.co.uk

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds


Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds is a 300 acre estate that comprises of woodland, formal themed gardens and a 15th century moated castle. Made from red brick, Herstmonceux Castle is one of the earliest examples of a brick built building in England. The castle is open from March to October and offer tours on a scheduled timetable, lasting approximately one hour. Located approximately 11 miles away from the Hydro, it is easily accessible by car.

Telephone: 01323 833816
Website: herstmonceux-castle.com

Michelham Priory and Gardens


Michelham Priory and Gardens date back to 1229 and features England’s longest medieval water filled moat. It offers a magnificent Tudor mansion, impressive 14th century gatehouse, a working watermill and forge, Bronze Age roundhouse, Elizabethan Great Barn, Dovecote shop, café and playground. There are seven acres of grounds and gardens to explore including the moat walk, kitchen garden, medieval medicinal garden, water garden, nature room, sculpture trail, playground and the Iron age roundhouses. On selected days garden tours are conducted by the head gardener.

Telephone: 01323 84422
Website: sussexpast.co.uk

Lewes


Situated 17 miles from the Hydro, Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and is a picturesque location to explore its own castle, many historic buildings and for a bite to eat. Lewes is probably best known now for the country’s biggest bonfire celebrations each year and the well-renowned Harveys Brewery, complete with shop.

Website: lewes.co.uk

South Downs National Park Heritage Centre


The first Heritage Centre was opened in 2008, offering a collection of historical gardening, agricultural and other artefacts, most of which were donated by members of the local community. The new Heritage Centre opened in March 2016 and was designed to create a financially self-sustaining space for a new museum alongside British art, craft, food and education. Entry to the Heritage Centre and the Museum of Gardening remains completely free of charge for all visitors. The Heritage Centre continues to work with local community groups such as the South Downs Spinners and the Sussex Heritage Potters, to provide a public space for traditional skills to be shared and handmade items to be sold.

Telephone: 01273 847707
Website: southdownsheritagecentre.co.uk

Sheffield Park and Garden (National Trust)


Sheffield Park Garden is an informal landscape garden originally laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its then owner, Arthur Gilstrap Soames. The gardens originally formed part of the estate of the adjacent Sheffield Park House, a gothic country house, which is still in private ownership. The gardens feature a fantastic array of plants and trees, with their many changing colours throughout the seasons.

Telephone: 01825 790231
Website: nationaltrust.org.uk

Cuckmere Valley (National Trust)


Cuckmere Valley is a haven for wildlife and just a 15 minute drive from the Hydro. It offers inspiring views of the Seven Sisters and the Cuckmere River among the chalk grassland and many flowers. It is well-known for its chalk white horse, carved into the side of a hill in 1926, replacing the earlier one cut in the 19th century.

Telephone: 01323 423197
Website: nationaltrust.org.uk

Alfriston Clergy House (National Trust)


Located just two miles from the National Trust’s Cuckmere Valley, Alfriston Clergy House is a medieval thatched Wealden hall-house with picturesque garden. Built in the 14th century, the building was the first acquired by the National Trust in 1896. The timber-framed house is set in idyllic surroundings with views across the River Cuckmere and has a tranquil cottage garden teaming with wildlife.

Telephone: 01323 871961
Website: nationaltrust.org.uk

Blackcap (National Trust)


Blackcap comprises of 623 acres along the ridge of the South Downs, just west of Lewes. This stunning hilltop area offers fine views over the Weald to the north and across to the coast. The whole area is steeped in history with burial mounds, battle grounds and ancient trackways. In summer take scented walks across the wild flowering marjoram which grows in abundance over the hillside. Known locally as Bracky Bottom, because of the bracken growing in the coombe, you can enjoy an evening walk with the scent of honeysuckle and maybe a sighting of the white admiral butterfly.

Telephone: 01323 423923
Website: nationaltrust.org.uk

Fizz on Foot – Guided walk and wine tasting tour


Fizz On Foot offers walking and wine tasting tours for those who want to experience the beauty and fresh air of the Sussex countryside. Walks start from the picturesque Downland village of Alfriston, follow the meanders of the River Cuckmere and then take in the rolling hills of the South Downs.   Walks are geared to the fitness of the walkers so you can stroll or stride out – whatever suits you! Following a lunch of local produce you will be transported to a local vineyard to experience the ‘vine to wine’ story and enjoy a tasting all explained by the wine producers themselves.

Our wine tasting experiences are ideal for couples, small gatherings or groups looking for a day out with a difference.

Website: fizzonfoot.com


Hair

Hydro Hotel Hair Salon

The Hydro offers a hair salon with a wide range of hairdressing options and Goldwell products. Whether it is to treat yourself or pamper a friend, the salon is open to hotel guests and the general public and our friendly salon team will look after your every need. Enjoy tea or coffee at the salon during your visit.

The Hydro Hair Salon is located on the ground floor and enjoys sea views as a backdrop. On arrival at the hotel reception head towards the main lounge and turn immediately left through the Drawing Room. At the end of the Drawing Room head through the door on the left and turn right towards the salon.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment please call us directly on 01323 746109, leaving a voicemail for a call back should we be unable to answer.

Opening hours

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Wednesday from 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday from 8.30am to 5pm

We reserve the right to alter prices in accordance with texture/length of hair, where we feel it necessary. All prices include VAT at the standard rate.

Please note that should you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, we reserve the right to charge you in full for your missed appointment.

Shampoo and Set £19
Trim/Shampoo and Set £32
Blow Dry £23
Set, Long Hair £23
Blow Dry, Long Hair £26
Cut and Blow Dry £35
Cut and Blow Dry, Long Hair £44
Restyle, Cut and Blow Dry £47
Dry Cut £22
Wet Cut £25
Wash Only £5

Dry Cut £15
Cut and Wash £16
Child 0 – 5 years £11

Bridal Hair, Trial & Day £90
Bridesmaid, Trial & Day £65
Hair Up From £35

Semi – inclusive cut and finish colourance £59
Permanent – inclusive cut and finish topchic £63
Cap highlights – inclusive cut and finish short hair only £67
Foils – Inclusive of finish
Full head short hair £60
Full head long hair £70
Half head short hair £32
Half head long hair £36

Inclusive of cut and finish
Alkaline Perms Dulcia Advanced £60
Alkaline Perms Dulcia Tonique £61
Acid Perms Opticurl Firm £71


Packages

Delegate packages

Delegate packages are available for breakfast meetings, half day, full day and 24 hour stays.  All packages include WiFi.

A minimum of 10 delegates are required and our prices are inclusive of VAT.

  • Meeting room hire (8 hours)
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen and LCD projector
  • Arrival tea and coffee
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Two course sandwich buffet lunch with orange juice
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake
  • WiFi

£37.50 per delegate

  • Meeting room hire
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen and LCD projector
  • Two course sandwich lunch
  • 1 serving of tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • WiFi

£27.50 per delegate (4 hours )

  • Meeting room hire (6:30 to 10:30am)
  • Arrival tea, coffee and orange juice
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen
  • Full English and continental breakfast
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • WiFi

£25 per delegate

Visual
LCD projector £45
Audio and staging
PA and microphone £40
Teleconferencing £POA
Staging £POA

Morning pastries on arrival £4.25
Two course hot fork buffet/restaurant lunch £15.00
Teatime cakes and pastries £5.50
Fudge/Carrot/Victoria sponge cake £4.95
Platter of fresh fruit based on 10 delegates £30.00
Homemade scones, clotted cream and jam £5.00
End of day drink reception (house wine, draft beer and soft drink – 1 per person) with nuts and crisps £6.00


Dine in style

Be our guest. Over 120 years of fine cuisine and exceptional personal service, the Hydro Hotel is the perfect venue to dine. 

The Crystal restaurant

Open for breakfast, luncheon and dinner every day. Traditional English and French cuisine is served in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Orangery restaurant

Available for private functions and celebrations for up to 30 guests. The Orangery is ideal for meetings, private banquets and groups.

The Conservatory restaurant

The Conservatory restaurant serves a selection of hot dishes throughout the day.

Sunday lunch

Enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch in the seaside hotel, great for a family get together or a special occasion. A treat to be enjoyed every weekend!

Lounges

Light lunches are made freshly to order and drinks are available from the cocktail bar throughout the day. The various lounges at the Hydro add to its traditional charm, providing comfortable spaces throughout the main floor of the hotel. These include the cosy Library, the open and welcoming Drawing room and the Jigsaw lounge where we have an ongoing public jigsaw puzzle for you to enjoy.

Alternatively, you can enjoy the fabulous sea and garden views from the Conservatory restaurant.

Afternoon tea

Enjoying a high tea is a popular choice at the Hydro. Serving sandwiches and freshly prepared scones with real clotted cream. Book a high tea and relax in the lounge, it’s a real treat.


Tariff

We have provided the rates for all room types for low season and high season. You can book now using our online booking system.

Low Season Tariff
Low Season
1st September – 30th April
(excluding 24th-31st December)
Room and breakfast
per room, per night
Room, breakfast and dinner
per room, per night
Classic Single Room From £90 From £115
Seaview Single Room From £110 From £135
Classic Double/Twin Room From £170 From £220
Side Seaview Double/Twin Room From £195 From £245
Seaview Double/Twin Room From £210 From £260
Superior Seaview Room From £225 From £275
Downlands Suite From £240 From £290
Southdowns Suite From £240 From £290
High Season Tariff
High Season
1st May – 31st August
Room and breakfast
per room, per night
Room, breakfast and dinner
per room, per night
Classic Single Room From £105 From £130
Seaview Single Room From £125 From £150
Classic Double/Twin Room From £200 From £250
Side Seaview Double/Twin Room From £225 From £275
Seaview Double/Twin Room From £240 From £290
Superior Seaview Room From £255 From £305
Downlands Suite From £270 From £320
Southdowns Suite From £270 From £320

Room and breakfast rates are charged per room, per night inclusive of full English breakfast, WiFi and VAT at 20%.

Room, breakfast and dinner rates are charged per room, per night inclusive of full English breakfast, three course table d’hôte dinner, WiFi and VAT at 20%.

Children when sharing parent’s room:

  • Children 3 years and under stay and dine free
  • Children 4 years of age and up until 11 years will be charged a £10.00 bed and breakfast supplement when
    occupying a bed in the room with their parents and will be charged for all other meals as taken
  • Children 12 years of age and up to 18 years will be charged a £15.00 bed and breakfast supplement when
    occupying a bed in the room with their parents and will be charged for all other meals as taken

Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of £50 per room is required.

Cancellations and Insurance
Cancellations less than 3 days’ notice will be subject to 100% of the total reservation value if we are unable to re-let the accommodation. If we are able to re-let the accommodation no charge will be made, other than loss of deposit.

The advance purchase bed and breakfast rate now includes free cancellation, but please note this must be made at least 7 days in advance of arrival date. Please telephone us to cancel and have your payment card refunded.  The Hotel strongly recommends guests take out suitable travel insurance.

Arrivals and Departures
The Hydro Hotel will always try to accommodate guests who arrive early but are unable to guarantee that your room will be available before 3.30pm on the day of arrival. Please be advised that check-out time is 10.30am.

Smoking
Please note that all the bedrooms and suites are non-smoking. Should you smoke in the rooms a charge of £50 will be added to your account.

Dress Code
The Hydro Hotel offers a traditional ambience with the majority of guests opting to dress for dinner and gentlemen usually wearing a jacket. The hotel understands that not everyone will wear a tie, so therefore we do request smart casual dress at dinner.

Dining
The Crystal Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Conservatory is open daily from 9am to 9pm serving a range of light menu items. Light refreshments are available 24 hours from the room service menu.

Medical Conditions and Disability
Please advise reception of any disability or medical condition, including food allergies, you may have that could affect your health or safety during your stay at the Hydro.

Special Requests
All special requests must be made in writing and confirmed by the hotel prior to arrival.

Dogs
Small well behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management, for a charge of £10 daily (please note food is not provided). Dogs are not allowed in food service areas.

Valuables
A safe is available for use in your hotel bedroom. The Hydro is unable to accept liability for items left in hotel bedrooms or areas left unattended. Items can be deposited in reception and a receipt obtained from the porter’s room.

Parking
Free car parking for over 40 cars is available in the hotel grounds and unrestricted street parking surrounds the hotel.

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Special breaks and offers

Why not take advantage of some of the special offers the Hydro has to offer? The Hydro aims to cater for all your personal needs with the greatest service. With a variety of bedrooms, we offer many room types to suit all tastes. Simply call the reservations team on 01323 720643 who will be happy to assist you with your enquiries and bookings.


Contact us

The Hydro Hotel

Mount Road, Eastbourne,
East Sussex, England
BN20 7HZ

Telephone: 01323 720643

General enquiries and reservations:
sales@hydrohotel.com

Conference, banqueting and wedding enquiries:
events@hydrohotel.com

Wedding Team 01323 746105

Directions

  • From M25 follow the M23 southbound until you join the A23 towards Brighton.
  • Continue on the A23 turning left onto the A27 towards Lewes.
  • Follow the A27, past Lewes until joining the A22 into Eastbourne.
  • Follow until joining the A259, Upperton road. At the roundabout by the railway station turn into Grove Road.
  • At the end of Grove road bear right onto Meads road and follow until you join St Johns road.
  • Turn left and follow until you reach Mount road on the right.
  • The Hydro Hotel is on the right.

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Hydro Hotel

We welcome you.

Hydro Hotel is an elegant hotel by the sea in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Situated 120 feet above sea level, it boasts some of the finest sea views in Eastbourne. From its cliff top location, it provides superb views of the English Channel, Beachy Head, the Sussex coastline and the South Downs National Park. With its private gardens overlooking the sea and outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace, it is hard to beat.

Originally opened in 1895, Hydro Hotel has been taking care of guests for over 120 years and has built up a long-standing reputation for fine cuisine and exceptional personal service.

The traditional and spacious lounges are a particular feature of Hydro Hotel and compliment the modern facilities you would expect from a leading hotel in Eastbourne. The property’s 82 bedrooms offer a range of room types to suit every traveller, with several featuring stunning coastal views. Guests can dine in either the Conservatory for lighter bites, or the Crystal restaurant for a more formal setting. For private occasions, there are five function and meeting venues to choose from.

The hotel offers free WiFi access throughout the property. There are also two private car parks, with designated disabled access spaces, as well as ample, unrestricted street parking available around the hotel.

So, whether you are in Eastbourne for business, pleasure, or simply requiring a relaxing spot to enjoy afternoon tea, you will find Hydro Hotel perfect for every occasion. The hotel is ideal for events such as lunches, dinners, morning coffee, afternoon tea, wake receptions, business meetings, weddings, family celebrations and anniversaries.

Come in and see the stunning views for yourself and experience the great personal service the Hydro staff provides or do call our friendly team where you can be assured of attentive service.

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Special breaks and offers

Why not take advantage of some of the special offers the Hydro has to offer? The Hydro aims to cater for all your personal needs with the greatest service. With a variety of bedrooms, we offer many room types to suit all tastes. Simply call the reservations team on 01323 720643 who will be happy to assist you with your enquiries and bookings.

Hotel facilities

The traditional and spacious lounges are a particular feature of the property and compliment the modern facilities you would expect from the leading four star hotel in Eastbourne.

The hotel features:

  • 82 en-suite guest bedrooms
  • 2 restaurants – Crystal restaurant and Conservatory restaurant
  • Stunning sea views
  • 5 function and meeting venues
  • A traditional and historical atmosphere
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (open April – October)
  • Snooker room
  • Conservatory and cocktail bar
  • Library
  • Latest generation Wi-Fi technology covering the entire hotel with full fibre optic connectivity to the Internet
  • Service excellence
  • 2 private car parks and convenient street parking
  • Disabled access and parking spaces
  • Hair salon
  • Award winning gardens
  • A croquet lawn and putting green
  • Ongoing jigsaw puzzle for rainy days
  • An outdoor seaview wedding ceremony venue, The Coastal Terrace

Lift accessibility

If you use a mobility scooter or oversized wheelchair, please inform us prior to your arrival and we will allocate a bedroom on the ground floor. Being a Victorian building, our lifts are unfortunately only wide enough for standard sized wheelchairs.

Weddings

The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and can offer an intimate or larger setting for a wedding breakfast. The Garden suite offers a large open space, private bar and direct access on to the private gardens complete with sea view. The Coastal Terrace outdoor wedding ceremony venue enables couples to have their ceremony in our private gardens with the stunning backdrop of the sea. Our highly recommended and experienced team of event coordinators will ensure your every need is met and will be delighted to show you around the hotel.

Anniversaries

We pride ourselves on tasteful cuisine, elegant traditional décor and personal service, making the perfect option for celebrating an anniversary. We would be delighted to accommodate your requests and do all we can to make your stay an extra special one.

Private dining

With a choice of elegant function rooms, we can provide a private dining option to enable your group to have a dedicated room for your sole use. Perfect for special occasions, family gatherings or company dinners.

Call us to reserve a table

Table reservations can be made online for dining in the Conservatory Restaurant, morning refreshments or afternoon tea.

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Or do call us to make a reservation or for dining reservations in the Crystal Restaurant. 

Whatever the occasion, we look forward to welcoming you to the Hydro Hotel Eastbourne.


Meetings and events

Surrounded by inspiration

The Hydro is the ideal conference and meetings venue in Eastbourne. Conduct your meetings with a sea view while your delegates enjoy chef’s choice buffet.

The hotel features four fully equipped meeting rooms as well as a private dining room. Free uncapped WiFi and unrestricted parking in and around the hotel is available.

We are also able to offer corporate rates for all meetings hosted in the rooms at the Hydro Hotel.

Meeting Rooms

The Hydro features meeting rooms that cater between 10 to 120 guests. The rooms are versatile and can be used for smaller meetings or training events, to much larger company gatherings, award ceremonies or annual functions. The Orangery, a bright and airy atrium located off the restaurant that can be used for private breakfast, lunches or dinners. The two largest of the main function rooms, The Wedgwood and The Garden suite, these both feature sea views and patio or balcony access for you and your delegates.

For your more private meetings, the Meads room and Hornsby suite are ideal to host up to 16 people.

Meads Room

The Meads Room is situated on the ground floor and is ideal for a boardroom meeting or private dinner. It adjoins the Drawing Room, providing an additional space for a break out area or pre-dinner drinks.

Hornsby Suite

The Hornsby Suite is situated on the third floor and has lift access directly opposite. The Hornsby features its own separate reception area and has historically been a popular choice with clients in the financial and legal sectors.

Wedgwood Room

The Wedgwood Room is situated on the first floor, decorated in the Wedgwood blue theme featuring a large balcony with sea views. It is an ideal venue for meetings up to 100 delegates theatre style and can also be configured to a cabaret style. The room is flexible with seating arrangements tailored for your needs.

Garden Suite

The largest function venue at the Hydro, this newly renovated, air conditioned suite, situated on the ground floor, enjoys sea views and a large patio leading out onto picturesque gardens.  There is also a private bar and reception area. The Garden Suite accommodates from 40 up to 120 guests. Be it theatre style, cabaret style or a celebration function this room caters for all.

The Orangery

The Orangery is a bright and airy atrium complete with views over the private gardens and out to sea. It is a versatile space and is ideal for private breakfast, lunches or dinners.

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The Hydro welcomes group bookings and has special group rates available. We can also offer special arrangements for groups such as porterage, a welcome drinks reception, a meeting room for presentations and packed lunches can be arranged for day trips out.

For group enquiries simply events@hydrohotel.com or call 01323 720643.


Traditional afternoon tea

The ultimate treat

Ideal for Hen celebrations or baby showers! Enjoy a selection of cucumber, cheddar cheese, Sussex ham and smoked salmon sandwiches, a homemade scone with clotted cream and jam, plus a selection of cakes and sweet pastries with your choice of tea or coffee. £18.50 per person. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in a private room or in our spacious lounges.

Celebrations and private dining

With our stunning sea views and award winning gardens enjoy a summer barbeque for up to 100 guests or relax with friends and family on our Wedgwood balcony for afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks. We can host a variety of celebrations and parties throughout the year and would be delighted to help you with your enquiry.

Add a glass of chilled Prosecco to your afternoon for a total of only £26.50 per person. Advanced reservations are recommended; please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.