Between the banks of the River Avon and Christchurch’s bustling high street, diners can savour the very best seasonal fare from the region’s top Chef Alex Aitken, explore the town with ease and spend the nights in comfy, chic surroundings.

Stuart Dudleston

The Kings restaurant

Serving up Chef Patron Alex Aitken’s trusted favourites, the combination of fresh, local ingredients, sourced from foragers, fisherman and farmers alongside the sleek bar with eclectic artwork makes our neighbourhood hangout the place to be.


The Private Dining Room

Our Private Dining Room is the perfect setting for up to 50 guests to enjoy the tastes of the region. Floor-to-ceiling glass on one wall and large sash windows on the other bathe the room in an abundance of natural light.

Stuart Dudleston


Voted Dorset's number one wedding, make your wedding sparkle with our setting of pure English charm with New-England style pavilion and unrivalled scenes of our Bowling Green, River Avon and Norman ruins.


Traditional period features and modern comforts present the perfect pairing for your stay. Throw open your white, wooden shutters to our sweeping Bowling Green and let the fresh coastal breeze of Dorset’s revered surroundings rush in to kickstart your day.

Restaurant & Bar


Capture the Moment


Harbour at home

We talk all things interiors with Sarah Daniels

There is an art to achieving that signature Harbour style

Hook, line and dinner

Fisherman's friend

At the heart of The Jetty is a thriving connection to the local food scene. Travel writer Benjamin Parker spends a morning with Chef Patron Alex Aitken to find out more

All good when al fresco

Instagram worthy terraces

Summer days are meant to be whiled away outside. Sit back on an open-air terrace, accompanied by good food, drinks and friends.

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A seafront setting and actives galore

Beachfront yoga, paddleboarding and gin and tonic sundowners await at this South Sands boutique


You'll find us on Castle Street in Christchurch, Dorset - postcode BH23 1DT. 

The hotel is readily accessible from London Waterloo (two hours by train to Christchurch station), Bournemouth Airport (15 minutes by car), or Southampton Airport (35 minutes by car or 30 minutes train to Christchurch train station). Christchurch station is a five-minute taxi ride. You can also alight at Hinton Admiral station (five minutes by car) or New Milton station (15 minutes by car). 

We do have parking on-site for hotel residents, but spaces are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. You'll find some in front of the hotel on Castle Street and more accessed from Ducking Stool Lane.

Check-in is anytime from 2.30pm, if you'll be arriving later than 10pm, please call our reception team to reconfirm your booking. Check-out is at 11am. You can request a late check-out or early check-in when booking online, or with our reception crew.

Unfortunately, due to the age of the building, the hotel is not accessible. However, we do have rooms with walk-in showers that  are accessible by lift. 

If you require a more accessible room, please contact our reservations crew, who can recommend the best room for your stay.

For the comfort of all guests, we don’t allow any pets to stay in the hotel except for service dogs.

We don't have family rooms at the hotel, but we do have some connecting rooms at the hotel - you are unable to book these rooms online, so please contact the reservations crew to enquire about availability. 

A few of our rooms can accommodate an extra bed or cot. Please contact our reservation crew to enquire about availability for this. Extra beds are only suitable for children up to 12 years old.

Some of our bedrooms have air conditioning. We cannot guarantee a room with air conditioning, but if you make this request, we will do our best to accommodate.