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About Us

Originally dependent on fishing, oyster beds, farming and salt production, with stories of links to smuggling and escapees from the industrial mainland, Time and Tide waited for no one and created Hayling Island a rich food heritage with a feel good seaside vibe.  A place that feels like home whatever your reason to visit.

The Square Rigger is part of the Beetroot Group Family a small independent restaurant and bar chain with honesty, diversity, inclusivity and family values at it’s core.  

Our Director, Shareholders and key staff having a combined hospitality experience of 130 years!!

Booking Request

You can make a booking request using the form below to request tables of up to 8 people.

Requests for more than 8 will require a deposit of £5 per person. Parties of 8 or more can be made by telephone on
023 9400 2555 or by email to If requesting by email, please be sure to include a telephone number so we can contact you.

Bookings will be confirmed when you have received an email confirmation from us and paid the appropriate deposit.

If your booking is for today, please call the restaurant direct.



Get in Touch

Square Rigger Bar & Kitchen

Sparkes Marina

38 Wittering Road

Hayling Island


PO11 9SR


At the Square Rigger we always listen to what our customers have to say about us, good and bad. We would love to hear from you, even if it's just to say hello. All messages & comments received via our website go straight to our Directors E-mail "in box" to be dealt with personally.

General Enquiries

You can use the form below for all other enquiries, including functions, parties, events and job opportunities. We do like to talk as well so you can always contact us using the information below.

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Join Our Team

The Square Rigger is located at Sparkes Marina on Hayling Island. We like customers to drop by on a whim, alone or with company. We are open all day for coffee, breakfast, elevenses, afternoon tea, even just for a drink as well as lunch and dinner, as substantial or modest as appetite dictates.
The bar area is somewhere to unwind, providing wifi internet access and offering a selection of "nibbles" to compliment that well-earned drink. The atmosphere is upbeat and casual, yet stylish in its simplicity with a relaxing approach to food and drink and excellent "can do" service in a stunning waterfront marina location that offers both inside and al fresco dining.
We are always looking for people with a “can do” attitude to join our team and our current job vacancies are listed below, to apply simply fill in the form and attach your CV and we will get back to you.

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