The Millstream Hotel began its life as three 17th century workmen’s cottages, bordered by a fast-flowing stream called The Bosham Stream. William Marwick, a local builder, lived here and a stone tablet with WM1701 inscribed can still be seen on the front of the building.
In 1899, Mr Trevett is given as the owner of The Grange, which in 1919 was leased as a small guesthouse. Adjacent to The Grange to the east, were three further cottages, including the barn-like building, which juts out south towards the stream. After the second world war, the barn became the Bosham Sea School.
In 1965 the Grange was re-named The Millstream Hotel and it wasn’t long before villagers started calling the Bosham Stream the Millstream. In 1972 the hotel was sold to Peter Stevens, a London wine merchant, who cleverly added the extension to the west of the building, which is now the bar.


The Millstream Hotel has been owned and run by the same family since its purchase in 1976 by the Wild family. In 1980 the Sea School and two other thatched cottages in the garden (now Waterside Cottages) were acquired, incorporating all three into the hotel. The hotel has since been developed and upgraded to what is the 35 bedroom property we know today.
John Wild acquired the Millstream after being brought up in the hotel environment, with his parents owning and running the Highcliffe Hotel in Bournemouth and The Royal Court Hotel in London. The Highcliffe was and still is, well known, having historically been used for the Conservative party conference and in more recent times has been acquired by a major hotel chain. The Royal Court (now the Sloane Square Hotel), was a popular hotel in London’s Chelsea and had the Beatles as its renowned regular guests.
Today, the Millstream Hotel is run by John Wild’s daughter Clare and her husband Tom Sherlock. John still takes an active role in the hotel but leaves the day to day running with Clare and Tom, who take much pride in managing the hotel as the second generation in the family.


We pride ourselves on having an approachable and friendly team and receive much praise of our team members. Please do speak with us during your visit and let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. We have comment cards at reception and welcome all feedback and suggestions.