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The Lickfold Inn

The Lickfold Inn Highstead Lane, Petworth GU28 9EY, England
+44 1789 532535
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
The Lickfold Inn Highstead Lane, Petworth GU28 9EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never being sure the previous visits reflected the general standard I needed to visit again to check! (That's my story..........) Anyway tried other menu items in the bar - including almost all the desert range - and no doubt about it this place is a...More

1  Thank tpconsult1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't even remember how I found this pub now, although as it is no. 50 on the top 50 gastropubs list I assume that must have been where I saw it? It surely deserves to be higher than no. 50!!! A real gem. The...More

Thank LisaMDL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be my favourite place to dine! The food is superb, had the tastiest wild mushroom dish here amongst others! The service is prompt and attemptive without being - too much. Reasonably priced for the quality food that they serve. A little...More

Thank joanna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't book, just dropped in at the place I took my wife on our first date in 1976 where we had sat having drinks in the big old fireplace. Tasteful improvements to the 15th century coaching inn have made it even nicer. The garden...More

2  Thank Stefan M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Great 'bar snacks' last week and had to come back to check! Even better - Brown crab and pea arancini was spectacular! We tried 3 desserts - panna cotta, chocolate ice cream and bitter chocolate with raspberries - all top class. Back again next week...More

Thank tpconsult1950
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

What a delight this pub is, and well worth jumping in the car to get to it. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Atickpick
Reviewed 31 July 2018

OMG! You have to try this place! A pretty unassuming pub on a quiet road near Petworth. Booking is a must. The cheapest way to do it is the set menu: £24 for 2 courses, £30 for 3 courses. Really great value! I ate from...More

1  Thank Ingrid_Murray
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I was very much looking forward to trying out what looked like a fantastic restaurant for Sunday lunch. I wish I hadn't bothered quite frankly. The food that was served was terrible, and the service was just as bad. For our starters, my husband had...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I decided to book a table for 8 people to celebrate my wife’s 30th birthday and from the very beginning we were made to feel so welcome by the friendly and extremely professional staff. We all had a superb afternoon and the head hostess was...More

1  Thank Alexandre S
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Very very good food in a beautiful quiet setting. It’s on the expensive side, but I would still highly recommend for anyone in the area!

Thank Varvara L
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24 January 2015|
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Response from sus198 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Its probably best to look on their website in case the menu is changed. When we went there was a choice of beef, pork belly, ox cheek and 2 more dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lickfold Inn Highstead Lane, Petworth GU28 9EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Petworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 532535
  • E-mail
The Lickfold Inn is a traditional English pub that supplies a refined food and beverage offering, not only to the local community but the surrounding area and further a field over time. The kitchen is the operational engine and heartbeat of the Lickfold Inn and a huge amount of time and effort has been invested in it to ensure that the food we prepare and serve is outstanding. The state of the art equipment that has been installed into the specially designed kitchen allows the passionate kitchen team to cook to the highest level and produce their very best. The end result is progressive, delicious tasting food that captures the surrounding area, and that you see on the menu. The restaurant is situated upstairs in the Lickfold's beautiful dining room. With its Tudor features and exposed beams it is the perfect place to savour and enjoy Tom and Graham's original and fresh cuisine. The restaurant has been designed to create an elegant and relaxing atmosphere that is serious about the flavours and food served, and here we proudly offer to you the very best food and drink along with a friendly, attentive and knowledgeable service.
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