The Lickfold Inn
Highstead Lane, Lickfold, Petworth, GU28 9EY
The Lickfold Inn combines 16th-century charm with the very best home-cooked British cuisine. This stunning former coaching inn is steeped in over 400 years of history and can be found at the heart of the South Downs National Park, making it a great destination for a special weekend getaway. Inside you’ll notice many of the beautiful original features including timber frames, herringbone brickwork and open fireplaces. Whether you’re seeking an intimate setting for a romantic occasion or vibrant atmosphere in which to host family and friends, the warm ambient restaurant welcomes all. The restaurant is renowned among local foodies for its friendly staff, attentive service and high-quality cuisine, all served in a relaxed and comforting environment. The dedicated team will always go the extra mile to ensure it caters to your every need. Diners with specific dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free guests, will also find their needs well catered for. With a menu crafted from the finest seasonal ingredients and incorporating the best local produce, The Lickfold Inn offers a dining experience to savour. The chefs provide a distinctive and modern take on traditional cooking, with an eclectic menu that includes ever-popular English classics. From a hearty Sunday lunch to a celebratory steak – there’s something to suit every craving. You might start with the likes of wild mushrooms cooked in a skillet with garlic and tarragon, or crispy pig’s head with pickled carrot slaw and mustard mayonnaise. For the main event, perhaps plump for the classic beer-battered fish and chips served with peas or try something different such as the rolled and braised lamb shoulder with mashed potato, salsa verde and roasted baby gem. Round off your meal with a delightful dessert, or try the British cheese selection if you prefer to end your meal on a savoury note. As popular as the food is, The Lickfold Inn is also the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks. Whether you’re seeking a local tipple, a catch-up with friends over a glass of wine, or a refreshing soft drink after a stroll, the friendly bar staff offer an extensive range of drinks, from West Sussex ale to carefully selected international wine, and from premium spirits to an array of non-alcoholic options.