The Lickfold Inn

“Redbrick village inn with inventive modern menu” - AA Inspector



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This Tudor inn with its eye-catching facing in herringboned red brick is an upstairs-downstairs operation. On the ground floor, village drinkers are regaled with hand-pumped ales, while the first floor, with its exposed brickwork and dark beams, is consecrated to modern dining. Aspirational the food may be, but not at the expense of remembering its surroundings, by offering a slice of venison and game pie with a fruity jelly lining, garnished with puréed and roasted quince, as a loin-girding starter. Balance that with a fish main course such as expertly timed cod with brown shrimps and spinach in brown butter, with delightful sharp notes coming from pickled and barbecued fennel, or perhaps truffled gnocchi with wild mushrooms and hazelnuts. The must-have dessert is lemon curd sponge cake with stunning milk ice-cream and a milk cracker, to which honey from the Lickfold's own beehive is added at the table.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Lickfold Inn
LICKFOLD, Petworth, GU28 9EY
Phone : 01789 532535


  • Seats: 40
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover West Sussex

Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.

In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham. 

West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.

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