The Hollist Arms

“Very local ale in a charming tile-hung inn” - AA Inspector



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The pretty Sussex village of Lodsworth, between Petworth and Midhurst, is where you’ll find this characterful and welcoming 18th-century pub with its open fires and old beams. A great selection of beers, including some from the village’s own Langham Brewery, accompanies the straightforward, seasonal menu of quality pub classics. Meat comes from local butchers Young’s in Chiddingfold, and fish from Brighton and Newhaven Fish Sales. You could choose a sharing plate, maybe salt and pepper squid, before getting stuck in to hot smoked mackerel, with roast radish and new potato salad, horseradish dressing . Main courses range from chicken, ham and leek pie, with buttered mash, autumn greens and gravy to a 10oz Sussex rump steak, or roasted beet, shredded kale and tofu salad, chargrilled orange, toasted hazelnuts, citrus dressing.

The Hollist Arms
Phone : 01798 861310


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £12.50
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales

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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