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Halfway Bridge Inn - Inn in Sussex

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Halfway Bridge, Petworth, GU28 9BP, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Sam Bakose

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+44 (0)1798 861281 (landline)

Beautifully refurbished inn with good food, chic rooms and the South Downs all around. Chichester, Petworth and Goodwood are close

Read guest comments

Sam's gorgeous inn wasn't quite as lovely when he took over the reins a few years ago, but after pouring in love and money in equally large amounts, the place now shines. It sits back from the A272, with Goodwood to the south for the races, Petworth to the east for antiques and the South Downs all around for exhilarating walking. Step inside to find a smart, cosy world of original wood floors, whitewashed walls, smouldering fires, the odd mind-your-head beam. It's a deeply pretty place, small but certainly sweet, with snug rooms giving a Dickensian feel, albeit with a 21st-century makeover. Spin round to the bar and find three local ales, 25 wines by the glass, the daily papers and beautifully upholstered bar stools; there's a door onto the terrace for lunch in summer. Big stylish bedrooms wait across the lane in an old stone barn, where old and new mix beautifully – smart bathrooms and lovely furniture amid beams and panelled walls. As for the food, it's a big draw with the locals, perhaps Cornish scallops with tiger prawns, cannon of lamb with a mead-scented jus, a prune and armagnac tart.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Sam Bakose:

Local points of interest from
Sam Bakose:

  • Situated in the South Downs National Park with walks close to the rooms.
  • Cowdray Gold Cup Polo is one mile way
  • Petworth House is five minutes away from the Halfway Bridge.
  • Unique historic Petworth is five minutes away ith a great range of independent and specialist shops and restaurants. In July the Petworth Festival offers a fabulous range of artists to enjoy over the two week period. Not to be missed.
  • For the wine or beer enthusiast Adjacent to the Halfway Bridge Inn is Upperton Vineyard, Langham Brewery, Lurgashall Winery and Tinwood Estate
  • 2 miles from the Halfway Bridge is the village of Lurgashall where artisan Blackdown Gin and Vodka is produced
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"The rooms and facilities at the Halfway Bridge are beautifully designed and comfortable. We stayed over a weekend when we unexpectedly faced a family crisis. The staff could not have been more generous and kind during a difficult few days. We will certainly be back."
November 2013

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  • 6 Doubles
  • , 1 Suite for 2
Price:(i) £145 to£230 per night

Singles £90-£155. Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.


Lunch from £6.50. Dinner, 3 courses, about £30. Sunday lunch from £16.50.




Halfway Bridge, Petworth, GU28 9BP, Sussex

Inn 6 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 145 to £ 190 per night
Inn 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 210 to £ 230 per night

Sam Bakose

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+44 (0)1798 861281 (landline)