Halfway Bridge Inn

Petworth, Sussex
+44 (0)1798 861281
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£120 - £225
per night

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


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

£120 - £225 per night

The Experience

Find warm interiors, local ales waiting in the bar, delicious food that draws a crowd, peaceful bedrooms for a good night’s sleep. Walk in to a cosy world of original wood floors, whitewashed walls, smouldering fires, low beamed ceilings. It’s small but perfectly formed, with snug rooms giving a Dickensian feel. It dates to the mid-1700s and while a 21st-century makeover brought colour and style it has lost none of its original charm.

The airy bar has an open fire and 25 wines by the glass, then board games and doors onto a terrace for lunch in the sun. Big bedrooms (each with its own front door)are in a separate building by a quiet country lane. Expect very comfortable beds, good bathrooms, beams and panelled walls. Breakfast on muffins with scrambled eggs, the full Monty, smoked haddock.

Well-crafted modern dishes show respect for British classics but will also suit those craving a global twist. You’ll eat very well.

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We think you'll love

  • That the bedrooms are tucked away from the pub and the road so a bit quieter
  • The quirky layout of the pub with its warren of rooms and its winter log fires – lovely to sip a pint of local ale here while looking at the menu
  • Walking all day on the South Downs, coming back to a good supper and a very comfortable bedroom
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You should know

  • Dogs are welcome in some of the rooms overnight (do check) at £10 per night
  • Tricky access onto the A272 – hopeless for a quick getaway


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £120
Extra bed/sofa bed available £50 per person per night.
1 Double
From £120
3 Suites for 2
From £210
5 Doubles
From £120


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Starter from £10.50. Mains from £15.50. Dessert from £8.50.


Lovingly restored by Sam and Janet Bakose, the inn exudes a sense of calm and tranquillity, featuring a warren of hidden corners, roaring winter fires, reclaimed wooden furniture and an original kitchen range - an idea spot to relax after a day exploring the South Downs or nearby Petworth.

David, Sawday's Inspector

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.


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The neighbourhood

The Inn sits back from the A272, with Goodwood to the south, Petworth to the east, and the South Downs all around for great walks and bike rides. Visit Petworth House for a fine collection of pictures and a stomp around the deer park, Bignor Roman Villa for spectacular mosaics, Upperton Vineyard for magnificent sparkling wines (book a tour) or Cowdray Farm Shop and Café for great homemade meals.

Local points of interest from Janet Bakose

  • Situated in the South Downs National Park with walks close to the rooms.
  • Cowdray Gold Cup Polo is just one mile way and runs throughout June and July.
  • Petworth House is five minutes away from the Halfway Bridg with fabulous gardens by Capability Brown..
  • Unique historic Petworth has independent and specialist shops and restaurants. In July the Petworth Festival offers a fabulous range of artists to enjoy over a two week period and in November their Literary Festival attracts the finest writers.
  • For the wine or beer enthusiast Adjacent to the Halfway Bridge Inn is Upperton Vineyard, Langham Brewery, Lurgashall Winery and Tinwood Estate


Janet Bakose

The inn is owned by Sam and Janet Bakose. You are well looked after by a team of friendly, well-trained staff.