Halfway Bridge Inn

Petworth, Sussex

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


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This lovely country inn has exactly what lots of us want: warm and stylish interiors, local ales waiting in the bar, delicious food that draws a crowd, peaceful bedrooms for a good night’s sleep. It 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. Inside, you find a cosy world of original wood floors, whitewashed walls, smouldering fires, low beamed ceilings. It’s all very cute, 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 in equal measure, Sam made sure the inn lost none of its original charm. The airy bar has an open fire and 25 wines by the glass, then board games, the daily papers and doors onto a terrace for lunch in the sun. Big bedrooms in a stone barn wait across the lane. Expect sleigh beds, good bathrooms, beams and panelled walls. As for the food, it’s a cut above, perhaps devilled kidneys, roasted guinea fowl, lemon and lavender terrine. Chichester and Arundel Castle are both close.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £6.50. Dinner, 3 courses, about £30. Sunday lunch from £16.50.


Nightly price
from £145
Singles £90-£155. Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
1 Suite for 2
From £210
6 Doubles
From £145


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

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 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