The Horse Guards Inn

Petworth, Sussex

Up the narrow lane to this dreamy pub, for charming contemporary bedrooms, wonky beams, and a perfect ricotta on baked damsons


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


After a visit to Petworth House, head for the pub on the park’s western edge. Up from the tiny lane, views sweep towards the South Downs from the pub’s hammock’d garden. Inside: a series of rambling and intimate rooms furnished with quirky pieces, fresh flowers, wonky beams, brick floors, painted panelling, old pine tables and four log fires – one in an old back range. Sam and Misha love this pub and their passion is reflected in the homemade treats on sale by the door and the chalkboards championing the producers (the latest a goat farmer with a dairy). Beautiful dishes include summer soup of local berries with mint and crème fraîche, gazpacho of heritage tomatoes, potted rabbit, a rich fish pie. Our hot beef sandwich, served with homemade horseradish sauce, was delicious. Each of the three bedrooms is simple, characterful and contemporary, from the smallish brass-bedded double with a sloping floor and a view of the church. Hand-made chocolates are on the house; bathrooms stock local treats. A very happy place in a sleepy Sussex village.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


  • 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

Check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Starters from £6. Mains from £15.50.


Nightly price
from £85
2 Twin/doubles
From £85


We couldn't get a room because they were fully booked for a wedding but accommodated us for dinner. We tried to book three months in advance. We were given a superb table for dinner - the food, wine, ambiance, service were first class. I am in the hospitality business so am familiar with food and beverage and superb service with a smile and wanting to make the customer happy. I would travel to the Petworth area again just to have dinner and hopefully they will have room to accommodate me. I can't wait.

Jennifer, Devonshire, bermuda

I stayed for 2 nights with my fiancée in this fantastic pub. The room was comfy and the whole pub itself was so welcoming and cosy, with fires in every room, and despite being quite a small building you could always find a quiet corner. The staff were all so friendly and you could see they were really proud of the place. The food is a must, everything (within reason) is locally sourced and is really excellent, if you're staying over the breakfast is also really lovely. I can't recommend this spot highly enough and we will be back.

Nicholas, London

A perfect location for a memorable weekend - or longer - getaway from it all. Mine hosts - Misha and Sam - were totally on their respective game, and the six nights we stayed at the Inn for my nephew's wedding in nearby Storrington were darling. In addition to the sumptuous breakfasts, we dined in the venue several times, and couldn’t have done better at a four-star restaurant in London. The locally-sourced produce in outstanding. We will return soon!


Fantastic service and even better food. cant recommend it highly enough..


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