Eat in Petworth

Petworth is increasingly gaining a reputation as a destination for food lovers. Maybe you’ve already discovered the incredible glass-walled cheese room at The Hungry Guest, sampled their delicious brownies, or experienced the aroma of the freshly baked sausage rolls at Cherry’s Deli, and if you haven’t, we highly recommend adding Petworth to the top of your places to visit list. Whether you come for a day, a weekend or escape for a longer break, there’s much exploring for your tastebuds to do here.

Petworth’s location amid glorious countryside certainly influences the gastronomic experience here, and you’ll find it reflected in menus which showcase locally sourced produce. At the award-winning E.Street Bar & Grill, head chef and Sussex local Aarron Foster has a passion for championing local ingredients and elevating them in dishes of a high standard. The restaurant also boasts its very own mixologist, ready to prepare your favourite tipple or surprise and delight with a new cocktail creation.

Enjoy a Sussex welcome at local hostelries. Atmospheric inns presenting gastro style food and serving up local ales are to be found within Petworth town, in the surrounding countryside and in and around the hamlets of Graffham, Selham, Tillington and Fittleworth, and are well worth heading off the beaten track to find. The Three Moles, The Horseguards Inn and The Halfway Bridge Inn to name just a few have well-earnt reputations and excellent reviews. Booking ahead is recommended if you can.

If you’re spending a few hours wandering Petworth’s quaint town centre with its myriad of independent shops and antique dealers, treat yourself to a break with a freshly ground coffee at Cherry’s Deli or Tiffins Tearoom, where the cake is always homemade and the welcome warm. The Hungry Guest Café is conveniently located within the grounds of Newlands House Gallery, where the all-weather terrace will entice you to stop for breakfast, a quick refuelling drink and snack or delicious lunch.

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