Shopping in Petworth

The pretty town of Petworth is the perfect place for indulging in a little retail therapy. A far cry from traditional high streets, you’ll find independent stores and boutiques sprinkled along the streets here, offering everything from antiques and art to home accessories and furniture, as well as fashion, gifts, books, flowers and more. 


This small market town is a major destination for antiques, with over 30 dealers operating within the town – the only location outside of London to boast such a concentration. Dealers specialise in a broad range of items from collectible antiques to decorative furniture. Whether you’re in the market for a specific item or a unique gift, you’ll need to allow plenty of time to browse.


Petworth is quickly gaining a reputation for being a centre for the arts, with its annual festival and literary week which are regularly attended by famous names from the world of music and literature. Browse the selection of galleries which are scattered along the picturesque lanes of Petworth, and you’ll find them showcasing contemporary fine art, paintings, prints and sculpture, whether you’re looking for affordable art or an investment piece there's an interesting variety of works.


Bookworms should make a beeline to the Petworth Bookshop. This treasure-trove of an independent book shop stocks a fantastic selection of books including the latest best-sellers and children’s titles plus games, music and stationery.

Food & Drink

Petworth has a well-deserved reputation for being a foodie destination. From locally produced bakery goods to wine merchants, a traditional butcher and fishmonger, and delicatessens packed full of tempting artisan products including local favourites Nutbourne tomatoes and Noble & Stace chocolates. Cheese lovers cannot miss a visit to the Hungry Guest’s dedicated cheese room where you’ll find an array of local and international cheeses.


For something a little different, explore the fashion boutiques of Twenty, Guilt Lingerie, Sorella and Lili Boutique. Gentlemen are well catered for too, at Allen’s of Petworth.

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