The Welldiggers Arms

Petworth, South Downs National Park

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South Downs National Park

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South Downs National Park

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A 300-year-old pub-turned-country-inn on the edge of the South Downs, with breakfast and bubbles on arrival

The Welldiggers Arms has been functioning as a pub in the heart of the South Downs National Park for the past 300 years (although, it's only 90 minutes from London by car). It’s perhaps not surprising that this is a firm favourite in The Good Pub Guide. Surround yourself for dinner with bespoke oak furniture, low beams and real ale, and spend a comfortable night's sleep amid inviting, soft-hued guest rooms, and you’ll find that this inn is more than just an old boozer with rooms.

The 14 en-suite bedrooms, a picture-window restaurant and deli counter now make up the facilities, along with plenty of country charm. The relaxed restaurant offers an atmospheric candlelit space for dinner, complete with an open kitchen and large windows that afford country views. There's also a roaring open fire adding to the ambience, ready to thaw away any English chills on cooler months. The Welldiggers Arms' dedication to championing Britain's rich culture, heritage and natural beauty has led to its inclusion in The Epicurean Collection. It also shows off a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Good to know

This country inn is dog-friendly; please note that pets are allowed for an extra charge.

Excellent for
Country Drink Relaxing Scenery UK and Ireland

We like

  • Starting out in style with a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival
  • Upgrading to a Luxury room for added extras that include a super-king bed
  • Exploring the South Downs National Park’s 1,600 square kilometres of impressive landscapes and wildlife
  • Staying in a prestigious Epicurean Collection country inn

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  • To find out more about the country inn, please visit their website
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