The Welldiggers Arms

Petworth, South Downs National Park


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A historic and acclaimed Epicurean Collection member in the South Downs National Park

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Accommodation in a Standard Double room, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a half-bottle of Mercier champagne on arrival.

This offer is available for stays between August and November 2017 and is based on two adults only.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 39% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 25/09/2017, two people may book a one-night stay in a Standard Double room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £69 per room, per stay, compared to the hotel's website rate of £113 per room, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 39%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 16/08/2017

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A 300-year-old pub turned country inn on the edge of the South Downs National Park, with breakfast and a half-bottle of champagne

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.


Creamy colour schemes, Hypnos mattresses and super king-size beds make the guest rooms above The Welldiggers Arms much more than rooms above a pub. Split across the main building and a separate annexe, the 14 en-suite rooms offer a cosy cottage aesthetic and countryside views to match.


- En-suite bathroom
- Egyptian cotton linens
- Internet access
- Television

Pull out a bespoke oak chair for a seat at the country pub, and you'll find the dining menu celebrates the local landscape as much as the picture windows do. You can soak up the South Downs views or watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen, while enjoying a seasonally-changing and locally-focused menu of game, fish, British vegetables and herbs.


The Welldiggers Arms credits its impressive views to its location overlooking the South Downs National Park on the outskirts of Petworth. Here you’ll find pretty villages, like nearby Midhurst, rolling landscapes, impressive wildlife and the National Trust property of Petworth House - a 17th-century, Grade I listed country abode that's well worth a gander. Tinwood Estate vineyard makes for a nice day out and Eastbourne’s white chalk cliffs and the bright lights of London are both under a two-hour drive from here too.

Travelling with kids?

Child-friendly facilities include a kids' menu, highchairs and child dining times at the restaurant. Please note that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Low Heath, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0HG

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We like

  • Starting our visit to the South Downs in style with a complimentary half-bottle of Mercier champagne
  • 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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