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The Hollist Arms

The Street, Petworth GU28 9BZ, England
+44(0)1798 861310
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Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Petworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $48
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The hollist arms is a beautiful old pub set in the heart of the village of Lodsworth. It is full of elegant charm and character with an eclectic mix of antique furniture and artefacts which enhance it's uniqueness. The Hollist has built a reputation for superb home cooked gastronomical delights by Serge and Sally, the chefs and owners, who have created a menu that excites and comforts. Serge's Mediterranean background, combined with his classic French training and years of gastronomical experience in France and England show in the quality of the food served. His philosophy is simple however. He prides himself on producing unpretentious food, generously portioned,sensibly priced and full of flavours. The Hollist has been nominated as one of the 25 best pubs in Sussex, with a special mention for outstanding roasts on Sundays (Sussex Life July 2013).The hollist also boasts an enviable wine list with wines sourced exclusively from small, independent vineyards; plus three fantastic, well kept real ales, one of which is a regularly changing guest ale. We look forward to meeting you.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch today ...food was excellent in every way...I enjoyed the tasty pork complete with crackling and apple sauce. The wine and service was good and the only reason I have not scored overall excellent is because there were 6 large dogs accompanied by their owners at different tables in the actual restaurant section of the pub.... More

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Godalming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our male group of 12 from Dunsfold (a monthly lunch club) all much enjoyed the lunch and rated the food as excellent.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been to the Hollist Arms twice and agree its one of the best pubs we have been to. On our first visit in the height of summer, we sat outside in the lovely gardens and enjoyed delicious food of generous proportions. The staff were friendly and accommodating and we were thrilled that we were able to take our... More

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loxwood
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We dropped in to The Hollist Arms on our way home from Goodwood looking for a bite to eat. They had room for us and we had a very good meal indeed. The Bread and Butter Pudding was the best I have ever had. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Found this lovely pub on tripadvisor and thought we would give it a go. Excellent sunday lunch the roast beef was melt in the mouth, We have been twice now in the space of a month, both times the food and Service have been outstanding. Can also recommend the cask ales that were being served.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely atmosphere. Great food & very friendly welcome from staff. Since this pub has been redecorated, it has a much brighter welcoming atmosphere. They also have a very extensive wine list with excellent choices. Also, an added attraction is 'The Lodsworth Larder' that is situated onsite in the car park. This is managed & staffed by local volunteers & many... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Hollist Arms has a reputation for good food and service today it didn't deserve it. The attention from our young blond waitress was timid and lacked conviction she had to double check she had everyone's order. the subsequent service was slow the food when it arrived was warm rather than hot and various elements poorly done Yorkshire puddings that... More

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Toucantango61, Owner at The Hollist Arms, responded to this review

We are sorry that on this occasion we failed to meet our usual high standards, which affected the quality and service of your meal. Unfortunately We had to rely on junior members of our team on that day due to family I'll health and bereavement which slowed the service. Our junior members are told to clarify orders with customers, in... More

Midhurst, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the best pub's in the area, been to a lot of pub's in Sussex but this is the best one by far. The food is of a high standard and the service was great. Sunday lunch was well worth the money, been to a lot of places for Sunday roast but never impressed. My friend had a burger... More

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Petersfield
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We used to go to The Hollist Arms a number of years ago but it seemed to take a nose dive after George left so we steered clear. However, after reading glowing recent Tripadvisor reviews, we decided to give it another go on Sunday and unfortunately we will not be going back. The food was, in general, really very average... More

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Toucantango61, Owner at The Hollist Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am only responding for the benefit of future or potential customers who may be dissuaded from visiting, as these damaging, biased reviews we get always make a point of mentioning our predecessor. These customers tend to come to our restaurant looking for faults, and focus on only negative aspects, however trivial, and then blow... More

Midhurst, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I eat steak quite regularly and have tried many restaurants and pubs in the area over along period but have never been totaly satisfied with the meat produced. Too much fat left on, stringy bits in the middle and an inability by some to be able to produce what I call a medium rare steak. The Hollist steak 10oz is... More

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