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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 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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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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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Petersfield
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Lynton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Hollist has everything that a good village pub needs friendly staff who greet you with a smile, good beer, good food and most importantly a good atmosphere. I have been staying in the area since the end of last year and The Hollist has become a regular bolt hole and refuge in the village, I can turn up and... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although we live 40 minutes away we have eaten at the Hollist Arms three times in the last few months and have never been disappointed. A pub which is a friendly local yet produces good food at sensible prices. Recently we have had excellent soft roe herrings on sough dough toast as a starter. The fish and chips was beautifully... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were camping at a ste in Graffham and we have been told of this great pub with a 9ft Gorilla in the beer garden in Lodsworth. Having kids we decided to investigate. What a charming pub with a great bar, restaurant and snug. As it was such a lovely evening we decided to eat in the garden. This was... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely village, lovely staff and food, our favorite pub near Petworth. The beef burgundy pie was to die for. Delicious and with perfectly tender, lean meat which I much appreciated. We kept going back and everything we ordered was always so good. Highly recommend!

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Cheshire, England
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After a long day at the Festival of Speed, we wondered if The Hollist Arms would be too busy, but we were welcomed by Gareth, served drinks really quickly and given a table with no trouble. Gareth was lovely to chat to, sorry we made you envious after telling you about our day at FOS!!! Meal was lovely - beef... More

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Henfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had a lovely relaxed meal with my family! The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff were helpful and friendly. It was quite quiet when we went which was nice; allowed us to take our time and enjoy a meal out together. Shall definitely be visiting again!

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Sanibel, FL, and London, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Selfishly, I was reluctant to write this review because The Hollist is my kind of a perfect pub and I really don’t want it to become more popular than it already is. But in fairness to its owners I feel I must pay compliments were compliments are due. The setting in a lovely quiet village is perfect. The Hollist is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I received a lovely warm welcome into the bar. We sat outside in the garden so we could enjoy the sunshine while eating our meal. I had roast lamb which was very delicious and I very much enjoyed it. The waiters are very warm and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and very welcoming. Very pleased I came to The Hollist Arms. Can't... More

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