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The Angel Inn

Angel Street, Petworth GU28 0BG, England
+44 1798 342153
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Ranked #11 of 21 restaurants in Petworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The inn has medieval origins and is a few paces from the centre of Petworth. With a relaxed atmosphere throughout, its unspoilt bar features ships beams, wooden and slate floors, stone walls and 3 fireplaces, one of which is used to spit-roast joints of meat. On fine days the walled garden is a peaceful suntrap. With a choice of local real ales served by hand pump or directly from the barrel and an extensive wine list we cater to all tastes. We are serious about our food and ingredients are locally sourced where possible; much of our fish is landed at Littlehampton, the Sussex Downs provide our lamb, along with most of the vegetables that we serve. The seasonal menu is changed four times a year, supplemented by a fortnightly menu with daily chef’s specials to provide a comprehensive choice for the most discerning diner. A warm welcome awaits you.The inn is recognised by The Good Beer Guide, The Good Pub Guide, Cask Marque and Great Country Pubs.
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Arrived on a busy Thursday night but greeted with a friendly smile and very helpful in helping us select a suitable table. The menu was good and the fish pie was I think the best i have ever had. I will certainly go back to see if it as good second time around.

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Petworth, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had dinner here one evening in their lovely garden. Service was excellent but food although nice was not fantastic. I had pork kebab marinated in a rum and brown sugar marinade. I guess I assumed the marinade would be thick, sticky, caramelised rum flavour but it was really watery. It looked like and tasted like someone had put a... More

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Surrey, Uk
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This pub has a nice location, lovely outside seating, nice interior, well kept beers and friendly staff. The menu looked varied and interesting and my frind's haddock and chips with peas was good. My stack of courgettes, aubergines, beef tomato with mozzarella was so so as courgettes were undercooked and the whole dish lacked seasoning. A side green salad was... More

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YarrumSussex, Owner at The Angel Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry Ania1946’s experience at The Angel was a disappointment and I am grateful to her for giving us the benefit of the doubt, it may have been an “off day”, we are only human, but we would like to believe that we do not have “off days”. All our food is cooked to order and if a number... More

Surrey, England
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on a drive around Sussex. I had pork belly with a maple syrup glaze (from the specials board) and my husband had a very generous lamb shank in gravy. All very delicious. Staff were friendly, attentive, without being obtrusive. Would highly recommend. (The pub is on a narrow and busy road leading out of the town,... More

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A Sunday evening meal meeting family. Service prompt, efficient and friendly/attentive. Food,a large range of choice. Decisions decisions decisions! Once choice made not of our party was disappointed. Choice of seating areas and after drinks outside on the patio it was inside for the food. A great relaxing evening in casual comfortable surroundings.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Would strongly recommend visiting this quaint pub if in the area. We were very impressed with our food and service- my family have been a few times now and have not been disappointed. It has a lovely garden out the back, which is great when the sun is shining!

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have visited the Angel several times with friends. In the winter there are roaring log fires but as soon as the sun shines the doors are flung open to a lovely garden with seating. We have always been for lunch but would happily return for dinner. It is a testament to the food that it is always quite busy... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went to the Angel for lunch, midway through our day out in Petworth. When we arrived there were no tables available to dine inside, but one soon became free. Whilst waiting we sampled two lovely pints of beer on the attractive patio.. Very welcoming and professional staff, who looked after us. Food wonderful, Steak and kidney pudding for my... More

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West Chiltington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Tried to get lunch here yesterday. Waited ages at bar to get served and when someone arrived to serve, he chose the local first who had literally just walked up to the bar. Nice! Then when the other server came available, I asked if they were still doing food to be told "Nope, Kitchen's closed". That told me eh. We... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The most uncomfortable I've felt as a customer anywhere around the world. The 'welcome' was appalling, the service was rude & even the locals stared at you! A real pity as the food was actually quite good. If you want to be treated like a criminal & a pariah then go for it - otherwise stay well away from this... More

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YarrumSussex, Owner at The Angel Inn, responded to this review

If I thought we had been rude to MACHSEVEN I would unreservedly apologise, but I have read his six other tripadvisor contributions - life seems determined to treat him badly. Unlike the vast majority of the other contributors who happily visited the same places, he seems to be the one who always seems to be victimised. If you think he... More

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