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“As good as ever” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Welldiggers Arms

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The Welldiggers Arms
Low Heath, Petworth, England
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Ranked #12 of 21 restaurants in Petworth
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“As good as ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It is some years since I have dined at the Welldiggers and Ted was a hard act to follow, but Richard and his staff have done well. Much of the character of the place remains. The girls are delightful (as always); the opened up bar area a big improvement; and the food is good if not exceptional. The other customers add to much of the charm and a good conversation can always be struck up with total strangers.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sussex,England
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great nosh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very attractive old pub slightly out of the way and where you would take a foreign friend to show them how good an English pub can be.Richard is a slendid host,the food is very good,not cheap,but good value. Staff are lovely.
Recommended to anyone who likes good Engish food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Asia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Excellent views from the garden.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This pub has the most spectacular views from the garden across the South Downs. Unfortunately it is run down and in need of some refurbishment. The garden furniture is mis matched and not very comfortable and there were no umbrellas to provide shade. The toilets were dirty the smell was very unpleasant so if you are eating inside I would suggest sit on a table furthest away from the conveniences. We had lunch and it was all good, my only complaint would have been that the chabatta bread on the steak sandwich was toasted to death so I am assuming the bread was stale.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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west sussex
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We went here on a Satuday night. The dinning room is large and including us there were six diners. The atmosphere was poor , the food average and the sevice terrible.
We felt unwanted in this pub and the lack of custom on a Satuday night indicates others have felt the same

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Storrington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food and choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Have been on several occasions. Warm and welcoming. Very good menu. You would never leave hungry as the servings are big! Small countryside pub that's well worth a visit. Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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