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The Halfway Bridge Restaurant

$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub
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Halfway Bridge | Lodsworth, Petworth GU28 9BP, England
+44 1798 861281
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and wine was expensive and the starter portions were tiny. The staff were attentive and could not be faulted. The starter sizes were really small and the chocolate caramel desert was bland and had no taste of caramel. The staff did not bother to ask of we enjoyed the food which was their only fault.

Thank Richard W
Petworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no idea what has happened in the last couple of months to The Halfway Bridge. We have been going for meals and drinks here for years, as we live locally. In fact we have spent two Christmas Days there for lunch. A few weeks ago my daughter visited with her boyfriend, after what had been a stressful week.... More 

Thank TracyJennyhols
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Smart hostelry with friendly ambience, our group of 6 had a variety of lovely meals and drinks. When one of our group found her roast beef was slightly too rare for her taste, they remedied it quickly.

Thank chugy
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We are long standing customers of this pub but had not visited for over a year, and we decided to enjoy a last minute booking for a quiet Sunday lunch on a cold February day. This pub has always been a great place to eat, but the food served on this visit was in a a different class altogether. In... More 

Thank Mark R
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

It is some years since we visited the Halfway Bridge, and the standard has been maintained. The menu allows the customer to have a meal ranging from a light snack to a full gastropub meal. For lunch, we chose the light salad/sandwich menu. The choice is either a salad or an open sandwich. The smoked salmon/crayfish granary open sandwich was... More 

Thank Paul W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Went visit Tillington near Petworth to see my uncle. We lived in the area when we were children.Decided to take him out for lunch.He mentioned the Halfway Bridge.On arrival we were told the next available table would be about a hour and half. So we decided to just have a drink and go. After about 15 minutes we were told... More 

Thank Kevin M
Arundel, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We went with my parents and mother-in-law and all had a very good time. The food was excellent as was the wine - and beer. We thought the waitress was very friendly and it was lovely to sit by a big woddburner on a cold day. I look forward to going again.

Thank Sian L
West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We had a family dinner at short notice and having been there many times before under various owners during 20 years we were not overly impressed. The ambience was good and warm, the service was attentive, however, the food was not up to past standards. Wee were there before Christmas and felt much better done by. The first course was... More 

Thank HJHC
Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Good menu, good food and good company made for a very enjoyable lunch get together with friends on New Year's Day.

Thank Nigel C
west sussex
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been a few times the halfway bridge and today's lunch was just as good. We sat in a cosy room with log burner. I had soup followed by beef cheek with mash and parsnips. It was delicious. My husband had goats cheese to start and a ribeye steak. Puddings were delicious. I had apple parfait... More 

Thank charlie2WestSussex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $50
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Halfway Bridge | Lodsworth, Petworth GU28 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Petworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 861281
Our menu bursts with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Fish, game and traditional English and Mediterranean dishes. There is always something to excite the appetite

A simple but elegant decor includes fabulous open fires, with dining offered in a choice of intimate nooks. In good weather alfresco dining on our pretty terrace or in the sheltered garden is idyllic. Small group bookings are easily accommodated in one of several private dining rooms.

A connoisseur's wine list complements the menu, including local sparkling wines. Many are served by the glass to help you discover a favourite! A fine selection of Sussex ales is also available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?