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The Hollist Arms

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Hollist Arms The Street, Petworth GU28 9BZ, England
+44(0)1798 861310
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Been here twice for lunch after walks. Good range of beers and a wide menu. Food has been excellent - particularly the port cassoulet and salade nicoise. Nice garden. Also worth visiting the village shop next door.

Thank David B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I've been a few times to this pub over the last couple of years having had great food but yesterday took family for a meal. We were horribly disappointed. The food was just about OK but I paid £15 for a few bits of crispy duck on lettuce with a few bits of cucumber. Nothing else...not even a tomato! The... More 

3 Thank CP888
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

If I could have given a 'ten', I would have! Visited Petworth House earlier on in the day and checked out The Hollist Arms on TA as a possible place to have lunch, as the reviews looked excellent. A nice welcome. Very nice beer, wine, brandy and coffee. The meal was delicious! Extensive menu. Nearly missed the Specials Board. We... More 

Thank David C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Excellent Sunday lunch - roast chicken, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, veggies - all freshly prepared. Excellent, friendly service.

Thank gwmlists
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Arrived on spec to a lovely smile and how might we help from all three staff; nothing too difficult; Moules; Omelette and Ciabatta. Good quality, simple approach, locals and others and attentive service.

1 Thank McGrest
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We popped in for a spot of lunch on Sunday - mains plus desserts. The beef was perfect for two and the salmon also for one. The sides of vegetables were excellent. Deserts were delicious - Eton mess and chocolate ice cream with honeycombe. The service was spot on - friendly, efficient and professional. Drinks were just the ticket. Will... More 

1 Thank Tim753531
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is a village pub that needs a bit of TLC. We had booked a table on a Sat night to be told the restaurant was extremely busy which it actually wasn't only about 15 other people there! The bar staff were flustered & seemed unable to cope. We ordered pre dinner drinks which eventually arrived. Not offered a menu... More 

6 Thank Lilyguildf0rd
Taunton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Nice welcoming pub frequented by many locals with a good atmosphere. Our quick lunch was excellent - drinks plus cheese omelettes and coffee after.

1 Thank Netgezien
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We spent a lovely afternoon and evening here, watching 6 nations rugby. Hospitality, beer and food were very good. Lodsworth seems like a lovely village. Locals were chatty. Very nice traditional pub.

2 Thank WillandJaneBarker
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Literally a quick stop for two of us prior to a walk. Ordered two halves of well kept hop head and paid £3.50 by card (unlike at the three moles which we visited earlier). Sat in the beer garden which was lovely. The pub had a real buzz to it with lots of people eating so I imagine the food... More 

2 Thank DaveatdaHeef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $37
Bar, British, Pub, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hollist Arms The Street, Petworth GU28 9BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Petworth
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1798 861310
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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