Bowed walls, exposed beams, head-cracking doorways and sloping floors all testify to the Angel’s medieval origins, especially in the bedrooms. So too do the ships’ beams and three open fireplaces, one of which is used to spit-roast joints of meat. Petworth’s Langham Brewery supplies real ales. The modern British menu changes every six weeks. Expect dishes such as crispy confit of duck with cherry liqueur sauce; Sussex wild venison casserole; The Angel fish pie; and warm Thai beef salad. The walled patio garden can be a real sun-trap.