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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Stimulating modern cooking above a Tudor pub

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

By the time the nearby National Trust property of Petworth House was built, The Lickfold Inn had already been up and running for a century. Its origins in the Tudor period are apparent in the ground-floor bar, but it's upstairs, in the low-beamed dining room, where a modern design sensibility has installed parquet tabletops and high-backed chairs, that its present-day identity comes into sharpest focus. Here, executive chef Tom Sellers oversees a menu of contemporary but refreshingly direct cooking that brings its ingredients into stimulating conjunctions. Cornish crab with burnt gem lettuce and the scent of tarragon might open the bidding, prior to earthily treated fish such as halibut with cauliflower, pickled sloes and yeast, or a more traditional seasonal game option like pheasant with smoked bacon, hazelnuts and capers. The technical panache at dessert stage produces a soufflé of roasted quince with walnut sorbet, or a razor-sharp medley of Yorkshire rhubarb, blood orange and yogurt. A five-course taster drawn from the main menu is bookended by ingenious nibbles and a 'petits fours box', and optionally accompanied by imaginatively chosen wines by the glass.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Tom Sellers, Graham Squire

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30: 109
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from: £9
  • Main course from: £19
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £24
  • 3-course lunch from: £30
  • Tasting menu from: £65
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Signed from A272, 6 miles east of Midhurst. From A285, 6 miles south of Haslemere, follow signs for 'Lurgashall Winery', continue to Lickfold.

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