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Noah’s Ark - Pub in Sussex

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Lurgashall, Petworth, GU28 9ET, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Amy Whitmore & Henry Coghlan
+44 (0)1428 707346(landline)

A village pub revamped for the 21st century: open fires, a cottage garden, a modern twist on pub classics...walk up an appetite on the Downs

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In an idyllic setting – beside village pond and churchyard, overlooking a cricket green – the Ark restores faith in the future of the English country pub. In Henry and Amy's hands, this old village boozer has become a place of charm; no more darts, but a surprise at every turn. From bar to cosy dining areas – and one barn-like room – are beams, parquet flooring, open fires, traditional country furniture and a sprinkling of modern leather. The kitchen's insistence on good-quality (local, seasonal) produce results in a roll-call of British dishes; come evening, the simple bar menu is bolstered by such dishes as confit duck leg with celeriac mash, pickled braised red cabbage and parsnip crisps. A cottagey garden to the side and picnic tables out front complete the very pleasing package.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Amy Whitmore & Henry Coghlan:

Local points of interest from
Amy Whitmore & Henry Coghlan:

  • Situated where we are, on the Surrey Sussex border, and at the foot of Blackdown, we could not be more spoilt for beautiful countryside and wonderful places to visit.
  • If walking, bicycling or riding are your thing, we are stone's throw from the South Downs Way.
  • All of the attractions of the Goodwood Estate are within easy reach - be it motor racing, horse racing, golf, or aviation.
  • In the summer Midhurst plays host to a whole series of Cowdray Polo events, culminating in the famous Gold Cup.
  • There is plenty of cultural pursuits to be found in Chichester & Arundel, including galleries, Arundel Castle and the Chichester Festival Theatre.
  • On our doorstep is the wonderful Lurgashall Winery and Blackdown Distillers. Or just enjoy the local team playing cricket on our beautiful village green!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"The Noah's Ark is the perfect country pub. Cosy, picturesque, but with some beautiful and eclectic touches that lift it out of the ordinary. Love their food which is always seasonal and delicious, and the focus on local ingredients. Great atmosphere, beautiful in the summer - right on the cricket green. Can't fault it. "

Sonja - Petworth, United Kingdom

December 2016

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Bar meals from £6-£7.50. Mains from £12.50-£22.50. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £30.


Open all day.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Dogs are always very welcome in the bar. We have miles of wonderful walks from the door, as well as on nearby Blackdown.

Dog treats:

Dog treats on the bar; water bowls throughout the pub. Book a table with dogs and there will be a plate of dog biscuits waiting when you arrive. Great walks around the village too.

Bringing your dog

Lurgashall, Petworth, GU28 9ET, Sussex


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