The Hollist Arms | Pub in Sussex | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Hollist Arms - Pub in Sussex

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The Street, Lodsworth, GU28 9BZ, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

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

Attractive South Downs pub in pretty Lodsworth. Family-friendly, rooms for events, flowers everywhere – and really good classic pub food

A great walk and Sunday roast destination. Amy and Henry have worked their magic with this sister pub to their Noah’s Ark in nearby Lurgashall. Step through the door to find earthy colours, scrubbed wood, a fire burning – and staff with a friendly hello. Award-winning Langham Brewery is just down road, and the bar features other ales, a gluten-free and a monthly guest one too; a short but well thought out wine list includes Sussex choices. The menu is good pub food following the seasons, using as many local ingredients as they can: pie and quiche of the day, homemade burger, risotto, home-baked ham, crab mayo with chilli and lime… You can sit outside at tables in front or in the large garden at the back – the local food shop adjoining is a bit of a boon. A great place for a special occasion; informal and muddy walkers will feel equally at home.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
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:

  • The Hollist Arms is at the heart of the Village of Lodsworth, and has been serving locals and visitors alike since at least 1630.
  • We are perfectly placed for Polo at the famous Cowdray Park - including one of the highlights of the Polo Season, the Gold Cup.
  • Petworth is within easy reach, with the wonderful Petworth House, its art collection, gardens, and Capability Brown designed deer park.
  • There are miles of wonderful walks around Lodsworth; plus we are within easy reach of the South Downs Way and Blackdown.
  • Dogs are always welcome! So bring man's best friend for a lovely Lodsworth walk and refreshments at the Hollist Arms. There are treats on the bar!
  • Cultural pursuits are abundant in Chichester (The Chichester Festival Theatre, Pallant House Gallery), Arundel (Arundel Castle), and don't miss the Petworth Festival which takes place during the summer.
Points of interest

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Starters from £6. Mains from £12.


Mondays to Fridays from 3.30pm to 5pm.


The Street, Lodsworth, GU28 9BZ, Sussex


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