RestaurantsWest SussexLickfoldGU28

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Summary

£63
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s all change again at this out-of-the-way old country pub, north of Petworth. DJ Chris Evans owned it about five years ago, then Tom Sellers ran it, but that came to an end last year, and as of August 30 2019, it has a new management team and a less ‘fine dining’ approach than under the chef of London’s Restaurant Story. Reports please!

Summary

£63
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s all change again at this out-of-the-way old country pub, north of Petworth. DJ Chris Evans owned it about five years ago, then Tom Sellers ran it, but that came to an end this year, and as of August 30 2019, it has a new management team and a less ‘fine dining’ approach than under the chef of London’s Restaurant Story. Reports please!

Summary

£69
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Even the bar snacks are exceptional” at star London chef (of restaurant Story) Tom Sellers’s smart country pub, which has a “very welcoming bar and delightful, elegant dining room” as well as, by all accounts, “superb, top-quality food”. A few miles north of Petworth, it’s “a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to visit”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Enjoy the bluebells on the way to this rather tucked away pub” – a “well-restored country inn” bought a few years ago by London über-chef Tom Sellers from its former owner, DJ Chris Evans, which “serves food in both the bar (with open fire) and, more formally, upstairs”. One reviewer found it “trying way too hard for a Michelin star”, but most of the many reports we received this year were full of praise for its “seriously high standard of cooking” and “enchanting staff”.

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Owner's description

Chefs Tom Sellers and Graham Squire offer you their modern take on an independent British pub. The kitchen and restaurant of the Lickfold Inn offer you the perfect opportunity to enjoy their innovative menu and cuisine.

The kitchen is the operational engine and heartbeat of the Lickfold Inn and every element in each dish is prepared with the utmost precision and care. We pride ourselves on marrying traditional methods with cutting edge ideas and the state of the art equipment allows the passionate kitchen team to cook to the highest level. The end result is progressive, delicious-tasting food that captures the surrounding area.

The menu is comprised of dishes made entirely from ingredients that are sourced from local specialist suppliers and artisan producers. This fresh produce is used to create refined food, which relishes in being entirely provided by the surrounding area.

The pub, separate from the dining room, is open Wed-Sat, 11am until 11pm and serves our daily changing bar snacks menu between 12pm and 10pm. On Sundays, the bar is open from 11am-8.30pm.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.00 £30.00
SundayLunch £30.00 £40.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Lunch only 8
Menu2 75.00 Dinner only 8

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £28.00 £3.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 11.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
42
No dress code
80

Lickfold Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lickfold Inn Restaurant in GU28, Lickfold by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lickfold Inn restaurant.
Robert J
A welcome return under new management ...
Reviewed 6 days ago

"A welcome return under new management "

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Fay A
Sadly a disorganised mess. A temporary tent...
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"Sadly a disorganised mess. A temporary tent with outside garden benches serves as part of the restaurant . Not enough staff waited over an hour to finally get a table even though we booked and food was disappointing on arrival . We had to ask for the cutlery before we could eat!"

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Highstead Ln, Lickfold, GU28 9EY
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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑8 pm

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