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The Hollist Arms

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Hollist Arms The Street, Petworth GU28 9BZ, England
+44 1798 861310
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a table for five on Easter Monday and were very pleased that we went. The lunch menu was full but not overwhelming and the food was nicely cooked and tasty. The service was attentive and the main room was lighter and more airy than I remember it. A good place for families as it has a big garden... More 

Thank James S
Guildford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been to the Hollist Arms for about 4 years, we enjoyed our meal the last time and why we hadn't been back god only knows? The weather was perfect, the staff great and the food? Well, unbelievable good! Try the smoked salmon and prawns to start followed by the spices sea bass, I'm not a veggie, but this... More 

Thank Frank E
Bury, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What a gorgeous pub, great beer , great landlord and beautiful rooms and setting. Upstairs large scree for Rugger buggers. Enjoy, take time to find it, its worth it

Thank GrahamV54
Colchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Hollist Arms has had its problems in the recent past, but under new and enthusiastic management by locals it is regaining its position as a comfortable Sussex pub with good food and ale. A recent visit was very pleasant, food more than acceptable, service competent and friendly. Oh, and despite what it says at the top, it's in Lodsworth,... More 

Thank R H
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stopped here for an impromptu lunch. Only one other couple in the pub, the girl behind the bar was extremely friendly and accommodating. Both my sister and I opted for the ham, egg and chips. When it arrived, we were extremely surprised to see that the ham was processed and certainly not of the best quality. Not something I would... More 

2 Thank sarajanethrower
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Me and nine family members went to the Hollist Arms for Sunday lunch and it was absolutely delicious. It was a lovely traditional pub in a little village. I chose roast chicken and it was tasty and melted in the mouth. Everything was prepared and cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and nothing was any trouble. I believe in... More 

Thank andrews buses
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Sunday lunchtime and the pub was comfortably busy with families and dogs. The local beer was lovely, the staff friendly, but the food was not very exciting. Unfortunately the veggie roast was a hotpot of the very same veg as those accompanying the main course, topped with potatoes, with potatoes and a yorkshire pudding alongside. Huge portions, but all rather... More 

Thank Lizzie I
England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We booked for lunch on Bank Holiday (last minut) We enjoyed first course delicious onion soup,after that downhill all the way.By 3.00p.m. Only one meal had arrived,the place had become inundated with unruly children and pheasant shooters we just had to leave unfed.Normally this is a delightful place to eat with friendly staff.The host graciously waived the bill for soup... More 

1 Thank Kate S
Petworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lovely village pub. Fab atmosphere with plenty of customers. Popped in for a drink but stayed for supper after seeing what came out of the kitchen. Superb food! There was a good mix of interesting things on the menu so will be back to try more. Great service in a friendly pub. Thank you!

Thank Billyburger
1 review
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Was staying in the area and thought we would give it a try one evening. Food was of a very high standard in a friendly pub environment. Fairly extensive menu so should be something for everyone.

Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Bar, British, Pub, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hollist Arms The Street, Petworth GU28 9BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Petworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 861310
The hollist arms is a beautiful old pub set in the heart of the village of Lodsworth. It is full of elegant charm and character with an eclectic mix of antique furniture and artefacts which enhance it's uniqueness. The Hollist has built a reputation for superb home cooked gastronomical delights by Serge and Sally, the chefs and owners, who have created a menu that excites and comforts. Serge's Mediterranean background, combined with his classic French training and years of gastronomical experience in France and England show in the quality of the food served. His philosophy is simple however. He prides himself on producing unpretentious food, generously portioned,sensibly priced and full of flavours. The Hollist has been nominated as one of the 25 best pubs in Sussex, with a special mention for outstanding roasts on Sundays (Sussex Life July 2013).The hollist also boasts an enviable wine list with wines sourced exclusively from small, independent vineyards; plus three fantastic, well kept real ales, one of which is a regularly changing guest ale. We look forward to meeting you.

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