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Combining 16th-century charm with the vibrant local flavours of a modern-day gastropub.

Whether you’re seeking a local tipple, a catch-up with friends over an award winning steak, or one of our delicious Sunday Roasts, the Lickfold Inn extends a traditional English country pub welcome.

The Best of West Sussex Pubs

Steeped in over 400 years of history, The Lickfold Inn offers a charming setting to relax over a great tasting meal and glass of wine. With locally sourced food embedded across our menu of ever-popular classics, and a growing range of vegan and global dishes, guests are sure to find a dish to taste upon every visit.

A nominee for the Diners Choice Award 2020, the Lickfold Inn offers visitors the opportunity to soak up the unique charm of the South Downs while enjoying the tastes expected of a well-regarded Gastropub. With an extensive range of drinks to choose from including West Sussex Ales, a handpicked selection of international wines and an array of premium spirits, the Lickfold Inn has a tipple suited to every taste.

If you’re looking for relaxed dining, there’s an impressive selection of meals and snacks available from our menu. Whether you’re wanting to shake off the winter chills beside the roaring fire or soak up the summer sun in our beautiful gardens, the Lickfold Inn has plenty to offer whatever the season.

Christmas 2021

Join us this festive season.

Celebrate the festive season in style, by visiting us across December for a month for sparkling festive proceedings. 

Guests can savour the finest seasonal menu, from December 1st until the New Year, as we end the year in true Lickfold style.

With a number of peak festive dates still available,  now is the time to get your party or group celebreation booked in.

To book your table click here or  for large group bookings call our events team on 07493 204049.

Interested in booking a Christmas Party?

Please provide details of your proposed gathering  in the atttached from. (Group Details, Party Size, Dietary Requirements)


Our Restaurant

A Dining Experience To Savour

With 400 years of history behind it, the building also has charm, character and ambience a plenty, making any visit a special visit.

Our restaurant areas’ offer a vairiety unique and welcoming spaces with guests able to dine inside under exposed beams on the second floor, or in immersed in the scenic surroundingof our terrace and  garden.

Whether you’re seeking an intimate setting for that special romantic occasion, dining with friends & family, or looking for  a vibrant social space for a larger group we can accommodate.

Our Pub

The Heart of Lickfold

The bar is everything you would look for in a country pub.

A one-time coaching inn, the building retains a host of its original features, including timber frame, herringbone brickwork and open fireplace.

But with an eye on the present as well as the past, we offer the comfort, cuisine and service that today’s discerning diners and pub-goers have come to expect.

COVID-19 Safety

How we're keeping our customers safe.

After careful consideration of the guidelines and how best to keep all of our customers happy as we transition into the next period, we have elected to set out the following guidelines:

Mask wearing will be optional for customers when moving around the pub, however in the best interests of all of our customers it is recommended.

Staff will wear masks when moving through and serving all customers in the pub and restaurant.

Socially distanced tables will be available, with a full table service in operation for guests that feel more comfortable with this way of ordering.

Alternatively, guests seated in the garden are able to order their food and drink from the bar.

Our outdoor terrace and the full expanse of our garden will also remain open offering a naturally-distanced setting for guests to enjoy.

Dine. Drink. Laugh.

Set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, The Lickfold Inn provides the perfect setting for any occasion. Whether you’re joining us for a hearty Sunday roast, a celebration worthy of a toast, or for a party as host you’ll be sure to leave The Lickfold Inn with a smile.