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The Stag Inn, Petworth - pub details

Stag Inn

Address: Balls Cross, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9JP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12671) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Foresters Arms, Kirdford (1.9 miles), Half Moon Inn, Kirdford (1.9 miles)

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Charming pub off the beaten track in Sussex. Nice inglenook fire and rustic interior. Near the Ebernoe Common nature reserve. Many tables laid for dining, but it did not feel like a gastro-pub: still a welcoming place for drinkers and locals. Plenty of pictures of locals enjoying "country pursuits" so I think this place is at the heart of the community.
(didn't try the food but the menu looked hearty).
As discussed by other punters below: Badger range of ales. I think 3 hand pumps: in good condition. So not a huge range, but still a nice offering.
Friendly, unfussy staff. Worth seeking out if you appreciate old fashioned (in the best sense of the world) pubs.
JonRambo - 11 Feb 2015 20:04
After a visit to the very quiet but pleasant Sun Inn at Plaistow (not listed on here), we moved onto this pub. Despite being a Hall & Woodhouse pub, it was one of our favourites of the day. Set in a nice country area, the pub seems to do most things well. There is a small bar for the locals, a restaurant for the tourists and nice outdoor drinking areas at the front and rear. The garden at the rear was especially nice and adjacent to it, there was even a place to park your horse! Beers on were Kings & Barnes Sussex Draught Bitter & Badger Bitter & Fursty Ferret. The cider was Westons Old Rosie. Toilets are outside and very traditional! A rustic place that was only beaten by one other pub on the day.
blue_scrumpy - 5 Oct 2013 15:48
Four of us came in after 10.00 p.m. hoping for a drink and if we were lucky, some food. Although they had shut the kitchen, they were willing to re-open it for us and we all had some vey good fish and chips.

The ale on offer is all Hall & Woodhouse and the Hopping Hare and the Badger were both well kept

A busy local with friendly and helpful management and staff. Worth a return visit for sure.
gareth1011 - 26 Jul 2013 09:04
Seems to be a combination of a local's boozer and a foodie pub, and all the better for it. The emphasis is on the food, and there's a comfortable dedicated dining room that makes up the right-hand side of the pub. The menu is varied and interesting and has been put together with some thought, rather than churning out pub staples. I had a delicious plate of cold meats & bread with olive oil for a starter followed by Sunday roast which was well presented, plentiful and tasty.

Beer-wise, well being a Hall & Woodhouse pub choice was limited to Badger's own offerings that day, a shame as there are so many wonderful Sussex & Surrey ales around. That said, the Hopping Hare was nicely kept and flavoursome and a couple of those with my meal slipped down a treat.

On sunny days there's plenty of seating to the front where you can watch the world go by (slowly), and parking is plentiful. Certainly worth a trip if you'd like to treat friends to a nice meal or just chill awhile with a pint.
fazerblue - 16 Jun 2012 09:39
I originally come from the South Coast and we are here this week for a week's holiday (myself, my wife and our small son - we live in Prague now).
We wanted to have an authentic meal in the countryside and chose the stag because of the reviews on this site.
It was a good decision.
The food was EXCELLENT and the owners appeared to honestly care about their customers.
I am giving the Stag at Petworth 9/10 and not 10/10 because they were serving shop French Fries :-(
Everything else though was home-cooked and perfect :-)
We also liked the selection of Ales in addition to the wonderful sausages, steak, and desserts which we woofed down. Highly recommended!
NevilleT - 6 Aug 2011 21:07

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