The Lickfold Inn

4.5
338 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Our menus blend gastropub cooking with a diverse selection of dishes from around the world. Guests can savour ever-popular classics and delicious Sunday roasts to irresistible Vegetarian and vegan dishes.

While inspired by traditional British dishes and the freshest seasonal produce, our team of chefs also draw upon influences from their extensive culinary travels at home and around the world.

With new additions to our menus being added to reflect the seasonal nature of local produce, you're guaranteed to find a great tasting dish upon every visit.

Steeped in history and nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the Lickfold Inn combines 16th-century charm with vibrant local ingredients to deliver an experience to remember.

To keep up to date with us please visit our website or our social media channels @thelickfoldinn

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 338 People Are Saying
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KimF
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful warm wood fire, local ale and great wines, superb food and super-friendly staff. Really a worthwhile experience at an exceptional country gastro-pub

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gwilk13
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely gastropub with tasty and original food. Bar and restaurant area with open fire. Friendly and helpful staff.

KT
KarenT
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It as so good to return to this gorgeous restaurant/pub and see that it is in very safe and professional hands. The welcome was lovely, the fires were lit, the menu was amazing and the food was excellent. What more could you ask for? We will be back very soon.

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MattH
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely place, amazing food and good service - if anything a little too attentive, made me feel a little rushed.

ME
MrEggFace
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!! We were there very early so was quiet but all in all excellent.

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gaving
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent in every aspect. highly recommended .. well worth the friday evening drive from West Wittering

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Lunchbox
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had an excellent meal but my husband's main course was very disappointing and not as expected. Staff dealt very well with his complaint but it took the edge off our celebratory dinner. Menu is imaginative and dishes well presented. Salt and pepper on tables would be useful as seasoning is a personal taste.

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stevenb
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening with good food that was not the normal "pub grub".

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a meal for our anniversary at the Lickfold Inn .

It is a lovely Inn and the food is excellent . Great service and wonderful food what more can you ask for - a simple menu but with plenty of Vegan/Vegetarian choices - reccomended!

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had lunch with friends. On arrival we were told that The Lickfold was under new management stating that day with a new menu.
Unfortunately there were a few dishes on the already reduced menu that were not available due to items not being available.
The service was good. We enjoyed the food we had but were disappointed with the limited dishes available on the day.
The Inn has loads of character as it is a very old Inn. The ambiance and comfort was good.

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vipPaulinaS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Sunday lunch here, food and ambiance was amazing.

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BrianL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal , good wine selection, friendly service and great atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Lovely pub with great food. Our experience however was tainted by the loud 80s music being played.

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FergusC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub, great food- pleased that it’s easily one of the best in the area

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steveh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was ok atmosphere boring and last orders at 10 !

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this pub - lovely inside and out - great service- great menu and food

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Brown
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome roast in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend

CS
ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the meal was great and will definitely go back.

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janed
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had roast beef. Beef was excellent but roast vegetables were not crisp . Overall the meal was mediocre but the price was not. We won’t be visiting again.

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David
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t to the usual high standard, roast beef was a bland compared to previous visits.

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Davids
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch
Good menu with several interesting choices and reasonable prices
Staff very welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very slow inexperienced service 25 mins before drinks one hour for meal ! This with total 8 customers . Food ok when it came. 3rd visit , last ?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The pub itself is gorgeous inside. The outside area needs a revamp (some fresh paint on the tables). We had the bread and hummus to nibble on - FAR to much bread & very doughy, we left over half. Then after waiting around 20 minutes I had to go in and ask for our order to be taken. We ordered a bottle of white wine - it was warm. The starters we felt were over priced and not as good as they could be. We went for the steak deal (two steaks and a bottle of wine for £55), these were lovely except the ‘peppercorn sauce’ tasted like gravy, the type you’d get at KFC. We then had to go in and ask to pay… Unfortunately, due to the poor service & poor starters we wouldn’t return. If you’re a lover of steak then the deal is a really good option on a Thursday!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at a beautiful pub, food was excellent, definitely recommend

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our first visit to the Lickfold Inn. We will certainly return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal in outdoor seating area. Food was enjoyable and very reasonably priced!

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening in wonderful surroundings!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
15 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Clearly changed from the gastro offer previously. Now a family friendly establishment with a menu geared to this. Not much atmosphere eating inside and service slow.

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vipStuartM
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Excellent portions.
Lovely waitresses.
Main meals, full rack of ribs and pork belly, both tough and dry, when they should have been tender and succulent.
Lovely, interesting sauces but not sufficient to offset tough, dry meat.
Shame.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had lunch and it was delicious. The menu is large - almost too much choice - but we all enjoyed our meal. All the starters were on the small side (squid and skewers) but the chicken skewers were delicious. For mains we had steak, build-your-own prawn salad, and the curry - all delicious and beautifully cooked. Service was great. We had never been before and will definitely be back!

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ShaneT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. The layout of the restaurant was perfect. However it did take a while to pay at the end. Overall though the experience was amazing and I would not hesitate to return

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Patlyn
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The staff are pleasant and welcoming as always. The menu is interesting and the dishes we chose were excellent.
We have yet to get to the dessert menu! It is our go to pub and restaurant and we shall miss it during their closure, due to Covid.

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LizT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing welcoming gastropub with fabulous food and fantastic service will be going back when allowed to very soon. This is how all pubs should run xx

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Minky
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect bloody marvolus recommend it highly..

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Alastair
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service. A little quiet, but we had quite a late lunchtime sitting so understandable. Definitely go again.

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Hannahv
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff, beautiful pub! :)

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Maya
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurant for tasty vegan options! We had an amazing evening, there were many vegan and vegetarian options on the menu and the one we tried were simply beautiful. Great service, nice and relaxed atmosphere, I wish we were living in the area.

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NicholasB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and mix up on drink order quickly corrected. Looking forward to our next visit

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The atmosphere was nice with a big roaring fire and Christmas decorations. The staff were all very sweet, although we did have to go and find them three times to order. The food was very very average. We ordered calamari and pigs in blankets to start. The calamari was soggy and the pigs in blankets came alone with no sauce (honey, chutney etc) I had the pheasant which was tough and had to get salt for (which I never do) as the sauce was very under seasoned. Similarly the bubble and squeak was flavourless. My partner said the ribs were ok but the triple cooked chips were great. It’s a shame as it was my birthday meal but it fell very flat. Would come back again for a drink as the venue and staff are lovely and maybe a baked Camembert which is hard to go wrong!

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FionaL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic job in the current environment. Impeccable service, lovely food and good value. Thank you!

FAQs

The Lickfold Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01798 422070.

The Lickfold Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.