The Halfway Bridge

Country pub meets boutique guest house at this brick-built 17th-century coaching inn within the South Downs national park. More

Contact details

The Halfway Bridge
Lodsworth
Sussex
GU28 9BP
England
01798 861281
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. In converted barns.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small beer garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘quiet’ in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bar, not in bedrooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £140–£230. À la carte £32. 1-night bookings may be refused weekends.

Other information

VisitEngland Five Star Inn

Good Hotel Guide Review

Country pub meets boutique guest house at this brick-built 17th-century coaching inn within the South Downs national park. Owners Sam and Janet Bakose have refurbished it with style. Locals come for the heartening pub, all wooden floors, exposed brick walls, log fires, newspapers and real ales. Visitors from further away stay in beamed bedrooms in converted stables, where rustic decor combines with contemporary flourish and thoughtful touches (locally produced organic toiletries, fresh milk, a cafetière with a house blend of ground coffee). Soak in the peace of the countryside: despite the proximity of the A272, rooms are quiet, with views of garden and woods (watch out for deer). In the dining rooms, ‘enthusiastic’, smartly dressed staff provide ‘first-class’ service. Try Executive Chef Clyde Hollett’s sophisticated modern pub food, perhaps fillet of hake with a classic boullabaisse sauce, steamed mussels, clams, confit baby fennel and tarragon oil, or breast of duck with confit leg and roasted garlic pommes Anna, pumpkin puree, pumpkin seed granola and a red wine jus. Breakfast is served till 10.30 am (‘very civilised’); the ‘wide range’ of cooked dishes includes ‘naughty’ fried bread. Popular with walkers on the South Downs. More reports, please.

Map

The Halfway Bridge
Lodsworth
Sussex
GU28 9BP

Guest comments

'A comfy, cosy place with nice rooms and a remarkable kitchen. Our deluxe room, some 15 metres from the pub, was enormous, with all the essentials, warm bathroom. Breakfast, served by a cheery lady, was worth the walk to the pub. ' - MAW - November, 2016

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