The Welldiggers Arms

Low Heath, Petworth, GU28 0HG
Tel: +44 (0) 1798 344288

Bar & Dining

We’re a true country pub, serving local real ales, spirits and cider as well as fresh, locally-sourced British cuisine. Our spacious dining area features large picture windows overlooking a beautiful coppice and the rolling South Downs, and an open kitchen so guests can watch the chefs hard at work. We also have an intimate private dining room which seats up to 10 guests and is ideal for special occasions, meetings and workshops.

Please note that as we make all our dishes using only the freshest seasonal produce, our menus change frequently and the menus displayed on our website are samples.


Sometimes an afternoon or evening visit simply isn’t long enough to soak up our scenic surroundings and savour our delicious food; so why not stay the night as well? Our pub features 14 sumptuous en-suite bedrooms which are located within the pub and in a separate annexe, all enjoying picturesque vistas of the countryside. Each cosy room is individual in décor, combining a charming cottage style with all the mod cons you could need.

We have five luxury double rooms with super king beds, one complete with a roll top bath in the bedroom. Nine double rooms are also available including two with roll top baths. Four of our rooms can be converted in twin rooms.

Weekday rate (Sunday – Thursday) from £90 - £130. Weekend rate (Friday & Saturday) from £130 - £200. These rates are inclusive of a continental buffet and full English cooked breakfast. We have a minimum of a two-night stay at the weekend.

Dogs are very welcome to stay in any of bedrooms, for a small extra charge of £15 per dog. Please let a member of our team know upon booking if you are bringing your dog along.

Chilgrove Gin Experiences

Learn more about our favourite local artisan gin, sample different gin varieties and enjoy dinner and a stay with us afterwards with this new experience from The Epicurean Club. Ideal for gin lovers, the Chilgrove Gin Experience makes a wonderful gift and a unique way to celebrate any special occasion.

The masterclass is held privately in our pub and you’ll be presented with a Chilgrove Gin and tonic on arrival, before being taken through an interactive demonstration where you’ll get to mix up three different serves.For more information and to book, please visit The Epicurean Club website.

Christmas at The Welldiggers

We’ve got the festive season covered, from Christmas parties with friends and colleagues to Christmas Day dining and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

View our full Christmas brochure

Christmas Parties

Our dining room offers a fantastic space for festive celebrations and for something a little more intimate, our private room can seat up to 12 guests. See our Christmas Party Menu - £23.95 for 2 courses | £28.95 for 3 courses + tea or coffee

Available 1st December to 24th December, 12 noon - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9pm

Christmas Day

Sit back, relax and let us take care of the turkey and trimmings this year. Savour a decadent 3-course Christmas feast, also including fizz and canapés on arrival and tea or coffee with mince pies to finish. See our Christmas Day Menu - £70 per person, served 12 noon to 4pm

New Year’s Eve

Join us for an elegant 7-course dinner with entertainment to follow. See the full New Year’s Eve Menu - £60 per person, served 6pm to 9.30pm



Throughout December all Christmas parties can book a room with us from just £60* per night.


*Stay dates are from 1st December until 30th December 2017 and excludes 24th, 25th and 26th December. Rates include breakfast. £60 is the standard room rate from Sunday to Thursday and applies to Christmas party bookings only on the same night as the restaurant booking for parties of 8 or more. Contact us to find out about weekend rates and other bedroom rates. Read our full Bookings Ts&Cs for more details.

Private Hire

We have the perfect venue for your upcoming celebration, get-together or business meeting. Our cosy and intimate private dining room seats up to 12 people and is nicely secluded from the main bar and restaurant. For parties of ten people or less you can also opt to book the long wooden table overlooking our open kitchen, where you can watch our chefs hard at work while you dine.

We’re always happy to work with you to create a bespoke menu tailored to your occasion. Enquire with our team on booking.


A true country pub overlooking the stunning South Downs and yet just a train journey away from several major cities (including Winchester, Southampton and London) we’re a unique venue for business meetings, workshops and corporate team building days.


Our private dining room can accommodate up to 12 people in a boardroom set-up and includes everything you need; including a projector, pads and pens, WiFi and refreshments.


Shooting Parties

Book your shooting break at The Welldiggers Arms; with Leconfield Estate right on our doorstep and many other premiere shooting estates a stone’s throw away, we’re the ideal country bolthole for Guns. We also offer a fantastic service for shooting parties, which includes:

Full shoot butler service

Elevenses available on request

Cigars, fine wines and whiskies

14 en-suite, dog friendly bedrooms

Cooked breakfast made to order

For more details and to book, please get in touch with our friendly team on +44 (0) 1798 344288 or send an email to [email protected]


Contact Number: +44 (0) 1798 344288
Email: [email protected]
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Low Heath,
GU28 0HG