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 8 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. Each cosy room is individual in décor, combining a charming cottage style with all the mod cons you could need.

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.

Private Hire

We have the perfect venue for your upcoming celebration, wedding get-together or business meeting. Our cosy and intimate private dining room seats up to 8 people and is nicely secluded from the main bar and restaurant.

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

Gift Experiences

Whether it’s in celebration of a birthday or you’re simply looking to surprise someone special, our gift vouchers make for perfectly unique presents to suit any occasion.

From charming countryside stays, vineyard tours, private hacks and historical visits to champagne teas, clay shooting, watercolour lessons and charcuterie workshops — there are a plethora of unforgettable experiences and pursuits to choose from.

We can even deliver a beautifully packaged gift voucher in a branded sleeve, along with a personalised message

Shooting Parties

With Leconfield Estate right on our doorstep and many other premiere shooting estates a stone’s throw away, we’re the ideal country spot for rest and relaxation after your Shooting Party. We have all the essentials you need to make the most of your day in the country, including -

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

What's on

Butcher’s Week

Butcher’s Week 7th-13th March; Serving our butcher’s favourites all week with a special Beef & Barossa evening on Saturday 12th March. Booking advised.

A Grand Weekend

Join us for A Grand Weekend, 8th and 9th April, as Aintree comes to Petworth!

Mother’s Day at The Welldigger’s Arms

Join us for Mother’s Day celebrations on Sunday 27th March.


Weddings at The Welldiggers Huge congratulations on your engagement. Here at The Welldiggers Arms we have the perfect venue to host your big day with stunning views overlooking The South Downs. Exclusively yours, with a capacity of up to 75 guests for a wedding breakfast and 120 guests for a reception. Our all-weather multipurpose patio… View Article

Country Corporate Packages

Our private dining room, located just off the bar is the perfect place for a meeting space; This room fits up to 10 people. Find out more about our rates and packages below- From 8am – 5pm – £35 per person – minimum 6 people Tea & coffee on arrival and continental breakfast. Mid-morning and… View Article

Safari Stays: A Family-Friendly Sussex Safari

In partnership with our great friends at The Old House Inn in Copthorne and The White Horse in Chilgrove, we’re bringing you a three-night stay from £150 per person.

Safari Stays: A South Downs Adventure

In partnership with our great friends at The White Horse in Chilgrove and The Royal Oak in East Lavant, we’re bringing you a three-night stay from £160 per person.

Sip & Snooze

Indulge your taste for a tipple with our Sip & Snooze package, inclusive of dinner, pre-and-post-dinner cocktails, Friday night stay, and a breakfast cocktail, from £215 per person.

Summer Sleepovers

Celebrate your newfound freedom this summer with a sleepover inclusive of Aperol Spritz, dinner, Blue Skies Cocktail Co. cocktail and breakfast, from £176 per person.

Lazy Sundays

Let go of all your Monday worries with a Lazy Sunday stayover at The Welldiggers Arms.

Muddy Paws

You go everywhere with them, your trusty four-legged companion, so why should you leave them at home when you head for a night away?

You BeLong Here

Stay Longer and extend your two-night getaway with an extra night on us*.

Countryside Comforts

Escape the day to day and enjoy the true comfort of a countryside pub getaway.


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The Welldiggers Arms,
Low Heath,
GU28 0HG
+44 (0) 1798 344288

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