Review on Halfway Bridge Inn
From the outside, this seventeenth-century village pub Halfway Bridge Inn, midway between Petworth and Midhurst looks for all the world like a private house, with its tidy porch and neat brickwork. New owners have given the place a face lift and it now has a growing reputation for both its accommodation and food.
An easy-going atmosphere pervades the place and you are welcome to eat wherever you like – provided there's a table free. The kitchen bolsters its supplies of local produce with extra stuff from the London markets for a menu that veers between modern takes on old-fashioned pub grub (crispy fried whitebait with lemon and caper mayonnaise, warm honey-glazed ham with double egg, chips and parsley butter) and other dishes with gastro pub overtones (king scallops wrapped in bacon with creamed Savoy cabbage, char-grilled calf's liver with bubble 'n' squeak, red wine and smoked bacon jus).
Puds are a similar mix, ranging from sherry trifle to caramelised banana crème brûlée served with a chocolate cookie. Soup and sandwiches are also available in the bar at lunchtime, and there are decent real ales and quaffable wines to drink.
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00am - 10.30am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (6.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm10.00pm Fri & Sat, 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card