Petworth - a perfect blend of history, culture & shopping!
Petworth is a perfectly preserved market town nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Steeped in history, Petworth has been voted Best Antiques Town and has links to the famous artist JMW Turner, a frequent visitor to Petworth House (National Trust). The town has many treasures to discover including Petworth Cottage Museum and Coultershaw Beam Pump, located one and a half miles south of Petworth on the A285 towards Chichester - all making it a day to remember.
The town still celebrates its cultural past with an Annual Fete in the Park and the nationally renowned Petworth Festival, a music and arts extravaganza that attracts thousands of visitors every summer from around the world.
Retail heaven away from the hustle & bustle of the High Street
Visitors wishing to indulge in a little retail therapy will be spoilt for choice. Petworth has a well-established reputation as a unique retail haven away from the bustle of the traditional High Street. It is a real treasure trove of independent boutiques, cafes, restaurants and accommodation. The town offers a wide range of products and services from flowers, fine foods, books, natural luxury skincare, ladies' designer fashions, traditional gentlemen's clothing not to mention the world-famous antiques and arts establishments - some 37 of them all within a half mile radius.
The perfect Pitstop
After sampling the delights of Petworth, why not give your feet and taste buds a treat by stopping off at one of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants?
Just want a cup of coffee or a quick bite to eat? Enjoy a delicious cream tea from Tiffins, a gorgeous hot chocolate from Coco Cafe & Sugar Lounge or a chilled, cafe culture experience from the Hungry Guest in Lombard Street.
For fine dining, look no further than The Leconfield, a perfect place to have a glass of wine, canapes or sample freshly sourced ingredients from the a la carte menu. Aficionados of Indian Cuisine will also be delight with Meghdoots, home of authentic cooking.
From traditional country pubs like The Star, The Grove and The Stonemasons Inn to gastro pubs with excellent accommodation like the newly opened Angel, Badgers and Horserguards Inn, Petworth has something to suit all tastes and budgets.
No time to stop? Pick up a wide range of takeaway options and gourmet delicatessen products from the local Co-Op, Baytree Bakery, Cates Delicatessen or The Hungry Guest Food Shop.
Want to know more about Petworth follow the link to find out the Bald Explorer's view of Petworth http://baldexplorer.com/2012/the-bald-explorer-episode-four-petworth/
Click here for a list of just a few of the many shops, restaurants and accommodation and services in and around Petworth:
REMEMBER - COME TO PETWORTH - AMPLE PARKING!!