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.
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 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.
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 Horseguards Inn, Petworth has something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Petworth is a special place – at any time of the year. Come to Petworth to:
Stock up on books at the famous Petworth Society book sale held the second Saturday of every month between 10am-3pm.
Take a springtime historic walk around the town and the picturesque Shimmings Valley.
Meet Mrs Cummings at the Petworth Cottage Museum as she puts on the kettle and takes us back to a real-life estate worker’s cottage circa 1910.
Explore Petworth through Turner’s eyes at magnificent Petworth House, explore the attics, underground tunnels and experience the taste of years gone by in the historic kitchens.
Have fun at the summer Fete in the Park with a free evening musical concert.
Enjoy the wonders of the Petworth Fair, held towards the end of November, a traditional funfair and one of the last remaining street fairs in the South dating back to 1189.
Tel: 01798 300300
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