The Lickfold Inn

4.4
316 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
We are delighted to announce that we reopened on Wednesday 19th May 2021! We will continue to be open from​ Wednesday - Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Chris & Clair Leckie and their team would like to thank you for your support and loyalty through these difficult and challenging times and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again.

Our menus provide a unique take on traditional gastropub cooking, with dishes ranging from ever-popular pub classics and delicious Sunday roasts to irresistible vegetarian and vegan dishes. With new additions to our menus being added to reflect the seasonal nature of local produce, you're guaranteed to find a great tasting dish upon every visit.

Steeped in history and nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the Lickfold Inn combines 16th-century charm with vibrant local ingredients to deliver an experience to remember.

To keep up to date with us please visit our website or our social media channels @thelickfoldinn

Offers

  • Steak Dinner For Two With Wine Only £55- Thursday

    £55.00 per person

    May 27 - Aug 1, 2021

    Visitors to the Lickfold Inn can enjoy a Steak Dinner for Two for only £55 every Thursday. Guests can select from either our Alf Turners or Plant-based Steaks and an accompnaying bottle of house wine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 316 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The pub itself is gorgeous inside. The outside area needs a revamp (some fresh paint on the tables). We had the bread and hummus to nibble on - FAR to much bread & very doughy, we left over half. Then after waiting around 20 minutes I had to go in and ask for our order to be taken. We ordered a bottle of white wine - it was warm. The starters we felt were over priced and not as good as they could be. We went for the steak deal (two steaks and a bottle of wine for £55), these were lovely except the ‘peppercorn sauce’ tasted like gravy, the type you’d get at KFC. We then had to go in and ask to pay… Unfortunately, due to the poor service & poor starters we wouldn’t return. If you’re a lover of steak then the deal is a really good option on a Thursday!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at a beautiful pub, food was excellent, definitely recommend

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our first visit to the Lickfold Inn. We will certainly return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal in outdoor seating area. Food was enjoyable and very reasonably priced!

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening in wonderful surroundings!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Clearly changed from the gastro offer previously. Now a family friendly establishment with a menu geared to this. Not much atmosphere eating inside and service slow.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Excellent portions.
Lovely waitresses.
Main meals, full rack of ribs and pork belly, both tough and dry, when they should have been tender and succulent.
Lovely, interesting sauces but not sufficient to offset tough, dry meat.
Shame.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had lunch and it was delicious. The menu is large - almost too much choice - but we all enjoyed our meal. All the starters were on the small side (squid and skewers) but the chicken skewers were delicious. For mains we had steak, build-your-own prawn salad, and the curry - all delicious and beautifully cooked. Service was great. We had never been before and will definitely be back!

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ShaneT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. The layout of the restaurant was perfect. However it did take a while to pay at the end. Overall though the experience was amazing and I would not hesitate to return

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Patlyn
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The staff are pleasant and welcoming as always. The menu is interesting and the dishes we chose were excellent.
We have yet to get to the dessert menu! It is our go to pub and restaurant and we shall miss it during their closure, due to Covid.

LT
LizT
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing welcoming gastropub with fabulous food and fantastic service will be going back when allowed to very soon. This is how all pubs should run xx

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Minky
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect bloody marvolus recommend it highly..

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Alastair
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service. A little quiet, but we had quite a late lunchtime sitting so understandable. Definitely go again.

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Hannahv
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff, beautiful pub! :)

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Maya
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurant for tasty vegan options! We had an amazing evening, there were many vegan and vegetarian options on the menu and the one we tried were simply beautiful. Great service, nice and relaxed atmosphere, I wish we were living in the area.

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NicholasB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and mix up on drink order quickly corrected. Looking forward to our next visit

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Jess
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The atmosphere was nice with a big roaring fire and Christmas decorations. The staff were all very sweet, although we did have to go and find them three times to order. The food was very very average. We ordered calamari and pigs in blankets to start. The calamari was soggy and the pigs in blankets came alone with no sauce (honey, chutney etc) I had the pheasant which was tough and had to get salt for (which I never do) as the sauce was very under seasoned. Similarly the bubble and squeak was flavourless. My partner said the ribs were ok but the triple cooked chips were great. It’s a shame as it was my birthday meal but it fell very flat. Would come back again for a drink as the venue and staff are lovely and maybe a baked Camembert which is hard to go wrong!

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FionaL
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic job in the current environment. Impeccable service, lovely food and good value. Thank you!

VK
VKKC
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Perfect end to a country weekend; food was fantastic - portions enormous. My only feedback would be to ensure everything on the Sunday roast is piping hot :) and always more gravy...

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed a really good evening at The Lickfold Inn eating in the marquee. Our server was great and we had a good meal in a nice setting. Many thanks to all the staff, especially in these strange times, we will definitely be visiting again.

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vipdavidb
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

very good . chris has a great haircut. interesting menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House sale

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RJES
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, lots of choice, really good cooking. Highly recommend!

AF
vipAFCo
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Huge disappointment. The Lickfold is a delightful setting and deserves way better. The service was as ordinary as the food. Not helped when our order was taken (no specials available) and then 10 mins later the waitress returned to say that there was no more of the dish that my wife and her friend had ordered. Made worse when, at the time of sharing the desert menu, the waitress let us know that 3 of the 6 deserts were not available ‘as they were changing over to a different menu’. Poor timing/process execution. The food itself was very average and dis not live up to the ambition of the executive chef’s articulation on the website. We will not return in a hurry

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vipVeggiefoodie
London
79 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went with hubby for Friday lunch. Great to see the place was busy. Excellent choice of veggie & vegan options with a nice wine list. Food was delicious, although the onion strings looked better than they tasted. Homemade doughnuts were a hit! Good service, and if we lived nearby, this could easily become our local.

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Jonathan
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant venue for lunch with well cooked food and a friendly service. We hope to return soon.

MC
MichelleC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere. The food was superb, so much better than recent years. The new owners are delightful and the chef is excellent. Steak was locally sourced and the prawns were huge! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. 😊

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SILVIJA
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant lunch .Disappointed in not being able to get a coffee to finish off the meal .....machine apparently broken .

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cortenaz123
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

First visit since ownership changed. New menu is much more on the lines of good pub food versus the previous fine dining experience.

Visit was only spoilt by the fact that one of the waitresses wore her mask under her nose - which makes it useless and left us rather concerned.

CM
CatherineM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was slow, had to keep going to bar to ask to update order.

Also no baby changing facilities and was told to use the floor in the disabled toilet

JS
JaneS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very welcoming and the food was prompt and very tasty. The wine was too!

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Pollyloo
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This was our second time here, but this visit we were sat outside. It was cold, no atmosphere and sadly the food was not as good as our first visit especially the brownie...it was a solid lump and very cold. Quite disappointing. Really hope things pick up.

JB
JohnB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Venue offering has changed beyond recognition and instead of fine dining we have a pub but it needs to survive.Good luck in these very difficult times.

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Harry
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lovely people running the place but we felt the food wasn’t as good as it’s been in the past. Lots of different things on offer. need to simplify menu and Focus on one theme.

TB
TerryB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super pub. First visit. Delicious food and welcoming landlord/team. Good C-19 precautions.

No draught beer. Either unlucky, or lack of planning?

Next time, I'm sure there will be ale.

KH
KayleighH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I really like The Lickfold Inn and we visit regularly in the evening for a drink or 2. We decided to visit on Sunday for food and booked via Open Table. When we turned up, they had no recollection of our booking. I specifically requested inside as it was a chilly day and where they didn’t have our booking, we got sat outside under the marquee. We chose a table closest to the heater but then got asked to move due to a group booking. We asked the waitress if there was a table available inside but they said there wasn’t so we decided to leave as we didn’t want to spend the best part of what would have been £60 on food and drinks for it all to get cold outside. As we got back into our car, the lady did come out and say that they were reshuffling inside so we could stay but we felt like an inconvenience by this point so left anyway. We will visit again for drinks but I think it has put me off visiting for food.

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Dragon
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt that the Lickfold Inn had really upped its game since our previous visit. It had been a wonderful restaurant under its previous owners and is now truly finding its feet as a gastropub. Excellent food, enjoyed by all. Just one piece of constructive criticism - the wine list needs, perhaps to offer greater choice.

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Smudger
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food good veggie options. Attentive but not intrusive service. A great place will return

SW
SallyW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had high expectations however the it was not what we had hoped for. The following issues let it down:
- We were left standing at the entrance for a while before anyone took any notice of us
-We asked for water and it never arrived
- It was very cold inside, guests were sitting in coats and requesting electric heaters. We weren’t offered one.
- We had already finished our starter before our drinks order had arrived
- No one came to take payment so in the end we went to the bar to pay for the bill (which was not what we were supposed to do)

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Dougal
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely staff and the food was excellent.

FAQs

The Lickfold Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01798 422070.

The Lickfold Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.