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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
The Stag Inn is a lovely, country pub set in the beautiful village of Balls Cross in Petworth. The menu changes on a weekly basis and all their products are sourced locally. With traditional log fire and award winning Badger ales - a warm welcome and great food is assured.
US$8 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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All reviews brie roast pork burger fish and chips pudding pie bread the pub hall and woodhouse with sweet potato fries warm welcome lovely old pub lovely service west sussex booked a table open fire for sunday lunch
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Reviewed yesterday

Good Sunday lunch for meat eaters and vegetarian. Set up with covered areas in garden but managed to get seated inside in a private room. Staff were really friendly. Pretty garden. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the hottest day of the year, Landlord Phil had thoughtfully laid up tables in the garden for our group.. it was the ideal location, and will only get better once the burgeoning rose buds burst very soon. We were well received, and looked after...throughout. Thanks to all concerned. The food was very good, too - with an amazing cheese board to finish! We will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my Dad and brother and can’t fault it! The service was very friendly and welcoming, catering well for some gluten free requests. The food was excellent, dad was amazed at the starter size of whitebait! The main courses were ample, with great quality...steak and chips to die for!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 April 2021

A lovely afternoon spent having lunch at The Stag in the garden. Thankfully the sun was out and so were we for our first pint and a traditional pub lunch. Starter was deep fried brie with cranberry followed by roast pork and apple sauce, just...enough room for homemade Black Forest profiteroles with yummy ice cream. Excellent !More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2020

It was so nice to find this lovely country pub for lunch recently. It makes a nice change to visit a real pub instead of a gastropub. This place has a real country pub atmosphere, when we’re leaving there were a couple of riders sitting...outside with their horses! The food was good and the staff were lovely and friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

What a lovely friendly pub! We arranged to meet some friends for a Friday night meal and the service and food was great. Can thoroughly recommend. House red was very good too!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Half our party were very late as the babies were still sleeping. The staff kept our tables for a whole hour and accommodated a late order when they arrived. The food was excellent too. All in all a very positive experience.

Date of visit: September 2020
Acwoking, Owner at The Stag Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

Thank you, Jan and we appreciate that you kept us in the loop. I hope we can welcome you back on another occasion.

Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. Brilliant service. Cosy pub. Highly recommend. Lovely setting. Walked here for a fab lunch

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 September 2020

Had a very nice midweek lunch at this country pub with two family friends. We were taking advantage of the "eat out to help out" government scheme but even so there was a good choice of food and nice selection of real ales. The Covid...restrictions in force at the time were strictly adhered to. The food was very good with decent portions so much so that only one of us had room for a pudding! The staff were very helpful and friendly and overall it was a very enjoyable lunch in very relaxed surroundings. The Stag is nice rural Sussex pub owned by Hall and Woodhouse and seems to be well run and popular. I would certainly recommend it and we shall certainly visit it again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive back from Lewes to Bournemouth and found the pub to be absolutely beautiful with a fantastic beer garden around the back. The food was great and the portions were very generous. There were a couple of specials away from...the main menu and plenty of options for GF. The staff were very friendly and the Covid check in was really easy. Would definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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27 October 2019|
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Response from Phil E | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. I can confirm that there are no televisions in the Stag Inn. All the best. Team Stag
22 September 2019|
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Response from CamInAus | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! This pub is no stranger to dogs, as long as they are well behaved.
21 September 2019|
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Response from Phil E | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. The pub opens at midday on Sundays for the lunchtime service. All the best, Team Stag
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The Stag Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5