Other attractions and places to eat in the area

In addition to the high quality exhibitions we stage, the gallery is a great day’s excursion located in the the heart of the South Downs National Park.  There are stunning walks, unspoilt villages, excellent local pubs for lunch and many other art galleries and antique shops in close vicinity. Glorious Goodwood, The Goodwood Sculpture Park, Pallant House Art Gallery in Chichester, the historic houses, Cowdray, Petworth House, Parham House and the gardens of West Dean College are all close  by.  Petworth is jam packed with antique and decorating shops.    Arundel with its Castle,  antique shops and galleries is twenty minutes away.


Petworth Art and Antique Shops



Petworth House

The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a 700-acre deer park, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown and immortalised in Turner’s paintings. It houses the National Trust’s finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake.



Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood

An outstanding 26 acre sculpture garden showing over 70 monumental contemporary British sculptures. The Foundation commissions fresh work every year, sculptors currently on view include Tony Cragg, Bill Woodrow, Helaine Blunfeld, and Ian Hamilton Finlay.



Pallant House Art Gallery, Chichester

A first class collection of modern British art including works by Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and David Hockney, and post-war modernism by Freud, Howard Hodgkin and Henry Moore. The gallery has recently reopened in an award winning building designed by Coin St John Wilson with a constantly changing programme of loan exhibitions.



West Dean College

Formerly the home of the Surrealist Collector and friend of Salvador Dali, Sir Edward James, West Dean is now an arts and conservation college. The gardens which are open all the year include the restored Walled Kitchen Garden, one of the finest in England.



Parham House

This wonderful Elizabethan house was restored by Clive Pearson in 1922. It still retains the atmosphere of a family home today with its fine interiors, Oliver Messel ceiling in the long gallery and its outstanding gardens and park lands.



Arundel Castle

The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel is one of the great treasure houses of England, and  home to priceless works of art.



Cowdray Historic Tudor House

One of England’s finest Tudor houses which was partially destroyed by fire in 1798 and now open as a major visitor centre.



Sofas and Stuff

An outstanding range of designer sofas and chairs in all styles and sizes located in a barn complex. Friendly personal service.



Knuckey Furniture

Sutton near Petworth

Hand crafted, stylish bespoke furniture makers.







We also heartily recommended the following pubs and restaurants for ambience and excellent food  – all minutes from the gallery.


The Leconfield Restaurant, Petworth



The Welldiggers, Petworth



The Swan, Fittleworth



The White Horse, Sutton



The Hungry Guest Café, Petworth



The Hungry Guest Shop

outstanding award-winning  food shop perfect for picnics.



The Angel Inn , Petworth



Coco Café Sugar Lounge, Petworth




Here are a few off our favourite spots to stay if you are  looking for an unusual week-end hideaway.


The Angel Inn , Petworth



Willow Barns, Grafham

Idyllic self-contained bed and breakfast arranged around a courtyard setting in the middle of the South Downs National Park.

Ancient coaching Inn with wonderful bedrooms steeped in history and a lively bar and restaurant.



The Old Railway Station

Beautiful  historic station built for the Prince of Wales to allow easy access to the racing at Goodwood with additional accommodation in Vintage Pullman carriages.



Salters Shepherd Hut

Idyllic Shepherds Hut a few minutes’ walk off the South Downs Way pic-nicks and light suppers provided.



Shepherd’s Return

Sutton near Petworth.

Equally gorgeous Shepherd’s Hut in the village of Sutton with all mod cons and gourmet hampers delivered to the door .