Sarah’s guidebook to Ifold, West Sussex

Sarah
Sarah’s guidebook to Ifold, West Sussex

Food scene

35-45 minutes pleasant walking distance from Dragonfly Lodge & Alpaca My Tipi along the canal and through Oakhurst Farm is an absolutely fantastic dog-friendly country pub, serving imaginative and hearty food, with super-friendly landlord and staff. It has stunning views, a beautiful garden and play area.
8 locals recommend
The Sir Roger Tichborne
8 locals recommend
35-45 minutes pleasant walking distance from Dragonfly Lodge & Alpaca My Tipi along the canal and through Oakhurst Farm is an absolutely fantastic dog-friendly country pub, serving imaginative and hearty food, with super-friendly landlord and staff. It has stunning views, a beautiful garden and play area.
Our nearest pub The Onlsow Arms is a very pleasant and quick 15-20 minute walk along the Wey & Arun canal. It serves delicious pub classics at reasonable prices, has pigmy goats, a new smokehouse for 2021, large childrens play area, and separate canal side garden. Well worth a visit, we highly recommend.
The Onslow Arms
Our nearest pub The Onlsow Arms is a very pleasant and quick 15-20 minute walk along the Wey & Arun canal. It serves delicious pub classics at reasonable prices, has pigmy goats, a new smokehouse for 2021, large childrens play area, and separate canal side garden. Well worth a visit, we highly recommend.
Award winning family butchers with delicious delicatessen and cheese counter. Well worth a visit to pick up something delicious to cook on a bbq/fire pit or for a mouth-watering evening meal. Highly recommended and easy walking distance (15 minutes) from Dragonfly Lodge, Alpaca My Tipi along the canal.
John Murray Butcher & Game Dealer
Award winning family butchers with delicious delicatessen and cheese counter. Well worth a visit to pick up something delicious to cook on a bbq/fire pit or for a mouth-watering evening meal. Highly recommended and easy walking distance (15 minutes) from Dragonfly Lodge, Alpaca My Tipi along the canal.
Delightful pub around 20 minutes drive away, it has a cozy bar atmosphere and vaulted barn roof restaurant serving delicious pub food of a very high level. Highly recommend if you don't mind driving.
24 locals recommend
The Noahs Ark Inn
24 locals recommend
Delightful pub around 20 minutes drive away, it has a cozy bar atmosphere and vaulted barn roof restaurant serving delicious pub food of a very high level. Highly recommend if you don't mind driving.
Excellent food, play area for children, lovely staff and friendly countryside vibe, excellent for a drink or food after visiting Petworth Park or Midhurst / Cowdray Ruins.
36 locals recommend
Horse Guards Inn
36 locals recommend
Excellent food, play area for children, lovely staff and friendly countryside vibe, excellent for a drink or food after visiting Petworth Park or Midhurst / Cowdray Ruins.
Elevated pub food, great for cocktails/gins menue, lovely terrace, children's play area. Perfect for a slap up dinner after a day at Fishers Farm, or for a quiet evening meal for 2.
9 locals recommend
The Bat and Ball Country Pub and Haywards Restaurant
9 locals recommend
Elevated pub food, great for cocktails/gins menue, lovely terrace, children's play area. Perfect for a slap up dinner after a day at Fishers Farm, or for a quiet evening meal for 2.
Nice nearby traditional Sussex pub with beer garden.
The Limeburners
Nice nearby traditional Sussex pub with beer garden.
Great for a drink and traditional pub grub, good sunday roasts, nice drive over to Petworth from Kirdford or Ebernoe Common.
The Stag Inn
534 Kirdford Road
Great for a drink and traditional pub grub, good sunday roasts, nice drive over to Petworth from Kirdford or Ebernoe Common.
Excellent roasts, booking essential. Very good reputation and nice atmosphere.
8 locals recommend
The Chequers Inn
8 locals recommend
Excellent roasts, booking essential. Very good reputation and nice atmosphere.
Theme nights, lovely garden with park behind, Kirdford is a beautiful village, lovely to walk around or drive through.
10 locals recommend
The Half Moon, Kirdford
10 locals recommend
Theme nights, lovely garden with park behind, Kirdford is a beautiful village, lovely to walk around or drive through.
Cheese on toast and all things cheesy!! Home of the sussex charmer cheddar, this lovely farm cafe serves simple cheesy delights and is the perfect stop off if walking the Southdowns link routes. Always busy!
10 locals recommend
The Milk Churn
4 Lynwick St
10 locals recommend
Cheese on toast and all things cheesy!! Home of the sussex charmer cheddar, this lovely farm cafe serves simple cheesy delights and is the perfect stop off if walking the Southdowns link routes. Always busy!

Local shop (+takeaway coffee)

Fantastic local shop with plenty of choice, great cakes, and a lovely coffee/tea corner kitchen cafe, opposite the village green and play park. Very friendly owners. All our welcome box items are supplied from here. Easy to walk to Plaistow across the fields and footpaths, if you fancy going on foot.
Plaistow Stores
Fantastic local shop with plenty of choice, great cakes, and a lovely coffee/tea corner kitchen cafe, opposite the village green and play park. Very friendly owners. All our welcome box items are supplied from here. Easy to walk to Plaistow across the fields and footpaths, if you fancy going on foot.
Walking distance local shop and takeaway coffee. Perfect for popping by to pick up bits and bobs, handy for a morning coffee and paper.
Ifold Stores & Craig's Coffee Cup Café
Walking distance local shop and takeaway coffee. Perfect for popping by to pick up bits and bobs, handy for a morning coffee and paper.
Lovely farm style village shop with plenty of choice (fresh fruit/veg and meat), and takeaway/cafe facilities, great for a coffee/breakfast.
Kirdford Village Stores
5 Russett Pl
Lovely farm style village shop with plenty of choice (fresh fruit/veg and meat), and takeaway/cafe facilities, great for a coffee/breakfast.

Sightseeing

Historic castle, cathedral and lovely town on the doorstep and way to the coast (35 minute drive).
170 locals recommend
Arundel Castle
170 locals recommend
Historic castle, cathedral and lovely town on the doorstep and way to the coast (35 minute drive).

Outdoor places to visit

Wonderful National Trust open space Park. Entry to the park is free (pay for parking) and tickets can be purchase for the house and formal gardens. The open park has farmed deer roaming freely and is a fantastic place to park and explore with dogs/children etc.
57 locals recommend
Petworth House and Park
57 locals recommend
Wonderful National Trust open space Park. Entry to the park is free (pay for parking) and tickets can be purchase for the house and formal gardens. The open park has farmed deer roaming freely and is a fantastic place to park and explore with dogs/children etc.
Our favourite beach spot (shhh please don't tell everyone, as it's a well-kept secret). Dog-friendly beach areas all year round, easy carpark on the beach with a small cafe and public toilets. Best to check tide times and go at low tide for lovely wide sand flats, at high tide it's a less-impressive steep stony shelf!
13 locals recommend
Climping Beach
13 locals recommend
Our favourite beach spot (shhh please don't tell everyone, as it's a well-kept secret). Dog-friendly beach areas all year round, easy carpark on the beach with a small cafe and public toilets. Best to check tide times and go at low tide for lovely wide sand flats, at high tide it's a less-impressive steep stony shelf!
Wonderful national trust gardens, absolutely stunning in autumn and spring. If couples (child-free guests) we advise avoiding visiting during school holidays as can be very busy. Pre-booking tickets required since covid.
13 locals recommend
National Trust - Winkworth Arboretum
13 locals recommend
Wonderful national trust gardens, absolutely stunning in autumn and spring. If couples (child-free guests) we advise avoiding visiting during school holidays as can be very busy. Pre-booking tickets required since covid.