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Nestled away in the rolling West Sussex countryside, The Welldiggers Arms is a historic pub venue just outside the charming town of Petworth. This characterful setting wears its heritage proudly, displayed in its rustic wooden beams and roaring fires. The result is a warm and inviting space with breathtaking views across the South Downs, where couples can celebrate their happily ever after.

Facilities and Capacity

The Welldiggers Arms is an authentically British pub featuring intimate rooms and a gorgeous alfresco dining area with space for up to 120 guests using our indoor and outdoor areas. Guests will be transfixed by the enticing interiors from the moment of arrival, made all the more welcoming by the warm oak finishing. Illuminated in flattering natural light, the main function room is a delightful space with large windows overlooking the pristine woodland and wilds that lie beyond. This spacious setting features an open kitchen where up to 75 seated guests can watch the chefs finesse the final touches. The outside patio and garden area is the venue's signature event space, designed to adapt to all weather and seasons. This covered terrace area offers first-row seats to the cottage-style gardens where you can host a BBQ-style event or a fabulous garden party. During the winter months, the space is transformed into a weatherproof haven, complete with fur blankets and heating where you can cosy up with a comforting whiskey or local brew. A smaller private dining room is also available for intimate gatherings of up to 8 guests. At the end of the festivities, 14 boutique ensuites are available, each individually decorated and dog-friendly. We also offer rooms "With a View." With a hot tub for 2 on a private terrace, this room will ensure you enjoy an extra special countryside experience.

Services Offered

The Welldiggers Arms embraces the country pub aesthetic with local real ales, spirits and cider alongside traditional British cuisine. The esteemed chefs are happy to craft bespoke menus using the freshest of seasonal produce. A dedicated event team is also on hand throughout your booking, helping you to finalise the details and convert each venue space in-between stages. Wedding packages can also include:

  • A wedding coordinator
  • Civil ceremony license
  • Options for seated or buffet meals
  • Live band facilities
  • DJ facilities
  • A marquee
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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The Welldiggers Arms Real Weddings

Melissa & Chloe
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Low Heath GU28 0HG Petworth (West Sussex)
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