How to ruin a lovely day in beautiful Petworth? Visit this shop. Proprietorial behaviour ranging from grudging resentment to outright rudeness seems highly likely. Things may improve (in the case of the male owner only) if you buy something but don't expect that to carry over to your next visit. I love Petworth and have now looked into this shop four times and, on my first visit, bought four pieces of antique decorative metal garden furniture. It didn't buy me any courtesy. With large 'Open' signs on display, the welcome you receive when you ring the bell is 'I suppose so ..... I'm rather busy ... will you be long? ...I'm about to have something to eat ....I'm preparing a .....'. 'Today the owner sighed and said "just for a minute" because he was busy doing something to a mirror. He then grilled us about whether we were collectors and/or looking for something in particular and ordered us out incredibly rudely when we said we are not collectors of anything but wanted to look around the shop (which seems to stock general antiques, despite the name). When we hesitated in shock he held the door open and said that he would "spend an hour if we knew what we wanted but couldn't “stand around all day while we browsed". I said I had browsed before and ended up purchasing but wouldn't be back and the answer was "Good!!" I am invariably polite and do not knock things over, stay too long or talk too much. Its just that this shop has been the opposite of customer friendly. There really are better places to go to in Petworth.