This Sussex pub is sure summer is on its way – so has started serving Pimms!
Pimms is a brand of fruit cups, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm. Usually served with mint & fruit slices as in the photo. Always available at Wimbledon!
Post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk
The pub is a 15 minute drive from Steyning or a long walk over the hills! It’s one of my favourites in the lovely village of Fulking just below the South Downs ….
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Its great location at the foot of the South Downs National Park!
You can enjoy fantastic scenery close by. There are many well sign posted footpaths leading on to the hills.
In the photo you can see the South Downs Way and Chanctonbury Ring: This is a large Bronze Age hill-fort, with far ranging views from the north edge of the South Downs across the Weald to the North Downs. There are views of the sea to the south and lines of sight to other prehistoric landmarks. Ancient tracks, round barrows and cross-dykes surround the site. Well worth a visit & just a 3 mile walk from Steyning …
A relatively new sport that first gained popularity in the late 90′s, kitesurfing is a mixture between windsurfing, surfing, wake boarding and power kiting. Different size kites allow you to kite surf in various wind strengths. The lighter the wind, the bigger the kite and in stronger winds smaller kites are used
Courses are held at the South Coast’s premier kitesurfing location – Lancing Beach in Sussex, one hour from London, twenty minutes from Brighton. The shallow flat water and prevailing cross onshore winds provide perfect conditions for novices
Afternoon tea, is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third century BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared.
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around 4 o'clock in the afternoon. She asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit and she began inviting friends to join her.
This break for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880's upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o'clock.
Post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk Both Steyning tea rooms are within a 5 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage in Steyning & within easy reach of Brighton.