The pubs in Steyning are all within a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage!
The Star Inn, in the High Street, is the newest, yet dates back to the early 1700’s! It’s a cosy place in the winter months, whilst in the summer you can relax outside in their garden. Emma who runs the pub, provides a friendly welcome. Home made food is available 6 nights a week!
A little further on you’ll find The Chequer Inn – a historic 15th Century Coaching House. The inn today retains many of its original features, including open fires and intriguing timber-framed architecture.
Over the years, apart from supplying accommodation and a change of horses for passenger or mail coaches, the Chequer Inn also acted as a court house, gaol, auction room, post office, coroner’s inquest office, trading post and an important local meeting place.
You can eat there during the day and from Wednesday to Saturday evenings.
The next pub you’ll see is The White Horse – perhaps the first pub in Steyning. It was first mentioned in records in 1614 but is probably older. The inn was a coaching stop. It was extensively refurbished in the 18th century and was important enough to be the venue of borough court hearings, quarter sessions and important meetings. In the 19th century it was also home to the local tax office and a staging house for long distance post. Sadly in 1949 a fire ripped through the part of the building facing the street and the remains were demolished,
Food is served in the pub and in the adjacent restaurant.
Lovely Borde Hill Gardens open to the public from late March until the end of October.
The gardens are within an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ with beautiful views over the Sussex Weald.
Borde Hill’s grounds cover over 200 acres across the garden, woodland and parkland. The formal gardens are designed in a series of outdoor ‘rooms’: You can explore the exotic ‘Garden of Allah’, the beautiful Azalea Ring, the traditional Rose Garden and a peaceful Italian Garden,
Borde Hill has received many awards, including the Historic Houses Association ‘Garden of the Year’.
To learn more about the night sky you can also visit the Planetarium in Chichester.
South Downs Planetarium 100 seater auditorium provides an opportunity to view 4,500 stars, planets, Sun and Moon. These are projected onto 10.8 metre dome. An astronomer will be there providing an expert commentary.
Relax and explore the past, present and future of the universe and the magic of the night sky in warmth & comfort!
Admission: Adults £7:00. Children 6 to 16 years £5:00.