Pubs in Steyning

Pubs in Steyning

The pubs in Steyning are all within a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage!

pubs in steyning sussex
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.

Details at https://www.thewhitehorsesteyning.com/home

Finally there is the Norfolk Arms in Church Street. It has a cosy bar, which is rather like someone’s front living room!

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Borde Hill Gardens

Borde Hill Gardens

Lovely Borde Hill Gardens open to the public from late March until the end of October.

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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’.

Day Tickets for Individuals and Families 

(Correct in 2019)

Adult – £9.50
Concession – £9.00
Child (aged 3-16) – £6.35
Child under 3 – Free

Borde Hill is 1½ miles north of Haywards Heath. The gardens are a 35 minute drive from Steyning via the B2135A281 and A272…

Read about some of my favourite places to visit locally

Stargazing South Downs

Stargazing South Downs

Take advantage of this free Stargazing South Downs event, within walking distance of Rosebud Holiday Cottage

South Downs Night Sky Events: Friday 9 February – Sunday 25 February Two weeks of fun with parties, talks and family activities taking place across the South Downs National Park to celebrating the wonderful dark night skies.

When

15 February 2020 from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Booking

No booking required

Event Cost

Free event

Stargazing South Downs Details

Help celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities include:

  • Indoor planetarium shows
  • Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies
  • Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall
  • Nocturnal wildlife
  • Outdoor stargazing (if the conditions are right)

Designated an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2016, the South Downs National Park is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the sight of constellations, planets and distant galaxies.

The South Downs National Park Authority organise events throughout the year. Check what’s on when you plan to visit

Chichester Planetarium

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.
  • Not Suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Duration About 70 minutes

Find out more on the Planetarium web site

Read about other places to visit and things to do in our  Sussex Blog

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