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.
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.
The next pub you’ll see is The White Horse – perhaps the first pub in Steyning. The oldest part of the building – nearest the High Street – probably dates from the 15th century.
All three of these pubs serve food throughout the year.
Finally there the Norfolk Arms in Church Street. The bar is rather like someone’s front living room!
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’.
If you love history and architecture do make sure you visit the Weald and Downland Museum in West Sussex.
This excellent museum showcases rural buildings over the centuries and is open throughout the year. They also have special day and weekend events.
You can discover rescued rural homes and buildings set in a beautiful landscape in the South Downs National Park. Their collection tells the stories of the people who lived and worked in rural South East England for over 1,000 years.
Enjoy their family-friendly and dog-friendly 40-acre site and visit their collection of historic buildings – they have more than 50 to explore from a replica Anglo-Saxon hall house to an Edwardian tin church.
The Museum is located on Town Lane in Singleton, which is 7 miles north of Chichester.
By car: The journey to the museum takes about 45 minutes from Steyning. Take the A283, B2139, A29, A27 and Kennel Hill to Open Air Theatre Rd. The postcode is PO18 0EU.
Follow the brown tourist attraction signs marked ‘Open Air Museum’. There is a free car park and disabled parking spaces are available opposite the Museum shop.
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.