A picturesque tiny town

Steyning is one of West Sussex’s hidden gems. You’ll find stunning examples of Medieval, Tudor, Stuart and Georgian architecture. These show just how important Steyning once was as a trading centre…..

There are independently run shops, award winning tea rooms, restaurants and traditional pubs in the High Street.

 village centre steyning near brighton

The town was founded by Saint Cuthman (c750AD). It was once a port on the then navigable estuary of the River Adur and was prized by the Normans.

Steyning’s Church Street

Walk down Church Street (in my photo below) and you will see many more charming cottages, the Norman church of St Andrews and  Steyning Museum. Run by enthusiastic volunteers, the museum tells the story of the local area from pre-history to the present day. It is open all year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10.30 – 12.30 & 2.30 – 4 . On Sundays opening hours are from 2.30 – 4. On Saturdays & Bank Holiday Mondays it is open from 10.30 – 4. Admission is free.

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The High Street

The High Street has mainly independent retailers and an interesting range of shops. You can buy food seven days a week and until late in the evening.

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If you enjoy eating out you’ll find tea rooms, cafes, restaurants and pubs which are open all year. My favourite restaurant is Baloo’s Bistro: Open every evening apart from Sunday with a 10% discount for guests at Rosebud Cottage. Details at Baloo’s Bistro

I also recommend the Sussex Produce Company Cafe (in my photo below). This award winning venue prides itself on sourcing high quality food and drink and supporting local farmers and producers. Details at Sussex Produce Cafe

 sussex produce company steyning