High Street Steyning Sussex

Stay in Steyning:

This small picturesque town has everything you could wish for.

You will find lovely restaurants, traditional pubs, incredible tearooms and interesting independently run shops.

Once one of the most important and prosperous towns in Sussex, Steyning still has many houses from medieval times.

Read our 10 reasons to stay below – in no particular order.

Eating Out in Steyning

There are some excellent restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty meal.

Mamma Mia usually opens daily for lunch and dinner, whilst the cosy French restaurant Chez Joel serves meals on three nights.

The friendly Star Inn and the White Horse provide food on most evenings.

Prefer a take away? There’s a fish and chip shop!

All within a ten minute walk from Rosebud Cottage.

mamma mia restaurant steyning
mamma-mia-restaurant-steyning

Eating Out in Steyning

There are some excellent restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty meal.

Mamma Mia usually opens daily for lunch and dinner, whilst the cosy French restaurant Chez Joel serves meals on three nights.

The friendly Star Inn and the White Horse provide food on most evenings.

Prefer a take away? There’s a fish and chip shop!

All within a ten minute walk from Rosebud Cottage.

Afternoon Tea

Steyning has a number of award winning cafes. One of my favourites is the Steyning Tea Rooms. Their plum scones are the best!

I also love Victoria’s Sponge and the 16th century Cobblestone Tea Rooms.

You won’t need to go far as they are all within 2 to 10 minutes walk from Rosebud Cottage.

Afternoon Tea

Steyning has a number of award winning cafes. One of my favourites is the Steyning Tea Rooms. Their plum scones are the best!

I also love Victoria’s Sponge and the 16th century Cobblestone Tea Rooms.

You won’t need to go far as they are all within 2 to 10 minutes walk from Rosebud Cottage!

Shopping for Food

There’s a supermarket, butchers and a baker’s in Steyning High Street.

  The Sussex Produce Company (in my photo) stocks high quality produce and some excellent ready meals

You can buy food seven days a week and until late in the evening.

Steyning Food and Drink Festival

Held throughout September – don’t miss it!

sussex produce company Steyning

Sussex Produce Company food shop

Shopping for Food

There’s a supermarket, butchers and a baker’s in Steyning High Street.

The Sussex Produce Company (in my photo) stocks high quality produce and some excellent ready meals

You can buy food seven days a week and until late in the evening

Steyning Food and Drink Festival

Held throughout September – don’t miss it!

Independently Run Shops

Steyning has really interesting shops in its High Street.

I particularly like the excellent Steyning Bookshop.

Do explore Cobblestone Walk too: A unique shopping arcade. Read more

The Farmers’ Market

Make sure you call in at the market if you are staying in Steyning on the first Saturday in the month.

farmers market steyning sussex

farmers market steyning sussex

Independently Run Shops

Steyning has really interesting shops in its High Street.

I particularly like the excellent Steyning Bookshop.

Do explore Cobblestone Walk too: A unique shopping arcade. Read more

The Farmers’ Market

Make sure you call in at the market if you are staying in Steyning on the first Saturday in the month.

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Historic Church Street

This lovely street is full of medieval buildings and is just a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage.

Towards the end of the road you will find the wonderful local museum.

Steyning Museum

If you are curious about history be certain to call in here.

Run by friendly enthusiastic volunteers, it is usually open all year with free admission.

Historic Church Street

This lovely street is full of medieval buildings and is just a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage.

Towards the end of the road you will find the wonderful local museum.

Steyning Museum

If you are curious about history be certain to call in here.

Run by friendly enthusiastic volunteers, it is usually open all year with free admission.

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Steyning-Norman-Church

St Andrew and St Cuthman Church

I really recommend going inside this church to see the wonderful carving on the Norman arches, which dates from the 12th century.

The first church in Steyning was a wooden one, built by St Cuthman, probably in the 8th century.

He was a shepherd boy who was wheeling his disabled mother in a handcart, when the cart rope broke.

Cuthman saw this as sign that he should found a church. In later years pilgrims travelled to his burial place.

St Andrew and St Cuthman Church

I really recommend going inside this church to see the wonderful carving on the Norman arches, which dates from the 12th century.

The first church in Steyning was a wooden one, built by St Cuthman, probably in the 8th century.

He was a shepherd boy who was wheeling his disabled mother in a handcart, when the cart rope broke.

Cuthman saw this as sign that he should found a church. In later years pilgrims travelled to his burial place.

norman parish church steyning sussex

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Bramber Castle

Steyning runs into Bramber and the castle is just a mile away. It sits on a small hill overlooking the River Adur, defending a gap in the South Downs.

Bramber Castle was built by the Normans after their conquest of Britain in 1066, to help protect their newly won territories.

The one surviving tower wall is 14 metres high, suggesting how imposing the castle once was.

Climb to the top of the motte for stunning views of the surrounding countryside: A great picnic spot!

Free admission.

Bramber Castle

Steyning runs into Bramber and the castle is just a mile away. It sits on a small hill overlooking the River Adur, defending a gap in the South Downs.

Bramber Castle was built by the Normans after their conquest of Britain in 1066, to help protect their newly won territories.

The one surviving tower wall is 14 metres high, suggesting how imposing the castle once was.

Climb to the top of the motte for stunning views of the surrounding countryside: A great picnic spot!

Free admission.

Bramber castle sussex

St Mary’s House in Bramber

This 15th century timber framed, medieval house usually opens to visitors from May to the end of September, on Sundays and Thursdays from 2 to 6.

It was built around 1470 by the bishop of Winchester for pilgrims to use as an inn, whilst on their way to the tomb of St Thomas of Canterbury.

The house has some most attractive gardens which you can explore. Do relax at the cottage style tea rooms too.

St Mary’s is a 5 minute journey from Steyning on the number 2 bus.

st marys house bramber
st marys house bramber

St Mary’s House in Bramber

This 15th century timber framed, medieval house usually opens to visitors from May to the end of September on Sundays and Thursdays from 2 to 6.,

It was built around 1470 by the bishop of Winchester for pilgrims to use as an inn, whilst on their way to the tomb of St Thomas of Canterbury.

The house has some most attractive gardens which you can explore. Do relax at the cottage style tea rooms too.

St Mary’s is a 5 minute journey from Steyning on the number 2 bus.

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South Downs Way at Chanctonbury Ring

Steyning and the South Downs

Steyning is in a most fortunate position at the foot of the South Downs National Park.

Guests at the cottage can enjoy beautiful countryside and fantastic walks.

The South Downs Way, Downs Link path and the Monarch’s Way are all close by.

The Steyning Stinger Marathon takes place over the Downs in March.

Steyning and the South Downs

Steyning is in a most fortunate position at the foot of the South Downs National Park.

Guests at the cottage can enjoy beautiful countryside and fantastic walks.

The South Downs Way, Downs Link path and the Monarch’s Way are all close by.

The Steyning Stinger Marathon takes place over the Downs in March.

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South Downs Way at Chanctonbury Ring

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Shoreham Beach

Steyning is a just 15 minute drive from the nearest beach.

There’s also an hourly bus service.

Take a dip in the sea and enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk.

Brighton can be seen in the distance.

Shoreham Beach

Steyning is a just 15 minute drive from the nearest beach.

There’s also an hourly bus service into Shoreham.

Take a dip in the sea and enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk

Brighton can be seen in the distance.

shoreham beach sussex