Stopham Vineyard Tours
Stopham Vineyard Tours are held on every other Saturday from April to October with optional lunch at the nearby White Hart Pub .. seen here in my photos ..
The vineyard, winery and wine tasting tours start at 11 am or 2 pm. Tours are led by the winemaker and last about 2 hours.
It costs £25 for the tour – an extra £17 for the two course lunch..
Details and booking at
Stopham Vineyard Tours
+44 (0)1798 865666
You can travel there from Steyning on the 100 bus. This service is hourly and takes 30 minutes with an 8 minute walk. Alternatively you can drive there via the A283 in 25 minutes.
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Pubs in Steyning
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!
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A good reason to visit Poynings!
Poynings is tucked away on a minor road passing along the back of the South Downs. The village pub – The Royal Oak – is an ideal place to relax after a walk over the South Downs. You can try one of their daily specials, with locally sourced ingredients, or choose one of your favourite pub classics.
Every one is welcome at The Royal Oak, Poynings – both young (they are child friendly) and old.
In the winter you can sit by a wonderful roaring fire. In the summer you can enjoy barbecues in their large pub garden with views of the Downs.
The kitchen is open every day from midday until 9.30 p.m.
The pub is recommended as one of the best places to dine out on a Sunday in the Brighton area & has been featured in the magazine “Absolute Sussex”.
More details here
If you would like to stay in the area for a few days or more take a look at Rosebud Cottage in nearby Steyning ( a 20 minute drive away)