Pubs in Steyning

Pubs in Steyning

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

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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.

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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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Royal Oak Pub in Sussex

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.

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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)

Pubs with real fires in and near Steyning

Pubs with real fires are close to Rosebud Holiday Cottage. There are three within a ten minute walk where you can enjoy the heat in the winter months!

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All the pubs in Steyning High Street have open fires: The Star, The Chequer Inn and the White Horse …

A few miles away you can take a seat and warm your toes at the Fountain Inn in Ashurst – seen here in the photo.

Just what you need after a walk on the South Downs!

All the pubs in Steyning are within a short walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage


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