Wine Tasting is on the Doorstep
Wine Tasting on the Doorstep at the Wiston Estate: Enjoy a tour and taste wines at the nearby Wiston Estate … Just a mile or so from Rosebud Cottage.
The cost is £15 per person.
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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This excellent market is held in the High Street car park opposite the clock tower. It takes place from 9 a.m to 1 p.m on the first Saturday of the month.
A great place to stock up on local produce. There is usually live music to entertain you whilst you shop.
Find out about picturesque, historic Steyning
Read about shopping opportunities there.
Enjoy excellent jazz performances the first Friday of the month from 8.30 p.m.
Go along to Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3YB
ADMISSION: Members £6.00, Guests £10.00 & Students £6.00
I also recommend jazz events at Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham
“Digging up our school French at Chez Joel was a hoot and the food deliciously oozing with butter and cream. Fantastic value too.” (Written a recent guest at Rosebud Cottage).
The fabulous French evening is every Thursday night. Ooh la la!
The cafe is open during the day and Friday and Saturday evenings too
It is in Steyning High Street Just a 5 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage.
I also recommend nearby Baloo’s Bistro
Steyning District Food and Drink Festival is from 2nd September to the 8th October 2017
Make sure you don’t miss Steyning’s first ever Bake Off on 16 September from 13:00–17:00. This promises to be an exciting event.
Get your secret family recipes out and bring along your delicious home-made cakes for the first Steyning Festival Bake Off !
Competition categories include Best Decorated Cake, Best Cup Cake, Best Victoria Sponge, Best Overall Cake and more … There will be professional judges with prizes for the winners.
Make it a party afternoon, come along to view the entries, then enjoy a cup of tea and competition cakes, which will be sold to raise funds, once the judging has taken place. Buy more to take home as well !
The competition is at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ. The centre is a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage (currently available from 16th – 23rd Sept!)
Find details about the annual festival at http://www.steyningdistrictfooddrinkfestival.co.uk
If you would like a short easy walk head along Mouse Lane…. this runs from Steyning High Street to Wiston House. It is just around the corner from Rosebud Cottage and can be seen in my photo.
There are several footpaths going off Mouse Lane which you can explore. You’ll find a more challenging one on the left that leads up to Chanctonbury Ring
Do watch out for traffic as cars drive along the lane.
If you are would like a longer walk on mainly level paths The Downs Link path could be just right for you. It goes between St Martha’s (near Guildford in Surrey) and Botolphs (near Bramber and Steyning) following old railway routes for most of the way. Where the route ends at Botolphs it joins the South Downs way and The Coastal Link path to Shoreham by Sea.
The route passes through a variety of countryside areas well worth seeing and at Loxwood it is very near the Wey and Arun Canal.
The route is approximately 36 miles long and is suitable for walking, cycling and horses riders.
Steam engines, traction engines, vintage buses and the funfair can all be found at Wiston – a stone’s throw from Steyning.
This annual event takes place just a mile from Rosebud Cottage. This year – 2017- it is on the 8th and 9th July
Off the Steyning Road – the A283 which runs from Shoreham to Storrington just north of Steyning. There is no access from Mouse Lane.
Buy your tickets at the gate on the day
£5 Children (5 -15 yrs)
Children under 5 yrs go free
More details here
St Cuthman was an 8th century Saxon saint who settled in Steyning, and founded the first church. He is said to have been wheeling his invalid mother in a handcart when it broke. This was seen as a sign from god that he should establish a church close by.
St Cuthman is depicted in three stained glass windows in St Andrew’s and St Cuthmans’s Church in Steyning. You can see him as a shepherd, as a builder and in the one in the photo with his mother in a handcart
You can also see a modern sculpture of St Cuthman’s was made to commemorate the millennium: He is looking across the road at his church.
The church built by the Normans in the late eleven hundreds was nearly twice the size of the present building. It had transepts and a much longer chancel than the present 19th century one. It also had two extra bays at the west end of the nave, where the 16th century flint chequer work tower now stands.
The earliest part that remains is that which now forms the chancel arch. The surviving bays of the nave arcade, built around 1170-1180, have truly wonderful carving on most of the arches and capitals with no shortage of the customary zigzags and scallops as well as many less conventional motifs and designs.
If you are staying at Rosebud Cottage and enjoy eating out make sure you have a meal at Baloo’s Bistro. It’s in the High Street just a 5 minute walk away. They kindly offer a 10% reduction to my guests! I always eat there when I am staying at my cottage..
There is a good variety of dishes on the menu. You will be able to choose from meat, fish and vegetarian options. Their food is made from the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers.
They have a very reasonably priced lunch; 2 courses for just £10. Wednesday evening is usually a special steak and wine night.
Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch 11 am till 2.30 pm
Dinner 5.30 till 9 pm
11 am till 3.30 pm
76 High Street