Wine Tasting is on the Doorstep

Wine Tasting is on the Doorstep

Wiston wine tours Steyning Sussex

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.

I also particularly recommend a visit to Nutbourne vineyard and winery near Pulborough.

Find out when the tours are and book!

Read about tours at Stopham Vineyard

Pubs in Steyning

Pubs in Steyning

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

pubs in steyning sussex
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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Steyning Farmers’ Market

Steyning Farmers’ Market held monthly

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.

steyning sussex farmers market

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.

French Evening At Chez Joel’s

French Evening At Chez Joel’s

French Night: Parlez vous Francais?

chez joel steyning sussex

“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 the nearby Chequer Inn

 

Easy walk along Mouse Lane

Easy walk along Mouse Lane

Easy walks

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.

easy walk mouse lane steyning

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.

The Downs Link Path

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.

 

 

 

Steyning Steam Rally

Steyning Steam Rally

Steam engines, traction engines, vintage buses and the funfair can all be found at Wiston – a stone’s throw from Steyning.

steyning steam rally sussex

This annual event takes place just a mile from Rosebud Cottage. It is usually held in early July.

Steam Rally Location

Off the Steyning Road – the A283 which runs from Shoreham to Storrington just north of Steyning. There is no access from Mouse Lane.

Tickets

Buy your tickets at the gate on the day

£8 Adult

£6 OAP

£5 Children (5 -15 yrs)

Children under 5 yrs go free

More details here

Who is St Cuthman?

Who is St Cuthman?

St-Cuthman- Steyning-SussexSt 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 Norman 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.

Read more about Steyning

Read more about the church

Unusual shopping opportunities in Steyning

Unusual shopping opportunities in Steyning

Unusual shopping opportunities!

Independent retailers run almost every shop in Steyning. There’s an excellent book shop, haberdashery and many more you wouldn’t expect in a small rural town – including the wonderful dolls’ house shop in my photo!

Dolls’ house shop

shopping steyning dolls house shop

Not only can you buy a dolls house  … furniture, lighting and accessories are available too. You’ll find roofing, flooring and wallpaper -even doors and windows if you have a restoration project.

As you will see in the photo you can even buy a greenhouse or shed!

Rosebud Cottage is just a couple of minutes walk from the High Street