Calendar of Events

For ALL OFFERS and some events, you will need to present a copy of the official Horsham & District Food & Drink festival guide when visiting & claiming your offer. Pick up one at any of the event/offer venues listed or Steyning Library, Steyning Post Office or Steyning Leisure Centre.

The Calandar has been updated and events that have been and gone have been removed

Please note the Pub walk has been cancelled because Janet is not to well - It will return next year!
September
12th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
13th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
13th
Ladies Cocktail Making Evening with Mixologist Extraordinaire, Kai Gillet
White Horse Smokehouse & Grill
6.30 pm to 8 pm


Join us to learn (and enjoy) the art of making that perfect cocktail, together with hearing snippets about the history of these exotic concoctions, which originated way back in the early 1800s.  £10 per person to include one free cocktail.  By prior booking only via telephone or visitng the contact details given at the venue link below.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
14th
Festival Open Day at The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
16th
Breakfast for The Chestnut Tree House  at Chez Joel, Steyning

For more details of how these events are supporting The Chestnut Tree House,[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.  Breakfast menu available from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, so a late breakfast is on the cards, if you so wish ! Booking advisable. Please show the festival guide upon arrival.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
16th
Great Steyning Festival Bake Off. 
All Proceeds to:
Family Support Work - a charity supporting disadvantaged children & families in Sussex. 
Venue:  Steyning Centre.   1 pm to 5 pm

Get those secret family recipes in action 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 ...   Professional judges with prizes for 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 !   For details/entry form go to our Website Events page at www.familysupportwork.org.   E: fundraising@familysupportwork.org.uk.   Tel:  01273 832963


[click HERE for venue link]
September
16th
Adur Brewery Open Day

We look forward to welcoming you to our Brewery Open Day. 11 am to 6 pm. FREE ENTRY. See how our beer is crafted and purchase beer at Brewery prices for this special day (free local delivery). Limited parking space so it is advised to arrive on foot (or bicyle). Ten minute walk from Steyning Health Centre Car Park.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
17th
Pubs and Breweries of Steyning Walk


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Janet is not too well at the moment and so, very reluctantly, she is having to cancel the Pubs & Breweries Walk. It will be back next year !


 THIS IS A FREE EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL - THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST TURN UP ! Meet outside the entrance to the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, BN44 3XZ – opposite the Church of St. Andrew and St. Cuthman. The walk will commence at 2 p.m. prompt and will last 2 hours. A walk through half a millennium of Steyning’s liquid history, conducted by local historian, Dr. Janet Pennington. See where breweries, malthouses, inns and public houses were situated in the past and whether we can find any traces of them today. The White Horse, Chequer Inn, the Norfolk Arms and the Star are fortunately still with us – here is your chance to see and hear some of their history. There will be time at the end of the walk – more of a ramble with plenty of stops – to take tea at one of at one of Steyning's delightful cafes or a pint at your favourite watering hole, plus all attendees will receive a special offer voucher for refreshments & cake at The White Horse after the Walk has completed.   Only valid for this date.
Dr Janet Pennington's phone number is 07703 133952 and her email is jpsussex@icloud.com and her website is www.sussexhistorytalks.co.uk

[click HERE for venue link]
September
17th
Farm Walk and Fantastic Cream Tea at Daylands Farm

Walk and Cream Tea £10 per person. 2.30 pm. Proceeds to go to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Limited numbers so pre booking essential on the above telephone number and quoting SF 2017. Please show the festival guide upon arrival. Please wear sensible shoes.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
19th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
20th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
20th
Ashurst Tasty Walk

12.30 p.m. meet Tickets available from venues below. Meet at The Fountain, Ashurst at 12.30 p.m. for a 1-course lunch before setting off for a guided walk by the tranquil River Adur and over towards Henfield finishing up back in Ashurst, but this time at The Artisan Bakehouse for a delicious cream tea. The walk will then continue, returning to the The Fountain at around 6 p.m., where you can purchase a cool, welcome drink before speeding off home. £15 per person to include guided walk, lunch and cream tea. Prior booking only. Tickets available from either of the two venues by either visiting in person or telephoning: 01903 810410(The Artisan Bakehouse) or 01403 710219(The Fountain).
[click HERE for venue link]
September
21st
Floral Wreath Making Workshop & Lunch
staged at The Artisan Bakehouse (NB also being run on 7th & 28th September)

£70 all inclusive.
9.45 am Arrival Coffee/Tea & homemade biscuits.  10 a.m. Workshop.  12.30 pm approx. 2-course lunch with wine/soft drink, tea or coffee. 

A delightful morning with florist Sam Green learnking the skills & floristry tricks of wreath making.  Enjoy the scents of lavender, rosemary, wheat and other seasonal edible flowers while creating your own reath to hang or use as a table decoration with candle.  Delicious lunch in the Bakehouse or the pretty cottage gardens if weather is kind.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
21st
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
24th
Breakfast for The Chestnut Tree House, Truffles Cafe

For more details of how these events are supporting The Chestnut Tree House,[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.   Breakfast served 9am to 12 noon.  Booking advisable.  Please show the festival guide upon arrival.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
24th
Farm Walk and Fantastic Cream Tea at Daylands Farm

Walk and Cream Tea £10 per person. 2.30 pm. Proceeds to go to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Limited numbers so pre booking essential on the above telephone number and quoting SF 2017. Please show the festival guide upon arrival. Please wear sensible shoes.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
24th
Harvest Festival Church Service & Light Lunch - Steyning Methodist Church
10.30 am Service.  12.30 pm Light Harvest Lunch


The Church will be decorated with fruit, vegetables, flowers and greenery.  During the service people are invited to bring forward dried and non-perishable goods, toiletries, socks, etc., for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project.   Donations towards the cost of lunch will also be gratefully recieved, with any excess going to the Homeless Project.  RSVP via our email if possible to help with catering, but if not possible turn up anyway !  All welcome and for children, a separate Harvest-themed activity and craft session will be arranged.  E: harvestfestival@steyningmethodists.org.uk
September
26th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
26th
Gennaro Contaldo - Restauranteur, author, Chef & Celebrity.
An Italian Evening Extravaganza. 7 pm.
Organised by The Steyning Bookshop.  Venue:  Sussex Produce Cafe


The centre piece of this year’s Steyning Food Festival is a dinner, book signing and interview with celebrity chef Gennaro Contaldo, best known for his fantastic BBC TV series ‘The Two Greedy Italians’. Ticket price also includes a  copy of his new book. With the focus firmly on Italian food & drink, it is appropriate that the evening will start with prosecco and canapes followed by "grazing board" canapes as your first course, plus Main & Dessert (vegetarian option available). Tickets are strictly limited so early booking is advised either via The Sussex Produce Company orThe Steyning Bookshop.  Click on venue link for contact details.
[click HERE for venue link] [click HERE for ticket purchase link]
September
27th
Pick It Cook It -  Sloe Gin/Hedgerow Booze Workshop at Daylands Farm.
10 am to 1 pm
N.B.   Also being held on 1st October 2017


Farm walk to forage for your choice of berries and fruit, then back to the outdoor kitchen to make your delicious liqueur!  Refreshments included.  Bring your own base spirits.   Normal price for this workshop is £15 per person, but see OFFERS listing for special discount  of £5, available through Festival 2017 period.   Prior Booking only via contact details given on link. [click HERE for venue link]
September
27th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
27th
The Towers Food Extravaganza. 
The Towers Convent School, Henfield Road, Upper Beeding.  BN44 3TF.
4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.    FREE ENTRY.

"Food Glorious Food" - a fun, interactive and educational look at how food is integral to education.  All, especially children, welcome to feast your eyes and tantalise your taste buds with our plethora of activities as you move around our school from subject to subject with our food inspired fun and games.  Ranging from our dining hall's: "School Dinners - Yuck or Yum ?" to History's - "Rationing Recipes", and munch, munch more !  Tel:  01903 812185
September
28th
Floral Wreath Making Workshop & Lunch
staged at The Artisan Bakehouse (NB also being run on 7th & 21st September)

£70 all inclusive.
9.45 am Arrival Coffee/Tea & homemade biscuits.  10 a.m. Workshop.  12.30 pm approx. 2-course lunch with wine/soft drink, tea or coffee. 

A delightful morning with florist Sam Green learnking the skills & floristry tricks of wreath making.  Enjoy the scents of lavender, rosemary, wheat and other seasonal edible flowers while creating your own reath to hang or use as a table decoration with candle.  Delicious lunch in the Bakehouse or the pretty cottage gardens if weather is kind.

[click HERE for venue link]
September
28th
Festival Open Day The Artisan Bakehouse including Charity Dish

Special Open days for the 2017 Food and Drink Festival – Open from 12 noon to 5 pm. Our normal menu choice will include a Special Charity Lunch dish, which if chosen will attract £1 from the venue to be donated to our Festival Charity. Enjoy handmade bread, delicious light lunches and scrumptious afternoon teas.All customers visiting can enter a free prize draw to win a cream tea for 2. Bookings for lunch are advisable as numbers are limited. Please quote SF 2017 when booking by phone/email. Please show the festival guide upon arrival or when booking in person.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
29th
Perfume Making Workshop and Special Flower Scented Afternoon Tea staged at
The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst


£75.00 p.p. An indulgent afternoon with our Artisan Perfumer, Sarah Lucia. 2 hr demonstration discovering exquisite aromas and blends to create the perfect gift or special treat just for you. The opportunity to sample over 40 aromas before selecting your favourites to blend. Choosing from a variety of perfume “recipes” you will practice blending techniques by creating your own perfume atomiser and then design and blend your own exclusive perfume. This will be presented in a beautiful glass perfume bottle for you to take home. 1pm Arrival: Coffee/tea/fruit platter. Workshop 1.30pm to 3.30p.m., followed by full afternoon tea including a glass of prosecco and choice of leaf teas plus savoury sandwiches and  sweet treats such as flower scented cakes and scones. A delightful afternoon to satisfy all your senses!
[click HERE for venue link]
September
29th
Wiston Estate Wine Tour

Start Time: 11:00am As a very special event for the Food and Drink Festival, the award winning Wiston Estate Winery is hosting a tour of this fantastic vineyard and winery, set within the glorious Wiston Estate. Tastings of sparkling wines grown from the 3 classic Champagne varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier will be included. This is a “one off” event, as the venue is only open to the public by prior appointment. Prior booking only quoting SF 20167. £15 per person to include tea/coffee on arrival, tour of vineyard and winery led by Kirsty Goring, plus tutorial tasting from the range of Wiston sparkling wines. Please contact Katie Last at details given to book your place.
[click HERE for venue link]
September
30th
Family Foodie Fun Day at Cobblestone Walk
74 High Street, Steyning.   10 am to 4pm

Join us for a day of "foodie" activities for all the family.   Special offers, competitions, food tastings, cake decorating, talks and recipes from a local nutritionist, fun kids activities, homemade local produce for sale and more.  All set in the unique shopping village and gardens of Cobblestone Walk, with over 25 independent traders - a day not to be missed.
[click HERE for venue link]
October
1st
Pick It Cook - Sloe Gin/Hedgerow Booze Workshop at Daylands Farm.
10 am to 1 pm
NB Also being held on 27th September 2017


Farm walk to forage for your choice of berries and fruit, then back to the outdoor kitchen to make your delicious liqueur!  Refreshments included.  Bring your own base spirits.   Normal price for this workshop is £15 per person, but see OFFERS listing for special discount  of £5, available through Festival 2017 period.   Prior Booking only via contact details given.
[click HERE for venue link]
October
1st
Harvest Festival Church Service & Bring and Share Lunch
St Nicholas Church, Bramber and St Peter's Church, Upper Beeding
Bramber - 8.30 am Service.  Upper Beeding - 10 am.  Lunch - 12 noon


Come and join us as we celebrate and give thanks for the Harvest.  We will be collecting produce to distribute to local charities for the homeless - donations of tinner and packet foods gratefully received.  As 12  noon come along to Gladys Bevan Hall, Church Lane, Upper Beeding, to share lunch together.   Meet new people and make new friends.
01903 815850
October
5th
Beer Tasting with Roger Protz
Organised by and tickets from:  The Steyning Bookshop
Start time:  7.30 p.m. 
Venue:  Dark Star Brewery


Meet with beer hero,  Roger Protz, editor of Camra’s Good Beer Guide, enthusiastic campaigner for real ale, author of numerous titles and world renowned beer expert. Evening to include a tutored beer tasting and fascinating talk about his new book:  "IPA: A Legend of our Time" published by Pavillion Books (RRP £20)  Ticket price of £18 per person will include a copy of this book, which Roger will be happy to sign - an opportunity not to be missed.

[click HERE for venue link] [click HERE for ticket purchase link]
October
6th
Steyning & District Beer Festival - jointly organised by Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery
(See individual Brewery Tour dates -  2nd & 16th September -  for their contact details)


6 pm until 10 pm Steyning Cricket Club, Memorial Playing Fields, Charlton Street, Steyning. BN44 3LE This year's popular Beer Festival is being jointly organised by two local breweries, Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery and hosted by Steyning Cricket Club.  A wonderful opportunity to sample beers, not only from the joint organisers, but also other local breweries.   Set in the idyllic location of the Memorial Playing Fields, with wonderful views to the Downs and featuring live music for Friday & Saturday evening sessions. The Cricket Club bar will also be open to offer a fuill range of alternatives to real ale, plus hot food.  NO ENTRY FEE, however, capacity will be limited to comply with the Cricket Club fire regulations.
Cricket Club contact:  admin@steyningcricketclub.co.uk  www.steyningcricketclub.com

[click HERE for venue link]
October
7th
Breakfast for The Chestnut Tree House Chequer Inn

For more details of how these events are supporting The Chestnut Tree House,[click HERE] 
Special Charity Breakfast :  For today only, choose any food dish from this venue's breakfast menu and they will donate £1 to the Festival Charity.  Breakfast menu served from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. PRIOR BOOKING ADVISED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Please show the festival guide upon arrival
[click HERE for venue link]
October
7th
Farmers Market and Annual Pumpkin Weigh

Farmers Market will include the Annual Pumpkin Weigh (Daylands Farm donate all proceeds from the sale of their pumpkin plants to St. Barnabas Hospice), Fabulous Foodie Activities plus, of course, the wonderful food and drink stalls. It will take place within the Steyning High Street Car Park, starting at 9 a.m. and finishing at 1 p.m.
[click HERE for venue link]
October
7th
Judging of Best Food Theme Shop Window Competition, Steyning High Street

Judging of the Steyning High Street Best Food Theme Shop Window Competition – 11 a.m. Prizes for this competition are kindly sponsored by the Steyning and District Business Chamber.  Our Judge this year is Julia Donaldson, well known and celebrated author of countless children's books with, perhaps, her most famous being The Gruffalo. There are two categories, one for Foodie Shops and one for Non Foodie. Last year’s Foodie winner was The Little Sweetshop, and the non-foodie, The Baby Boutique.   Who will be our champions this year ? Do come and admire all the windows and the hard work that goes into producing them.
October
7th
Steyning & District Beer Festival - jointly organised by Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery
(See individual Brewery Tour dates -  2nd & 16th September - for their contact details)

12 noon until 10 pm.  Steyning Cricket Club, Memorial Playing Fields, Charlton Street, Steyning. BN44 3LE.  This year's popular Beer Festival is being jointly organised by two local breweries, Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery and hosted by Steyning Cricket Club.  A wonderful opportunity to sample beers, not only from the joint organisers, but also other local breweries.   Set in the idyllic location of the Memorial Playing Fields, with wonderful views to the Downs and featuring live music for Friday & Saturday evening sessions. The Cricket Club bar will also be open to offer a fuill range of alternatives to real ale, plus hot food.  NO ENTRY FEE, however, capacity will be limited to comply with the Cricket Club fire regulations.
Cricket Club contact:  admin@steyningcricketclub.co.uk  www.steyningcricketclub.com

[click HERE for venue link]
October
7th
Steyning Community Orchard Apple Day - 4th Annual Family Apple Day
Memorial Playing Field, Steyning.  1 pm to 4pm  FREE EVENT


Live music from 3 local bands.  Apple juicing (bring your own apples to press).  Apple display and tasting.  Children's games and activities.  Appley treats, hot drinks, apple juice, cakes & produce.  Bar selling local ales and ciders.  Fruit Tree Survey - tell us about trees in your garden.  Apples/young fruit trees for sale.  Fruit tree growing advice.  The Orchard is located in the South West Corner of The Memorial Playing Fields, Steyning, adjacent to the Rublees Allotment hedge. Access is via the two twittens off Newham Lane; at the entrance to the allotments and one other a few hundred metres further down the road. Further access is available from entrances in Charlton Street and Mill Road. E: steyningorchard@gmail.co.uk
W: www.steyningcommunityorchard.org

[click HERE for venue link]
October
7th
The Tasty Bike Ride and BBQ
Supporting the Chestnut Tree House
Joint organisers:  Stan's Bike Shack & Brighton Excelsior Cycling Club


This is a Festival First - an off-road, fun, bike ride suitable for all, in and around the glorious countryside of Steyning & District.   The route will take around 1.5/2 hours and will culminate with a delicious celebration of achieved pedal power, tucking into a BBQ at Stan's Bike Shack.  (Should the weather prove difficult, an indoor version will be held).  Entry Fee £10 inc. VAT to cover food, one glass of liquid refreshment(beer, wine or soft drink) and a donation to The Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice.   Please download entry form and buy tickets/find more detail from our website or visit the Shack.
Please use Venue Link below for all contact information.
Bob Harber of the Brighton Excelsior Cycling Club is another contact for further information, his email is chair@brightonexcelsior.co.uk
[click HERE for venue link]
October
8th
Steyning & District Beer Festival - jointly organised by Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery.
(See individual Brewery Tour dates -  2nd & 16th September - for their contact details)


12 noon until 8 pm (or until beer runs out) Steyning Cricket Club, Memorial Playing Fields, Charlton Street, Steyning. BN44 3LE.  This year's popular Beer Festival is being jointly organised by two local breweries, Adur Brewery & Riverside Brewery and hosted by Steyning Cricket Club.  A wonderful opportunity to sample beers, not only from the joint organisers, but also other local breweries.   Set in the idyllic location of the Memorial Playing Fields, with wonderful views to the Downs and featuring live music for Friday & Saturday evening sessions. The Cricket Club bar will also be open to offer a fuill range of alternatives to real ale, plus hot food.  NO ENTRY FEE, however, capacity will be limited to comply with the Cricket Club fire regulations.
Cricket Club contact:  admin@steyningcricketclub.co.uk  www.steyningcricketclub.com
[click HERE for venue link]