Sunday 24th September 2023
FREE EVENT – no booking required, just turn up.
Meet outside the entrance to the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft Car Park, BN44 3XZ (opposite the church of St Andrew & St Cuthman). 11 am prompt start. – around 2 hours duration.
FREE parking in Fletchers Croft Car Park on Sundays.
A “ramble” through half a millennium of Steyning’s liquid history with plenty of stops along the way. See where breweries, malthouses, inns and public houses were situated in the past and whether we can find any traces of them today. The Chequer Inn, The Star and The White Horse, are fortunately still with us – here is your chance to take in some of their history too. The whole event delightfully hosted – with great humour – by local historian Dr Janet Pennington.
Perhaps, at the end of the Walk, you can step inside one of the many great pubs in Steyning and sample more recent drink offerings !
May we take this opportunity to thank all our superb and generous sponsors. Without their support and enthusiasm our Festival could not take place – we really cannot thank them enough.
This year our sponsors are:
HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL - Providing a range of public services making Horsham District a great place to live, work and visit. Supporting local communities with advice on availability of grants & funding for projects and events; various free training programmes/workshops and start-up business support and information. www.horsham.gov.uk
THE SUSSEX GROCER - Knight’s Budgens is a family owned & operated business who have been running award winning shops since 2007. The Sussex Grocer opened in Steyning last year, providing a vast range of food, drink & household needs. Many products are Sussex sourced, something of which they are very proud. www.facebook.com/KnightsBudgensofSteyning
HJ BURT - One of the area’s longest standing independent estate agencies; unprecedented service covering all property matters.www.hjburt.co.uk
COCOA LOCO –Local award winning ethical chocolate producers. www.cocoaloco.co.uk
HIGGIDY PIES–Local producer,making glorious everyday food to help people live well.www.higgidy.co.uk
RUSHFIELDS PLANT CENTRE -a family run business that has been serving its local Poynings community and beyond for nearly 40 Years. The business began as just a few greenhouses in a field and has blossomed into a diverse centre offering a much-loved Café and Farm Shop, both focusing on local produce.www.rushfields.com
STEYNING & DISTRICT BUSINESS CHAMBER - Promoting, protecting and developing the interests of the business community of Steyning and District. www.steyningchamber.co.uk
STEYNING & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP –Volunteers organising projects/events to bring benefit to residents, businesses & visitors. www.visitsteyning.co.uk
STEYNING PARISH COUNCIL - supporting community projects wherever possible. www.steyningpc.gov.uk
WEST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT PLOUGHING & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY – established in 1871. Very pro-active in promoting the interests of the local farming community. www.westgrinsteadploughing.