for a relaxing rural escape
Sustainable Beekeeping Workshops
Saturday 11th May & 25th May 2019
Join us for an afternoon in the company of sustainable bee-keeping expert, Jennifer Moore, to learn how to keep bees sustainably for your own raw honey and how to grow the best gardens for bees and other pollinators. We will finish with a delicious Sussex Cream Tea.
The workshops will run from 2pm-5pm. The cost is £50
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Get away from it all...walk on the Downs, swim in the sea, warm up by the fire in a quaint pub, tipple in hand.
Treat yourself to some of the wonderful events and places of interest that Sussex has to offer all year round.
Gather with friends or family & feel at home whilst you relax. Eat out at one of the great pubs listed below, or we can cook you supper.
Retreat with that novel you're going to write, bring your paints & canvasses, or the books you've been meaning to read for years.
(click the links below for details)
Walking, cycling, paragliding and taking in the iconic landscapes of the South Downs National Park, visit Birling Gap, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head and walk the Vanguard Way, the Cuckoo Trail or the South Downs Way, with stunning views of patchwork fields and villages and the glittering seas of the Channel below.
Events and Places of Interest: We're ideally located for some of the UK's best festivals and events.
To name but a few:
Chiddingly: Farley Farmhouse (10 minutes by car)
Uckfield: The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park (35 minutes by car)
Brighton: The Brighton May Festival (35 minutes by car, 20 minutes by train)
Lewes: Lewes Bonfire Celebrations (20 minutes by car, see parking restrictions for events)
Bexhill: De La Warr Pavilion (30 mins by car)
Pubs & Villages: Explore Sussex villages with their historic churches and cosy pubs serving great food. Our village pub in Upper Dicker is The Plough just 5 minutes down the road (15 minutes walk) with a roaring log fire, great garden and delicious food.
Other nearby pubs that we like:
The Ram Inn, Firle after a walk along the Old Coach Road at the foot of the Downs or Firle Beacon at the top of the Downs.
The Sussex Ox, Milton Street after the Long Man of Wilmington walk.
The Six Bells, Chiddingly - quirky, traditional pub with live music on Friday nights.
The Cricketers Arms, Berwick Village after a walk along the Old Coach Road or Bo-Peep amongst the sheep at the top of the Downs.
The Yew Tree, Chalvington - country pub with cricketing history and lovely garden.
The Gun, Gun Hill.
The Tiger, East Dean after a walk from Beachy Head.
The Snowdrop, Lewes after a wander round the antiques emporiums, shops (some of our favourites amongst a great selections being Flint, Closet and Botts and Wickle) and historical buildings of this lovely market town. Also,Laporte's and Bill's in Lewes.
There's plenty of free parking here at Starnash, so if you want to enjoy a drink while you're out, you could pre-book a local taxi to pick you up from the farmhouse.
Jayline, Hailsham 01323-442233
Cavalier Cabs, Hailsham 01323-844464
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