The Café at The Old Workshop

Café now Open!

Two years of hard work and attention to detail in ‘Saving Sullington’s Heritage’ means The Old Workshop Café is now in action.

Opening times

Easter – Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Monday 10am – 4pm

Easter – end September –  every  Fri, Sat,  Sun , 10am – 4.30pm

Bank Holidays 10 am – 4.30pm

Bookings preferred for groups of 6+.

(Groups of 10+ by arrangement on other days)

Specialist repair work to this 16th century barn has resulted in a really attractive café and exhibition space.  The main barn and outside area are dog friendly and the café space itself is cosy and warm.   Accompanying the café is an informative and interactive exhibition on the history of Sullington and farming on the Downs which is housed in the main 16th century barn; the early 20th century lean-to extension has been converted in to a charming and stylish, modern café environment.  Using great quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible, everything is home-made so allow for a bit of ‘wonk’ but come and enjoy specialist coffee from The Monmouth Coffee Company, homemade cakes, light lunches and afternoon tea – this is the perfect pit stop after a bracing walk up the Downs or a gentle dog walk from Storrington or Washington. The cycle racks and fix-it station make it an ideal stop for the intrepid cyclist too.  Please come and see for yourselves!  A warm welcome awaits!

Just East of Storrington, come off the busy A283 on to quiet Sullington Lane and keep going until you find the farm and church next to one another.  Parking is on the roadside opposite the church and feel free to use the Rector’s or Organist’s spaces if there is no service in the church when you visit.  Sullington church is always open and is a beautiful, peaceful place to spend a little time.

Level access to café and, separately, via a ramp to the exhibition.

If you have any queries please call Gail or Grahame on 01903 745754.

Cafe at Old Workshop
Cyclists enjoying a coffee in the Cafe at Old Workshop

  • Thank you, once again for a lovely peaceful stay at your beautiful cottages. Be seeing you. Carol & NIck

    Carol & Nick
  • Thank you for the delicious lemon drizzle cake, Gail. It made a lovely birthday cake. And – thank you for the wonderfully peaceful stay in no. 4, we couldn’t believe our luck!

    Carol and Nick Rowe
  • Thank you so much for our stay in your lovely cottage. It has been a lovely week!

    Becky, Clara and Lucy
  • It was great to be back at Byre Cottages this year and lovely to see you too. We would love to book again for next year. Jack is finally getting his wish of staying for (almost) 2 weeks!

    Emma Somerville and family
  • They all loved their stay so much that they want to come back at half term as well as in August!

    Rebekah Hardy
Gail KittleThe Café at The Old Workshop