I’m a big believer that if you’re going to exercise, then you need frequent stops for food and drink. Which is why I tend to get overexcited when I find a café or Pitts-Stop right on the edge of a footpath or bridleway. And that’s why I was so excited to stumble into The Cabin at Berretts Farm.
Where is it?
It’s on the side of the Downs Link (the disused railway line that is open to walkers, cyclists, and riders and runs from the North Downs to Shoreham) on the southern outskirts of Henfield. It’s signed. There are lots of great walks in this part of the world (like our 9 km River Adur loop that we featured recently) and for those riding the Downs Link from one end to the other, The Cabin is one of not many stop-off points.
What’s special about it?
I’m glad you asked. It’s very dog friendly and there’s a great big space for your four-legged friends (or children) to bound about. It’s got great views too and there is seating outside and a little bit of seating under the covered area. They are open seven days a week and sell local produce. When we stopped by, we had a choice of soup, smoothies, coffee, and cake including gluten-free and vegan options.
They’ve not been going that long (I think they opened in 2021) but the staff are super friendly and I loved the little finishing touches like bunting and bunches of flowers.
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