If you’ve floated into Storrington after a hearty walk on the South Downs or a bit of shopping, you may find yourself in need of coffee, cake, lunch, or more! Luckily, there are a number of delightful places to refuel. I can’t say I’ve eaten in all the Storrington cafés but these are five to look out for.
Joanna’s Boutique Tearoom
We were drawn to Joanna’s by the exotic planting and slightly Edwardian feel. We only went in for coffee, but once inside we stayed for lunch! We were delighted to find House Coren (Sussex sparkling wine from near Horsham made in the Charmat method) on the menu and were sorely tempted by the cocktails … after all, what’s not to love about a Pink Margarita for brunch.
Cream tea and apple and cinnamon crumble also called softly but as it was the beginning of January (new healthy eating resolutions and all that), I opted for the Buddha Bowl which was superb, while my vegetarian companion went with Welsh Rarebit. Our meal cost just over £20 and we could have lingered for longer.
Sullington Manor Barn – The Cafe at the Old Workshop
Just outside Storrington and perfect for a post-walk, restorative pit-stop, you’ll find Sullington Manor Barn. With a pretty (dog-friendly) courtyard, and local art and pottery to browse in the 16th century barn, here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, cheese or afternoon tea.
Everything is home-made. They do close in winter so time your visit carefully. I opted for cake when last there and it didn’t disappoint.
Gerston Farm Grab ‘n Go
Heading down Greyfriars Lane towards the South Downs, this barn-style kiosk serves hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, bacon baps, sausage baps, homemade sausage rolls, and more. It’s ideal for walkers and cyclists and you can sit inside and out. Again, it is closed in winter so one for the summer walkers.
Vintage Rose Tearoom
Right in the heart of Storrington, on the corner of School Hill, this is a great little find for coffee, cake, or afternoon tea. They also serve lunch.
Finally, on our gallop around Storrington’s cafés, Halcyon Days on the High Street has a beautiful interior and a little courtyard at the back. Breakfast, cake or lunch are the order of the day! Enjoy.
There are many reasons to visit this corner of Sussex, and excellent cafés, coffee and cake are some of them. Bon Appetit.
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