The Café at The Old Workshop

We are now open on selective hours for winter.

Our winter hours, 10am – 4pm:

23rd – 26th November

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December

We are excited to announce that we have wreath workshops with the lovely Sam Gazey from Hot Pink Peony on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December @ £55pp. Find out more here

We also have art based days with Kate Tugwell on Tuesday 14th, Tuesday 21st and Tuesday 28th November. Relaxing and meditative painting. Find more detail here & contact her for details and booking here.

We are closed on bank holidays. 

Please click here to see our sample menu.

The café is set in a magnificent, well ventilated space with soaring ceilings – ideal to accommodate social distancing.

This 16th century barn houses an informative and interactive exhibition on the history of Sullington and farming on the Down; the early 20th century lean-to extension has been converted into a charming and stylish, modern café environment.

The main barn and outside area are dog friendly.

We use great quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible – some food miles can be measured in yards, from the vegetable patch! Everything is home-made so allow for a bit of ‘wonk’ but come and enjoy cafetiere coffee, homemade cakes, light lunches and afternoon tea – this is the perfect pit stop after a bracing walk along the South Downs Way 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.

We’re passionate about regenerating the built heritage and about supporting the local economy, including a great team of local, young people. 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.  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 this South Downs café and, separately, via a ramp to the exhibition.

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

How to find us

Our Post code is RH20 4AE, please drive all the way to the end of the lane and park on roadside alongside the church.

Cakes at the cafe at The Old Workshop
The Old Workshop cafe at Sullington Manor Farm, West Sussex with delicious homemade food and friendly service

the cafe at The Old Workshop

Cyclists enjoying a coffee in the Cafe at Old Workshop
Delicious, homemade food at The Old Workshop cafe, Sullington Manor Farm, West Sussex with holiday cottages

the cafe at The Old Workshop

the cafe at The Old Workshop
The Old Workshop cafe at Sullington Manor Farm, West Sussex with delicious homemade food and friendly service

The Old Workshop

  • My husband and I visited the cafe at noon today and were delighted by the quality and the choice of fare. Given the cooler weather and lockdown we greatly appreciated your initiative and service in opening at this time.

    Valerie and Mark Raes
  • At the cosy little cafe we shared the cheese platter, followed by the butternut squash soup each and then shared a slice of coffee cake. The food was excellent and would call again.

    Dave T
  • Many many thanks for letting us use your wonderful workshop cafe for his celebration of life. Being able to use it allowed us to share time together with friends. Actually, it was like a big hug since he enjoyed the view with a cup of coffee.

    Pegi, September 2020
Gail KittleThe Café at The Old Workshop