The Café at The Old Workshop

We are now open, Thursdays – Sundays, until the end of September, 10am – 4pm. 

We are closed for Jubilee Bank Holidays – 2nd & 3rd June.

Please click here to see our sample menu.

We also have merchandise sold in the cafe which is now available online. Please click this link to see our merchandise. We are currently only shipping to United Kingdom.

The café is set in a magnificent, well ventilated space with soaring ceilings – ideal to accommodate social distancing. Inside, the tables have been spaced to ensure they are all around 2 metres apart.

We kindly ask that all guests wait to be sat at a table and wear a face mask when moving around the café at The Old Workshop.

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
Cafe at Old Workshop

the cafe at The Old Workshop

Cyclists enjoying a coffee in the Cafe at Old Workshop

the cafe at The Old Workshop

the cafe at The Old Workshop

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