Thursday, 4 June 2009

Escape to the Country

Each June visitors flock to see artist studios as part of South East Open Studios. This year sculptor Karen Holbrook in Wartling and I signed up to open our Studios and have formed a treasure trail with other independent traders.

Called ‘Escape to the Country’ our trail helps you discover hidden gems within the Herstmonceux and Wartling Parish. Venues include the Truggery, Malthouse, Arts Hut, Windmill, Sussex Tipis, Art Barn, Lamb Inn, Wartling Place and Chilley Farm Shop. Through working together, we are offering a wonderful day out, rich in natural beauty, heritage and culture. Web links opposite.

Escape to the Country Trail June 5th - 21st 2009
Opening Times and Events

No 1. The Truggery
The Truggery at Coopers Croft, Herstmonceux has been making Sussex Trugs for over 100 years.
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am - 1pm, or by appointment.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th both shop and workshop will be open all day.
01323 832314

No 2. The Malthouse
Tearoom and Bistro in Hesrtmonceux offering Morning Coffee, Lunches and Cream Teas. Evening Bistro menu changes weekly, using fresh local produce.
Open Tues – Sat 10 – 4pm and Evenings Thurs/Fri/Sat from7pm
Sundays 11am – 3pm
01323 833426

No 3. Arts Hut
Built in 1727, the charming studio gallery of rural artist Anna Wilson-Patterson exhibiting Cattle and Lurcher portraits. Browsers welcome.
Open 5th – 21st Weds – Sunday 9 – 5pm
01323 831831

No 4. The Windmill
Keep travelling east to Windmill Hill. This unique Post Mill dating from 1815 is the largest in the UK. There is a film, interpretation centre and visits to the mill body, with an exhibition of paintings by Pat McNamara
Open Sunday 7th and 21st 2.30 – 5.30pm
01323 833033

No 5. Sussex Tipis
Get back to nature in our painted tipis with eco-camping comforts provided and the countryside on your doorstep.
Well House, Wartling Road, Wartling
01323 832325

No 6. Art Barn
A restored milking parlour, look out for the red dot. Specialising in paintings, sculpture and an eclectic mix of decorative items for home and garden. Well worth a visit, as part of South East Open Studios.
Open 5th/6th/7th and 12th/13th/14th 11am – 4pm
01323 831646

No. 7 The Lamb Inn
The Lamb Inn is an 18th century classic country pub and restaurant, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and great selection of wines and ales and a sheltered pub garden for the warmer weather.
01323 832116

No 8. Wartling Place
Opposite the Lamb Inn is a luxury Country House Hotel offers you top quality bed and breakfast guest accommodation. Awarded the top AA accolade of 5 yellow stars. A truly glorious place to stay.
01323 832590

No 9. Chilley Farm Shop
Offering homemade cakes, pies, pastries, cream teas, light Lunches and lots more! In-store butchery selling home-reared beef, pork & lamb and animals for the children to see.
Open Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm Sun 10am - 1pm
01323 768836

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