Ditchling is safely and slowly re-opening some of its’ shops; cafes; pubs and campsites.
Please keep checking back here for all the latest up-to-date information on each stage of reopening:
This beautiful 1930s/40s Ditchling tea room has reopened. Alfresco dining only at this stage (from Monday 12th April) offering breakfast, morning coffee, lunch & afternoon tea. They will also be offering their usual range of takeaway food and beverages. They have a Covid duty of care in place.
Please note: Days and times may vary due to weather and booking ahead is advisable.
The Green Welly Cafe has reopened its pretty courtyard garden for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas/coffees for groups of up to 6 persons or 2 households. They are also offering a takeaway service.
They are operating a Covid secure environment and ask customers to please support them as much as possible in order to resume their usual level of hospitality.
The White Horse is open and has a new revamped garden and booth area to accommodate the rule of 6 or 2 households. They are currently trading within the Covid safe guidelines.
The shop is now open by appointment only. Shopping appointments are available in half hour slots between 10am-5pm Monday – Saturday. Book your shopping appointment or in-store design appointment via the links on their website: www.prudenandsmith.com.
The Ridgeview Wine Garden will be welcoming visitors again from Thursday 15th April 2021.
The Ridgeview Wine Garden is the perfect spot for a socially-distanced get-together with friends or family. Join them for stunning vineyard vistas and enjoy a safe yet celebratory atmosphere with an array of exciting hospitality experiences.
Booking in advance essential: https://www.ridgeview.co.uk/wine-garden/
Court Garden are planning on resuming vineyard tours on Saturday 17th April, all being well with restriction easing. If any dates have to be cancelled due to a change in restrictions, tickets will be valid for a future date.
Public tours can be booked now for vineyard tours starting on Saturday 17th April at 11am and every Saturday thereafter.
They are limiting tour numbers to 24 and have spaced out their tables for that. If there is demand for greater numbers they will announce additional tours. They welcome enquiries for private groups.
Their plan is to be open again as soon as B&Bs are allowed to operate which at the moment is 17th May. They are looking forward to welcoming guests again and if you are interested in staying from mid-May onwards, please see the calendar under the b&b tab for availability and send a request through their Contact page, or phone Shirley on 01273 841244.
They have a flexible booking policy and you can be assured that they will have appropriate Covid-19 precautions in place.
Following a recent Covid inspection Blackberry Wood have now been authorised to open fully on the 12th April 2021. Their facilities will be accessible to everyone but should you prefer to bring your own portable WC so that you are self contained, they do have a WC emptying facility and of course outside water taps.
When open, all camping clearings are well spaced providing an excellent safe camping option.
The Macs Farm will be reopening the farm on the 18th May for visitors. For now the egg shack is open Monday-Saturday 9-12.
To book camping options and events, please go to their website: https://www.themacsfarm.co.uk/
Chatt Estates are open for business.
The Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft is operating a click and collect service as well as mail order, please see full details on their website.
They are reopening on May 20th 2021.