Ditchling has a vibrant community of artists, writers, actors, gardeners and people who just love to throw a party!
The highlight of the social calendar is the biannual Ditchling Fair, which dates back over 700 years and is still going strong.
Whenever you choose to visit Ditchling, you’ll find something happening – here is a taster of what’s coming up.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
The Museum also offers bespoke away days for small groups.
There is a well-equipped presentation room/workshop for hire.
RACLETTE NIGHT WITH SPECS & BEAR, FRI 10 NOV
The heaters in the barn have been fired up for our Autumn events. Join us for a night of gooey melted Raclette served up by the brilliant Specs & Bear. Bar open until 9.30pm.
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING, SAT 25 & SUN 26 NOV
Get into a festive mood with Christmas Wreath Making in the Tasting Room at the end of November. After a great workshop last year, we are delighted to be joined again by Florist Bryony Mae for three sessions, two on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be provided and, of course, we will be toasting your new wreaths with a glass or two of our sparkling wine.
Take part in the workshop: Sat, 25th Nov morning or afternoon, Sun, 26th Nov afternoon.
CHRISTMAS MAKERS MARKET, SAT 2 DEC
The Artelium Makers Market returns, just in time for Christmas. Discover unique, one-of-a-kind items, handmade with passion and skill by talented creators from across Sussex - ideal for gifting (or self-gifting!). We’ll also have food from the fantastic Specs & Bear and others…. and of course, plenty of your favourite wines.
Join us on Saturday 2nd December from 10am - 3pm.
CHRISTMAS TASTINGS, FRI 15 & SUN 17 DEC
Choose your Christmas Wines with our exclusive Christmas Tastings. Whether you’re looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life or the perfect sparkling wine to crack open on Christmas Day, we’ll be on hand to talk you through each wine. Ticket is redeemable on the day against case purchases.
Book now for the evening of Friday 15th or afternoon of Sunday 17th December.
FESTIVE SEAFOOD AFTERNOON, SAT 23 DEC
An evenings of laid-back luxury … join us and enjoy the sumptuous combination of sparkling wine and seafood.
Book here for a special pre-Christmas afternoon event on Saturday 23rd December.
Sussex Peasant Pop-Up
9:00am - 2:00pm
The Sussex Peasant will be setting up outside every Thursday from 9am til 2pm, giving you the chance to buy the most vibrant vegetables, fresh salad, local eggs and freshly caught day boat fish.
Our Chefs will be picking up their seasonal ingredients too, so make sure you pop in for a drink and a bite to eat after you've done your shopping!
Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 7th December
9:00am - 10:45pm
Grab your fellow elves and slip into something a little more colourful. Don your best Christmas jumper and come on down to enjoy a proud pint at the bar with your fellow festive knitwear wearers (try saying THAT after your pint!)
Share your Christmas Jumper pics in pub with us on Instagram @Ditchlingbull and we'll choose our fave to receive a festive prize.
Christmas Carol Singing
Wednesday 20th December
5:15pm - 6:00pm
Tis the season to belt out a festive banger (or two)
Join us for a sing-song with Vivace! Choir, and enjoy a mince pie, plus a glass of something spiced, hot and lovely.
Monday 25th December
12:00pm - 4:00pm
If you've not booked to join us this Christmas Day, the team would love for you join us for a festive drink in the bar.