Our Village




Welcome to gorgeous Ditchling, , a quiet corner of Sussex tucked into the shadow of the rippling South Downs, home to artists, writers, craftspeople, winemakers and families who have lived in the village for generations.




We aim to be the kind of village that’s becoming increasingly rare; busy pubs that welcome locals and visitors with the same warmth, cosy cafes serving up the best Sussex produce and well-tended walking and cycling routes, so that it’s easy to get out and explore the glorious countryside that surrounds us.



But there’s more to Ditching than a country stroll and a quiet pint; the village is steeped in artistic tradition, dating back to the early 20th century, when sculptor and letter cutter Eric Gill formed the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic.  The Guild became a community of local artists and craftspeople and thrived for over 65 years, and in 1985 the Ditching Museum of Art + Craft was opened to manage the Guild’s legacy.

Whether you’re considering a day trip, a weekend jaunt or a longer stay, Ditchling offers the perfect rural escape – take a look through our site and get planning!