A CHARMING VILLAGE LIFESTYLE
Pulborough’s high street has been bustling since Roman times. These days it’s an ideal mix of post office and pubs, banks and butchers, cafés and supermarkets.
Located within the South Downs National Park there is lots to enjoy and explore, all conveniently close by, from historic Sussex houses and castles, to nature reserves and National Trust, restaurants and famous vineyards.
From The Tea Room to The Flower Shop to Hennings Wine Merchants, Pulborough offers a fantastic mix of independent stores any village would be proud of. The Corn Store offers two floors of antiques, collectables, jewellery, furniture, furnishings and gifts for homes and gardens. In addition, big brands from Waitrose & Partners to Land Rover, Travis Perkins to Domino’s Pizza keep life convenient. With Chichester, Arundel and Horsham nearby even the most dedicated shoppers have plenty to choose from.
FOOD & DRINK
West Sussex is a culinary adventure, from farm fresh fruit and vegetables, to foodie festivals and some of the finest sparkling wines in the world.
For British comfort food try one of Pulborough’s local pubs – The Rising Sun, The White Horse and many more. The White Hart at Stopham Bridge is one of the most picturesque pubs and restaurants in West Sussex, with plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy views of the River Arun and its picturesque, medieval stone bridge – so special it’s a Scheduled Monument.
For café’s with delicious food in spectacular surroundings, try the Architectural Plants Café and the Pulborough Brooks RSPB Café. Afternoon tea enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with The Tea Room, the Little Bean Café and Joanna’s Boutique Tearoom.
Hennings Wine Merchants can advise on all the best wines, including local ones. Or go direct to the vineyard at local Stopham Vineyard and Winery, Nyetimber or Nutbourne Vineyards. For those who prefer beer, try Hepworth for craft beer at its finest, down the road on Stane Street.
There’s a farmers market on the last Saturday morning of every month at Pulborough Village Hall, and supermarkets include Waitrose & Partners, Sainsbury’s and Tesco Metro.
SPORTS & LEISURE
With an established, flourishing local scene, and a thriving modern village hall, Pulborough has something for Brookfields residents of all ages and interests, from horticulture to high culture: Cubs and Brownies, rugby and football for men, women and juniors, cricket and cycling, bridge and bowls.
There are ample opportunities to make the most of the great outdoors too, from hiking to horse riding, and even angling. Each year, Pulborough hosts the 12-hour lawn mower race and the Pulborough duck race, a charity event.
Pulborough is also home to the South Downs Light Railway with its steam and diesel trains running regularly throughout the summer, with a more limited service through the colder months.
Brookfields benefits from a wide choice of schools in the immediate area, and within easy reach.
Pulborough itself offers preschools and local primary schools. In West Sussex, there is a wide choice of secondary day and boarding, state or independent and special needs schools.
List of schools in the local area:
St Mary’s CofE Primary School, Pulborough
West Chiltington Community Primary School, Pulborough
St James’ CofE Primary School, Coldwaltham, Pulborough
Fittleworth CofE Village School, Fittleworth
Storrington Primary School, Pulborough
Thakeham Primary School, Pulborough
Amberley CofE Primary School, Arundel
Bury CofE Primary School, Pulborough
Wisborough Green Primary School, Billinghurst
Billingshurst Primary School, Billinghurst
Ashington CofE Primary School, Pulborough
William Penn School, Horsham
Primary & Secondary
Rydon Community College, Pulborough
Dorset House School, Pulborough
The Weald School, Billinghurst
Dorset House, Pulborough
Windlesham House School, Pulborough
University of Chichester
University of Sussex
Chichester College (Brinsbury Campus in Pulborough)
Schools located within a 5 mile radius of Brookfields.