Food and drink festival events supporting hospice

The Sussex Produce Caf� packed with people for Breakfast for St Barnabas
The Sussex Produce Caf� packed with people for Breakfast for St Barnabas

CHARITY breakfasts have been served up at a range of venues in Steyning and Bramber as part of the Steyning and District Food and Drink Festival.

Breakfast for St Barnabas has proved popular, with each venue donating £1 per breakfast sold to the hospice.

The Old Tollgate hosted the event last Saturday, serving up a luxurious spread of smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and tomatoes with a glass of sparkling wine.

The following day, it was the turn of the Sussex Produce Café, which was packed with people tucking into the morning treat.

St Barnabas House marketing officer Emily Skiggs said: “Throughout the festival, there will be a number of special Breakfast for St Barnabas events in aid of St Barnabas House hospice, at a range of beautiful food venues.

“We hope local supporters will gather their friends and family to come and enjoy a lovely breakfast out to support this fantastic Worthing-based charity.”

Venues still to come include The Old Tollgate on Saturday, Chequer Inn on October 4 and Steyning Tea Room on October 5.

Places must be booked. Visit or www.steyning for details.

The St Barnabas House charity shop in Steyning High Street is getting into the swing of the food festival by decorating its window with a Great British Bake Off themed display.

The decorations are in honour of celebrity Bake Off judge Mary Berry, who will be visiting the Sussex Produce Café, opposite the shop, on Wednesday.

Alderwood Ponds Coarse Fishery also supported the hospice as part of the food and drink festival, hosting an open day last Saturday, including a Breakfast for St Barnabas.

Reina Alston, from the festival committee, said: “What an absolute delight this open day was. The setting is just beautiful and the fisherman were out in force to support the event and also take part in the competitions. First time visitors to this wonderful venue were delighted with what they found, and will definitely be returning.”