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Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • We're delighted to be opening our Plant Centre on 16th March

  • Our Farm Shop is open for the finest home-made pies, sausages and deli.

  • Our Café Terrace opens for alfresco dining only on 12th April

  • Rushfields Farm Shop now deliver – call us on 01273 850015 or order online

    Local Beers

    We stock a wide range of local craft beers, from small independents to award-winning breweries. Well-known names, such as Harvey's and Dark Star, to some excellent smaller operations producing a variety of smooth traditional and modern, golden ales from Long Man, Hurst and Adur Breweries'they are all available in our Farm Shop.


    Sussex has a long and rich history of brewing beer. In the late medieval period, monks at Lewes Priory in East Sussex produced ale, which would turn into a very popular drink. In 1524, a license was given to export hops from Rye and Winchelsea. Big breweries were founded in the 18th century, some of which are still in existence today. In the 21st century the amount of microbreweries or craft breweries in East Sussex has grown. Craft breweries sell smaller amounts of beer and emphasize quality, flavour and technique. What kind of beers do you find here?

    • bitter: a combination of local hops that give the beer its nutty, bitter taste;
    • old ale: a traditional English beer that somewhat resembles mild ale and has a malty taste;
    • sour beers: a beer that gets its sour taste by allowing wild yeast strains or bacteria into the brew.  


    Sometimes we love beer a little bit too much. Ordering one local beer at the bar soon turns into two, three or five beers. But did you know that there are actually great advantages of drinking beer? Studies show that beer can diminish the risk of coronary heart disease because of its thinning effect on the blood. Furthermore, beer reduces weight and cholesterol levels, while at the same time increasing the good type of cholesterol, which stops plaque from building up in your arteries. Beer is also a very good remedy against stress. Due to the considerable amount of dopamine, drinking beer makes you feel calm and relaxed. Of course, all these health benefits do not weigh up to drinking to excess, so be sure to drink in moderation instead.


    In our Farm Shop, you find local beers of all tastes: from original old ale to a light golden hop. Choose from a variety of craft beers with the unmistakable quality of the south. Come visit our shop and feel free to ask one of our experienced employees about the best beers that we have to offer. Looking for a beer for a special occasion? Ask us and we will help you to find the beer that exactly suits your needs!

    Local Beers - Rushfields Farm Shop