This section of the Local Food and Drink Guide 2016/17 covers a diverse range of producers and retailers from expert cake makers using local free range eggs to the Sussex Food and Drink Awards Finalist Butchers of New Street in Horsham and Coughtreys in Pulborough and on to the widely renowned and long standing Food and Drink Festival supporters and chocolatiers, Cocoa Loco.

All the businesses in this section supply a service to food and drink producers or support the local food trade in other ways. Click on the link below to find out more on where to source your local fresh ingredients, your special gift ideas, and your cooking supplies.

Local Producers and Retailers

  • 68 Amberley Village Stores

    The Barn
    High Street, Amberley
    West Sussex
    BN18 9NL
    Tel: 01798 831171

    Open: Monday to Saturday 7am to 5pm. Sunday 8am to 4pm

    A friendly village shop, situated in the picturesque village of Amberley beside the South Downs. The shop is an Aladdin’s cave with a diversity of food products, household goods, wines and spirits, greetings cards, frozen and chilled goods, local milk, local meat, local pies and seasonal local fruit and vegetables. Local raspberries from Washington a speciality!

  • 69 Cakes by Saron Walker

    Tel: 01403 733731 / 07879 824937
    Facebook: Cakes by Sharon Walker
    Twitter: @swalkercakes

    Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Saturday 9am to 1pm. Closed Sunday

    Exquisite tasting, beautifully decorated celebration cakes, cupcakes and bakes for all occasions. All of my celebration cakes, bakes and tray bakes are all made at home using fresh ingredients and free range eggs. Choose from a variety of flavours from white chocolate raspberry to my ever popular coffee walnut, zesty lemon or carrot cake, to name just a few. Events and afternoon teas catered for with over ten years experience in baking, decorating and hand crafting cakes. I cater for all occasions. Edible images and logos are also available.

  • 70 Cocoa Loco

    Unit 43, Swan Walk Shopping Centre
    West Sussex
    RH12 1HQ
    Tel: 01403 865687
    Facebook: Cocoa Loco Choc
    Twitter: @cocoalocochoc

    Open: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm, Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    We serve out of this world hot chocolate and speciality coffee as well as our famous brownies and other delicious delights. Using only organic and Fairtrade ingredients and lots and lots of our yummy chocolate, it’s a chocoholics paradise! (And for those who aren’t loco for cocoa, come and try our delicious coffee – you won’t be disappointed…) All inside our lovely chocolate shop, where we make exclusive products just for our Horsham store, as well as our usual scrumptious range of goodies! We have a large range of gluten free and dairy free products in our shop and café and everything is completely vegetarian!

  • 71 Coughtrey’s Butchers

    Stane Street Nurseries
    Stane Street, Codmore Hill
    Pulborough RH20 1BQ
    Tel: 01798 872206
    Facebook: Coughtreys

    Open: Tuesday to Friday 7am to 6pm. Saturday 7am to 3pm

    Winner of Sussex Butcher of the Year in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2015.
    A quality butchers offering a wide range of meats from local farms including many rare breeds of cattle and pigs. All butchery is performed on-site as well as the daily production of pies, bacon, sausages and salt beef. Juniper and cracked black pepper bacon is a new favourite and we are always looking at new seasonings for customers to try. Always plenty of parking available and orders can be booked in advance to collect. A friendly and knowledgeable welcome awaits you.

  • 72 Crates Local Produce

    24a Carfax
    Horsham, West Sussex
    RH12 1EB
    Tel: 01403 256435
    Facebook: Crates Local
    Twitter: @crateslocal

    Open: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm. Saturday 9am to 5.30pm. Sunday (during town centre events only) 10am to 4pm.

    Crates Local Produce prides itself in offering some of the best and freshest local food and available direct from producers. The attached café-deli offers real coffee, locally blended teas, light lunches and cake. Conveniently located in the historic Carfax, you can buy everything from bakery, greengrocery, dairy, groceries, beer, wine, cider and confectionery.

  • 73 Horsham Regency Gingerbread

    Horsham Museum
    9 Causeway
    Horsham, West Sussex
    RH12 1HE
    Tel: 01403 254959

    Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

    Handmade in Sussex using Lurgashall flour, Horsham gingerbread is based on a Shelley family manuscript from the Regency period. In 1917 Horsham’s last gingerbread maker died along with the recipe. Now thanks to months of research and tasting it has been re-born. Come and visit the display of over 20 gingerbread moulds collected in the Edwardian era from the town’s family bakers. Horsham Museum also sells Horsham Chocolate and locally produced honey.

  • 74 Merryhill Mushrooms

    Storrington Road
    Thakeham, West Sussex
    RH20 3ED
    Tel: 01903 743238

    We are a small family run business producing Chestnut Brown, white button and Yellow Oyster Mushroom kits grown in organic compost. We specialise in ‘Grow at home’ pots. These kits are for indoor use, requiring only gentle watering and comes with full instructions. Each pot produces 3/4 crops of delicious mushrooms, ready to pick truly fresh great tasting mushrooms in a few days. The pots make ideal unique gifts.

  • 75 New Street Butchers and Deli

    97-99 New Street
    Horsham, West Sussex
    RH13 5DX
    Tel: 01403 263181

    Open: Monday 7am to 12.30pm, Tuesday to Friday 7am to 5.30pm. Saturday 7am to 3pm

    New Street Butchers and Deli is a local, friendly, family run business with many years’ experience. Our main aim is to source our products locally whenever possible or to produce them ourselves! We offer a huge range of locally reared, free range meat of the highest quality but at affordable prices. In our deli we offer a selection of cooked and cured meats, cheeses, homemade ready meals, pies and pastries. We stock many locally produced products in our deli, including wines, spirits, beers, chocolate, sweets, jams and preserves and so much more….Pay us a visit!!

  • 76 Rusper Village Stores

    East Street
    Rusper, West Sussex
    RH12 4PX
    Tel: 01293 871366

    Open: Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm.
    Saturday 8am to 4.30pm. Sunday 8.30am to 2pm.

    Village store selling groceries, fresh and frozen food, hot and cold snacks and drinks, local produce, newspapers and magazines, large wine selection, beers and ciders, household products, fax services and post office. Find us on Facebook at ‘Rusper Stores’ for details of news and special offers.

  • 77 Steamer Trading Cookshop

    24-28 East Street
    Horsham, West Sussex
    RH12 1HL
    Tel: 01403 750111
    Facebook: Steamer Trading Cookshop
    Twitter: @steamertrading

    Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm. Sunday 10am to 4pm.

    If you love food, you will love Steamer Trading! We stock thousands of leading brands of kitchen tools, pots and pans, the world’s best kitchen knives, beautiful tableware and glassware – basically, everything you need to prepare, cook, serve and enjoy your gastronomic creations to WOW your family and friends. As an independently owned Cookshop we are committed to offering the best possible products, backed up with second to none customer service. Whether you are looking for practical tools to make your life easier or inspirational gift ideas for others – we are sure to have just the thing you need.

  • 78 The AGA Shop

    10 Market Square
    Horsham, West Sussex
    RH12 1EU
    Tel: 01403 254955

    Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 5pm

    Come and meet the Aga team. This year on Sunday 4th of September we are taking part in the Big Nibble’s Horsham International Food Festival and will have our very own AGA Trailer situated in the Carfax displaying several of the New Generation AGA Cookers. Or pop in store Monday to Saturday and learn about the unique Aga way of cooking. We hold regular AGA demonstrations in store just pop in the shop and pick up the latest Schedule of Events sheet alternatively look on the Aga Horsham Shop web page at or just come in to see our gorgeous range of Aga cookware.

  • 79 Truffles Bakery (Billingshurst)

    8 The Maltings
    High Street
    Billingshurst, West Sussex
    RH14 9JL
    Tel: 01403 785429
    Facebook: Truffles Bakery

    Open: Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 4.30pm

  • 80 Truffles Bakery (Horsham)

    4 Middle Street
    Horsham, West Sussex
    RH14 1NW
    Tel: 01403 210613

    Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm. Truffles is a family run bakery founded in 1982.

    We are proud to have established a reputation for providing high quality product and service. As a result Truffles has become so much more than your friendly, local baker. Despite our growth from a one shop bakery to thirteen, Truffles has continued to maintain a presence in the local community.

    Of one thing you can be sure, we are passionate about our products, our customers and our staff and are committed to be recognised as simply the best bakers in the South of England.

  • 81 Wimblehurst Chocolates

    3A East Street
    Horsham, West Sussex
    RH12 1HH
    Tel: 07769 644248
    Facebook: Wimblehurst Chocolates

    Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm.

    At Wimblehurst Chocolates we make the kind of chocolates and treats we enjoy eating. In our shop you will find a range of amazing filled chocolates with some surprisingly different centres, all handcrafted here in the heart of Horsham. We have ‘grab and go’ packs filled with mouthwatering fudges, salted caramels, mint creams and many more. Vegetarians take note, we have our own jelly babies (set with pectin) and some amazing veggie marshmallows we discovered. Come and find us in East Street and try all the delights we have to offer, and take advantage of our Festival special.