Village Life

The Pilstyes is situated in the north end of Lindfield in an enviable position close to all the village amenities. Lindfield village is a conservation area and the picturesque High Street of Lindfield is well known for its variety of period houses and cottages. The High Street has brick pavements and grass verges (covered with crocus and daffodils in spring) on both sides interspersed with our lovely lime trees, which have been recently pollarded. The village amenities include an excellent selection of independent shops, an historic church, a village pond with swans and ducks and a large common. Promenading up and down the High Street is a pleasurable occupation especially on a warm summer’s afternoon followed by tea in one of the tea rooms.

Even more pleasurable is a early evening stroll followed by a pint in one of the pubs. There are 5 pubs within easy walking distance with three cooking lunches and suppers. The shops offer a wide choice of services:  a butcher, chemists, supermarket, newsagents, bakery, greengrocers, bookshop, violin maker, shoe shop, dress shops, toy shops, pretty present shops, art galleries and florists etc.

Fika Tearooms

Paolino Italian Restaurant

The Tollhouse Store and Cafe

Tufnells of Lindfield

The Stand Up Inn – Thai restaurant and good local ales

The Red Lion – good pub food

The Witch Inn – British cuisine

Lindfield Horticultural Society

High Weald Dairy

A tour of the dairy to see how we do it on a larger scaleA family owned business in the nearby village Horsted Keynes. From locally sourced cow, sheep and goat milk, their talented cheese makers craft a range of multi award winning artisan, some  organic, cheeses. Cheese making courses are also run at the dairy. Why not stay at the Pilstyes and learn how to make cheese? Courses include cheese tasting, a Dairy Tour and your finished cheeses to take home.


The Garden Chef

See Destinations for details of local events and places to visit.