The Threshing Barn Café

The Threshing Barn is housed in the newly restored farm buildings situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park. Built using traditional techniques, Julian Harrap Architects has restored the 18th-century farm buildings which were substantially damaged by fire in the 1980s. The Threshing Barn is the perfect stop-off before or after a tour of the House or galleries, we also welcome ramblers. Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten-free options are offered, please advise our staff if you have any allergies.  

Open Wednesday — Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10am to 5pm. 

















Homemade Soup — £5.95

Served with artisan bread

Charleston Boeuf Bourguignon — £11.95

Served with Garsington Pickled Cabbage and artisan bread

Charleston Homemade quiche — £7.95

Caramelised onions, goats cheese, roasted garlic and butternut squash, served with new potatoes and mixed leaf salad

Charleston Warming Salad Platter — £8.95

Roasted squash in sesame and orange dressing, roasted aubergine in spic tomato sauce, Puy lentils, new potatoes, honey and parsley slaw with walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds 

Mediterranean Mezze Platter — £7.95

Selection of mixed olives, peppadew peppers stuffed with                                        

feta cheese, dolmades and sun-dried tomatoes

Served with hummus and warm pita bread

Mediterranean meat platter — £7.95                                                          

Selection of cured meat: prosciutto, Milano salami

and Serrano ham served with olives, sun-dried tomatoes

and artisan bread


Fresh sandwiches on artisan brown chewy bread           

Caprese — £5.50                                                                                

Mozzarella with fresh basil, avocado and tomatoes

dressed with balsamic glaze


Mediterranean Egg — £5.50

 Roughly mashed hard- boiled egg seasoned with

 mayonnaise, chives, capers and avocado


 Roasted Sussex Gammon  — £5.50

 Sussex gammon with mature cheddar, gherkins and



Sussex Sausage — £6.50

Roasted sausage in a  mayonnaise mustard dressing with fresh spinach leaves and caramelised onions.  


Cakes and snacks

     Sussex Plum                                                                     £3.95

     Tunisian Orange cake                                                   £3.95

     Spicy Apple cake (gluten and dairy free)                 £3.95

     Salted Fudge Brownies (gluten free)                         £3.25

     Date and Orange Flapjack (vegan)                           £2.95

     Fruit Scone with jam and butter                                £2.95

     Cream Tea for one                                                         £4.95

     Cheese scone with butter                                              £2.95 


We also have a selection of teas and coffees, soft drinks and a new wine list.


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