Italian Wine Dinner


On Wednesday 7th March, we have our first wine dinner of the season.

We are delighted to welcome Organic wine maker Stefano Girelli from Sicily.

Stafano is the managing director of Feudo di Santa Tresa. An estate established in the seventeenth century, which he and his sister brought back to life in 2002. Their fundamental ethos is to work in harmony with the natural environment at Santa Tresa and this is the lifeblood of the estate.

They immediately found the conditions for growing grapes were so perfect that they could cultivate vines in the most natural, non-interventionist way possible, which ultimately culminated in the estate becoming certified organic with the 2009 vintage. They believe that by working hand in hand with nature, they will not only leave a long-standing legacy of a fully sustainable wine-growing estate, but the quality and character of their wines benefits greatly as a result – a win-win situation!

Their wines have won numerous awards too for more information visit

Alex has prepared a delicious dinner to accompany Stafano’s wines and we will publish the menu shortly here.

Dinner is 7.30 for 8pm. Price £65.00 per person. Places are limited.

Concert of Organ Favourites followed by High Tea


Begins at 3.00 p.m. Sunday 18th March at St. Margaret’s Church.

Tickets £10 to include high tea.

Michael Heighway will perform an hour long programme of organ favourites followed by tea.

Michael is Janet Slater’s grandson - in - law and is now a music teacher at Sevenoaks School.

Snippets from his cv are: Chorister at St.Georges’s Windsor, Eton music Scholar, 1st Class Honours Degree in Music at Oxford.

He has played in cathedrals around the World including,

Westminster Abbey, St. Thomas New York, St.Pauls Melbourne and many others. You will be in for a treat.

Illustrated Talk from Tom Coward, Gravetye Head Gardener, entitled “Developing an Historic Garden”


7.30 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Church.

Tickets £10 to include wine & nibbles

Tom has now been Head Gardener at Gravetye for 7 years after 3 years as assistant head at Great Dixter, 2 of England’s premier gardens.

Street & Food Fair


Noon - 5.00 p.m.

Our Biennial Fair, held in the Church, Churchyard, Street & Village Hall.

An Extravaganza of stalls, food, teas, entertainers, musicians & children’s activities.

Now taking bookings for stall pitches, @ £25 / stall.

The event is organised by St. Margaret’s Church with free admission.

Sponsorship for all the overheads & band fees would be much appreciated.

All generous donors, enquiries, offers of help and stall bookings,please

Contact: Derek Shurvell 01342 810780 or email


The Cat Inn,
North Lane,
West Hoathly,
West Sussex,
RH19 4PP


(01342) 810369



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