Virtual Big Nibble Week 4: International Food Festival

Week 4 International Food Festival

The fourth & final week of our month-long Virtual Big Nibble food festival centres on International Food.

Here's what's in store:

Do your bit to help others at this difficult time by bringing along a donation to the Horsham Matters Food Bank who will be having donation baskets at the Bishopric General Market on Saturday 26 and Food Rocks Carfax Markets on Sunday 27 September.

The Artisan Bakehouse

If you like country retreats, the beauty of nature, all things homemade, artisan, local & seasonal, rustic yet stylish, then you will love The Artisan Bakehouse!

If you want to learn to bake bread by the glow of a wood oven, enjoy long country walks, warm log fires or lazy days in the warm sun in a pretty cottage garden or relaxing with family & friends enjoying delicious seasonal Sussex foods plan your visit now.

The style is relaxed and friendly but professional, attention to detail really is their thing!

Watch The Artisan Bakehouse Co-owner and Chef Les Nicholson prepare and cook his Wholemeal Sourdough Pizza with Cured Ham, Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese. And don’t miss the short video at the end from Luke at the Horsham Cellar who will tell you all about the perfect wine to drink with this amazing dish.

In the video below, Hilary Knight talks to owners  Les and Louise to find out a little more about The Artisan Bakehouse.

Meet Artisan Bakehouse

Trenchmore Farm

Trenchmore Farm believes in good food, grown well. They are mixed farmers growing beef, apples and grains - the cattle eat the grass and apple pomace, the straw from the wheat is used to bed the cattle, the cattle muck is spread on the fields to help improve the soils and feed the crops. A virtuous circle, allowing them to improve the soils and grow more delicious, sustainable food. Including dry aged beef from their slow grown Sussex crossed Wagyu cattle, cider from their traditional cider apple orchard and heritage wheat, a mixed landrace grown from locally-sourced seeds. They farm for flavour, and were delighted to have been a finalist for the Sustainable Food Made Good Supplier of the Year Award 2016 and winner of the Sussex Food and Drink Awards Farmers of the Year 2017. Rachel was a grand finalist for the Young Sussex Farmer of the Year in 2019.

As there is not a farm shop onsite, you are able to order products through the website and arrange for delivery or collection. Alternatively, they like to support local pubs, farm shops and cafes so look out for Trenchmore produce there.

Watch Trenchmore Farms Chef Michael Notman Watt prepare and cook his Beef Wagu Burger. And don’t miss the short video at the end from Luke at the Horsham Cellar who will tell you all about the perfect wine to drink with this amazing dish.

In the video below, Hilary Knight talks to Andrew Knowles, owner of Trenchmore Farm to find out a little bit more about the business.

Hilary Knight talks to Trenchmore Farm

The M Bar

A local independent business, passionate about sourcing local ingredients. Taking pride in their Cocktails & Tapas, bringing you the finest selection of Asian fusion cuisine. The M Bar will continue to offer the eat out to help-out scheme every Sun-Tuesday of September. Let their Charismatic bartenders entertain you and their food delight your senses. Sit back, relax, chat and enjoy your time.

Make Firecracker chicken with M Bar

Make Salmon Maki with M Bar

Sushi from M Bar on a plate


A family-run cafe in the heart of Horsham, Tasca brings you the taste of Portugal with a South African twist! Enjoy everything from fresh coffee and authentic pasties de nata, to a cold beer and bifana. Don’t forget to explore the exciting shop full of Portuguese and South African delicacies to take home

Make Caldo Verde / Portuguese Kale Soup with Tasca

Cakes from Tasca

Izmir Bar and Grill

Izmir Bar and Grill offer customers a vibrant yet authentic dining experience with quality ingredients and produce. Bringing the natural rich flavours of Turkey to you, combined with a fine selection of spirits, wine, beer and Two for Ten cocktails - your dining experience will be unforgettable.

Lunch Menu available from every Monday to Thursday from 12:00 16:00. Two courses for £10.90 per person.

Meet Yash from Izmir Bar and Grill

Chef cooking in an open kitchen

China Brasserie

A contemporary Chinese restaurant well known for superb menus featuring a selection of healthy, quality local produce used in every dish.

Visit China Brasserie

Meet Yee from China Brasserie

The China Brasseri Horsham

Horsham Tandoori

Horsham Tandoori is a multi award-winning family-run takeaway offering high quality fresh Indian cuisine delivered right to your door. It has a wide variety on the menu, catering to almost all dietary requirements.

Meet Thanbir from Horsham Tandoori

A curry dish from Horsham Tandoori

Pestle Ltd

Pestle, an exploration beyond the dish. Not just about great food, Pestle Ltd share stories of history and people to connect with different cultures in an authentic and meaningful way.

Each paste is freshly chopped, roasted, ground & blended in Sussex to bring authentic flavours to your table.

Meet Neha and find out about her delicious ingredients

Meet Neha from Pestle Ltd

Cote Brasserie

Whether you are looking to enjoy a tasty midweek treat or celebrate a special occasion in style, you can’t beat the ambiance and authentic French cuisine on offer at Côte Brasserie in Horsham.

With something to cater to all tastes, including their coeliac-approved gluten-free dishes and enfant menus, Côte has something for all the family, whether it be lunch or dinner!

Meet Pedro from Cote in our video interview

In conversation at The Cote Horsham

Steyning Food and Drink Festival: Week 4

Steyning Food and Drink Festival launched on Saturday 5 September. Full details of events can be found on their website, highlights for the week include:

Fri 25 Open Brewery Taste and Buy at Riverside Brewery Upper Beeding


Sun 27 Farm Walk and Cream Tea at Daylands Farm Ashurst

Tues 29 Viennoiserie and Enriched Doughs Workshop at The Artisan Bakehouse Ashurst

Tues 29 Pastures New Walk Bramber Brooks Nature Reserve with optional Old Tollgate Tea

Tues 29 Food and Drink Theme Pub Quiz at The Star Steyning

Wed 30 Glorious Grains Workshop at The Artisan Bakehouse Ashurst

Wed 30 Rupert Toovey Valuation Evening with Drinks and Canapes in Steyning

Steyning Food and Drink Festival

Messy Harvest

Each week, Horsham Churches Together will be sharing some Messy Harvest activities for children and families to enjoy based on the theme ‘All good gifts around us’.

Harvest is a time when we thank God for the Harvest and for the food he provides for us. We have many things to give thanks for at Harvest-time.

Messy Church is all about fun-filled family activities, available for all ages based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. To find a Messy Church near you.

We plough the fields and scatter – watch We plough the fields and scatter and join in with the prayer, with Fiona Prentice, Children’s Worker at St Mary’s Church, Horsham

Harvest Samba – sing along to the Harvest Samba. (with acknowledgement to Out of the Ark Music, Zane Colquhoun and New Hope)

Thankful Tree – draw a tree. Make paper leaves or pieces of fruit. What do you want to say thank you for? Draw a picture/write a word on the leaves/fruit. Stick them on the Thankful Tree.

Harvest sensory play – get a washing up bowl or similar container. Collect together rice, corn, seeds and pulses, and any other exciting vegetables. Use spoons, small cups and your hands to play – look at the shapes and feel the texture.

Rice and pasta shakers – use reusable or recyclable water bottles. Partly fill with rice and pasta. Shake along to your favourite music.

Harvest samba, pasta activity and Fiona Practice, a children's worker at St Mary's church