After the longest day we must remember to keep enjoying the long summer days while we have them and get out and about as much as possible. There are so many super events to enjoy all summer long, here are few that have caught our eye.
Henley Royal Regatta promises to deliver five days (29th June to 3rd July) of action packed racing on the river Thames. The knock out draw with only two boats competing at any one time ensures every race is hard fought with as many as 90 of these exciting races in a day.
Part of the appeal of Henley is the beautiful setting, the wonderful hospitality and a chance to look your best, but do take a look at the dress code guidelines as the rules are quite strict when it comes to hem lines. Luckily, we do have a number of below the knee dresses from Adini, Masai and Noa Noa that would cut a dash in the Steward’s Enclosure.
Nearer to home the Firle Vintage Summer Fair (13th-14th August), is back by popular demand. This country fair offers two days of traditional fun; rides and candy floss for the children, stalls selling vintage antiques and wares, a vintage car exhibition and a swing jazz band to help you dance the day away. Camping and glamping is available so you can make a weekend of it.
You can’t think of Firle, East Sussex without remembering The Ram Inn. The old flint and brick building in the centre of the village is an idyllic spot for lunch or dinner and even a bed for the night. The tasteful interior and much talked about food makes it an ideal venue to watch the world go by. The outdoor Farmers bar in the summer is perfect if you have just been for a hike on the Downs and feel in need of refreshment - you won’t have to take your boots off!
The Gun near Chiddingly is another inn with lots of character and a good menu. The staff are always very friendly and enthusiastic about their seasonal menu. The Gun is an ideal venue for a summer lunch time meal and drink in their beer garden. They are hosting a number of Lazy Sunday Jazz afternoons, let’s hope the sun shines as that promises to be a perfect summer pastime.
Despite the recent rainstorms Lewes continues to be enjoyed by holiday makers, festival goers and our lovely locals. You can easily spend a day enjoying the shops, history and cafes, but do remember to come and say hello and look through our latest collections. Alternatively, go to www.darcey.co.uk if time is not on your side.