Henfield is a delightful rural market town with a history dating from 770 AD, situated on a ridge overlooking the River Adur and the South Downs. The town is accessible by car or public transport, and is located on the A281 between Horsham and the A23, or from London via the M23. The White Hart is 33 miles from south London and only 15 miles from Brighton.
Henfield’s rural setting and compactness has created an intimate and friendly atmosphere, and a strong community spirit. There is a vibrant town centre with many points of interest, including a wide selection of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and the fascinating Henfield Museum. The town boasts what is thought to be the country’s oldest cricket ground, and its many listed buildings and old streets make Henfield an important conservation area. Away from the High Street, down one of the many ‘twittens’ (narrow cobbled lanes), visitors will find themselves on one of Henfield’s three ancient Commons, which have a rich history and today provide beautiful spots for walking, cycling and picnicking.
The Downs Link cycle route runs along the edge of Henfield and provides a useful base for the South Downs and Woods Mill Nature Reserve, making the town a very popular stop off point for walkers, cyclists, families and local history enthusiasts.