An Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty in the Sussex Weald
A community website serving residents and visitors in the three villages of
Burwash, Burwash Common and Burwash Weald
Shopping & Other Services

Shopping & Other Services

For a small village, Burwash has a number of shops ideal for day to day requirements. There is an extremely well stocked general store (open 7 days a week), a post office and newsagent, a long-established butcher selling the famous “Burwash Beauties” sausages, a florist, with a petrol station and convenience store on the outskirts of the village travelling towards Burwash Common.

Also to be found in the village is a garage and carwash, ladies hairdressers, two antique shops, kitchen designer, and a funeral directors. There is a tea shop, and three pubs serving food 7 days a week. The Burwash Broadsheet, the Parish magazine, carries advertisements for many of these businesses, and many other excellent local tradesmen. As the old adage goes “use them, or lose them”!

Cash Facilities

There are no banks in any of the villages – the nearest being in Heathfield and Wadhurst. There is cash point in the Post Office, Burwash High Street (fee payable), and over the counter cash withdrawal for holders of bank debit cards.

Cash back is available at Burwash Stores in the High Street for purchases over £10.

Fire Service

Burwash has a fire station with retained fire crews. For more information on becoming a retained firefighter click here.

Halls to Hire

Halls and rooms are available to hire at the Village Hall in Burwash (click here) and at the Sports Pavilion in Burwash Common (see below)

Shopping & Other Services

Burwash Common Sports Pavilion

There is an excellent sports and social club in Burwash Common - Burwash Common Playing Field, Playground and Pavilion for cricket, snooker, bar, clubs, societies and for hire. To find out more click here


Fairfield Surgery serves the community, and is located to the side of the public car park in High Street, Burwash.

Click here for more information on Fairfield Surgery


The nearest public library is in Heathfield. The ESCC mobile library normally visits fortnightly on Thursdays as follows:

Burwash, Church of Christ the King 12.10 – 12.35
Burwash, Rother View 13.30 – 13.55
Burwash Weald, Scout Hut 14.10 – 14.35

Click here for confirmation of times.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice is available every Monday 2-30 – 4.30pm at Fairfield Surgery, High Street, Burwash.  For more information call 01424 215055 or 01424 734549 or visit www.adviceguide.org.uk for practical, reliable, up-to-date CAB information in English, Welsh, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu on a wide range of topics.

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Local Artists and Craftsmen

There are a number of artists and artisan craftspeople working in and around Burwash. Their studios are not open permanently, but all welcome visitors and are happy to show you their work.

Some open their studios under the South East Open Studios annual event normally held in June. For more details visit www.seos-art.org

People working locally include:

Vicki Atkinson
Ceramic sculptor
01435 882843
Also opens Artichoke Gallery twice-yearly for shows by local artists

Vicki Brickle
Ceramics and Painter
01435 883535

John Hacker
Abstract landscape painter
01580 819413

Dave Hedges
Blacksmith and decorative ironwork
01435 883422

Kate Penoyre
Painter and printmaker
01435 882699

Graham Sendall
Landscape artist
01435 883282

Graham kindly provided images of the local landscape for use on this website


There is a large public car park in Burwash High Street to the side of the Bear Motel and Inn. There is a small car park approximately 30 metres after the junction of Shrub Lane and the main road (A265) travelling towards Etchingham. The A265 has extensive parking restrictions in all three villages, and adjoining lanes are narrow, and parking can be hazardous. Please use the main car park whenever possible.

Parish Magazine

Burwash Broadsheet is the magazine of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Burwash, providing information on church services and a directory of those involved in the day to day running of the church. It also contains a fund of information about events, clubs and contacts in the village as a whole. Apart from forthcoming events and reports, there are articles of local interest as well as more light-hearted contributions. There is a comprehensive advertising section of local businesses, so you can always find the ‘man who can’.

Burwash Broadsheet is published monthly at a cost of 60p. It is on sale at St. Bartholomew’s Church and Burwash Newsagents or you can arrange a postal subscription from Ken Galloway on 01435 883855.

To advertise commercially in the Broadsheet, please contact: Michael Kitchin on 01435 882239 or email: michael.kitchin@tiscali.co.uk

Deborah McColl, Broadsheet Editor: 01435 865941 email: deb.mccoll@talktalk.net


For routine enquiries please telephone 0845 60 70 999 or visit www.sussex.police.uk/contact_us


The post office is open weekdays, and until 12 noon on Saturdays. Last post is collected from the post office at 1700 during the week, and 1130 on Saturdays. There is no Sunday collection. Cash facilities are available (see above). Vehicle licences can only be renewed locally at Etchingham, Wadhurst or Heathfield post offices.

Public Toilets

There are public toilets next to the Bear Inn and adjacent to the public car park in Burwash.

Recycling Point

There is large recycling point in the public car park in Burwash. It has facilities for most forms of household waste other than cardboard and green waste. East Sussex County Council provides useful information on rubbish and recycling - click here

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