The Black Barn

A stunning entertaining barn set in the South Downs National Park

Capacity for up to 150 Guests 

Free Car Parking

Disabled Access


Catering Options Available

Conference Equipment Available

The Black Barn at Duncton Mill Fishery is nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

The barn itself is over 200 years old and has recently been lovingly restored and transformed into a beautiful entertaining barn. The Black Barn has had all of its original oak frame timbers treated and hand sanded one by one, a brand-new roofing structure lays underneath original terracotta tiles and the underfloor heating and Italian stone flooring finishes it all off beautifully.  We have a large carpark and overflow along with easy access in and out of the barn. It is available for private hire, lunch and dinner parties, celebrations of life and corporate events.

Our in-house catering company, The Naked Food Company has created some beautiful pop-up feasts in the barn and catered for some wonderful corporate days and private events. 

We are also now offering you more of a restaurant style experience with the chance to book in for our exquisite afternoon tea experience. Along with your family and friends you can enjoy the luxury of the finest savory and sweet ingredients Sussex has to offer served to you in the stunning Black Barn with our award winning English Sparkling wine from The Roebuck Estate and our delicious homemade foraged cordials.

To reserve your table, please follow the instructions on our booking system by clicking the button below. We very much look forward to welcoming you to The Black Barn.


In our location you will find:

  • Large Car Park
  • Disabled access & toilet facilities
  • Baby changing facilities 
  • Wood Burner 
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Free WIFI

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