Contact Us

Cuckmere Trug Company,Thomas Smith’s Trug Shop,Red Lion Hall,New Road,Magham Down,Herstmonceux,East Sussex,BN27 1PN, England,


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Our retail shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm. Some Saturdays from 10am – 4pm – please check on this site for updates

How to find us:

Coming from the west use the A27 Brighton to Polegate stretch. And then turn north (left) on the A22 towards Hailsham & London. At the Boship Roundabout take the right turn on the A271 towards Herstmonceux and Bexhill. We are on the main road at Magham Down on the right just after the Olde Forge Hotel.

Coming from the east, again use the A271 road from Bexhill & Herstmonceux. We are on the left on the main road at Magham Down.

Coming from London take the M25 and come off the motorway at the M23 junction, come down to Brighton then follow the A27 directions above. Coming off at the A22 junction follow the A22 towards Eastbourne and then take the A271 at the Boship Roundabout, Hailsham, and follow directions above.


Magham Down

Magham Down is a small village halfway between Herstmonceux and Hailsham and we currently occupy the old Red Lion Hall. Originally the village hall it became the function room for Harvey’s Brewery’s Red Lion Pub. The brewery also bought the field on which Magham Down Football Club still play when weather conditions allow as it is very wet in rainy weather. The hall is over 100 years old and was built in the same year as our old workshop in Herstmonceux and is made of the same construction, wooden frame with corrugated iron cladding. It’s a great place for us and has an amazing atmosphere conducive to Trug Making!

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