A new business will be opening in the village next month when boutique wine merchant and off licence, Sacred Cellar, opens its doors on Broad Street.
Sacred Cellar owner Andrew Jenks is understandably upbeat about the new venture in the premises opposite the car park, formerly occupied by a florist.
The shop will sell fine wine, artisan spirits, craft beer and unique cider.
Andrew said: “More than 95% of our product range will have won at least one award or major commendation around the world, to ensure we focus only on the highest quality products regardless of price point.
“We will also look to retail products created by the best independent craft producers from around the world and across Sussex to offer a curated experience for lovers of fine drinks.
“Our website will be launching as soon as our launch product range is 100% confirmed, and it will allow visitors to learn more about the team and vision behind the company as well as purchasing products in a secure way.”
Andrew has lived in the village for two years and comes from a background in the luxury marketing sector, while his wider team have extensive experience across the winemaking, craft brewing, national and international drink distribution, fine wine insurance and catering sectors.
Andrew’s mother, Lesley, will be Sacred Cellar’s operations manager but may be familiar to many in the village from her acting roles with Cuckfield Dramatic Society.