Seven years of all things Carroty

This week 7 years ago we incorporated purple carrot enterprises. The mainstay of this venture has been the coffee shop, but we to try and offer more than just damned fine coffee, succulent food and general bonhomie. Over the years we have put on, hosted, helped promote and sponsored comedy events, many wine and other … Continue reading Seven years of all things Carroty


Giles crosses the border

Now that the tag is off and cordial relations have once again been opened between the villages of Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Mr Cutlack comes East. He's back off his holidays and ready to rumble with some serious taste-bud experiences for you to try.  The wine will be a lovely compliment to the food - we … Continue reading Giles crosses the border

Vegan Wine Tasting, and vegan food too

Friday 21 April - 7.45pm So hip it hurts Vegan's in Isinglass is OUT The Purple Carrot, in association with South Downs Cellars, presents a first taste of what's happening in the wine world, and none of that low level Barefoot stuff either...(pioneering and groundbreaking as it may have been, so was black tower, blue … Continue reading Vegan Wine Tasting, and vegan food too


Don't forget tonight's trivia quiz (Monday 3 April) is an AWAY fixture at the Thatched Inn, where they are holding a quiz in aid of the Oldlands Mill project.  Start time is 8.30pm - £1.50pp - max of 6 in a team.  they are also selling flour!!!!   Also coming up this week is HDK … Continue reading April

Upcoming @ The Carrot and beyond

Quick re-blog with ALL dates correct this time. Yes The Red Wine Final tasting is definitely on a Thursday 15th December - and it's filling up fast (Mainly) Evening Events Tuesday 22nd - Knit & Natter - 7pm Thursday 24th - Paul's Popular Pop Quiz - 7.30 for 8pm start £8.50 (£4.50 without food) Friday 25th - … Continue reading Upcoming @ The Carrot and beyond

A few places left for tonight’s wine wars

You Decide The Purple Carrot, in association with South Downs Cellars, presents Wine Wars’ of Hassocks 2016 This month on Thursday 15 September our white and red options are Chardonnay and Malbec - just right for an Indian Summer. What is your favourite grape variety? We aim to provide a (less than) definitive guide to … Continue reading A few places left for tonight’s wine wars

trivia quiz, Ha Ha Comedy Night, Fat Boys Football, Hassocks Pairs Golf, Wine Tasting….

back in the saddle, on a bolting horse Monday 6th - Tonight it's Trivia time with the purple carrot quiz - 7.30pm for an 8pm start - we also have PIES :0) and a Jackpot of over £170 which needs to be won! - £2.50pp (£7 with Pie n mash) Tuesday 7th  - Knit n … Continue reading trivia quiz, Ha Ha Comedy Night, Fat Boys Football, Hassocks Pairs Golf, Wine Tasting….

Whine, Whine, WINE

Just been trolling through - actually u can't say that anymore can you - I mean slowly reading through some of the local facebook group pages and it all seems rather sad. Small issues become complex problems and people do like to jump off the deep end into Offended City. So I thought I'd take … Continue reading Whine, Whine, WINE

April is the cruelest month…

Well it is according to old misery Thomas Stern Elliot, but what did he know anyway? Then again I suppose he was quite a good poet and social commentator, and what he was really saying was something about Spring being a time of new beginnings which were not always easily come by. What I hear … Continue reading April is the cruelest month…

New Years Eve

This year we will be mainly enjoying food and drink and feastive cheer NEW YEARS EVE 8.30pm - 1am Come and join the purple carrot crew for a very pleasant evening of food and chatter, platters that matter, round the world countdown, midnight bubbles, and possibly a few tunes for the younger and young at … Continue reading New Years Eve