such exciTment…and now the tastings begin again

Thank you to all those of you who "popped in" last week (and for all the good wishes from those who couldn't make it) to help celebrate our 5 year gig, quaff a few local bubbles and enjoy nibbles, bon viverary, wit and company. Who knows where another 5 will land us Also last week … Continue reading such exciTment…and now the tastings begin again

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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

April

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

Ha HA Hassocks presents -The Treason Show – Fri 9 December @ Adastra Hall

Buy tickets for The Treason Show Ha Ha Hassocks presents the Treason Show review of the year @ Adastra Hall. All the best bits of a crazy year, made slightly more crazy by Mr Brailsford and his troupe of willing satirists Good for - singles, couples, groups of friends, staff "Christmas do's", Not Good for … Continue reading Ha HA Hassocks presents -The Treason Show – Fri 9 December @ Adastra Hall

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

The Advent of December

As November gets swept mercilessly away by the oncoming winter weather some people's thoughts now turn towards the onrushing festive season. Full of glitter and baubles December is going to be an interesting month filled with finales and parties and gatherings of friends. This year at the Purple Carrot we are no different. As well as the … Continue reading The Advent of December

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…

Who knew??

Apparently sneezing, coughing and violently retching, while trying to bring a fever down below 101 degrees are not the best way to run a food and drink establishment (in Britain at least) So, my apologies but the Purple Carrot will be closed for the rest of the day due to staff (i.e. me) sickness. Everything should … Continue reading Who knew??