Field & Forrest new owner returns to Lindfield

Julian Hansford, Field & Forrest, Lindfield

It is all change at Lindfield’s High Street café deli, Field and Forrest. Jules, full name Julian Hansford, who used to regularly oppose Lindfield on the common in the 80s (wearing the Cricket whites of Burgess Hill) is the new owner/operator.

Jules is a family man with long-term partner Claire and boys Noah and Laurie. He travels daily from Dartford to the village. He has good experience of a delicatessen having previously managed one in Shoreham and also having worked in a busy Sussex café/bakery. Jules has a successful background in the dance and entertainment business, and remains a busy specialist DJ.

He has been seeking the ideal deli/café opportunity for the last six years, and with the help of a Lindfield local, Steve Leslie, he was made aware of the opportunity to take over Field and Forrest.

“Field and Forrest attracted me as a compact and extremely well run business, and at the same time being one that I could develop whilst knowing it had good local support,” Jules said.

“With the Christmas season fast approaching – I ask all locals to let us know your seasonal preferences early!“

In the meantime, please drop by and say hi to myself and the team, as well as browsing the Christmas lines which are starting to arrive. We stock and serve great coffee, as well as offering a deli style sandwich range.”